60 Years of Quality Yacht Hardware
Klacko Marine Inc. was established in the 1960s by Martin Klacko within Erich Bruckmann’s Custom Boatworks. Ever evolving, Klacko soon began providing C&C Yachts with all of their metal fabrication needs. This allowed Klacko to be at the forefront of a very exciting time in Yacht Racing and Development.
In the late 80s, Klacko Marine established the well known fabrication shop on Third Line. This enabled the company to service many of the major boat builders throughout Ontario and North America.
By the early 90s, Martin Klacko had continued focus on supplying Boatbuilders with production stainless steel and aluminum hardware. He built a second production facility in Grimsby, Ontario in order to serve this wider market.
His brother Danny continued with the Spar Division under the new name ‘Klacko Spars’. Tim and Daniel are now actively involved in running day to day operations at the Oakville Spar Location.
In 1995, Doug Gierula began apprenticing alongside Martin at the Grimsby Klacko Fabrication Shop. During his apprenticeship, Doug also completed a degree in Biochemistry and Engineering. Upon Martin’s retirement, Doug took the helm of Klacko Marine as the company’s new owner.
In 2015, Klacko Marine moved to it’s location in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Klacko Spars and Klacko Marine are two separate companies, but to this day work jointly in providing the yachting community with high levels of fabrication service and expertise.
Good Old Boat article by Rob Mazza on Klacko Marine’s contribution to the Yachting Industry. Click HERE