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Design

Shy AnneClarion Boats has a long standing working relationship with internationally respected designer, Steve Killing. Working in conjunction with the client and the designer, we are able to develop and produce not only a boat but a boating style that you the owner would like to reflect. The flowing lines and striking beauty of some of the classic boat designs can be incorporated with today's power plants and technology to create a craft that has the visual drama and performance characteristics of a true thoroughbred. As co-developer of the "Fast Yacht" computer aided design system , Steve Killing, using this state-of-the-art software, analyzes the effects of horsepower, the placement of the engine in the hull and the shape of the running surface. Steve then provides Clarion boats with full size computer generated drawings, and engineering specifications that assure accuracy and performance expectations.

New Construction

Clarion Boats has been building new wooden boats for more than two decades. We are fully experienced in both traditional boat building methods and in the use of modern techniques and materials. We are experts in the utilization of the celebrated "West System", a technique developed and proven by the Gougeon Brothers of Bay City Michigan. It is a marriage of traditional materials with modern epoxy resins and composites to produce a hull that has the engineering advantages and aesthetic beauty of wood yet eliminating the problems commonly associated with wooden boats - dimensional instability and rot. Using modern methods of construction we are able to achieve a light, extremely strong and stiff hull with the structural integrity of a molded monocoque structure yet having the appearance of a traditionally planked wooden boat

Restoration

Clarion Boats offers a comprehensive restoration service, from minor repairs to major reconstruction. We will restore your boat to it's original condition using methods and techniques that are faithful to the original builder. Our dedication to maintaining the skills and craftsmanship inherent in fine wooden boats is reflected daily in our work. We can attend to all aspects of the total restoration of your treasured craft. We are able to repair, replace or reproduce damaged or lost hardware. All woodwork, finishing, mechanical installation and assembly work is done in house. We work closely with experts in the fields of engine restoration, upholstery and chrome plating to ensure the best possible conclusion of your restoration project. Our restorations have won numerous awards at boat shows in Canada and the United States. In addition to pure restoration, we are also experts in modern construction methods and are able to offer true “West System” and “5200” bottoms.

Re-powering

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