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Access To Experience

For nearly five decades, WoodenBoat Publications has gathered a unique worldwide community of skilled wooden boat aficionados, including students, builders, designers, restorers, and owners, and delivered them access to individuals who are deeply experienced in the world of wooden boats.

Magazine

WoodenBoat is a bimonthly magazine that delivers a blend of traditional and evolving methods of boat design, construction, repair, and related crafts—as well as profiles of unique boats and people. In each of our lavishly illustrated, carefully researched and written issues, we aim to educate and inspire our readers while conveying quality, integrity, and high standards of craftsmanship.

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MATTHEW TURNER
WoodenBoat Magazine Issue 294
ISSUE NO. 294

September / October 2023

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Online Exclusives

Extended Content

Featured in the Sketchbook department of WoodenBoat magazine No. 284 (January/February 2022) FIN is an auxiliary performance cruiser.

Extended Content

Seattle’s Shell House home of 1936 Olympic gold oarsmen may be preserved.

Extended Content

As noted in WB No. 284 in the article accompanying Ben Fuller’s “The Maine Peapods,” David Cockey has been conducting an ongoing study to compare the shapes and performance characteristics of a variety of these classic double-ended Maine workboats.

Community

The WoodenBoat Community is a collection of tools and resources that allow wooden boat builders, designers, owners, would-be owners, and dreamers to interact with each other, find inspiration, and learn something new.

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Register of WoodenBoats

Register of Wooden Boats

The Register of Wooden Boats lists information about wooden boats 10′ LOA (length overall) and above.

VICTORIA QUEEN

Year Built
1964
Owner Name
William R. Reynolds
Home Port
Hancock, Michigan

Olie Ray

Year Built
2021
Owner Name
E. Thomas Arnold
Home Port
Cincinnati, Ohio

NUT N SPECIAL

Year Built
1973
Owner Name
John Beckett
Home Port
Vancouver

SACRED GAMES

Year Built
1961
Owner Name
Sam Radin
Home Port
Shelter Island
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Boats for Sale

Boats For Sale

Do you have a boat for sale—or are you looking to sell one? This is the page for you.

28’ Mahogany runabout 2019

Windlea is a family owned boat company out of Wisconsin. The Runabouts produced are stunning, top quality, hand-crafted, modern wooden boats that still maintain a classic feel.

Original 1954 Herreshoff ARAMINTA For Sale

ARAMINTA is L Francis Herreshoff’s clipper bow ketch (Design No. 89), often referred to as “Baby Ti”. Built in Maine in 1954, ARAMINTA has a LOA of 33′, beam of 8′6″, and a 5′ draft.

2022 Herreshoff Coquina For Sale

16′ 8″ Herreshoff Coquina, epoxy glued marine plywood hull, black locust frames, butternut side decks, Arbor Vitae seats and floorboards. Completed May, 2022.

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Plans and Kits

Plans & Kits

If you’re in the market for a boat to build, this directory of Boat Plans & Kits is a fine place to start. And if your company sells plans or kits, we invite you to list your offerings here. 

Workstar 17

The Workstar 17 concept of plywood/epoxy boat building was the result of a co-operation between Working Boats UK Ltd and Humphreys Yacht Design, which enabled people with no experience in building

Ladva 500

During rise of the nautical tourism on east Adriatic coast in late 1980s, there was a lack in offer of smaller sailboats for day rent and sailing lessons.

Breeze

“Breeze” is a 10′ (3m) double paddle canoe. Two sheets of plywood needed. Stitch and glue construction using 3″(75mm) fiberglass tape in epoxy for all seams inside and out.

Sapling

A stately 10′ rowing/sailing tender originally designed for my own first time build which is currently underway.

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Launchings

Launchings

This section of our web site, an extension of the Launchings department of WoodenBoat magazine, is dedicated to sharing news of recently launched wooden boats built or restored by our readers.

LILOU

Launching of my cedar strip planked row boat. It is a 15′ Rangeley lake boat. The plans are from Newfound Woodworks. Made out of eastern cedar, western cedar, black ash and spanish cedar.

SEASAW

CLC kit, Jimmy Skiff II.Launched on July 8th 2023, built in home garage by Michael Selby with assistance from my wife Keren over a 2 year period.

Salish

After having some uneasy rows on the Strait of Georgia, I decided that a self-bailing sliding seat boat was required.

OOSALA

Cedar strips canoe of the Gil Gilpatrick 16′ Laker design. Modifications to the design includes ash stem guards and scuppered inner gunwals.

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Events

Events

From Australia to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean to New England, and the Pacific Northwest to Asia, the worldwide wooden boat community hosts a vast number of shows, regattas, and other gatherings annually.

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Forum

WoodenBoat Forum

The WoodenBoat Forum is an online community dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information related to wooden boats.