2017 Workshop Series

Build-your-own boat | Learn boatbuilding skills | Fun & Fulfillment

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 - July 10-14th @ The WoodenBoat School | Brooklin, Maine

Register through WoodenBoat by calling 207-359-4651 or visit http://www.thewoodenboatschool.com/registration.php

Calendar Islands Yawl - Sept 18-Oct 1st 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.


Compass Skiff - 2017 Boatbuilding Festival Sept 16-17 | Biddeford, ME

Participate in the 2nd annual Biddeford Boatbuilding Festival and build your own Compass Skiff, ready to take home, sand, and paint. Row, fish, or just putter with up to a 6hp outboard in this classic dory style skiff. Support a great cause and sign up for the Festival and create some lasting memories with your family or friends.

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

Potential 2017 Class at Chase Small Craft 

Building the 18' St. Lawrence River Skiff, Annie

  • Can be a 1- or 2- week class
  • Building a plywood lapstrake kit
  • You own the boat
  • Inquire by emailing Clint