Brion Rieff

Boatbuilder & Designer, Brion Rieff Boatbuilders

Brion Rieff Brion Rieff has had a passion for sailing and building boats since he was a youngster growing up on Long Island Sound. He has worked in many boatyards, including institutions such as Derecktor and Minneford Shipyard, where he learned all aspects of boatbuilding. In the mid-1990's, after leaving Brooklin Boat Yard, he started is own shop, which is also located in Brooklin, Maine. Brion is comfortable and proficient in all areas of boatbuilding, whether traditional or cold-molded construction. He has restored classics and has designed his own custom yachts, working closely with clients to give birth to their dreams. Brion excels at taking the feel and look of a traditional boat and bringing it to a more modern level, all the while incorporating the knowledge he has acquired through his wide-ranging experience.

Videos

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A Sail Aboard An Alerion 26 – KITTIWAKE: Of all of Nathanael Herreshoff's great designs, perhaps his beloved ALERION proved to be the most seminal,  spawning mo...
Building Interiors Upside Down: Building hulls upside down happens these days more often than rightside up, but keeping them that way while building the...

 

Guide Posts

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Good Reads: Recommendations by Brion Rieff: OffCenterHarbor.com asked our guides to share their favorite books that should be in every boater’s library… NOTE: ...
The Influence of My Father: I'll have to go back to my beginnings and say my father indirectly influenced me the most. He is the one who introduced...
The “Radical” Skeg: Eric Blake and Steve Stone stopped by Friday afternoon to check out a 30' oak keel we're getting ready to install. I'll...
The Three Boats I Lust After (and Why): Probably the hardest thing to do is to pick only three of my favorite boats, so to make it easier, I’ve omitted the bo...