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Boatbuiling, Woodworking, Sailing and Related Crafts Training in Brooklin, Maine

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Located on the coast of Maine, in the small community of Brooklin, WoodenBoat School offers courses designed around the arts of boatbuilding, woodworking, seamanship, and related crafts since 1980. The safe well-equipped shops and access to a spectacular waterfront helps students to learn new skills and enjoy their experience at the school. WoodenBoat School is a branch of WoodenBoat Publications, Inc where students learn by doing, each at their own pace, in a truly inspiring environment.

The classes are small and intimate, which allows each student the opportunity to receive plenty of personalized attention from their instructor. From the moment you arrive on campus, the dedicated staff and faculty are more than willing to share their expertise with all who are interested. It’s a unique opportunity to increase your understanding of boats and your ability to build, maintain, use, and enjoy them to the fullest.

woodenboat school campus

Training Programs



Boat Building &Woodworking Courses

  • Fundamentals of Boatbuilding/Advanced Fundamentals
  • Lofting
  • Elements of Boat Design
  • Building Half Models
  • Introduction to Boatbuilding
  • Building the Amesbury Dory-Skiff
  • Building the Penobscot 13
  • Building the 15’ Aspoya Faering
  • Building a DoryBoatbuilder’s Hand Tools
  • Fine Strip-Planked Boat Construction
  • Stitch-And-Glue Boatbuilding
  • Traditional Wood-And-Canvas Canoe Construction
  • Introduction To Cold-Molded Construction
  • Finishing Out Small Boats
  • Interior Boat Joinery
  • Teaching with Small Boats
  • The Essentials of Fine Woodworking
  • Small Boat Repair
  • Wooden Boat Repair and Restoration Methods
  • Introduction to Woodworking
  • Traditional Oarmaking
  • Woodcarving
  • Build Your Own Stitch-And-Glue Kayak
  • Build Your Own Annapolis Wherry
  • Build Your Own Tenderly Dinghy
  • Build Your Own Plank-Constructed Pond Yacht
  • Build Your Own Greenland Skin-on-Frame Kayak
  • Build Your Own Solo/Tandem Double-paddle Canoe

Related Crafts

  • Rigging
  • Marine Painting and Varnishing
  • Making Friends with Your Marine Diesel Engine
  • Bronze Casting for Boatbuilders
  • Metalworking for the Boatbuilder and Woodworker
  • The Arts of the Sailor
  • Introduction to Canvaswork
  • Marine Photography
  • Marine Photography in Black & White
  • Maine Coast: Watercolor Travel Sketchbook
  • Seascape/Landscape in Watercolor
  • Capturing nature’s inspiration in watercolors

Sailing Courses

  • Elements of Sailing I & II
  • Multihull Seamanship
  • The Catboat
  • Coastwise Navigation
  • Craft of Sail
  • Sailing GLADIATOR
  • Open-Boat Cruising
  • Coastal Cruising Seamanship
  • Sea Sense Under Sail
  • Tall-Ship Sailing & Seamanship

LAST UPDATED ON June 29, 2018

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