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The WoodenBoat School
Brooklin, Maine

 

Wooden Boat Foundation in Port Townsend

Center for Wooden Boats
Seattle, Washington

 

 

Chesapeake Light Craft Showroom

Chesapeake Light Craft
Annapolis, Maryland

 

Northwest Maritime Center

Northwest Maritime Center
Port Townsend, Washington

 

Spaulding Marine Center

Spaulding Marine Center
Sausalito, California

 

The WoodenBoat School

Brooklin, Maine

In business for almost 40 years, the WoodenBoat School's sprawling campus fronts on Eggemoggin Reach and Penobscot Bay.  Students stay in a beautiful old farmhouse, enjoy family-style meals, and after class may avail themselves of a classic fleet of wooden smallcraft on the waterfront.  You are surrounded by wooden boats at every turn, and the pastoral beauty of Brooklin helps explain the literary inspiration of Brooklin's most famous resident: wooden boat enthusiast and writer E.B. White.  The nearby Blue Hill Fair features in his "Charlotte's Web."  Take a video tour.

Come to Brooklin and you'll understand why 60% of every class comprises returning WoodenBoat School alumni. 

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WoodenBoat School

 

Chesapeake Light Craft

Annapolis, Maryland

We've been holding classes at our Annapolis factory since 1998.  Heated, air conditioned, and completely equipped, in our classroom we've turned out hundreds and hundreds of boats.  We're a short, pleasant walk from a B&B.

Founded in 1694, Annapolis is the home of the US Naval Academy and was briefly (1783) the capital of the United States, and many of the buildings from that era survive.  Annapolis calls itself the "sailing capital of the world" and the fresh Chesapeake Bay seafood is delectable.

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Chesapeake Light Craft Showroom

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Center for Wooden Boats

Seattle, Washington

We're excited to be offering build-your-own-boat classes in the Pacific Northwest. Hosted by the Center for Wooden Boats, you'll build boats in CWB's brand-new Bill Garden Boatshop, part of the sparkling new Education Center in Lake Union Park. It’s a beautiful glass enclosed shop in the heart of Seattle’s booming South Lake Union neighborhood. We’re in a public park directly facing a host of rapidly growing Amazon skyscrapers. Check out the video.

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Build your own boat in Seattle

Build your own boat in Seattle

 

Northwest Maritime Center

Port Townsend, Washington

The mission of the Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery. Known as the home of the Wooden Boat Festival, the R2AK (Race to Alaska) and many other things, at its core it is a campus that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture. 

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Northwest Maritime Center

Northwest Maritime Center

Spaulding Marine Center

Sausalito, California

The center was built in 1951 by San Francisco Bay Area legend, Myron Spaulding. Myron purchased the property and started Spaulding Boatworks where he built his own designs and helped to maintain many other private boats in the bay. Many of his boats are still active on the West Coast, and his design drawings are housed at the National Historic Maritime Museum.

Spaulding Marine Center continues today to benefit the community and offer both youth and adult educational programs.

2023 Classes in Sausalito, CA:

Spaulding Marine Center

Spaulding Marine Center