Client Testimonials

quote-redThe world becomes a better place every time you launch another [boat]. I have nothing but praise and admiration for the unrivaled quality of your work.”

Carter Goodrich
Illustrator, Character Designer, and Former owner of Alva Starr
Alva Starr now resides at the CT River Museum in Essex, CT

quote-redRob is our ‘go-to’ guy when we need an honest, fair and accurate assessment of a boat in need…I really appreciate that Rob never sugar coats an assessment of the condition, or what it could take to get the vessel back in good condition. As a project manager I look to Rob for the most candid assessment of what we’re getting into. He’s always willing to work with me to conclude a project in a manner that meets our goals and financial reality. Rob works harder, faster and more efficiently than any boatbuilder I’ve worked with.  We always get our money’s worth.”

Erick Tichonuk
Deputy Director, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

quote-redRob recently assisted the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in the lofting and construction of a 29’ Beetle whaleboat. Rob’s innate ability to visualize problems and develop solutions coupled with his depth of boat building experience, dependability and easy going nature was invaluable to the successful completion of the project.”

Nick Patch
Director of Outdoor Education, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum

quote-redI became acquainted with Rob when he attended one of our ‘Small Boat’ weekends some 16+-years ago. I was impressed with his quality of work, his communication skills and his relaxed but competent style. We were, at that time, on the verge of embarking on our most ambitious boat building project to date, construction of an 88-foot long replica of a traditional Lake Champlain canal-schooner. I knew the team to build it would have to have a combination of skills and talents and I recruited Rob without reservation. That confidence in his technical skills, problem solving abilities and easy-going competence was well rewarded over the four-year construction project. Rob was one of the key players in that very complex project and helped create a wooden boat that has served us beyond our expectations since its launching in 2004. Rob is on the very top of our list of boat builder and it speaks of our confidence and respect of his work that Rob has the first person recruited or offered a position in every one of our subsequent projects that depended on a master craftsman-shipwright to pull it off.

Art Cohn
Director Emeritus, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum