Adirondack Guideboat Restoration

Preparing for the next Century

Full service Guideboat restorations.

Repairing your Adirondack Guideboat to original or better condition.

The Adirondack Guideboat is a remarkably intricate and advanced wood craft. It is commonly considered the most refined American wooden boat to date. At the heart of this beautiful craft is it's sturdy and foolproof construction.

Adirondack Guideboat Construction and Repairs

Built with a strong and clever "bottom board" and spruce knees, the Adirondack Guideboat hosts a superior construction platform onto which it's strong and light sawn spruce ribs are attached.

This method of construction allows for easy rib repair. The planking can be replaced with moderate effort and fine workmanship, while the stems and bottom board are more challenging, they are still fully repairable. The remainder of the guideboat includes it's decks, rails, seats, oars, paddle, yoke, and hardware. All of these pieces can also be repaired and restored to original quality or better.

Atkinson Adirondack Craft takes pride in and prioritizes Guideboat restorations and repairs.

The Guideboat's superior construction allows them to last generations, even centuries. Many of the first Guideboats are still being used on Adirondack waters to this day. At Atkinson ADK Craft we would rather restore historic and cherished heirlooms than build new boats to replace them. This is why restorations make up the vast majority of our business, and we are proud of that.

If you own or look after an Adirondack Guideboat that is in need of service, no matter the condition, we are happy to assess the necessary work and provide your boat with the quality services that it deserves.

Please reach out to us via our contact page so we can better understand your Guideboat's needs and provide you with an accurate estimate of our prescribed services.

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