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Thursday, April 17, 2014

I got this call a couple of mornings ago...

It was Seth Katz. In the Antique & Classic Boat business he's well known as a world-class restorer of boats. Indeed, there are many who have seen his work, but have no idea of the man behind it. For example; he is known for having restored the boats from the classic movie “On Golden Pond”, the US Mail boat “Mariah”, a Century Raven, and the Chris~Craft Sportsman “Thayer IV”.


Seth leads a team of very talented people that produce fine art in their restorations.

When you see the boats that come from Katz's Marina  up close...

 realize that everything is perfectly tight and beautiful and that you can clearly see the grain of the wood throughout his boats. They are impeccable. 

Anyway, back to Seth's call...

Seth has been a good customer of ours for many years. Our customers are, of necessity, customers for years, because it requires time for Nancy and I to design, and then build, every piece of each of our models. We have many great customers and patience is a necessary part of the work that we do. We always endeavor to do our best on all of our models. Customers like Seth help keep our quality up, because of how knowledgeable and concerned with attention to detail, he is.

He called to say that another, who is an important friend to all of us in antique & classic boating, Woody Boater, wrote an article about a model that we made for Seth of the 17' Chris~Craft Custom Runabout “Reneeshins”.


Seth said that it was a nice article and, of course, how could we disagree? Thank you Woody Boater! Here is the link:  The article shows, both the original, and our model. Nice!

If you love boats, especially classic boats, you really should pay attention to Woody Boater. Wherever you are, he's got information about what's happening in your area.

Here are just a few of the other boats that Seth has done...

We've been writing less of late, because we have a lot of work to get done for several great and patient customers, including Seth. We will be writing more, if time permits, especially about our own ACBS Chapter's show here in the Chesapeake Bay – The 27th Annual Antique & ClassicBoat Festival / The Arts at Navy Point on June 13th - 15that the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels Maryland. 

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