At Tumblehome Boatshop, we believe the best experiences in boat restoration and new construction are shared experiences. That’s why we encourage owners to visit the shop and engage with their boat project along with us. We’ve set up our facilities to accommodate this.


Tumblehome Boatshop is a 6,000 square foot wooden boat facility, with lobby, restrooms, and office space on the first floor which look out onto the boatshop through fire-resistant and sound-deadening picture windows.

  • Upstairs is a conference room with comfortable accommodations for our clients and their families to look out onto the shop floor and watch progress on their boats.
  • The boatshop itself has individual workbenches for our craftsmen, as well as an enviable 45-ft workbench, a “dirty shop” area with power tools, cranes with which to move and flip boats of sizes up to 40 feet.
  • An innovative expandable finishing booth helps ensure a dust-free area for varnishing and painting.

Built in the 1950s by a local family, the concrete block building has been home to many industries over the years, including  a barn to house farm equipment, a sign-painting shop, a town barn, and most recently, a repair facility for heavy equipment. After purchasing the building in 2012, Reuben Smith and a talented team of builders and designers got to work engaging in a renovation process. Tumblehome Boatshop received an award from Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) in 2015 for restoration and preservation of the building, as well as beautification awards from the Warrensburg Beautification Committee and the Adirondack Mountain Garden Club.

Located directly across from the Hudson River, Tumblehome facilities feature gardens that are a welcoming home for butterflies and other species. While inside, our facilities feature the scents of freshly planed cedar and mahogany (among other wood species), and of varnish and linseed oil.