HCB Shop

To better serve our customers we built a new 10,000 square foot shop on 10 acres near our docks. The floor heating system works great as it maintained 57 degrees during global warming – 14 degree temperature.

Outside air compressor and dust collection rooms keeps the noise and dust outside of the building. The machine tools are laid out under the loft in a manner to process 16’ planks from tool to tool, The 1,000’ loft is arranged to maintain wood inventory and a large inventory of antique and classic boat parts. One of the walls is covered with 375 lineal feet of shelving to store items from boats while they are being worked on. 2,000 square feet of space is walled off to separate boat storage and supplies used on a regular basis. No windows, but the white epoxy floor and new technology lighting keeps the shop brighter than daylight.

If you would like to tour the shop please contact me. If arriving by water please give us an advance heads up, 918-693-1855.

Finishing – Environmental Control

Hot or Cold Temperatures, Humidity, and Dust are big time adversaries of a nice finish. To manage these conditions we installed 25 tons of Air Conditioning in the main shop and 5 tons in the Finish booth shop. All the floors are heated, but the fan in the Finish Booth empties all of the heated air in two minutes. To make up for heat loss we installed two 125,000 btu furnaces to add back clean warm air. Hospital return air fillers eliminate dust in the AC air flow. Nice finish in fewer calendar days….

Recent Shop Additions
Rather than building out the new Howard Classic Boats East Wing Office from a furniture store, we are building it ourselves as we go. Much more to go. Finished Walnut slab entry table today. If you are interested in seeing you are invited to come see for your self.

Finish Booth

Our new Varnish and Paint finish booth will accommodate Runabouts and small Day Cruisers to 27’.


Upholstery from one item to a total boat. Let us know what you are interested in.

Re-Power, New Power, Rebuild

Owner built 20’ runabout. We are installing new 5.7 MPI 330hp, shaft, rudder, all mechanical, wiring, electronics, and upholstery.

Covered Cruiser Work Area

In work.

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