When choosing a boat many people look only
at the end result and make a decision based
on its colour, details, and promised performance.
Choosing a boat involves much more than this.
A boat that is used for a simple, quiet afternoon
of sailing or paddling is often made largely
of petro-chemicals produced by large industries.
Its manufacturers work in disposable coveralls
and wear protective gear to alleviate the
toxic effects of their work environment.
Many of the small, independent companies
that originated the designs have been bought
by larger companies and the workers have
been laid off or moved to larger centres.
At Bryan Boatbuilding we believe in small independent businesses using locally
produced materials as much as possible. We harvest and saw a large part of our
cedar near our home in southwestern New Brunswick. Our oak is bought from a family
mills in southern New England. We use a minimum of power tools in order to create a quiet
and clean working environment. A band saw and thickness planer, powered by a small diesel, do the initial shaping of rough lumber.
Thereafter, parts are shaped by solar and wind powered tools, human powered machinery,
and traditional hand tools.
We feel that all of our potential customers are hoping, with the purchase of
a new boat, to enjoy a quiet alternative to the hectic schedule of their daily
lives. With the selection of a Bryan boat you show that you support small business
dedicated to quality and that you have an understanding of quality and an environmental
awareness that goes beyond your recreational hours.