John Hoffman is a self-starter who welcomes a challenge. He remembers his dad telling him when he was young not to touch his tools, and John says “the rest is history.” He grew up on a horse farm fixing tractors and hay balers, and then parlayed that experience into learning how to restore and repair boats on his own by asking mentors and experts, including seeking advice from Tom and John before joining the Moes team.
John bought his first wooden boat, a 26’ Hardtop Lyman, and fixed it up himself, selling it for a sizeable profit. He’s a slalom water skiing State Champion and was sponsored by Centurion Boats. Although the boatyard is where he spends a lot of time these days, he’s also still involved in riding and showing horses.