Ken’s Korner

Ken Stolpmann Boat Builder

Ken’s Korner

Ken is a very rare combination of accomplished artist, craftsman, world-class boatbuilder and designer. To see his work in person is awe-inspiring and he brings tremendous talent and experience to whomever he’s working with.

Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Ken’s boat building and fabrication career spans more than 37 years and encompasses all form of high-end composite and wood construction, pattern making & casting, metal fabrication, machining and even wood and composite bicycle building.

Ken’s built and restored many boats and has won national awards including: Best In Class at Lake Tahoe, CA 2016, Bay Harbor, MI 2016 & 2017 and Hessel, MI 2016. Out of the blue he’ll get a call from clients the world-over to pack his tools and then they fly him to remote locations to oversee the repairs to their damaged yachts.

As we both share a common love of design, custom cars, boats and engines it became clear that working alongside Ken would be very rewarding. His well-rounded professional experience is a tremendous asset to anyone in this industry.