Boat Smith’s rate is very competitive at less than $100.00 per hour with a two hour minimum charge. Any project that can reliably be estimated will be. Estimates will be based on the estimated cost of materials and how many hours it is estimated to take. Any customer can opt for an hourly rate rather than a bid if they so choose. Projects that can not reliably be estimated such as rot repair will be billed hourly and according to the cost of materials.


Boat Smith emphasizes quality, craftsmanship, and professionalism. Services are provided throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Seattle. We come to your boat! Boat Smith is a primarily mobile operation with a convenient mobile shop option. The Boat Smith, Art Kleiner, brings the experience and attention to detail of an apprenticed master boat wright. He has many years of experience working with boat owners. A boat owner himself Art brings his boating experience to each of his client’s project.
If you are looking for a creative solution to a prickly problem remember that the initial consultation is free and that your problem has probably already been solved during a prior project.


Beside providing quality wood boat repairs, modifications etc. Boat Smith offers nautical furnishing such as boat tables (miniature boats with glass tops) and similar nautical themed wood furniture for sale. For the perfect décorations for your lake- log- or rustic home, restaurant, yacht club etc. please visit Boat Smith’s own online store:
Feel free to contact Boat Smith Art Kleiner for more details and/or request an estimate for any products and services offered in this site.