The 1936 Knud Reimers designed, Plyms built 75 square meter that launched my career in yacht finishing.
I worked for Bill Emery for many years who taught me high end marine varnish and yacht maintenance.
I am eternally grateful to Bill & Phyllis for years of varnish lessons, and their help...
1949 Knud Reimers 22 Square Meter
Stripped deck to bare wood and re-varnished with Pettit Flagship 2015 gloss varnish.
Sanding the deck with 220 grit after 3rd coat.
Detail of aft section showing tiller.
After 5 fresh coats of varnish.
Aft end detail.
Beautiful varnish under sail.
Under sail off Milwaukee. No life lines as everything can be done from...
1959 Cruisers Inc Commander
“Buster” a 17’ Wooden Outboard built in Oconto,WI after Epifanes varnish restoration.
“Buster” won Best of Show in the Outboard Division, Madison Antique and Classic Boat Show 2016.
Yearly maintenance of wood finish using Sikkens Cetol, Marine Light and Gloss top coat. Puerto del Rey, Puerto Rico
Alden 50 ready for winter cruising.
Port forward showing 4 of 6 dorade boxes.
Completely stripped companion way and cap rail and re-varnished with 3 coats Sikkens Cetol Marine light and 3 gloss...
When I took on this project the wood work was all removed from the boat and in a heap in the clients basement.
Everything was completely stripped to bare wood, epoxy repairs where done, bottom mounting surfaces sealed with 2 coats of varnish, and everything re-varnished to 2 coats. Wood...
10 coats of Epifanes
Custom teak hatch boards.
Original Artwork by:
Carye VanDerPol Mahoney
Image transfer, varnish and hand coloring by:
Fine Yacht Finishing,LLC
The famous Hinckley 36 picnic launch.
All buffed varnish is under custom cover.
Combing boards and table have been varnished with Epifanes gloss varnish, wet sanded and buffed for superior shine.
Swim platform and boarding ladder teak is sealed with Starbrite Teak oil Sealer.
Aft deck showing toe rail, cap rail, handrail, table,...
Marlow 57 after extensive varnish restoration.
5 fresh coats of Epifanes gloss varnish on top of existing varnish.
Forward cap rail and hand rail with 5 coats Epifanes gloss varnish.
Showing off Fine Yacht Finishing,LLC banner and shiny new varnish job at Milwaukee Yacht Club.
Varnish deterioration "BEFORE" restoration.
Extreme varnish deterioration on forward...
Extensive yearly varnish maintenance with Epifanes gloss varnish.
Toe rail and covering board around cockpit.
Detail showing toe rail, cabin house eyebrow, handrails, hatch pull and elegant covering board. Dorade boxes still missing.
36 feet of the most elegant sailing boat you can buy.
This is what 12 coats of Epifanes gloss varnish...
NITE Ice Boat
Royal Huisman 61
Exterior varnish and radio masts have been completely stripped to bare wood and re-varnished with 15 coats of Epifanes Gloss Varnish.
Distinctive Dutch built North Sea Trawler.
Starboard view showing varnished pilot house and radio masts.
Top of Pilot House, teak cap rail and trim.
Close up from top of Pilot House Starboard...
During the off season I work on projects in my shop or in one of many boat yards with adequate heat.
Base of staircase with General Finishes gel stain and 4 coats of satin Urethane top coat
Aft deck of classic Chris Craft 40' motor yacht.
Dorade boxes ready to be installed...