Upcoming Workshops

Build-your-own boat | Learn boatbuilding skills | Build 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.

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

Intro to boatbuilding with the Calendar islands yawl - Nov 12-17th, 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.

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.



Many of the boats in the catalog can be turned into a class, please contact me about your interests