Workshops & Classes with Clint Chase

For me, the greatest takeaway from the class is the confidence in myself to make my project successful. Having helped build a boat under your guidance was a great experience. I loved the shop, felt really comfortable moving around, felt like I was working in a friends space. For Dave and I your teaching style was excellent. You gave us the information needed, then let us work. We were able to figure things out for ourselves, but you were still always willing to come guide us as needed.

Classes below have been scheduled for 2019


Sparmaking - August 5-9th, 2019 @ Chase Small Craft | Saco, ME | $750 tuition 

Learn how to make your own solid, laminated spars and birdsmouth masts with me in our workshop. This 6 person class will run a week and students will leave with spars for their boat and a hull of a lot of knowledge!


Intro to boatbuilding with the Calendar islands yawl - Nov 18-23rd, 2018 @ Chase Small Craft | Saco, ME | $950 tuition 

Learn how these boats are built and take home a new or refined set of skills. This 3-6 person class will run a week and a lottery at the end of the week will determine the winner of the boat. Learn about setting up a perfect strongback, planking, and laminating wood. Take home some new skills and start your own boatbuilding project with greater confidence and know-how. Register by Nov 1st.

Classes below are yet to be scheduled

Echo Bay Dory SkifF - next class TBD 

Build your own rowing version of the popular Echo Bay in 3 days starting with the kit and finishing with a boat that you can bring home and paint! Order a sailing package in advance to leave with a kit to finish her out as a safe, fun, seaworthy sailing dinghy.

Build-your-own Compass Skiff - next class 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. Stay with us at beautiful WoodenBoat and build your own skiff. 

Build-your-own St. Lawrence River Skiff - next class tbd

This class will be a week long workshop building the beautiful Annie, one of the most famous of the St. Lawrence River Skiff models. Minutes from the shores of the River itself, this class will focus on setting up the building jig, planking the skiff, and turning over. One lucky student can be the winner of this bare hull to take home and finish the interior, or arrangements can be made to finish at the Wooden Boat Shop.


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