The National Fisherman 177

national-fisherman-articleSpiller is a young boat builder with some old-fashioned ideas. One of these ideas is that you are successful in the boat building business by working hard; the other idea is that wood boats make the best boats.

Spiller has been studying marine design where he applies has begun to apply his skills at his boatyard at Dodge Cove, across the harbor from Prince Rupert. The Wall family had run it since the 1920’s and during those years it turned out almost a thousand boats, most of them salmon gill-netters and trollers.

When we stopped by Spiller was finishing a project that almost tripled the value of the customers boat.