We are Martien Buist and Freddie Veltens. We both live in
the Netherlands.
We are colleagues at Schuitema Furniture. This is a company that
produces high-quality furniture. You can visit their homepage
www.schuitema-furniture.com to find out more about
the products we make.

It was somewhere in the summer of 2000 that we found out
that we were sharing the same dream of building a mahogony runaboat.
This was the reason that we decided to start this project together.

The first step was gathering as much information as possible.
The best source for us was the world wide web. This is where we
bought some books and also found the site of Glen-L
We bought a set of drawings of the Riviera. This is a 21foot classic
runaboat. It is a replica of a 1950 Chris Craft.

We used these drawings as a starting point for a new set of
drawings in Autocad. After we finished the original drawings,
we made several changes.
The most important changes are:

  • Total height increased with 85mm (to have enough space for
    a reasonable motor)
  • One cabin instead of two
  • 10 frames instead of 9 (including the transom).

We hope that you will enjoy this site and that you leave a message in our guestbook.

Freddie & Martien