is a 38' Lawley standard cruiser, originally built in 1926. We began this
project with an extensive rebuild of the structural framework below the
waterline. We scheduled this work with a break in the middle so that the
owners could enjoy a limited boating season.
the bottom work, we rebuilt the decks, trunk top and canopy top and covered
them with Dynel cloth set in epoxy to retain the appearance of traditional
canvas. We also put in new cabin and cockpit soles and all new exterior
mahogany rails, hatches and trim. We reused all original hardware throughout
completion, CHAUTAUQUA's owners made her available for all to see at various
New England antique boat shows. Their dedication to her restoration paid
off with impressive results...
Best Powerboat at Show - 1999 Boston Antique & Classic Boat Show
Best Powerboat Under 40 Feet - 1999 Mystic Antique & Classic Boat
images below detail some of the restoration process. Please click
on an image to view a larger version.