Photo of WoodenBoat and Eggemoggin Reach

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

 

 

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."  

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

2022 Classes in Brooklin, ME:

  • June 5-11: Shearwater & Wood Duck Kayaks
  • June 5-11: Annapolis Wherries
  • June 12-18: Lapstrake Dinghies
  • July 3-9: Sassafras Canoes
  • July 10-16: Annapolis Wherries
  • July 24-30: Northeaster Dories
  • August 14-20: Stitch-and-Glue Boatbuilding with John Harris
  • Sept 4-10: Shearwater & Wood Duck Kayaks

Photo of WoodenBoat and Eggemoggin Reach

WoodenBoat School

Launching Wood Ducks at the 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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2022 Classes in Annapolis, MD:

  • Dec. 1, 2021-Feb. 23, 2022 Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding
  • March 14-26: Teardrop Campers
  • March 28-April 2: Shearwater & Wood Duck Kayaks
  • April 11-16: Lapstrake Dinghies
  • April 25-30: Annapolis Wherries
  • May 9-14: Northeaster Dories
  • June 27-July 9: Teardrop Campers
  • Aug 29-Sept 3: Sassafras Canoes
  • Sept 19-24: Northeaster Dories
  • Oct 17-22: Shearwater & Wood Duck Kayaks
  • Oct 31-Nov 5: Annapolis Wherries
  • November 7-19: Teardrop Campers

Chesapeake Light Craft Showroom

CLC shop

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. 

2022 Classes in Seattle, WA:

  • May 16-21: Jimmy Skiffs
  • June 13-18: Lapstrake Dinghies
  • July 11-16: Annapolis Wherries
  • August 1-6: Skerries
  • August 22-27: Northeaster Dories
  • Sept 19-22: Shearwater & Wood Duck Kayaks

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. 

 2022 Classes in Port Townsend, WA:

Northwest Maritime Center

Northwest Maritime Center

Maine Maritime Museum

Bath, Maine

Founded in 1962, Maine Maritime Museum is located on a beautiful 20-acre campus on the banks of the Kennebec River in "The city of Ships." The museum is dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine's maritime heritage and culture.

2021 Classes in Bath, ME:

  • TBA

Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum