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Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building


42 N. Water Street
Port Hadlock, WA 98339
United States

Make a Living, Craft a Life

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located in Port Hadlock, Washington. The Boat School is an educational institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Colleges and Schools (ACCSC) and attracts students from around the world including such countries as Japan, Australia, England, South Korea, Austria, Canada, Taiwan, Ireland, Mexico, Scotland, France, and Tanzania.

Founded in 1981, the School has taught traditional and contemporary wooden boatbuilding skills to more than 1,500 students. We offer a full-time 12 month Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree in Traditional and Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding as well as a 6-month diploma program in Marine Systems.

Office Phone
Organization Contact #1
MB Armstrong

Organization Editors

MB Armstrong

Upcoming Events

Traditional Wooden Boat Building Program Ongoing Event

Educational Objective

Marine Systems Program Ongoing Event

Marine Systems Program- 6-month diploma program starting in April or October every year

Contemporary Wooden Boat Building Ongoing Event

Educational Objective
This program teaches students how to build wooden boats using strip planking, stitch-and-glue, plywood, cold molding, and laminating techniques applicable to both small and large vessels and other complex wooden structures.