HOWB 006 – Designer/Builder David Roberts Interview

by admin on October 27, 2011



Listener Questions and Other
Dennis Molvik called the listener hotline with a question: “How long does it take to build a wooden boat from a kit?”  The short answer is 80-120 hours for a small boat kit from a company such as CLC Boats or Pygmy Boats.  Kits are a great way to get started in wooden boats and if you want to, you can customize as you go along.  Thanks for the question Dennis!

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Next week we will feature an interview with Jay Smith of Aspoya Boats in Anacortes, WA.  Jay is building a 56′ Viking ship in his backyard – don’t miss it!!  Here’s picture of Jay with his project.

Jay with his 56' Viking Ship

This Weeks’ Interview with David Roberts – Nexus Marine Corp
I had a great interview with David at his shop in Everett, WA.  David tell’s how he first became interested in wooden boats while he was in the US Army stationed in Germany.  How he and he wife Nancy built wooden skiffs for the fishing industry in Alaska, and then moved to Everett to start Nexus Marine.  David and Nancy build wooden boats from 16′ dories to 34′ luxury yachts and have been featured in Wooden Boat magazine.  You can contact them at 425 252-8330. Don’t miss this interview – click on the green player button above.  Here’s some pics to enjoy:

27' St. Pierre Dory


20' Coho


23' Dory


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