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Traditional Wooden Boat Building Program


Traditional Wooden Boats!

Educational Objective
This comprehensive program trains students to build a variety of traditionally constructed vessels both large and small. Construction techniques include both carvel and lapstrake (also called clinker) methods of planking. Larger projects might include fishing boats, tugs, cruising yachts, and motorboats. Smaller vessels might include rowing skiffs, motor launches, daysailers, and small working craft. Project selection is based on designs that maximize student learning. These include builds that allow students to see projects through to completion, from lofting to launching.

Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding Program Goals
Completion of the 12-month AOS degree program in Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding prepares students for entry-level employment opportunities in the field of wooden boatbuilding. Graduates find entry-level employment in traditional boat shops, shipyards, educational institutions, and maritime museums. Those who enter the workforce may also find work in yacht manufacturing companies that have cabinet divisions and in related woodworking trades, such as furniture-making, architectural woodworking, and musical instrument making.

Enrollment opens in January for a program start October 1st, 2019. High School degree or equivalent is required.


Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building

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

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Session Details

Enrollment opens in January for a program start October 1st, 2019. Enrollment happens on an ongoing basis until filled. High School degree or equivalent is required.

Scholarship Available
Contact Name
Heidi Blehm
Age Range
Young Adult
Activity Theme
Maritime Skills
Activity Structure
Career Development
Activity Gender
All Genders
Activities listed are inclusive of our community’s transgender and gender fluid youth.
Activity Accreditation
Registration Required

Serious applicants are encouraged to call Heidi to arrange a tour of the school for more information. 360-385-4948 x 305

Port Hadlock