Wiggers Custom Yachts is a full service boat building and boat repair facility that is located at Port Darlington Harbour in Bowmanville Ontario. Founded by Andy Wiggers in 1976, Wiggers Custom Yachts has become one of the best recognized and longest running businesses of its kind in the province of Ontario. With close to 40 years experience building, storing and repairing boats, Wiggers Custom Yachts has acquired the expertise to provide its customers with highest quality of workmanship in the industry. Today Andy Wiggers continues to run Wiggers Custom Yachts at Port Darlington Harbour with help from his right hand Robert Hubers and a crew of very experienced employees.
ANDY WIGGERS, born in Groenlo, Holland in 1950, was the youngest of eleven children. His father, a master of the crafts, owned and managed a local furniture and wooden shoe factory. This is where he was first introduced to woodworking, a very special skill developed and refined with the teaching of a master. In 1960 the family moved to Canada and settled in the city of Oshawa. After his studies were finished, he sought employment at Whitby Boat Works and was a finish woodworker there. With a short diversion as a home builder in the early seventies, he returned to what he loved then and pursues to this day, ‘woodworking’, as a craftsman extraordinaire. From humble beginnings, providing a mobile service in woodworking repairs and replacements for boats of all sizes, he diligently followed his desired career of choice. As the business prospered, he built a shop, first in Oshawa and later moved the business to his present quarters in Bowmanville where many of his accomplishments have been born. Today, his expertise extends to manage a very talented team of long term employees in all the specialized fields that make a boat building and repair business viable. His list of specialized building is impressive. Notwithstanding partial builds and very drastic upgrades and changes to some very fine yachts, the following is a list of some of the vessels that he built from the start to finish.