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Finest wood boat restoration services, Coeur Customs

Offering the most complete restoration services!

The team at Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats knows how important it is to take care of your boat, inside and out. Like a car, boats do require a fair amount of upkeep and restoration to make sure they continue to sail smoothly. Our team of certified technicians offers mechanical and electrical repairs, as well as boat re-powering projects….

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Put your trust in Coeur Customs for all your wood boat needs

Trust Coeur Customs With All Your Wood Boat Needs

Thanks to years of experience, and a passion for wood boats, Coeur Customs have been turning heads and making a statement for many years. We are one of the top custom builders and restoration shop in the area, a spot that we have worked hard to earn and maintain. Each member of our team of…

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Care for your wood boat is important, count on Coeur Customs

Wood boat care is important for smooth seas

We understand that caring for a wood boat can be a challenge. First-time owners can be flummoxed by what needs to be done, and when. Not all areas are self-explanatory, and some boats don’t come with specific instructions. Sometimes, care is intuition and experience based. At Coeur Customs, we can help. We want to help…

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Restoration of a 1946 Chris-Craft Sedan Cruiser

The Chris-Craft Sedan Cruiser Restoration Project – Part 4

The staff at the Resort Boat Shop wanted to show our customers what a complete restoration project looks like from start to finish, so during the coming months, we’ll chronicle the restoration of a 1946 Chris-Craft Sedan Cruiser. In the blog posts, we’ll detail challenges, successes and what to expect when you work with our…

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Cd'A Magazine: Ship of Dreams - Sizzler

Cd’A Magazine: Ship of Dreams

Show-Stealer The Coeur d’Alene Wooden Boat Festival brings a wealth of intriguing craft to Lake Coeur d’Alene every summer, from antique beauties to modern builds. Boat lovers stroll the docks admiring their favorites, appreciating the look and feel of well-crafted wood. Last summer’s show-stealer literally towered over the rest of the fleet. Her gleaming finish,…

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Yacht World: Sizzler, Idaho's Hot Rod

Yacht World: Sizzler, the Idaho Hot Rod

In a distant corner of North America, in Kootenai County, Idaho, is a clear glacial lake, wedged between mountain ranges of ponderosa pine and the western sky. Lake Coeur d’Alene, at 700m elevation, is rimmed by massive trees and rock. It’s hundreds of miles from the Pacific. And its home to one of the most…

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Robb Report: Lone Wolf - Sizzler

Robb Report: Lone Wolf

A lifelong Coeur d’Alene resident builds a one-of-a-kind sailboat for his favorite lake. EVERY SUMMER evening, just after the sun sets over Coeur d’Alene Lake in northern Idaho, the Wolf Lodge Express gathers steam in an eastern bay and hurtles west across the 50-square-mile body of water. The express – a land breeze that forms…

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Sailing Magazine: Mountaintop Thoroughbred

Sailing Magazine: Mountaintop Thoroughbred

In a distant corner of North America, in Kootenai County, Idaho, is a clear glacial lake, wedged between mountain ranges of ponderosa time and the western sky and home to one of the most sophisticated performance daysailers ever built. Just launched, the Tony Castro-designed Sizzler is a 60-foot, flush-deck speedster, a blend of cold-molded carbon…

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Cd'A Magazine: His and Hers

Cd’A Magazine: His and Hers, When Muscle and Soul Collide

At the helm is Jerry Gilbreath, a legend in the world of boats. Typically, with this guy at the controls, one might want to hang on tight. After all, in his career as a champion offshore powerboat racer, he was known as one of the fastest throttlemen in the business. But today the ride is…

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Yachts France: Jefe

Yachts France: GMT – The Passion for Wood

After a long career as an offshore pilot in the U.S., Jerry Gilbreath was finally able to realize the dream of his life by creating his own boat. In fact, the idea came while Jerry was in a villa on Lake Como. He was immediately dazzled by the passage of Riva. Then he decided to…

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