He had to import the fiberglass and other materials from the U.S., either bringing it down himself in a truck or having it shipped.
The end result is high quality stand-up paddle boards that work very well on the lake, whether you stand up, sit or kneel.
We had a couple of paddle-boarding experts from Europe who stayed at our hotel, took them out one morning and gave them the stamp of approval.
As well as a few novices who'd never done it before--like me--and felt quite safe out there, as long as the conditions were not choppy, although I couldn't get the stand up part of it.
This couple, however, make it seem so easy!
They make it look like fun, don't they?
The shot below is of my son in law and his assistant, at the end of the day, experiencing Lake Atitlan on a stand-up paddle board. It's like they're walking on the water!