I learned and worked for three years in the shipyard 'Atelier des Barques de Paulilles' (France), restoring traditional Mediterranean boats destined to navigate again. By volunteering in the 'Museu Maritím de Barcelona' (Spain) I diversified my competences when dealing with Catalan fishing wrecks in accordance to the European Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Traditional Ships in Operation. Eventually, my engagement at Old Ship Service in Greifswald (Germany) gave me a profound insight in the work on yacht and Baltic fishing ships. Today, the craft of wooden boatbuilding remains my passion. It is completed with my abilities of digitalising ships as 3D-models and designing wooden surfboards.