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.




Services Available

We are concientious and fair, in this restoration shop we all take responsibility for quality and efficiency.  We can rebuild your boat from the keel up or simply add a coat of varnish.

  • Woodworking and custom joinery.
  • Systems design and installation- electrical, mechanical, and plumbing.
  • Engine rebuilding or replacement
  • Refinishing- strip, stain, varnish, and paint.
  • Chroming
  • Upholstery and Flooring- cushions, covers, and biminis.
  • Custom Graphics- decals or hand painted lettering.
  • DIY project consultation