BACK IN NOVA SCOTIA. NORSEBOAT MOVING PRODUCTION BACK TO THE PROVINCE FROM MAINE

Norseboat Hull

Oct 10, 2016

Small boat specialists NorseBoat Sailing and Rowing Cruisers Ltd. has moved its fibreglass and finish work back to Nova Scotia. The company had a finishing shop and office in Lunenburg until 2013when difficulties with sourcing fibreglass parts forced a move to Maine. Now the hulls will be moulded by South Shore Marine near Chester under the watchful eye of fibreglass specialist Paul Benoit and all finish work will be done by Keith Nelder at Big Pond Boatworks in Martins River. Keith has worked with NorseBoat on a number of projects in the past and is currently completing a boat for spring delivery to New Zealand. The black hulled 17.5 footer will serve as a tender for the magnificent schooner Atlantic www.schooner-atlantic.com

NorseBoat company owner Kevin Jeffrey: “It’s great to have NorseBoat production back in the Maritimes and in such capable hands. Key project collaborators – South Shore Marine, Big Pond Boat Shop and Michelle Stevens (for sails and canvas) – are in close proximity and work well with each other. And besides being good at their craft, they are all delightful to work with.”

www.norseboat.com

Photo Credits:
norseboat hull, Credit South Shore Marine
norseboat 2, Credit Norseboat

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