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Bob Fuller, Master Craftsman  +  Halifax, Massachusetts  +  781-248-6446

Custom Wooden Ships' Wheels

Ships wheel for Catriona Herreshoff Bounty

SSBW has been designing and building traditional wooden wheels since 1977.

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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:

Over the past 30 years we have created more than 500 traditional ships' wheels. View some of our projects below:

Ships wheel for luxury motoryacht Cakewalk

Ships wheel for National Heritage Museum folk art exhibit
National Heritage
Ships wheel for Tarry Knot
Tarry Knot
Ships wheel for Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bataan

Ships wheel for lobster yacht Lowell 38 Thorobred
Lowell 38 Thorobred

Additional ships' wheels:

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26" outside diameter teak wheel. Built by Bob's grandfather Charles Fuller around 1970.
ship wheel ship wheel for Herreshoff ships wheel drawing for Herreshoff ships wheel for Senator Robert Kennedy's boat Glide ships wheel for Young Brothers 38 Young Brothers 38 ships wheel for Sandpiper III, Jamie Lowell design custom wooden ships wheel under construction Bob Fuller gives seminar on building wooden ships wheels
26" outside diameter teak wheel. Built by Bob's grandfather Charles Fuller around 1970.
36" outside diameter wheel for "CATRIONA", a 57' Herreshoff Bounty design. Teak with holly and ebony accents, bronze hub.
Drawing for Catriona wheel
32" diameter mahogany wheel with rim. Built for the late Senator Robert Kennedy's yacht "Glide", now owned by son Max Kennedy.
22" outside diameter wheel for a 38' Young Brothers lobsteryacht. Teak with ebony & holly diamond accents, chrome-plated bronze hub.
Young Brothers 38
Wheel for the Gurnet Point 25 Sandpiper III
Wheel under construction
Bob Fuller gives a seminar on building wooden ships' wheels at The Boat School - Husson in Eastport, Maine, December 2010