October 31, 2015

A Brief History

 60 Years of Quality Yacht Hardware

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Klacko Marine Inc. was established in the 60s by Martin Klacko within Erich Bruckmann’s Custom Boatworks. Ever evolving, we 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 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 had continued focus on supplying Boatbuilders with semi production stainless steel and aluminum hardware. He established a second facility in Grimsby, Ontario while his brother 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 Location.

In 1995, Doug Gierula began working for Martin at the Grimsby Fabrication Shop. After completing his Biochemistry and Engineering Degrees, Doug acquired full ownership of Klacko Marine.

In 2015, Klacko Marine moved to our new location in St.Catharines, Ontario. Map Link

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

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