Recently established by boatwright and woodworker, Kevin Pagliuca, Timeless Boat Works specializes in the building and restoration of small, traditional, wooden boats of classic and timeless design. Wooden boats, with their curved form and functional beauty, are truly magnificent and, as some say, have a soul of their own. They have evolved to what they are today having been hand crafted and sailed for centuries.
If you want a wooden boat of your own, you'll find that you can’t go down to your local marine dealer and purchase one as they’re not mass-produced. Instead you’ll need to commission a boatwright to build you one, or buy a good used one. Or if you have the time, skills, and ambition, you can restore one yourself, or even build your own. Today, there are many boatwrights with their own boat shops that are found mostly on the Northeast Coast or on the Pacific Northwest coast, and there a few scattered in between. All these craftsmen have one thing in common, they build these beautiful works of art for the passion of it and do their best to make a living at it. Timeless Boat Works is no different.
Timeless Boat Works is specifically interested in wooden hull designs developed in the early 1900‘s, when small, low-powered, outboard motors were first available, as well as classic daysailers. Given today’s high cost of fuel, these older, well established designs are truly “timeless” to both the eye and efficiency. In building a hull design of yesteryear, using both traditional and modern composite boatbuilding techniques, and then outfitting it with a low-powered, fuel efficient, low emission outboard engine results is a truly unique, beautiful, green, and economical wooden boat that one would be proud to own.
Located in the Duluth, Minnesota, area, just a short distance from the shoreline of Lake Superior, Timeless Boat Works is dedicated to preserving the wooden boat, plank-on-frame, hand craftsmanship skills that were developed long, long ago.
Contact Kevin Pagliuca for your wooden boatbuilding needs.