Custom Wooden Ships' Wheels
SSBW has been designing and building traditional wooden wheels since 1977.
View our Ships' Wheel Brochure (pdf)
Each wheel is handcrafted using the finest tropical hardwoods and finished by hand with a high gloss varnish. The wheels are built around a highly polished bronze or chrome plated hub with decorative engraving. A truly custom boat deserves a one-of-a-kind shipswheel.
These exquisite wheels range from 6 to 10 spoke wheels and are fabricated using a variety of wood types including teak, holly, ebony and mahogany.
We made the wheel for the Catriona, a 57' Herreshoff Bounty design, pictured on the right.
Other unique projects include wheels for:
- an America's Cup contender
- luxury megayacht Cakewalk
- a Folk Art museum exhibit
- the late Robert Kennedy's wooden yawl Glide
- animated games at Disneyland Tokyo
- USS Bataan, Navy amphibious assault ship
Over the past 30 years we have created more than 500 traditional ships' wheels. View some of our projects below:
Lowell 38 Thorobred
Additional ships' wheels: