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Custom Made Adirondack Guideboats

Meet the Crew of Adirondack Guideboat

Ian & Justin Martin

As the current owners of Adirondack Guideboat, brothers Justin and Ian Martin have over 40 years of combined experience building boats. Before buying the company in 2012, the Martin brothers worked for Adirondack Guideboat company founder, Steve Kaulback, and president, David Rosen and Mad River Canoe. While they remain committed to the tradition of building wooden guideboats, Justin and Ian also use contemporary materials and tooling to create composite guideboats. They are both native Vermonters and continue to raise their families in Vermont today.

Erin Martin

Erin is the Adirondack Guideboat office manager, helping keep the administrative tasks of the company organized and running smoothly. She has known Justin and Ian since high school and married Justin in 2008. They have two wonderful children, Sadie and Maddox.

Dan Bushy

Dan has been working with Justin and Ian since he was 16 years old. Skilled in every aspect of building wooden and composite guideboats, Dan is an invaluable member of the company. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, he is also a licensed bander and collects wildlife data for the State of Vermont. That catfish in the photo is no fluke! Married to Brittany Bushey, they have two beautiful daughters, Lana and Skylar.

Steve Kaulback

Steve is the original founder of Adirondack Guideboat and co-owned the company from 1996-2012. Although he is retired, Steve continues to support the company building sailing rigs and attending boat shows and related events throughout the country. The first guideboat that Steve ever rowed was built by Warren Cole, whose boat shop was open from 1892-1909 in Long Lake, NY. One pull on the oars on a windy day was all that it took for Steve to discover he was going to spend his life building guideboats.

Bob Kinderman

Bob is our most recent addition to the Adirondack Guideboat staff. Located in Northwestern Wisconsin (Trego), Bob is our Midwest representative. Bob has a model of each our guideboats, will arrange for demonstration rows and help you select the right model to fit your needs. There is also a selection of guideboats and accessories for sale in Trego to get you on the water as soon as possible. “I look forward to meeting everyone anxious to row their first Adirondack guideboat and to helping you hook up with the boat of your dreams.” A lifelong rowboat enthusiast, he started his rowing at age five on Lake Winnebago, fifty-five years later, he rows his guideboat nine miles around Shell Lake, twice a week.

David Rosen

David was president and co-owner of Adirondack Guideboat from 1996-2012. Although he is retired, David remains an important advisor to Justin and Ian. David came across Steve’s name in a coffee table book about boats. Coincidentally, both he and Steve lived about twenty miles from each other in Vermont. Partners for years, their general sense was… Steve would build the boats and David would sell them.

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