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WoodenBoat Home Store School

The 26th Annual WoodenBoat Show

Family BoatBuilding

WoodenBoat magazine started Family BoatBuilding in 1998 as a way to bring new people to boatbuilding, and to boating. The concept is simple: To provide a kit that can be built in two-and-a-half days and provide expert building instruction. The goal is to launch all the boats into the water midway through the third day of the show. And then they put their boats on their cartops or trailers and take them home.

You need no previous experience, kits will be available. Our kit producers will be on hand to provide all the instruction you’ll need.

By the end of the third day, your boat will be finished, and you can launch her at the WoodenBoat Show for a test row/sail. And then load her on the top of your car and drive home.