"I adhere strictly to the old ways of building because I feel they are best. Local lumber is used with the best quality and type carefully chosen for all parts involved - such as basswood for floorboards because it is less likely to split or cherry for gunwales and decks because it darkens to a rich warm color as it ages. With thirty years of experience building and restoring wood canoes and boats I believe I am one of the few qualified to build one for you. At my shop we have restored hundreds of canoes and boats and we have built close to 100 new crafts. Although the quote from the nineteenth century, "The keel of the perfect canoe has yet to be laid" still holds true, we continue to strive to come as close as possible."
-Kevin Martin, Boatbuilder