Rob Gerigs is a highly skilled and experienced craftsman; born into the high end of the wooden ladder. Rob's father was a pattern maker, one of the most skilled wood professions in the world at that time. Instilled with passion at a young age, his scope of knowledge in the mechanics of wood is vast. Cabinet making, furniture design, wood molding and shaping, pattern making up to boat building. He also keeps apprised of new wood techniques and tools in all the modern journals.
This is where Rob lives to belong, He's found the rewarding challenges of restoring these wooden works of art the most inspirational and gratifying for these past 16 years.
A vital part of the restoration process, Rob believes is in the preservation of originality. Rob deems this process imperative in protecting the authenticity of the original nature of how and why these vessels were built. New and modern materials and techniques are often used as improvements not changes.
In past years Rob Gerigs has has the pleasure of working on a sweeping range of boats; builders from Minett, Ditchburn, Shepherd, Duke, Greavette, Seabird, and a few rare names, Riva, Garwood, and Clive Brown.
Rob's broad catalogue of boat projects and restorations include boats while under employment of other well known boat builders such as Duke's, Brackley boats and Tom Adams boatbuilder. Just to name a few of many, "Little One", "Rambler", "Red Witch", "Carry all", "Memphis 5", "Big Boy", "Little Boy", and of course the biggest restoration - the 50 foot , 1914 Rita.
We enjoy watching our elated and thrilled customers ride off into the sunset enjoying the love, caring, and passion we poured into their floating family member - while we remember our blood, sweat and tears. That's satisfaction.