Oct 23, 2016
Two men with very different backgrounds have come together to create a new yacht services company in Baddeck on the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes. Peter Patterson has had a long career in the boating business as boat builder, technician and yacht skipper with over 30,000 miles under both sail and power. Dr. David Moncton is a professor at MIT and has had extensive experience in project management. He also has had lifelong love affair with boats and the sea.
Bras d’Or Boatworks offer restoration, repair and servicing of both wood and fibreglass boats, sail and power. Peter tells us they are also developing a new aspect of the business by delivering boats to and from the lakes for the cruising season. Boats that are ideally suited to cruising the lakes may not be the best for making an offshore passage to get there. To say nothing of the time involved. Peter says there is sometimes a little sticker shock at the transportation cost until the customer considers all the expenses involved in getting their boat to the lakes. This way the owner’s vacation time is maximised and wear and tear on their boat is minimized.
3 Photos all courtesy of Bras d’Or Boatworks