Specializing in boat lumber and marine plywood allows us an outlet for our personal interest in the boating industry. Our location on Vancouver Island gives us two distinct advantages. We are located in the centre of world-class boat building lumber ... and of course, we are located in the centre of world class boating waters. All three men have built boats:
- Ove - 46’ Robert Allan Fisheries’ Patrol Design (Lene-Marie)
- Jan - 21.5’ Howard Chapelle/Bill Garden Gentleman's Launch (Puddleduck)
- Lars - 22’ Bartender (Marika I).
In 1998, Jan and Shelley purchased Toby, a 1948 30' Chris-Craft sedan cruiser from S.A.L.T. Society in Victoria, BC. Reselling her to Lars, he renamed the Chris-Craft, Marika II. Lars revitalized her to her original condition and now she is living the life of a grand dame on the Rhine River in Germany, and Lars was once again a boat owner of a 32' Barrie Farrell tri-cabin trawler; needing some TLC. After a two and a half year restoration, this beauty of a boat is out beating the waves and has spent several summers with Lars' family, cruising this beautiful part of the country.
the meantime, Jan and Shelley are proud owners of an Ed Monk Sr. 32' Dulwen; built in 1957 by Philbrook and Sons Boatyard, Sidney, BC.
Our motto: "Never a dull moment and never be without a boat!!" Ask about Jan and Lars' latest acquisitions from the Silva Bay
Shipbuilding School. Lovely little sailing ladies called
Duckweed, Topsey-Turvey and Raccoon. All Paul Gartside designs.