October 4, 2017
"We've taken our 1947 U22 to Dave Moore for several projects over several years. He's an expert at Woodies care and restoration both structurally and mechanically. His knowledge of and dedication to the artistry of Classic Boats is tough to beat. You can safely entrust your Woodies to Dave at Northwood Boatworks. His operation is a must to see. His collection of parts and patterns is amazing."
September 19, 2017
"Dave Moore is extremely knowledgeable about wood boats of all makes and models. He has an absolute wealth of historical knowledge that comes with over 30 years of experience, and all in northwest Michigan. His focus is on "old school" construction. He is very generous with his time to assist the customer in problem solving. His wealth of knowledge, in wood construction and the mechanical systems, is extensive. Coupled with a nearly unlimited inventory of parts contained in several buildings, he can not only solve your problem, but also provide you with the part you need. Combined with an extensive machine shop, if in the unlikely possibility he does not have the part you need, he can usually make it for you, repair what you have or knows someone who can help. Every time I call or visit Dave, I add to my knowledge of wood boats. Northwood Boatworks is every bit a FIVE STAR company. You can't go wrong,"
August 14, 2017
Superior expertise and service"We interviewed restorers in several states regarding our Century Coronado. After our intial consultation with Northwood Boatworks, we were extremely impressed with Dave Moore's encyclopedic knowledge of all facets of boat restoration. He performed a complete, meticulous restoration of the Coronado. Although we had originally been thinking that a West System bottom would be best, Dave strongly recommended a traditional bottom, which was the option we chose and he was correct--the boat does not leak at all with his traditionally-built bottom. The entire restoration process was positive, with Dave keeping us informed of progress, and always happy to have us visit his shop to see the restoration in process and to review any issues that arose. With the non-original yet traditional bottom, and some other recommended modifications in hull ventilation, the boat is undoubtedly better than new. Since the complete restoration, Dave has provided launching and delaunching services as well as engine maintenance each season. It has been a great pleasure to work with Dave over the years. If you are considering any work on your antique or classic boat, please consult Dave--he is professional, extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and honest. I highly recommend his services without reservations!!! "
August 2, 2017
"Not only can Dave get me all the parts I need for my my Chrysler Royal M8 marine engine, he also shares his experience and deep knowledge of vintage crafts generously. Expect prompt replies, fast deliveries and detailed explanations. Good old fashioned service indeed. Recommended!"
August 20, 2016