Chummy Rich: Maine Boat Builder


Robert “Chummy” Rich is a fifth generation boat builder from Bernard, Maine. Like his forebears going back to the 1800's, he is a master craftsman, especially when it comes to the use of wood as a building material. With their sturdy yet attractive design and construction, Chummy’s boats have found buyers as far away as South America. In this unique documentary, Chummy, with his one-of-a-kind Downeast way of explaining things, takes the viewer through the design and building process as he and his crew at Bass Harbor Boat construct the 28-foot wooden cabin cruiser Andromeda. From lofting to launching, “Chummy Rich: Maine Boat Builder” is an intimate portrait showing one man’s mastery of an almost forgotten art form.


Documentary, Biography


Bing Miller


Joe Marshall, Chummy Rich, Rich Helmke, Bill Jenkins




United States