After years of designing, building and rowing my ocean going rowboats, I now proudly present you the result of all this hard work:
the C23, the world's best adventure row boat.
We currently have 3 building projects in the workshop:
A superfast sailboat for 2, an oceangoing rowboat also for 2, and a traditional motorboat.
The sailboat will be made out of ply, CNC routed, while the rowboat is made of structural PVC foam combined with flax! and epoxy. The traditional motorboat will be built stripplanked with laminated veneers, coldmolded.
At this stage the rowboat nears completion:
During restoration we discovered two of the six windows weren't aligned properly (port and starboard), so now we'll insert a solid mahogany piece into the cockpit's plank so we can move the window opening slightly to the right - more pictures will follow.
Overall view of sailing yacht Drakkar
Restoration of original planking - detail of restored crack in mahogany
Mastfoot restoration with wooden dovetails and stainless steel plates for strengthening
Refit for the cockpit woodwork: inserting new windows, restoring cracked mahogany panels, waterproofing superstructure among others
This customer's electric river-launch needed a facelift so we provided a beautiful teak/paduk custom hatch, with a stainless steel inlay of the owner's logo, symbolizing his house amidst the meandering river.
Whaleboat now offers mechanical repair services, from checking the oil level to a complete rebuild of your engine and other mechanical components. We also specialise in the restoration of antique marine engines, inboard and outboard.
Restoration of cracked mahogany cockpit plank: old plank routed and new piece glued with epoxy. On the inside we're testing a strengthening system with oak frames. Aesthetics do matter!
Refurbished entrance door
New bow, new floors, new seats. Inserted dutchman to restore broken planking caused by collision. Repainted and revarnished.