Great Northern Boatworks

Experienced restorers of wooden watercraft


We are a full service boat restoration shop experienced in all aspects of wooden boat restoration and repair. Conveniently located between the Twin Cities,  we can handle anything from kayaks to cruisers.

All projects begin with a comprehensive survey to determine the condition of the vessel. We work with you to design a restoration process that takes into account your budget, schedule, and style. We understand that every wooden boat is unique and we strive to give you your perfect boat.



The owners and employees are craftsmen well versed in traditional boatbuilding methods & techniques. We incorporate modern tools & materials to provide the best possible combination of tradition & technology.


The Owners

The Crew

New bottom ready for primer and paint.

New bottom ready for primer and paint.