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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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Featured Image for Issue No. 298, Rowing in Rough Seas
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Article

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.

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.

TYRONE

Year Built:
1939
Owner Name:
Rayford Chew
Home Port:
Rockland Maine

Dancing Bear

Year Built:
1973
Owner Name:
Russell and Seth Studebaker
Home Port:
San Diego, CA

AQUILA

Year Built:
1969
Owner Name:
Steve Allison
Home Port:
Victoria, BC
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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.

Newly built 12’ Lawton Tender row boat

Self built, original Newfound Boat Works 10’ plan extended to 12’. Extension creates greater buoyancy, and smoother tracking - a pleasure to row! Two rowing stations.

Sharp-End Custom Classic (EGRET)

Beautiful Sharp-End after a design of the classic Sharpie “EGRET.” A particularly versatile ship, ideal for a day on the water, a weekend or even longer, partly due to its large storage spaces.

1985 HD-750 Mahogany Sloop

24.5′ “SOUVENIR”. Master built in Germany-mahogany cold molded hull,mahogany cabin and teak deck. BMW D7 diesel with folding prop. Separate head plus galley with sink and gimballed stove.

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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.

My first boat and first build

"If you want something nice, build it yourself." I've wanted a boat most of my life but was never in a position to afford or transport one.

Covid Boat

When Covid hit I realized I would have time to build a boat. So, I did, a Glen-L zip caught my eye and I got started.

HONEY

Honey was launched a few days before Christmas 2023. She is a stout 13 foot skiff designed and built for the Westport River. She's built of local materials.

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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.