The Boat Smith

About Boat Smith

My interest in small wooden boats grew as I was using all kinds of them (canoes, kayaks, sailboats, runabouts) on beautiful lakes growing up in Switzerland.  Following my apprenticeship as finish carpenter I found myself traveling the US and visiting the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival. The wooden boat building bug bit hard and while visiting the wooden boat school in P.T. contacts were made for me to join a wooden boat building class on Vancouver Island.

There learned how to restore and build my very first wooden boats: a tender, a small sailboat and a canoe. That inspired me to restore and build numerous more of these water craft for clients in Switzerland and then for clients in the US after I moved there.

Beside providing quality shop- and marina based wood boat repairs, modifications and custom boats ( I’m offering nautical furnishing such as boat tables (miniature boats with glass tops) and similar nautical themed wood furniture for sale at my online store These are the perfect décor for lake- log- or rustic homes, restaurants, yacht clubs etc.

I’de be happy to provide you with a quote if you are looking for a specific product that is currently not offered in my online store (or any wood/boat project you need to have done).

Art Kleiner

Art Kleiner

Thank you for your visit!
Art Kleiner-  The Boat Smith