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Craftsmanship

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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Location, location, location

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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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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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 and gas engines, propulsion, hydraulics, marine plumbing, and marine HVAC.

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Our Campus

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located along the waterfront of the seven-acre Port Hadlock Heritage Campus on…

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Admissions Open House

May 15, 2020 | July 17, 2020 In addition to regular campus visits throughout the year, we offer expanded…

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Admissions Process

Enrollment is open for all programs. Students are accepted on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to submit…

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