Our Carpenters
Peter Bell

Head Carpenter / Supervisor 1990 - present

Pete began boating when he was 8 years old and began working on boats in the late '70's.

Pete worked at several boatyards and builders from Connecticut to Florida before joining the Hartge Yacht Yard team.

Ernie Stuermer

Carpenter, 2012 - present

Ernie has been doing carpentry work since he was 14 years old. He worked at various marinas over the years before coming to Hartge's.

Ernie grew up aboard boats, having sailed around the world twice.


Josh Wood

Carpenter Apprentice, 2017 - present

Josh was raised on an island in the Arkansas river, where his mother was as a professional fisher-woman. He now lives aboard his 38' Hans Christian sailboat. He spent time in Alaska as a Whitewater rafting instructor and now finds boat carpentry exciting.

He grew up with water being part of his everyday life and we are happy to have him on-board our team.