Sierra Boat maintains the finest staff of qualified marine technicians to handle every aspect of boat repair and restoration services. Because we are a year round operation, we are able to retain long term employees who have honed their skills to a high level. The majority of our staff has been with us over ten years.

    Sierra Boat has indoor boat storage facilities for over 450 boats. We have ample space for boats up to 22’ and limited space for larger boats. We always give priority storage to wooden boat owners.

    Before boats are put in to winter storage, they are fully prepared for layup. We usually start with an oil change followed by the addition of fuel stabilizer and the fogging of the engine. Fogging or pickling, puts a coating of oil over all of the combustion components which includes cylinders and valves. This ensures that during long term storage, surface rust does not erode engine components. The engine is then drained of all cooling water and is fully inventoried for contents stored in the boat.

    Once racked, the boat is then double checked to make sure it was properly drained. Finally we cover the boats and map their location.

    When the boat comes out of storage, we activate the engine and go through a check list to make sure critical components are functional such as bilge pumps and lights. We then give the boat a water test to make sure it is performing properly before we release it to the customer. If any problems are encountered, the customer is notified so repairs can be made. This process ensures that our clients receive a trouble free boat upon pickup.


      Sierra Boat specializes in the professional brokerage of Antique and Classic Wooden Boats. We have the largest inventory of wooden runabouts on the West Coast. Because of our 50+ years of experience with wooden boat restoration and repair, we understand the idiosyncrasies of representing and selling Antique and Classic Boats.

      We are also licensed with the California Department of Boating and Waterways for yacht brokerage and sales and are members of the California Yacht Brokers Association. This assures that be you a buyer or a seller, you will be treated in a professional and ethical manner.

      Many of the boats we sell have been with Sierra Boat for a long time and we have comprehensive knowledge of the boats as well as a history of past work performed on them. This gives us the ability to represent the boats accurately. Our boats have for the most part been professionally maintained and restored and we seek out listings for boats that have had only professional work done on them.

      Once a customer has focused on a particular boat to buy, a deposit is taken and we arrange for a sea trial. This is a very important part of how we do business because ultimately, the boat must perform to the buyer’s expectations. It also is an opportunity for us to sort out any problems with the boat.

      If desired, we can also arrange for a survey of the boat by an accredited marine surveyor. Herb Hall, President/ Broker.

            Unlike many restoration shops, Sierra Boat does all of its engine restoration in house. As a full service marina and boatyard, we have always had qualified staff to take care of the oldest engines to the newest. Our experience with engines runs from Liberty V-12s, Hall Scott, Packard, Sterling, Scripps and Kermath. Of course we also work on all of the Chris Craft engines including the A-120 V8 as well as Chrysler, Grey Marine and Interceptor.

            Have a modern engine? We do those too. We have factory trained mechanics for Mercruiser, Volvo and Bombardier products. We can re-power your wooden boat in a way that still looks stock from the outside including a single exhaust and correct instruments. We do this in a way that does not alter the boat and allows for the re-installation of the original engine if desired for show purposes.

            In addition, our machine shop can fabricate or fix just about anything. When you can’t buy new parts, you have to be able to fix old ones. We also have a huge supply of old parts to keep just about any engine running. If we do not have it, we go on the hunt or have it duplicated usually with great success.

              Sierra Boat is one of the oldest and largest Antique and Classic Boat restorers in the country. We were finding and restoring wood boats when they were being burnt in other places. In fact, Sierra boat which was established in 1952, has always worked on wooden boats because that’s what boats were made of in 1952. We have always had qualified staff to work on old woodies, so with over 50 years in business and over a century of combined staff knowledge, why would you take you boat anywhere else. As testament to our work, our boats have garnered more awards at the Lake Tahoe Concours, arguably the toughest in the county, than any other restorer.

              Our restoration philosophy is biased more toward preservation than restoration. It is our belief that once a boat has lost much of its original wood, it has also lost its soul. For this reason, we tend to preserve as much of the original boat and structure as possible. The exception is the bottom. Not only must a boat float, it must be safe. We utilize the latest technologies when reconstructing a bottom and take great care with is most important aspect of the boat. Most important, our bottoms are built to last with some of our earlier work being over 40 years old and still going strong.

              Of course the quality restoration of wooden boats includes the fine craftsmanship and finishes, but it is much more than that. In order to restore a boat properly; you must research the boat as to correctness of wood, finish, upholstery and mechanical details. Because our shop is able to provide all of the aspects of restoration under one roof, we can control the quality of the project from stat to finish. (See the section under Mechanical Restoration for our engine and mechanical services) Familiarity with a variety of boats also helps. We have nearly 300 wood boats stored here. Chris Craft, Gar Wood, Hackers, Century and the largest assemblage of Rivas in North America. These boats are a great guide in helping us to correct antique and classic boat restoration.

                    Sierra Boat maintains one of the largest inventories of parts and accessories on Lake Tahoe. Our parts department carries a comprehensive stock of parts for Mercruiser, Volvo, OMC and Bombardier products which include Evinrude and Johnson outboards. We also have parts for old vintage marine engines found in Antique and Classic Boats, such as Chris Craft, Chrysler, Grey Marine and Ford Interceptor.

                    We have an extensive inventory of old engine parts and can usually find just about anything you would need. We have Pertronix ignition systems to upgrade your old distributor, Lovett bilge pumps, and water pump parts for Sherwood and Jabsco.

                    We also carry many hardware items for old boats such as vents, deck cleats, rubber step pads and frames and lift eyes. In addition, we carry a large selection of underwater running gear such as struts, rudders, propellers and propeller shafts.

                    Our marine store carries a complete inventory of dock lines, fenders, life jackets and safety items from fires extinguishers, horns and flares. We have maintenance and re-finish items such as polishes and teak oils as well as Epifanes and Z-Spar paints and varnishes in addition to West System and Smith epoxy. We are also a distributor for Achilles Inflatables, Walker Bay Boats and American Trader Wood Canoes and Old Town. For the water sports enthusiasts, we carry wakeboards, tow toys and a selection to tow ropes. From new boats to old, our experienced staff has stocked just about anything you need for your boat.

                      Sierra Boat has indoor boat storage facilities for over 450 boats. We have ample space for boats up to 22’ and limited space for larger boats. We always give priority storage to wooden boat owners.

                      Before boats are put in to winter storage, they are fully prepared for layup. We usually start with an oil change followed by the addition of fuel stabilizer and the fogging of the engine. Fogging or pickling, puts a coating of oil over all of the combustion components which includes cylinders and valves. This ensures that during long term storage, surface rust does not erode engine components. The engine is then drained of all cooling water and is fully inventoried for contents stored in the boat.

                      Once racked, the boat is then double checked to make sure it was properly drained. Finally we cover the boats and map their location.

                      When the boat comes out of storage, we activate the engine and go through a check list to make sure critical components are functional such as bilge pumps and lights. We then give the boat a water test to make sure it is performing properly before we release it to the customer. If any problems are encountered, the customer is notified so repairs can be made. This process ensures that our clients receive a trouble free boat upon pickup.

                      Sierra Boat specializes in the professional brokerage of Antique and Classic Wooden Boats. We have the largest inventory of wooden runabouts on the West Coast. Because of our 50+ years of experience with wooden boat restoration and repair, we understand the idiosyncrasies of representing and selling Antique and Classic Boats.

                      We are also licensed with the California Department of Boating and Waterways for yacht brokerage and sales and are members of the California Yacht Brokers Association. This assures that be you a buyer or a seller, you will be treated in a professional and ethical manner.

                      Many of the boats we sell have been with Sierra Boat for a long time and we have comprehensive knowledge of the boats as well as a history of past work performed on them. This gives us the ability to represent the boats accurately. Our boats have for the most part been professionally maintained and restored and we seek out listings for boats that have had only professional work done on them.

                      Once a customer has focused on a particular boat to buy, a deposit is taken and we arrange for a sea trial. This is a very important part of how we do business because ultimately, the boat must perform to the buyer’s expectations. It also is an opportunity for us to sort out any problems with the boat.

                      If desired, we can also arrange for a survey of the boat by an accredited marine surveyor. Herb Hall, President/ Broker.

                      Unlike many restoration shops, Sierra Boat does all of its engine restoration in house. As a full service marina and boatyard, we have always had qualified staff to take care of the oldest engines to the newest. Our experience with engines runs from Liberty V-12s, Hall Scott, Packard, Sterling, Scripps and Kermath. Of course we also work on all of the Chris Craft engines including the A-120 V8 as well as Chrysler, Grey Marine and Interceptor.

                      Have a modern engine? We do those too. We have factory trained mechanics for Mercruiser, Volvo and Bombardier products. We can re-power your wooden boat in a way that still looks stock from the outside including a single exhaust and correct instruments. We do this in a way that does not alter the boat and allows for the re-installation of the original engine if desired for show purposes.

                      In addition, our machine shop can fabricate or fix just about anything. When you can’t buy new parts, you have to be able to fix old ones. We also have a huge supply of old parts to keep just about any engine running. If we do not have it, we go on the hunt or have it duplicated usually with great success.

                      Sierra Boat is one of the oldest and largest Antique and Classic Boat restorers in the country. We were finding and restoring wood boats when they were being burnt in other places. In fact, Sierra boat which was established in 1952, has always worked on wooden boats because that’s what boats were made of in 1952. We have always had qualified staff to work on old woodies, so with over 50 years in business and over a century of combined staff knowledge, why would you take you boat anywhere else. As testament to our work, our boats have garnered more awards at the Lake Tahoe Concours, arguably the toughest in the county, than any other restorer.

                      Our restoration philosophy is biased more toward preservation than restoration. It is our belief that once a boat has lost much of its original wood, it has also lost its soul. For this reason, we tend to preserve as much of the original boat and structure as possible. The exception is the bottom. Not only must a boat float, it must be safe. We utilize the latest technologies when reconstructing a bottom and take great care with is most important aspect of the boat. Most important, our bottoms are built to last with some of our earlier work being over 40 years old and still going strong.

                      Of course the quality restoration of wooden boats includes the fine craftsmanship and finishes, but it is much more than that. In order to restore a boat properly; you must research the boat as to correctness of wood, finish, upholstery and mechanical details. Because our shop is able to provide all of the aspects of restoration under one roof, we can control the quality of the project from stat to finish. (See the section under Mechanical Restoration for our engine and mechanical services) Familiarity with a variety of boats also helps. We have nearly 300 wood boats stored here. Chris Craft, Gar Wood, Hackers, Century and the largest assemblage of Rivas in North America. These boats are a great guide in helping us to correct antique and classic boat restoration.

                      Sierra Boat maintains one of the largest inventories of parts and accessories on Lake Tahoe. Our parts department carries a comprehensive stock of parts for Mercruiser, Volvo, OMC and Bombardier products which include Evinrude and Johnson outboards. We also have parts for old vintage marine engines found in Antique and Classic Boats, such as Chris Craft, Chrysler, Grey Marine and Ford Interceptor.

                      We have an extensive inventory of old engine parts and can usually find just about anything you would need. We have Pertronix ignition systems to upgrade your old distributor, Lovett bilge pumps, and water pump parts for Sherwood and Jabsco.

                      We also carry many hardware items for old boats such as vents, deck cleats, rubber step pads and frames and lift eyes. In addition, we carry a large selection of underwater running gear such as struts, rudders, propellers and propeller shafts.

                      Our marine store carries a complete inventory of dock lines, fenders, life jackets and safety items from fires extinguishers, horns and flares. We have maintenance and re-finish items such as polishes and teak oils as well as Epifanes and Z-Spar paints and varnishes in addition to West System and Smith epoxy. We are also a distributor for Achilles Inflatables, Walker Bay Boats and American Trader Wood Canoes and Old Town. For the water sports enthusiasts, we carry wakeboards, tow toys and a selection to tow ropes. From new boats to old, our experienced staff has stocked just about anything you need for your boat.

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