At The Wooden Runabout Co. we combine old-world craftsmanship with modern technology to produce boats for a new generation of boat owner. We have CNC design and production capability in-house. On the design end, this enables us to show you exactly what your new boat will look like before a single piece of wood is cut. It also allows us to customize our existing designs to your preferences. On the production front, CNC machining allows us to produce parts with a degree of precision and repeat-ability previously unheard of in wooden boat building. Perhaps most importantly, the labor–and cost–involved with constructing the boat is reduced dramatically due to the perfect fit of each part. Contact us to find out what we can build for you.
Our CNC router is capable of cutting at speeds up to 1500 inches per minute. We utilize a vacuum hold-down system to keep parts secure while milling, and the spindle is capable of turning the cutting bit at 21,000 rpm. With this tool we are able to mill parts quickly and accurately, thereby reducing costs and increasing quality for our clients. In the good old days boats were literally built to the “rule of thumb” meaning that if it was within a half inch tolerance it was close enough. With this tool we can dial in tolerances to within a few thousandths of an inch.