New construction on wooden or fiberglass boats can be a new mast, new galley, or a new boat. I can design what is needed or we can obtain a design for your new construction. I have extensive experience in most types of traditional and contemporary wooden boat construction.
What's Special About Custom Built Boats?
- A custom built boat is your boat, designed and built the way you want it to be, for your own particular use.
- Designs can be supplied by you or we can find a stock design to suit your pleasure. We can modify such designs for your special needs, or develop a new design specifically for you.
- You have a wide choice of construction methods: traditional, such as lapstrake, carvel, seambatten, strip, or contemporary, such as cold molded, plywood, or plywood stitch and tape. Or a combination adapted to your personal tastes.
- Choice of wood. You can opt for durable local woods, including oak, spruce, pine, hackmatack, ash, locust—as many as six different kinds can go into a dory or a skiff. Or you can use tropical hardwoods such as Honduras mahogany, Thai teak, or African Iroko.
- Finish can be varnish or paint, or a combination, again according to your choice.
Your boat may be a dream for the future but I’d like a chance to help you realize your dream. Get in touch to explore the possibilites. Just email, or call 630.336.1840.
Current Projects - Diesel Duck 40
Contact Wayne Shibley at (630)336-1840 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Updated August 1, 2014:
The Lu Seal has made her first big trip of 1600 miles over 24 days. Leaving Chicago, up the west shore of Lake Michigan, through the Straits of Mackinac, down the west shore of Lake Heron, through the St. Clair river and lake past Detriot, into the Lake Erie, past Buffalo, through the Erie Canal to the Hudson River, down to NY City, across the Long Island Sound to Westerly, RI for the rest of the summer.
Keep watching for new photos of the boat Lu Seal's travels and adventures.
New wooden troller yacht under construction. A George Buehler design, a 38' Diesel Duck, that we have added 2' in length to bring it up to 40'.
This Wooden Diesel Duck was built at Rentner Marine, in the Chicago area:
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Putting Lu Seal back in the water:
Leaving Chicago (July 2014):
Anchoring for the night off Milwaukee:
The Mackinac Bridge, leaving Lake Michigan:
Sunrise over Buffalo, NY:
Lockport in the Erie Canal:
Going through 1 of 35 locks in the Erie canal:
Brockport, NY on the Erie Canaal:
Anchoring off Kingston, NY on the Hudson River:
Passing by New York City:
At Westerly, RI:
Keep watching for NEW photos and updates on our travels and adventures!!