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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

Boatbuilding AOS Degree Program

The 12-month Boatbuilding Degree program takes time-tested traditional skills mixed with modern wood composites to offer a compact and comprehensive curriculum.

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Marine Systems Diploma Program

The 9-month Marine Systems Diploma 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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Marine Systems Intensive Classes

The Marine Systems Intensives for industry professionals consist of 5-day classes that rely on industry-relevant mock-ups to provide hands-on practical training.

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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 opportunity to get to know the school with a campus…

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Admissions Process

Applications are open for degree and diploma programs beginning October 2023. Applications for the 2024 School Year will open…

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