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We are a full service boat shop that excels in restoration and repair.

A focus on quality, performance and safety for peace of mind, grace and speed on the water.

 Boat Repair & Restoration in British Columbia, Serving Nelson and the Kootenays, as well as Kelowna and the Okanagan.

 

OUR CRAFTSMAN SERVICES INCLUDE:

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BOAT BUILDING

When your passion for being on the water reaches it’s pinnacle, then it’s time for a wooden boat.

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RESTORATION

Save the old boat! A properly restored boat can last a hundred more years. If she’s full of memories, let’s keep her floating.

Boat-Repair

BOAT REPAIR

The majority of our work is boat repair. Everything from planking to engine repairs, fiberglass patches to welding.

Dream of Building Your Own Wooden Boat?

 

The Copper Nail offers annual classes on both canoe and skiff building each winter.  Students will handcraft their own vessel over a 9-12 day shop class.