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Ancora Yacht

Builder's Plans

Jim Ritter

107 Hathorne Point Rd., Cushing, ME 04563


Jim Ritter is the owner and founder of Ancora Yacht Service, which he started in 1987. When he made his first canoe in 1976, he discovered his love for boats and woodworking and pursued his interest through repairing, building and drafting a variety of vessels.
Since then he has become a shipwright and a refined woodworker, working in boats of all kinds and sizes. Ancora Yacht Service offers plans for canoes and guideboats, and a unique chain-adjusted parallel leg vise for woodworking benches. Ancora Yacht Service also operates a small craft storage facility in East Hampton, NY, and services boats all over the East End of Long Island. Ancora Yacht Service is not confined to this geographic area, and any difficult wood project will be considered.

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