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February 28, 2019

1924 Schooner 53’6” Koehler Kraft's 2018-2019 reconstruction of a 1925 wooden schooner with ties to local San Diego history.

September 20, 2018

1928 10-Meter Sloop 59'

Semi-composite steel/wood complete reconstruction. Sally's steel frames and wood intercostal frames were replaced from the waterline down. Reconstruction included a new laminated stem and forekeel and all new planking, edge glued and encapsulate...

September 20, 2018

1910 Yawl 48'

Walter Savage Wright, the current owners' great grandfather, bought her out of receivership, perhaps in 1911 (not positive), and gave her to the current owner's grandfather, Howard Walter Wright. The boat was given as a graduation present from high school!...

September 20, 2018

1962 William Atkins Marconi Schooner 30'

Maid of Kent is a 30’ LOD William Atkin design Marconi cruising schooner. The design was published in MotorBoating magazine in 1930.  She was built by Willard Boatworks of Costa Mesa in 1962 and moved to San Diego Bay in 19...

September 20, 2018

Jeffries 35'

This 1960's double planked sport fisher was built of two layers of marine plywood set in glue. Project included replacing the outer delaminated layer of plywood from the waterline down and encapsulating it in fiberglass cloth and epoxy.

September 20, 2018

1929 John Alden Schooner 72'

This classic Alden Schooner had started its career with the Newport-Bermuda Race and completed two transpacific yacht races in the 80s and by 2014 her mastic stem was in need of a complete replacement. A major structural refit of the forwar...

September 20, 2018

1948 Kettenburg PC Class Sloop 32' LOA

Her current owner discovered her in Marina Del Rey and realized it was his first yacht racing experience as a young man. He purchased her and commissioned Koehler Kraft to rebuild her from the waterline down. Refit included new fr...

September 20, 2018

1921 Fife Schooner 82'

A new 82' mainmast was commissioned to replace the original that was lost at a collision at sea. Careful inspection of the remains of the original spar designed by Ufa Fox enabled Koehler Kraft to create accurate shop drawings to reproduce the sp...

September 20, 2018

1931 Kettenburg PC Class Sloop 32'

Dawn was completely reconstructed on a female mold lofted from the original Kettenburg lines by KKC. An entirely new boat was built from the keel up using our proprietary epoxy wood composite method. She has won many awards since 2005...

September 20, 2018

1951 Eldridge-McInnis Trawler 63'

One-of-a-kind 63' motor yacht. In 2008, the hull from the waterline down was replaced by Koehler Kraft. 

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