Burr Brothers in Marion, MA. – State of the Art Boating Services

Long time TotalBoat customers from Marion, MA, Burr Brothers Boats Inc, has been caring for and maintaining boats since 1947. Located at the head of Sippican Harbor in Marion Massachusetts, they have developed a reputation as one of the best full service marinas in Buzzards Bay. With a brand new state-of-the-art paint booth facility, Burr … Read More


Beetle Boat Shop: A Legendary Customer

Customer since: 2000 Location: Wareham, MA Specialty: Sole Builders of the Beetle Cat The Beetle Cat boat is a 12 foot, gaff-rigged wooden sailboat first built in 1921 by the Beetle family of New Bedford, Mas- sachusetts. John Beetle patterned the boat’s design on the 20 to 30 ft catboats used for shallow water fishing … Read More


Customer Stories: We Love Them All! Send Us Yours

  Our customers are both commercial and DIY boaters and as such, both offer really cool insight into how TotalBoat is used and what people think. We want honest feedback and a fair shot up against our competition in all the major areas of use. And then, we really want pictures, stories and videos about … Read More


Thixo for a Curved Wood Coaming

SV Ramble On has a great blog where the owner gets into the massive amount of work they have made for themselves (via a long to-do list) aboard their Tayana 37. Jeni & Rich do a great job of tackling jobs that they have never before attempted and they typically come out, not only alive, but with a … Read More


Our ‘How -To’ Video Showed Him “How To”

When Jamestown Distributor’s customer, Danny Thwaites, submitted these images of his boat and custom carbon fiber hard top rebuild after watching our How-To video on the process, we were thrilled to see that it looks like he was able to follow along and use our video series to construct his own hard top bimini. Which … Read More


Joel Hanneman – Total Restoration of a Steiger 25

Joel Hanneman found an engine in great shape that was ready for many more years of boating. But it was attached to a hull that needed lots of help. He purchased the Steiger25 “Escort” with a plan to gut and restore the whole interior, and in the end be the proud owner of a renowned, solid 25 … Read More


Coronet Restoration Partners – Saving an American Yachting Icon

The Coronet is a mighty schooner with an impressive history and an important place in American History as part of the Gilded Age. She is called “America’s Most Historic Yacht,” and for this reason she was saved from her demise and a full and massive restoration is underway at the International Yacht Restoration School.


Donna Lange – Refit for a Solo Circumnavigation

Donna Lange is no stranger to solo circumnavigation. She successfully completed her first solo rounding in 2007 aboard the same Southern Cross 28, Inspired Insanity, that she refit this past summer in preparation for her second departure. But this time Donna is a much more experienced solo sailor and had time to think about changes … Read More


Michael P. Smith – Building Rooster Class Sailboats

Michael P. Smith, Commander, United States Navy (retired) designed and built boats all of his life, from boats on the Clinton River in Michigan to prams and skiffs on Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. The first boats he built were a series of prams on the third floor of Quarters “E” in Cloyne Court, Newport Naval … Read More


Richard Honan – Building an Adirondack Guide Boat

When the 2015 Wooden Boat Show rolled into downtown Mystic, CT in late June, Richard Honan and his newest boat building accomplishment were there, front and center. After winning the 2014 Best in Show in the “I Built It Myself” category with his sweet little sloop, Proud Mary 2, Honan went right back to work … Read More