Bringing back Acania

September 1st, 2015

Faithful restoration brings back the style of the roaring '20s. Back in the 1920s and ’30s, large, luxurious cruising yachts were status symbols—often produced for the wealthy who sought to entertain and delight their guests in these elaborate vessels. When built, they earned accolades aplenty—even The New York Times published articles touting the ordering and […]

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Ship Wrecked

March 1st, 2015

Total boat restorations can be a lucrative, if laborious, project in the wake of fires, storms and water-borne debris. By Maura Keller The majority of boat owners live in locales that are susceptible to storms—from hurricanes to tornados, from classic nor’easters to historic Pacific storms. In addition to storms, fire and other potential hazards—both floating […]

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Cash in on classic boat upholstery

January 1st, 2008

Restoring the interior of a classic boat begins by knowing when “nearly perfect” is just fine and when it is a dismal failure. Knowing the difference and educating your customers is the first order of business in any upholstery restoration project. “Our members who are interested in showing their boat—even winning a ‘best of’ category […]

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