Conquering the complications of “bringing back” a vessel can be more rewarding than building new, especially when the result is to return a classic to its calling.
Wooden boats are made to last about seven years before they need major repair; maintenance, such as a new coat of varnish, is necessary every five to ten years.
Our restoration philosophy is biased more toward preservation than restoration. It is our belief that once a boat has lost much of its original wood, it has also lost its soul. For this reason, we tend to preserve as much of the original boat and structure as possible.