Welcome Aboard!

It is my pleasure to introduce "Club CoveDweller" our latest adventure, where we focus on the enjoyment of Vintage Runabouts, Classic Daysailors and Legacy Skiffs. At Cove Dweller you can join our private club and gain exclusive access to our fleet or purchase from us directly. If you are interested in building your own boat or refurbishing a family heirloom, check out our upcoming boat building courses and material selections.

Join us for a day on the lake in one of our Vintage Runabouts, Classic Daysailer's or Legacy Skiff's. With a variety of membership options, Club Cove Dweller creates a place for family and friends to Relax, Recharge & Reconnect!

Why we do what we do.

We have a passion for life at the lake, waterfront activities and high-quality design. So, it was only natural for us to fall in love with Vintage Runabouts, Classic Daysailer’s and Legacy Skiffs. Our approach speaks to high end craftsmanship and values from the past. We are preserving and sharing the Classic Boating Lifestyle!

How we do it.

Club CoveDweller creates a unique experience on the water by supplying hard to find, Vintage Runabouts, Classic Daysailer’s and Legacy Skiffs. Our all-inclusive membership packages and self-guided day tours give you the opportunity to create long lasting memories aboard our nostalgic fleet.

What it is we do.

Cove Dweller provides a platform from which Club Members can create ever-lasting memories out on the water aboard a nostalgic fleet of vessels. All without the hassles of ownership! Each year we continue to source Vintage Runabouts, Classic Daysailer’s and Legacy Skiffs which we bring home, refurbish and relaunch. Our talented team clocks 1000's of dedicated hours in an effort to make our fleet exceptionally beautiful, easy to use, and unique out on the water. Every year a dozen projects build an ever-expanding inventory of high-quality vessels, courses and materials for the classic boat enthusiast to enjoy. I thank you for your time, your consideration and your support in our most recent endeavour.


Chris Coville
Founder of The Cove Dweller Suite of Companies.


Because there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

- Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows


Vision Statement

Our Vision is to be the premier provider of vintage runabouts, classic day sailors, legacy skiffs, unique boat building courses and materials within the Rideau Lake Region for the Classic Boat Enthusiast.

Mission Statement

We will achieve our Vision by truly understanding the needs, expectations and challenges of our guest. The Club CoveDweller Crew will continually excel at forging strong, dedicated relationships which foster the consistent delivery of a unique, unparalleled and highly satisfying guest experience. We will continually produce products & services with the utmost caliber of craftsmanship that include the highest value solutions. We will do this while creating family-like relationships with every guest ensuring an experience that generates life-long memories.

Culture Points

  • Quality
  • Integrity
  • Balance
  • Transparency
  • Passion
  • Communication
  • Trust
  • Enjoyment
  • Gratitude
  • Abundance
  • Team Work
  • Continuous Improvement