I Built it Myself

“I Built It Myself” is proudly sponsored by Interlux Yacht FinishesInterlux logo

The 27th Annual WoodenBoat Show will once again showcase a crowd favorite: “I Built It Myself”.

If you’ve built a trailerable wooden boat that you’d like to show, we would love to hear from you! This land-based display of home-built boats will be located on and surrounding the Village Green at Mystic Seaport, June 22–24, 2018. There is no entry fee for the I Built It Myself exhibit, but you must be willing to discuss your wooden boat project with attendees. In the past we’ve had up to 50 beautifully crafted boats and proud owners/builders. The collection has included kayaks, skiffs, daysailers, canoes, and much more by a variety of designers such as Iain Oughtred, Joel White, Chesapeake Light Craft, Arch Davis, and William & John Atkin. This exhibit always offers plenty of inspiration!

Entry Rules:

  1. All boats must have a wooden hull.
  2. Boat must NOT be for sale.
  3. Boat and builder must attend all three days of the show.
  4. The I Built It Myself is a land exhibit only. If you would like to put your boat in the water, please contact us for dock exhibit rates.

2017 winner Bob Slatt

Congratulations to Bob Slatt (builder, right) of Hanover, MA and Scott MacLeod (owner, left) of Weymouth, MA, for winning the 2017 I Built It Myself Best In Show award sponsored by Interlux Yacht Finishes. Their entry, SWEET LOUISE, is a 2017 16′ Glen-L outboard utility.


See below for a selection of home-built boats that were displayed at the 2017 WoodenBoat Show.