Howard Classic Boats

The success of our business is a credit to the crew. The crew love classic boats. Because of their attitude, many years of experience and skill, they turn out work owners are happy with, and our customers refer others to us.

At Howard Classic Boats we restore and work on as many Cruisers as we do Runabouts and Utilities. In addition to restoring wood boats of several makes from 14’ to 45’, we have restored Steel and Aluminum Chris Craft Roamers from 31’ to 42’.

Our customers live near and far so we communicate frequently with email and digital picture progress reports.

We have a strong commitment to the Heartland Classics Chapter of ACBS and we fully participate in its activities and events. We host the Heartland Annual Classic Boat Workshop.

Our number one commitment is to preserve and advance the enjoyment of Antique and Classic Boats. Let us know if we can be of assistance to you.

Winterization and other needed services in the Grand Lake Area.


1947 Chris Craft 36’
Double Stateroom Forward Enclosed Cruiser Restoration Project.

In progress photos.

Featured in WoodenBoat magazine (Oct. 2016).

Click image to enlarge.


How We Started

In 1997 I decided to pursue the restoration of my personal classic boats. I purchased land with a small building and the adventure began.

Initially, I was going to do a solo act, but as soon as I set up, people started dropping in asking for information and asking would I work on their classic boat?

About the same time, craftsmen were asking about working on wood boats. I was like a kid in a candy store, but with no store to put the candy in, so I started building shop buildings and dock facilities.

We now serve customers in many states.

S. Brent Howard