Partners Ted Moores and Joan Barrett help people build their own canoes, kayaks and small boats through classes, plans, books, materials and advice. The company specializes in building flat water racing canoes used by canoe clubs across Canada.
Ted Moores and Joan Barrett, owners of Bear Mountain Boats have over 40 years’ experience building wooden boats that combine classic lines with the most advanced marine technologies. Their workshop produces C4 and C15 sprint racing canoes, prototypes for production designs, elegant one-off custom boats, as well as repairs and restorations of historically significant craft.
The small company provides support to casual builders of canoes, kayaks and small boats. The lessons learned in the workshop are passed on to first time builders in the form of how-to books, classes, hard-to-find building materials, and advice. We measure our success in the thousands of Bear Mountain craft that emerge from home workshops around the world each year.