WoodenBoat Show, June 28-30, 2024

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.


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Online Exclusives


John Lisicich bounds into Bruce Bronson’s boatshop—literally bounds, like a kid running into a bike shop on his birthday—and hails his friend with unrestrained joy. “Happy Wednesday! Happy Happy Wednesday! How ya doin’?”

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.


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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.


Year Built:
Launched 2024
Owner Name:
Kevin Donohue
Home Port:
New London CT


Owner Name:
Tina Mooers
Home Port:
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.

21' Nexus Dory

21' Nexus Dory designed by David Roberts of Nexus Marine and built by Andrew Kitchen. Received Honorable Mention for owner built powerboat at 2018 WoodenBoat Show.

1993 Devlin 27' Black Crown

"Guillemot" is an ideal cruising boat for a couple with very solid construction (the Devlin Stitch and Glue System) and updated reliable electronics.

32' Sparkman & Stephens Fisher Pilot

Mahogany over oak. Comfortable cruiser with 4 berths. Purchased in 2005 and sailed every summer until 2017. Extensively restored throughout the off-seasons - list available.

Faering - Norwegian Faerings or similar wanted

Please contact if you have or know of any Faerings for sale or in need of new home. I’m a collector of these and just enlarged my storage barn to take more on as well as display. Thank you.

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. 

Petrel Sport

This 16' x 21" [4.9m x 53cm] strip planked kayak is adapted to comfort and responsiveness in active water.

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.



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.


Intro to Boatbuilding Semi Dory

I was gifted tuition to the WoodenBoat School for my 40th birthday and convinced my best buddy Seth to join me in John Karbott's Intro to Boatbuilding clas


The build was started in 2009 by Dr. David Likely of Dorn Ridge N.B. After his passing in late 2012, the task of completing the build was taken on by Dale Murray and Ann Fillmore.

2024 Rhode Runner

“Rhode Runner” is a stitch and glue wooden craft reminiscent of the 1950’s style runabouts designed by Chesapeake Light Craft.

Relaunched 1987 Glouster Light Dory

Relaunched: Phil Bolger designed Gloucester Light Dory built in 1987 by David Bush guided by ‘Dynamite’ Payson (4 x 16 marine ply, bronze ring-shank nails into red oak chine logs & glass



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.


WoodenBoat Forum

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