Access to Experience

Welcome to WoodenBoat School!

The 2024 class schedule is live and registration is open!

Don’t forget to sign-up for the school’s email (scoll down to the bottom of this page) to get info and updates about the school year !


*JUST ADDED* – Building the Hybrid Kayak w/Eric Schade, June 23-29

*JUST ADDED*  -Advanced Fundamentals of Boatbuilding w/ Bruce McKenzie, June 30-July13

*JUST ADDED* -Surveying and Restoring the Herreshoff 12 1/2 Sailboat w/Pat Mahon, June 30- July 13

*PRICE REDUCED* -Fitting out the Calendar Islands 20 w/Clint Chase, June 16-22, now just $599.00!

2024 Course Schedule

With over 18 new or returning courses and more than 95 courses overall, WoodenBoat School has something for everyone!

Registration begins Tuesday, January 2nd 2024 at 8:00AM EST

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Take Courses Online With Mastering Skills

WoodenBoat’s Mastering Skills, a membership website dedicated to the craft and related disciplines of wooden boat building. Videos are at the heart of Mastering Skills: we post a new one each month, typically an hour or more in length. In each episode, our host, Rich Hilsinger, the former director of WoodenBoat School, works with master craftspeople to deliver an in-depth lesson on the art and craft of boatbuilding.

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