In 2019 Annapolis Gelcoat and Fiberglass Repairs switched hands and re-branded to Annapolis Gelcoat and Restoration.  Owner, Tim Kraus purchased the business from Steve Uhthoff.  “This company is know for high quality craftsmanship throughout the industry. The opportunity to take this business, founded on the rich tradition that Steve established, and build upon this foundation is dream come true for me and my family.” -Tim Kraus

From Full Boat Restorations to mirror-finish paint jobs the crew at Annapolis Gelcoat and Restoration takes pride in making your boat new again. Surrounded by over 100 cumulative years of experience, the crew is able to give an exceptional attention to detail to each project.

Building on the foundation of Gelcoat Repairs and Paint jobs, the future is bright for Annapolis Gelcoat and Restoration.  Structual Repairs, Custom Fabrications, Woodwork and varnishing, and general boat systems will be added to the list of services we will offer our client base.  Carbon Fiber parts and custom design build pieces are also a key part of what we do.  Boats and Cars are finding this light-weight, high strength material to be a great alternative to fiberglass in some applications. 

With a reputation for great customer service and impeccable quality workmanship Annapolis Gelcoat & Restoration, based at Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard in Annapolis and performing mobile work throughout the Chesapeake Bay region, is here to ‘make your boat new again’.

Tim Kraus

When asked what’s your passion in life, Tim’s answer is easy – Boating and Family.  And don’t those two items go hand to hand.  A native of Severna Park, Md and a life-long boater, Tim has realized his dream to make his passion his business.

Tim has spent the majority of his career building service businesses.  Working in the Mission Critical field as a service provider to Fortune 500 companies, Tim as the understanding on how to work with the most demanding of customer. With an approach of over-communication and constantly keeping customers in the loop, Tim brings a fresh approach to this industry with high level of integrity and customer service.

He’s been on the Chesapeake Bay his entire life having grown up on the Magothy River. He has traveled to nearly every tributary up and down the Bay and can tell stories of each trip as a child and as an adult.  He blames his Dad for infecting him with the ‘Boating Bug’, and now Tim is doing the same to his children.

Living in the same neighborhood he grew up, Whitehurst, he enjoys time with his Family on their boat too.  His wife, Jennifer is a high school teacher with Anne Arundel County Schools and they both own a children’s theater company name Theater in the Park. Three children, Kylie, Alyssa and Trevor, keep the family busy.


Steve Painting Boat

Painting Hull

Team at Annapolis GelCoat
Team Work

Team to help you.

Family is #1

Family is #1

Inspecting boat
Trevor and Dad Inspecting a Boat

Training them early

Alyssa and Tim
Dad and Alyssa

Dad's Little Girl