Three things to look for in winter storage

posted on Jan 16

With temperatures dropping and snow falling, it’s no wonder that some North Idaho residents are already thinking about spring. You might be picturing the sunny weather and conquering Lake Coeur d’Alene in your favorite boat. But to do that, you need t…click for more...

The Restoration Project: Part 4 — A rotted frame

posted on Jan 16

The staff at the Resort Boat Shop wanted to show our customers what a complete restoration project looks like from start to finish, so during the coming months, we’ll chronicle the restoration of a 1946 Chris-Craft Sedan Cruiser. In the blog posts, we…click for more...

The Restoration Project: Part 3 — Getting started

posted on Nov 30

The staff at the Resort Boat Shop wanted to show our customers what a complete restoration project looks like from start to finish, so during the coming months, we’ll chronicle the restoration of a 1946 Chris-Craft Sedan Cruiser. In the blog posts, we…click for more...

Why winter: Reasons the off-season is the best time for maintenance

posted on Nov 30

As November draws to a close, you may be thinking more about hitting the ski slopes and doing your holiday shopping than getting out on the water. In North Idaho, winter is typically a time to avoid the cold weather. However, there is one big thing you sh…click for more...

The Restoration Project: Part 2 – What we’re going to do

posted on Nov 17

The staff at the Resort Boat Shop wanted to show our customers what a complete restoration project looks like from start to finish, so during the coming months, we’ll chronicle the restoration of a 1946 Chris-Craft Sedan Cruiser. In the blog posts, we…click for more...

The Restoration Project: Part 1 – How the project came to be

posted on Nov 17

The staff at the Resort Boat Shop wanted to show our customers what a complete restoration project looks like from start to finish, so during the coming months, we’ll chronicle the restoration of a 1946 Chris-Craft Sedan Cruiser. In the blog posts, we…click for more...

Century Coronado an instant classic for boaters

posted on Sep 15

For boaters looking for a classic wood boat capable of high performance, the Century Coronado is the boat for you. With a sleek exterior and modern engine, the Coronado was a dramatic new approach to the runabout boat design. The Resort Boat Shop regul…click for more...

Century Resorter follows history of ‘passion for perfection’

posted on Sep 15

As the team at Century says, they’ve got a passion for perfection. That’s easy to see with boats like the Century Resorter. The Resort Boat Shop regularly facilitates sales between customers who are looking to either buy or sell quality classics. Rig…click for more...

The Century Resorter is defined by versatility

posted on Aug 30

Century Resorter boats have always been known for their versatility. From fishing to cruising, the Resorter is ideal for any way boaters could enjoy the water. Performance and style have defined this vintage vessel during generations of solid operation. …click for more...

Century Boat Shop makes instant classics, like the Sabre

posted on Jul 20

Century is known for its bold lines, beautiful style and innovative technologies, and that didn’t stop with the Century Sabre. For those looking for pre-owned boats for sale in Coeur d’Alene can look no further than the classic 1964 Century Sabre. …click for more...

Step back in time with the luxurious Century Coronado

posted on Jul 06

Finding the right quality pre-owned wood boats can be tough. Not only should you consider what vessel is the best fit for your family, but you also need to ensure you’re getting the best deal and a well-kept boat. That’s why those buying a boat in Coe…click for more...

3 reasons to change the fuel water separators in your boat

posted on Jun 06

Many people know the benefits of changing filters and fluids each year — better performance and a longer lifetime for your boat. But many boat owners overlook the crucial fuel water separators. Here’s why they should be changed every year: It …click for more...

3 easy ways to extend your battery life

posted on May 23

Many people wonder what the easiest way is to extend the life of a battery for a boat. Simple battery maintenance can extend battery life and save money on replacement batteries. Here are three easy ways to extend the life of your battery: Store yo…click for more...

Prepare for Summer with Annual Spring Maintenance

posted on May 12

This spring is the time to have annual maintenance done when you commission your boat for summer. Here are the top four things North Idaho, Washington and Montana boaters should have done when they take their boat to a professional for annual maintenance:…click for more...

Three reasons to update your gelcoat finish as part of annual maintenance

posted on Apr 26

Because the weather in North Idaho has been gradually getting nicer lately, the team at the Resort Boat Shop has already started commissioning boats for summer. Boaters in the northwest are getting their boats ready so when the first nice day comes around…click for more...

Caring for your boat’s exterior

posted on Mar 18

We’ve talked a lot about how to keep your boat’s engine running smooth, but what about keeping the exterior looking great? Spring is the perfect time for yearly touch-ups, or the time to redo any fading paint, gelcoats or varnishes that will keep your…click for more...

Three Reasons to Commission Your Boat for Summer

posted on Mar 07

Regardless of snowy mountains and cold temperatures, the crew at the Resort Boat Shop in Coeur d’Alene is always getting ready and excited for warm weather and boating season. Summer will be here quicker than you think, and with it, time to get back out…click for more...

Why should you complete restoration work this winter?

posted on Feb 16

While you’re getting your routine boat maintenance done this winter (LINK to other blog), think about restoration services through the Resort Boat Shop. Our team knows how important it is to take care of your boat, both inside and out. Our team of certi…click for more...

Three reasons to have boat maintenance done in the winter

posted on Feb 04

It seems that north Idaho is in the dead of winter right now. You’re probably thinking about skiing, building a snowman and wishing for warmer climates. Your boat might be the furthest thing from your mind, but at the Resort Boat Shop, we think now is t…click for more...

Why you should store your boat in a professional facility

posted on Jan 26

When choosing a place to store your boat for the winter, not just any empty space will do. Being stored in the wrong area can damage boats — especially those made from wood. The best option to ensure the longevity and functionally of your boat is to ens…click for more...

Top three tips to prepare your boat for winter storage

posted on Jan 12

The days are at their shortest and boats have officially been pulled out of the lake — it’s winter in North Idaho. But that doesn’t mean that your duties as a boat owner are done. Some of the most important duties for boat owners come before you f…click for more...

Three things to do when storing your boat for winter

posted on Dec 07

Winterizing your boat is one of the most important things you can do to maintain a quality vessel that will keep running for years to come. Each year, after finishing your last cruise of the fall on Lake Coeur d’Alene, begin thinking about where you’d…click for more...

Now is the best time to complete boat service and maintenance

posted on Dec 07

While many people in the northwest are beginning to gear up for the winter holidays, snow and cold months, there’s still a few summer details to wrap up. Before you store your boat for the winter, think — does your boat need fall maintenance? Chances…click for more...

Why refinish the wood on your wood boat

posted on Sep 28

At the end of the boating season, it’s tempting to just pull your boat out of the water and ready it for storage without much thought. In the northwest, there are many things to do in the fall and wintertime, so we can sometimes be in a hurry to move o…click for more...

Three things to do to begin preparing your boat for winter

posted on Sep 21

Sadly, once the Labor Day weekend passes, Mother Nature seems to know that summer is officially over for us boaters in the northwest. Days start getting a little colder and shorter. Getting out on Coeur d’Alene Lake gets harder. It’s a sad time of yea…click for more...

How our process works

posted on Jul 28

Our process begins with a conversation with the owner-to-be so we can be on the same page about your vision. What is it that you’d like to create? What are you looking for in a custom built wood boat — speed, style, comfort, space, or a little bit of …click for more...

Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show is an annual hit

posted on Jul 21

The annual Antique and Classic Boat Show held at Payette Lake is a time for wooden boat owners to spruce up their vessel and let it shine! The Resort Boat Shop is excited to participate with the Payette Lakes Chapter of the show, which always proves to b…click for more...

Keep up routine boat maintenance even during the summer months

posted on Jun 30

In several of the Resort Boat Shop’s past blogs we’ve discussed the importance of proper winterization (LINK to winterization blog) and commissioning your boat for summer (LINK to commission for summer blog). Both of these steps are crucial to ensure …click for more...

Tips for driving with a boat trailer

posted on Jun 26

For first time trailer drivers or those who haven’t been towing anything for a while, it can be a learning curve to remember the subtleties of towing something behind your vehicle. When you’re driving to any one of north Idaho’s beautiful lakes this…click for more...

Changing fuel water separators is a must each spring!

posted on May 20

Like other filters and fluids, the fuel water separators in your boat should be changes out each spring. Not only could it be full of gunk from last season, but could have collected more dust if not properly stored over the winter months. Bad fuel can b…click for more...

Three tips to keep your battery running smooth

posted on May 13

Just like a good night’s sleep makes you perform better, a well-cared-for battery will make your boat run smoothly. Caring for a boat battery is simple, but takes regular upkeep and maintenance to ensure everything is working as it should. Here are som…click for more...

Take care of your boat’s exterior and finish

posted on May 05

Everyone here at the Resort Boat Shop is itching for summer. Between the mild northwest winter this past year and the beautiful sunshine we’ve had lately, we’re all ready to get out on the water. Are you the same way? Are you just waiting for that per…click for more...

Now is the time to change fluids in your boat before summer starts

posted on Apr 29

Before you set sail for the first time this spring, let the staff at the Resort Boat Shop help you perform the proper annual services that will keep your boat running smooth for years to come. When you commission your boat for summer, you want to take ca…click for more...

Quick tips for annual spring maintenance

posted on Mar 25

Boats and watercrafts can last a long time, but they do require a certain amount of maintenance and attention. While many people understand why we winterize our boats, less people see the importance of properly commissioning their boats for summer, and pe…click for more...

Gelocoat finish protection is key to a beautiful exterior

posted on Mar 11

Between the mild winter and the beautiful sunshine we’ve had lately, the crew here at the Resort Boat Shop is already starting to think about summer, and we’re excited! We’re already getting busy, commissioning boats for summer, and we know there ar…click for more...

Exterior boat care and maintenance

posted on Feb 27

In addition to maintaining your boat’s engine, the exterior also needs attention. Spring is the perfect time for yearly touch-ups that will keep your boat looking clean and sleek. The exteriors of boats need to be buffed and waxed every year, and wit…click for more...

Why it is important to correctly commission your boat for summer

posted on Feb 24

With the beautiful, warm weather the northwest has experienced lately, you may already be thinking about when you’ll be able to get your boat back on the water. Even though it’s only February, spring will be here before you know it! When the time come…click for more...

Now’s the time for boat maintenance

posted on Jan 20

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back to thinking about some different areas of life, one of those being your boat. It may seem like spring is still a long way off, but your first time out on the water this year could be less than thre…click for more...

Offering the most complete restoration services!

posted on Jan 20

The team at Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats knows how important it is to take care of your boat, inside and out. Like a car, boats do require a fair amount of upkeep and restoration to make sure they continue to sail smoothly. Our team of certified t…click for more...

Trust Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats With All Your Needs

posted on Nov 18

Thanks to years of experience, and a passion for wood boats, Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats have been turning heads and making a statement for many years. We are one of the top custom builders and restoration shop in the area, a spot that we have worke…click for more...

What sets us apart?

posted on Oct 13

The Resort Boat Shop is your one-stop shop for everything you need related to your boating experience. Our staff is a highly trained team and on-site facility that makes everything run as smoothly as your sailing. Each member of our team has been highly …click for more...

Wood boat care is important for smooth seas

posted on Sep 10

We understand that caring for a wood boat can be a challenge. First-time owners can be flummoxed by what needs to be done, and when. Not all areas are self explanatory, and some boats don’t come with specific instructions. Sometimes, care is intuition a…click for more...

One-stop shop for wood boat restoration services The Resort Boat Shop does it all.

posted on Aug 19

While other restoration companies may have to subcontract mechanical repairs, or take the boat elsewhere to run them, the Resort Boat Shop has everything necessary to run your job from start to finish. Our goal is to guarantee the quality of our work to a…click for more...