Wooden Boats

Wood is certainly the oldest and most traditional boatbuilding material. Quality woods are (still) widely available, though the price may be often steep.

For its weight, wood is immensely strong. When properly prepared and protected (painted), it may last for a long time. And, wooden elements of a boat can be replaced as required, so the boat can be forever. It generaly floats (some hardwoods are actually heavier than water and sink), and it is a good heat insulator, while warm and pleasant to touch. When clear-varnished to show its grains, it can be very beautiful.

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