With more than four decades of experience, we know the problems boat owners face and how to solve them. We deliver creative, lasting solutions, not quick fixes. Our custom-designed mobile shop ensures that we can handle any job, anywhere in the Keys and south Florida, making custom tools, forms and templates as needed to get the job done. Our goal: your complete satisfaction—making sure you get results that more than meet your highest standards.

Ship carpentry

Fine woodwork for all shapes and sizes of boats, sourcing just the wood you need for:

  • Hull repairs (rot, impact, etc.)
  • New planks
  • New keels
  • Covering boards
  • Cabin interior design and renovation
  • Carpentry before & after engine refits and fuel tank replacements
  • Classic wooden boat restoration

Fiberglass repair

  • High-quality repairs to fiberglass composites damaged by impact, rot, mold, etc.
  • Balsa core replacement due to rot, leaks, mold, other issues
  • Full-service vacuum-bagging

Furniture making

We make custom wood furniture to your exact specifications and needs—everything from spiral staircases to custom tables and chairs. Every piece is ergonomically designed with your personal needs and unique space (home, business or boat) in mind.

How we work

  1. Initial on-site assessment & report
  2. Basic agreement signed
  3. Regular updates (email, phone, photographs) from Backcountry Boatworks