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The School serves as a repository of knowledge that is preserved through active practice. Boats built in the program reflect strong craftsmanship - quality construction, efficient methods, and effective project management.

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Hands-On Education

In an increasingly digital world, we provide experiential education to teach time-honored skills to new generations of craftspeople.

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Pacific Northwest

The Boat School is located in the heart of more than 100 maritime businesses on Port Townsend Bay and surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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Alumni Stories

“I came to the school and found a chance to do something different, gratifying, and real.”

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Our Programs

Traditional Wooden Boatbuilding

This comprehensive program trains students to build a variety of traditionally constructed vessels both large and small.

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Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding

This program teaches students how to build wooden boats using strip planking, stich-and-glue, plywood, cold molding, and laminating techniques applicable to both small and large vessels.

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Marine Systems

This program covers tasks integral to boat building and repair, such as electrical systems, corrosion, diesel engines, propulsion, hydraulics, marine plumbing, and marine HVAC.

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Our Campus

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located on the waterfront in lower Port Hadlock, Washington, a quiet town…

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Boat School Open House

The Virtual Admissions Open House offers prospective students an immersive opportunity to get to know the school with a…

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Admissions Process

The school has admitted the maximum number of students for Boatbuilding programs starting October 2021. Applicants who are interested…

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