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ABOUT US Rutherford’s Boatshop Inc. is located in Richmond, California. Under the proprietorship of Jeffrey Rutherford, the shop has been constructing and restoring classic yachts since 1982.

At Rutherford’s Boatshop we believe that craftsmanship is a combination of knowledge, skill, experience, and pride in a job well done. The quality of our work and the honesty of our business have gained our shop an excellent reputation not only in the San Francisco Bay Area but on the East Coast of the United States and the United Kingdom as well.

We offer consultation and assessment and a range of services that goes from building a simple spice rack to complete interiors and full yacht reconstruction and restoration, we are proud to serve your small boat-repair needs or to fulfill your dream of having a large classic yacht fully rebuilt. Our well-regarded work has given us the opportunity to work on many well-known boats over the years, please take a moment to look at our Completed Projects page.
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square 2 JEFF RUTHERFORD apprenticed in Maine at the North End Shipyard and before establishing his shop, he worked as shipwright foreman at Pacific Dry Dock and as construction foreman at Pacific Fish Boat Co. building new-sawn frame fishing boats. Jeff refined his skills over several years of working as a free-lance boat repairer dockside. His work has been featured in numerous publications, such as Classic Boat Magazine, Sailing Magazine, Latitude 38, and Restoration Quarterly (by IYRS) PDF, including a cover story in Wooden Boat Magazine #169. The articles give an insight of the magnitude and historical significance of the projects and praise the quality and detail of the work. Jeff has been invited as guest speaker to talk about his work at the Classic Yacht Symposium co-sponsored by the Herreshoff Marine Museum and Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) in Bristol, RI and has been an expert witness for yacht construction litigations.
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square 2 LINKS:: International Yacht Restoration School l Master Mariners Benevolent Association l South End Rowing Club l
American Bureau of Shipping l Herreshoff Marine Museum l The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers l
Mystic Seaport l Escapade l San Francisco Maritime Museum
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