Welcome to the

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

Located in Port Hadlock, Washington.

Joys of Woodworking

The Boat School is one of the premier accredited educational institutions of its kind, inspiring the highest standards of wooden boat building craftsmanship and commitment to the continuation of traditional maritime arts.

Since 1981, over a thousand students have graduated from the School’s vocational programs, and thousands more have attended summer and community workshops, studying traditional maritime arts. This tradition continues today.

What do we teach?

sailmakingThe School emphasizes development of the individual as a craftsperson, and our classes are filled to capacity with students from around the world seeking to earn Associate Degrees and Diplomas in traditional, as well as contemporary wood composite boat building.

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, WA

42 N. Water Street
Port Hadlock, WA 98339

(360) 385-4948

General info: info@nwswb.edu

Office Hours: Monday – Friday • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)


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