How It All Began
Eric Sloth’s career path as a boatbuilder lacks formal education or defined credentials. Growing up in rural Nebraska, far from the tides of Kachemak Bay, seemed an unlikely start. His initiation into boat construction occurred at the age of 15 when he built a wood-canvas canoe for floating the Platte River. When leaks became an issue, he ingeniously patched them with more canvas, tacks, and an additional coat of latex paint.