Build Your Own Boat in a CLC Class
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Since 1994, CLC boatbuilding classes have launched more than a thousand boats and introduced countless men, women, and children to the joys of boatbuilding. Our talented professional instructors will help you assemble your own boat from start to finish.  Most classes are 5-1/2 days---a perfect one-week vacation, with your own boat to take home, ready for finish work.

Demand has grown every year as the word spreads.  In 2013 we ran more than 30 classes at sites in Maine, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, and Washington State.  Our boatbuilding school partners include the famous WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine, the Wooden Boat Foundation in Port Townsend, Washington, and the Great Lakes Boatbuilding School in Cedarville, Michigan.


Why build a boat in a class?


•   You’ll have a professional boatbuilder at your side every minute
•   You’ll enjoy the positive energy—and extra hands—of a group setting
•   This is a great family or parent-child experience
•   You’ll start and complete kit assembly in a week
•   You’ll have lavishly equipped shops at your disposal during the class
•   You’ll enjoy beautiful maritime settings 

Ask about our boatbuilding classes

We also offer private boatbuilding classes.



 

Upcoming Boatbuilding Classes:

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  Recent Boatbuilding Classes:

  • Chesapeake Kayaks | Antique Boat Museum | July 21-26, 2014
  • Sassafras Canoe | GLBBS | July 21-26, 2014
  • Stitch-and-Glue Kayak | Wooden Boat | July 20-26, 2014
  • Jimmy Skiff | GLBBS | July 7-12, 2014
  • Shearwater Kayak | GLBBS | June 23-28, 2014
  • Annapolis Wherry | Wooden Boat School | June 15-21, 2014
  • Dories & Wherries | Sausalito, CA | June 9-14, 2014
  • Skerry | May 19-24, 2014
  • Northeaster Dory | Port Townsend | May 12-18, 2014
  • Shearwater or Wood Duck Kayak | May 5-10, 2014
  • Expedition Wherry | April 21-26, 2014
  • Sassafras Canoe | April 14-19, 2014
  • Northeaster Dory | April 7-12, 2014
  • Northeaster Dory | March 31-April 5, 2014
  • Annapolis Wherry | Mar 24-29, 2014
  • PMDs and Eastport Prams | Feb 24-Mar 1, 2014
  • Northeaster Dory | November 4-9, 2013
  • PMDs and Eastport Prams | October 28-Nov 2, 2013
  • Skerry | October 21-26, 2013
  • Petrel SG or Petrel Play Kayak | October 14-19, 2013
  • Shearwater Kayak | September 21-28, 2013
  • Annapolis Wherry | Wooden Boat School | September 15-21, 2013
  • Sassafras Canoe | September 9-14, 2013
  • Sassafras Canoe | Wooden Boat School | Aug 18-24, 2013
  • Shearwater Kayak | GLBBS | Aug 13-18, 2013
  • Northeaster Dory | Wooden Boat School | Aug 11-17, 2013
  • Peeler Skiff | GLBBS | Aug 5-10, 2013
  • Mill Creek Kayak | GLBBS | July 29-Aug 3, 2013
  • Cocktail Class Racer | GLBBS | July 22-27, 2013
  • Shearwater Kayak | GLBBS | July 15-20, 2013
  • Wood Duck Kayak | GLBBS | July 15-20, 2013
  • Shearwater Sport Kayak | Wooden Boat School | July 14-20, 2013 
  • Sassafras Canoe | GLBBS | July 8-13, 2013
  • Sea Island Sport |  GLBBS | July 8-13, 2013
  • Kaholo SUP | Seattle | July 9-14, 2013
  • Stitch and Glue Boatbuilding | Wooden Boat School | July 7-14, 2013
  • Eastport Pram | GLBBS | June 17-22, 2013
  • Jimmy Skiff | GLBBS | June 14-16, 2013
  • PMDs and Eastport Prams | Port Townsend | June 10-15, 2013
  • Chesapeake Kayaks | May 20-25, 2013
  • Northeaster Dory | May 13-18, 2013
  • Annapolis Wherry | May 6-11, 2013
  • Northeaster Dory | May 6-11, 2013
  • Kaholo SUP | April 22-27, 2013
  • Annapolis Wherry | April 15-20, 2013
  • Northeaster Dory | April 8-13, 2013
  • Annapolis Wherry | April 8-13, 2013
  • Wood Duck | March 25-30, 2013
  • Kaholo SUP | March 18-25, 2013
  • Passagemaker Dinghy or Eastport Pram | Feburary 25-March 2, 2013
  • Petrel SG & Petrel Play SG | January 12-17, 2013
  • Kaholo SUP | October 22-27, 2012
  • Cocktail Class Racer | October 15-20, 2012
  • Notheaster Dory | September 24-29, 2012
  • Wood Duck | September 10-15, 2012
  • Annapolis Wherry | September 2-8, 2012
  • Sassafras Canoe | August 13-18, 2012
  • Shearwater Sport | August 12-18, 2012
  • Sea Island Sport | July 30-August 4, 2012
  • Lapstrake Canoes | July 29-August 4, 2012
  • Eastport Pram | July 16-21, 2012
  • Kaholo SUP | July 1-7, 2012
  • Shearwater Kayaks | June 25-30, 2012
  • Passagemaker Dinghy or Eastport Pram | June 18-23, 2012
  • Jimmy Skiff | June 15-17, 2012
  • Kaholo SUP | June 11-16, 2012
  • Northeaster Dory | June 3-9, 2012
  • Annapolis Wherry | April 16-21, 2012
  • Passagemaker Dinghy or Eastport Pram | April 2-7, 2012 
  • Annapolis Wherry | April 2-7, 2012 
  • Northeaster Dory | March 26-31, 2012
  • Annapolis Wherry Tandem | January 23 -28, 2012 
  • Stitch & Glue Night Heron | January 14-19, 2012 
  • Passagemaker Dinghy or Eastport Pram | October 24-29, 2011
  • Chesapeake Kayaks | October 17-22, 2011
  • Wood Duck | September 26-October 1, 2011
  • Stitch & Glue Night Heron | September 19-24, 2011
  • Skerry | September 12-17, 2011
  • Annapolis Wherry | September 4-10, 2011
  • Shearwater Kayaks | June 27-July 2, 2011
  • PMDs and Eastport Prams | June 20-25, 2011
  • Northeaster Dory | June 12-18, 2011
  • Chesapeake 17LT | June 6-11, 2011
  • Annapolis Wherry | May 2-7, 2011
  • Northeaster Dory | April 18-23, 2011
  • Annapolis Wherry | March 28-April 2, 2011
  • Northeaster Dory | March 21-26, 2011
  • Annapolis Tandem Wherry | February 28-March 5, 2011
  • Annapolis Wherry | October 18-23, 2010
  • Chesapeake Kayaks | September 27-October 2, 2010
  • Skerry | September 12-18, 2010
  • Northeaster Dory | August 30-September 4, 2010
  • Wood Duck | August 2-7, 2010
  • Sassafras 12 | August 2-7, 2010
  • Northeaster Dory | July 5-10 , 2010
  • Wood Duck | July 5-10, 2010
  • Sassafras | June 21-26, 2010
  • Northeaster Dory | June 7-12, 2010
  • Annapolis Wherry | June 7-12, 2010 
  • Skerry | May 10-15, 2010
  • Wood Duck | May 3-8, 2010
  • Northeaster Dory | April 26-May 1, 2010
  • Northeaster Dory | April 19-24, 2010
  • Passagemaker Dinghy |  April 5-10, 2010
  • Annapolis Wherry | March 22-27, 2010
  • Passagemaker Dinghy | February 8-13, 2010
  • Skerry | October 19-24, 2009
  • Northeaster Dory | October 12-17, 2009
  • Northeaster Dory | October 5-10, 2009 | See Timelapse
  • Chesapeake 17LT | September 21-26, 2009
  • Annapolis Wherry | August 9-15, 2009
  • Sassafras 12 | August 2-8, 2009
  • Wood Duck | August 2-8, 2009
  • Nutshell Pram | August 2-8, 2009
  • Northeaster Dory | July 27-August 1, 2009
  • Stitch & Glue Night Heron | July 5-11, 2009
  • Skerry | June 28-July 4, 2009
  • Skerry | June 15-20, 2009
  • Wood Duck | June 8-13, 2009
  • Chesapeake 17LT | June 7-13, 2009
  • Annapolis Wherry | June 1-6, 2009
  • Wood Duck | May 18-23, 2009
  • Skerry Daysailer | May 11-16, 2009
  • Annapolis Wherry | April 20-25, 2009
  • Passagemaker Dinghy | February 20-25, 2009
  • Wood Duck | October 20-25, 2008 | See Timelapse
  • Annapolis Wherry | October 6-11, 2008
  • Shearwater | September 22-27, 2008
  • Stitch & Glue Night Heron | August 10-16, 2008
  • Wood Duck | August 3-9, 2008
  • Shellback Dinghy | August 3-9, 2008
  • Sassafras Canoe | August 3-9, 2008
  • Skerry Daysailer | July 14-19, 2008
  • Annapolis Wherry | June 15-21, 2008
  • Chesapeake 17LT | May 19-24, 2008
  • Skerry Daysailer | April 21-26, 2008
  • Passagemaker Dinghy | January 21-26, 2008 | See Timelapse
  • Stitch & Glue Night Heron | January 19-21 & 26-28, 2008

Skerries built at WoodenBoat School  
Six Skerries built at the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine - September 2010    

 

Skerry Class - April 2008