2018 Workshop Series

Build-your-own boat | Learn boatbuilding skills 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

Echo Bay Dory SkifF - April 28-30, 2017 @ Chase Small Craft Wood Shop | saco, ME | $1,750 tuition (includes the boat)

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 - July 15-21, 2018 @ Woodenboat school, Brooklin, me | $750 tuition + $1,477 for boat

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 Calendar islands yawl - TBD, 2018 @ Location TBD | Saco, ME | $850 tuition only

Build your own CIY from our kit with Clint Chase in his shop. This 4-person class will run a week and a lottery at the end of the week will determine the winner of the boat. Learn skills in 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.

Build-your-own St. Lawrence River Skiff - Fall, 2018 @ The Wooden Boat Shop | Gananoque, ON | $850

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.



Other build-your-own class ideas, in the works and based on interest

Please call or email to inquire

  • building the Drake 17 Rowboat. 1 week bare hull class in Saco, Maine