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Antique Motor Boat Services

Motor Boat Garage brings quality and experience to every project. We have years of experience and enthusiasm for antique boats. We not only own old classic boats, we also enjoy restoring and using them. We only take on projects for people who truly enjoy and appreciate their wood boats. We are ACBS members and boat enthusiasts. Services offered:

What we’re up to:

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I would like the name, address and phone number of anybody who has ever fiberglassed a wood boat bottom. You're on the naughty list! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

I would like the name, address and phone number of anybody who has ever fiberglassed a wood boat bottom.  Youre on the naughty list!

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absolutely not. He's the hero of today. Without his job, the boat would possibly have been scrapped. With the plastic on, the boat could live on til today. So - thank you mr Plastic to save a boat for the future 🙂

Ouch!!!

Brian, you need one of these.

Brian Keen … he is on the naughty list!

Heaters under the boat and heat it up, easier pull off in full sheets

There’s a whole lot of them out West

Looking like the fun just started

Post this in the Chris craft group and just sit back and watch the comment thread…. 🙂

Totally agree, kills a boat.

Naughty list? Should be banned to an empty island!!

Eric Smith 🤪

I saw a Garwood 4 years ago. Entire boat was done in West system. From 4 feet away you would never of known, had to catch the light just right to see it.

Richard Harris

Well sometimes there are 2 choices. Use the boat, have fun with family and friends, or burn it in a bonfire. Life is to short!!

Really better to re-plank. Fiberglass short term fix and going to add a lot extra weight.

“ cloth of death” 💀 it is to be considered

Yeah your right you never fiberglass a wooden boat at any time all

My 18 ft Cavalier came from the factory with the optional fiber glassed bottom. Cost $35 in 1959 according to the hull card and price list.

Worst. Ever. Run don't walk from the chance to buy a boat with that mess on it.

Works for a while...

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I worked with Richard Arnold for a year in Florida. I was very sorry to hear if his passing today. He will be missed. He was a character and a skilled wood worker. I learned from him in the short time we worked together and I hope he thought that we had some fun. Happy sailing Mr. Arnold! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

I worked with Richard Arnold for a year in Florida.  I was very sorry to hear if his passing today.  He will be missed.  He was a character and a skilled wood worker.  I learned from him in the short time we worked together and I hope he thought that we had some fun.  Happy sailing Mr. Arnold!

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my condolences

I am sorry to hear this. We went to his shop every year while in Mt Dora. and had some great food during his open house each year thanks to his chef. And who could not love his historic workshop in Taveras. I was sorry to see his business close and lost contact after that.

The master at work ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

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Is that my buddy?!? 💕

They are all artists!!! Can’t say enough about Brian and his entire crew!!! Only the best is good enough for them!

Dale Forehand

Hi Joel.

Still at it!

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We have the best gold leaf girl back in the saddle after many years away. ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

We have the best gold leaf girl back in the saddle after many years away.Image attachment

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Working for you guys has always been more special to me than I can put into words. Thanks for having me back! ❤️

Sheila?

Sheila is the best!

Gorgeous!

Great.

Congratulations, Sheila! Glad to hear you’re back at it.

A lost art ❤️Great Job💯

Yay someone else doing it!!!! Where are you located Sheila?

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MEET OUR TEAM


Our talented & experienced team of experts always deliver amazing results.
We have a can-do attitude backed up by more than 23 years of combined experience making for high-end solutions for your Antique Boat on time and on budget.

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What our customers are saying


The Motor Boat Garage crew did a fantastic job on stringer, floor, and transom rebuild on my ‘88 Century Coronado. Made improvements and the quality is much better than factory. I would highly recommend this shop for your boat repair/restoration needs!


– Paul S.


Our ‘67 SkiffCraft has been given new life by Brian and the crew at Motor Boat Garage! Wonderful new engine, glistening paint job and custom interior woodwork, including seating and staving, we could not be happier with the communication and quality of work. They are a joy to know and work with!


– Tracy M.


My experience has only been exemplary. Always informative, knowledgeable, and kind. I highly recommend the motor boat garage for all of your restoration needs. They are always willing to above and beyond to help and answer questions.


– Joyce D.

We know you have had a great Motor Boat Garage experience,and we’d love for you to share it with future Patrons.