Treat your dad to something exquisite this Father’s Day and take him to the San Diego Wooden Boat Festival this coming June 17th – June 18th. Tauted as the premier annual event for Southern California wooden boat enthusiasts, your dad can have the opportunity to view the most beautifully wooden crafts up close.
The weekend festivities include many wooden boats on display, live music, a galley generously run by members of the Koehler Family along with a few dedicated volunteers, a variety of booths, activities for children and a raffle with a large assortment of valuable items donated from local businesses. The popularity of the event has lead Koehler Kraft to use the proceeds to benefit local charities.
The event is sponsored by Koehler Kraft Boatyard and is held at the Koehler Kraft Facility and adjoining marina. It began in 1990 as a tribute to Clarence Koehler Sr. who passed away in 1986. Clarence Koehler Sr. founded Koehler Kraft (formerly Mercury Marine) in 1938 as a builder of a popular line of mahogany sport fishing boats and racing runabouts. He moved the operation to its current Shelter Island location in 1952.
For more information about the event, visit this page: http://www.kpbs.org/events/2017/jun/17/27th-annual-wooden-boat-festival/?et=76230