The Making of a Streblow

Video by At the Lake Magazine

From the moment we meet in our design room, we want your experience to be unmatched.
That's the Streblow way!
Choosing your Streblow's style, color and size is just the start. When you decide to embark on the exciting journey of building your own classic wooden boat, you're guaranteed to have everything you want for your lake life dreams for years to come.

Made to Order 

by Classic Boating Magazine

Explains the process taken to build a Streblow custom wooden boat from start to finish. 

Model Options

V-Drive or Straight Drive


The engine is located at the stern (back of the boat) and the gas tank is beneath the front seats

This model is very spacious and allows for easy communication for guests. An attachable table in the center is great for card games, food, drinks & more!

Straight Drive

The engine is in the middle and the gas tank is in the stern (back of the boat)

The engine hatch cover of this model is the best seat in the house for sun tanning! Depending on your choice of design, this can be smaller or larger, giving more room for guests in the back. You also have the choice of creating a walk-way to the captain's seat up front. 

Size Specifications




23' V-Drive Streblow Walk Through

28' V-Drive Streblow Walk Through

A Special Dream is Born

John and Linda's Experience Building Streblow "Summer Wind" 

Build began in October 1991 and Launched on May 1992

Just the start...

Let's begin!

The framing jig

Framing begins

Founder Larry Streblow checking for accuracy...

The keel is set

Beginnings of the transom 

Randy Streblow and Steve Horton working on the chine and sides

Randy working on the sides of the hull

Randy and Steve preparing for the bottom installation

Inner bottom completed. Randy sanding excess hole plugs

Well over a 1,000 screws installed and plugged

Outer bottom installed and painted

Hull flipped over getting ready for decking and interior work

Linda checking out the progress!

The beginning of the bow decking

Randy working to complete the decking

Linda keeping an eye on Randy!

Linda and Randy

All screw plugs sanded to perfection... of course!

Interior floor and sides installation

Dash board cut to size

White paint on sides completed

Randy and Kathy Streblow staining away

Staining complete, ready for a clear finish

Interior wood painted

Randy painting the black stripe

Marine Power 454 Engine installation

Windshield installation

Larry Streblow installing the accessory switch panel

Randy Streblow installing gauges in the dash board

Interior almost completed...

Beautiful white upholstery 

90% Completion!!

The Magic Day! Launch May 1992

Larry Streblow giving John a quick driving lesson...
just kidding!!

The Maiden Voyage!

"Summer Wind" in all her splendor