2017 Workshop Series

Build-your-own boat | Learn wooden boatbuilding skills

Fun and Fulfillment with Friends & Family

In all these workshops, students leave with their own boat already built and ready to finish and paint at home using the skills and knowledge gained during the workshop and the take-home instructions we provide. These are demanding but rewarding classes that are great for corporate teams, family groups, and friends. As few as two to as many as six can take the class. Locations, prices, and details vary so please read below and do not hesitate to email or call with questions. In some cases a "TBD" will indicate that information is forthcoming but that the class is scheduled and we're taking registration.

Echo Bay Dory SkifF - October 7-9 @ Compass Project | Biddeford, ME

Build your own rowing version of the popular Echo Bay in one week starting with the kit and finishing with a boat that we can launch on the Saco River in Biddeford, Maine! Order a sailing package in advance to leave with a kit to finish her out as a safe, fun, seaworthy sailing dinghy.

Computer Design - @ The WoodenBoat School | Brooklin, Maine

The next class will be held in 2019.

Build-your-own Compass Skiff - 2018 dates and location TBD

Build your own 10' outboard skiff in a week. The Compass Skiff is a handy, handsome, fun skiff that takes up to 6hp outboard and is easily rowed. The Compass has quickly become one of our favorite skiff building workshops.



Calendar Islands Yawl - POSTPONED UNTIL 2018 Port Townsend, WA

Build the CIY in 2 weeks at one of the most beautiful settings in the world, the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington. In their state-of-the art workshop, your team will build your own boat from hull, to interior, and leave ready to sand, paint, and rig at home. This is a unique opportunity to get a real sailboat under the tutelage of the designer.

We are considering a number of workshops already for 2018, express your interest early!

  • Build-your-own Echo Bay Dory Skiff sometime in April at the Long Island School of Wooden Boatbuilding

  • Build-your-own Compass Skiff here in Maine

  • Stay tuned!

Clint Chase was one of the absolute best instructors I’ve had here in my 17 years of taking courses at the school
— WoodenBoat School graduate and alum

Individualized Classes at Chase Small Craft 

Building a Fast rowboat


New Drake Raceboat

New Drake Raceboat