Reuban Smith’s Tumblehome Boatshop.

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Tumblehome, or just HOME?

Reuban Smith opened up his doors to his own business about 10 years ago, and it’s been full throttle since then. Reuban is very well known and loved up in the Lake George area. And the boatshop is way over the top cool. Its a combination of a wonderful clean workshop, and ascetically perfect

“Stella Blue” is a new build, a fully custom 24-foot speedboat that we completed and launched in 2015 CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON HER

On top of restoring and preserving some very historic boats, Reuban also builds new ones including his own brand.

Love the graphic design.

Tumblehome Boatshop Is a classic boat milieu in which you can bask in all that is wonderful about our culture. Okay, okay, that was a rather thick sentence. Sorry. I need a rest after that one. So here are some photos of the shop.. FEEL THE AAAAMBIENCE.

I hope this was taken during an open house, cause the flowers are a tad much everyday. Or not. Kinda nice.

Love this photo, and love what I think is a special varnish room set up.

The humble Reuben.

Artist, craftsman, this is what it’s all about. 

LOVE the grey ceiling with exposed wood. The gallery lighting is a perfect touch.

From their facebook page. A MUST LIKE. They take wonderful images.

This photo on the surface seems like a cool shot of some frames. But a deeper artistic critique see’s a more profound image. Are you ready? Here goes. “We are all framed differently, each one of us, weather inside or out work in harmony to create a moving sculpture of passion and life.” YA, I may have gone a little too far. Sorry. I just love this photo.

Artists. Just pure artists. Way to go Reuben. The force is strong with you and your wonderful team.



15 replies
  1. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Reuben what an amazing shop and BEAUTIFUL boats!

    Matt: Again I want to compliment you on this series. It is such a positive look at our hobby/lifestyle/addiction in comparison to whining about needing younger people to get involved. They are out there, we just need to get to know them!

  2. Greg Lewandowski
    Greg Lewandowski says:

    That is one very large boat shop. I think it even beats Jimmy’s barn. Congrats to Reuban on a successful business that supports what we all love!

  3. Steve in the woods
    Steve in the woods says:

    Best series ever! But, please do not limit your articles to the NE or NW. There are some very talented artists, some not so young, in the middle of our land.

  4. Troy in ANE
    Troy in ANE says:

    Reuben Smith, Matt Smith, Chris Smith.
    Are you guys all related?

    Reuben: On another note, I LOVE the sandwich that was named after you. Especially when it involved Haddock.

  5. matt
    matt says:

    Yes Instagram is where they all market. I am still searching foe west coaters, Fitzke is in Minn, I have also reached out to companies that have Young guns that work at the shops. This series is gonna still go strong.

    • Ned Protexter
      Ned Protexter says:

      Would you want an update on an amateur restoration done by a “young gun” of my 1963 Coronado?

  6. Mark in Ohio (home from da U P)
    Mark in Ohio (home from da U P) says:

    Have been VERY busy over the past week. Have not had time to read WB, let alone comment. This morning I took the time to read all the young guns series. How cool! Great articles on talented people with good pictures. It is good to see young talented people working hard to preserve boating history, Keep up the good work. Thanks Matt.

  7. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    oh lordie! Seeing this Eric Zelman is going to be tempted to upsize his shop so as to keep fiberglassics on an even keel with this over the top place…..fight the urge…do the U22….

    John in Va.

  8. Cynde
    Cynde says:

    Matt, thanks for the plug! …Where should we send the money? And yes, the flowers were for a Shop Talk, but hey. What goes better with boats than flowers (and maybe cocktails).
    Hoping to start up our public events again soon, and our exhibit space is always open … so stop by next time you’re in the Adirondacks or near Lake Champlain.

  9. Jeffrey Martinson
    Jeffrey Martinson says:

    What beautiful boats and a gorgeous shop (flowers or not!)

    It certainly is fascinating how shops can be immaculate, well-thought out clean rooms or cluttered messes of tools and parts, and yet both can produce such stunning works of artistic and engineering perfection!

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