Students at Great Lakes Boat Building School are provided a comprehensive course of study in the methods, materials, and professionalism required of today’s wooden boat builder. Integrating lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on projects each program achieves the right balance of theoretical and practical knowledge for career success.
Our core program offering
Traditional Boat Building,
Yacht Building, Marine Systems,
Restoration/Repair, & Yacht Joinery.
Full-time courses & instruction
in Traditional Boat Building
and Classic Woodworking.
You've always wanted to
learn how to build a boat...
now is your chance! All of the
experience & none of the pressure.
Attend one of our
Build Your Own Boat (BYOB)
or Artisan Workshops
this coming summer.
Great Lakes Boat Building School teaches and inspires students in the art and craft of traditional and contemporary wooden boat building, which prepares them for productive and rewarding careers in the marine trades. We strive to contribute to the growth of each student as a person and as a craftsman to impart an appreciation of the maritime heritage of the Great Lakes and North America.