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large white sailboat being pulled from a metal workshed on a railway cradle


Bottom Paint, Repairs, DIY, and other services.  This is your starting point to getting your boat shipshape again!

If you can dream it we can build it.  Offering custom cold molded wooden yachts from 6' to 60'.

Koehler Kraft is open for all services.

Crane hauls are available with a 1-2 week lead time.  DIY space is available most weekends. 

Call 619-222-9051 to schedule.

Master shipwright CF Koehler applies the whiskey plank in his 1927 10 meter Sally
Master shipwrights taking measurements from the catboat under reconstruction.



Old Meets New

Koehler Kraft takes the traditions of boat building and the latest technology in adhesives and coatings to create the next level of success in reconstructing wooden boats rivaling their original construction.

New Purple Heart frames and floor timbers installed in the Siwash
classic 10 meter Sally ready for inspection


Classic Lines

Seeing is believing. Boats reconstructed by Koehler Kraft out perform their original design. 

koehler kraft 28 crusing in front of the downtown San Diego skyline with the Star of India in the background.

Timeless Personality. Precision Performance.


Proudly using Interlux yacht paints

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We recently had our boat hauled out and the mast taken down by your crew at Koehler's and wanted to give you some feedback. Experience over the last ten years in San Diego has shown us that these kinds of operations can be awkward and unnecessarily difficult and unpleasant so we gritted our teeth and readied ourselves for a rough experience. Happily we were dealing with your employee Katie Ham and she made it all very easy. She was responsive and practical. She showed that she clearly understood both our needs and what it would take to make it all happen smoothly. Katie did such a memorable job of customer service with us that we will definitely be returning to Koehler's soon to do some more work on our beloved boat. Both my wife and I wanted to thank you for having Katie on your team, she is a real asset to your company. See you soon!

Anderson Family, 07/09/21

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