Building and restoring lovely wooden boats since 1981.
Call (206) 533-9138
Shop & Facilities
Conveniently located in Shoreline, WA.
Covered work space.
Two indoor bays complete with shop equipment.
Off-site service available.
Small Boat Plans
Hvalsoe 16 Plans Available
Boat plans are available for small lapstrake wooden row and sail craft designed by Eric Hvalsoe, including the HV 16 and the HV 13.
These boats are an excellent choice for the ambitious homebuilder. Plans include sheets for lines, offsets, general construction, sail plan, and construction details with materials list. Some lofting is recommended.
Greetings from Barkley Sound
We had a great trip in July to the Broken Island Group in Barkley Sound, BC. We saw both gray and humpback whales. Above, you can see "Bandwagon," my HV16, on a clothesline mooring. We can't wait to go back.
Recently Completed Topsides Restoration
The Douglas Fir topsides of this lovely Kutter class sloop had large areas of peeling varnish and severe water damage. But we were able to bring her back beautifully with careful sanding and fairing.
Recent restoration ... Century Resorter
A bit of sailing fun
A person can see all sorts of lovely scenery from within a Hvalsoe 16.
Scenes from the Boat Shop:
Steaming in Floorboards
HV 16 featured in WoodenBoat magazine’s
'Small Boats 2009'
New Build Completed: Atkin tender "Vintage"
After finish shaping and sealing quarter knees, breasthook and rubrails, I handed Vintage over to the pround new owner, Dave Clemmer, for final varnish and painting.
In the two pictures above, you first see me boring keel bolts after setting up the molds and much of the backbone. The second picture illustrates establishing the plank lines with temporary battens, these lines will later be picked off the molds when patterning the Red Cedar planking stock.
We do home cabinetry, too!
Occasionally, it's fun to mix things up a bit. Here's a home entertainment center commissioned by a client. The cabinet is walnut with a solid beveled top. It turned out really well!
A late summer evening at Hvalsoe Boats.