Introduction to Wooden Boat Building Course

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, Beaufort, North Carolina
Saturday, January 28, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017

In this two-day hands-on course, students will explore the art of boat building from start to finish. They begin with the design and lofting of boats, and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. In addition, they will learn how to make planking systems, both carvel and lap strake and all the appropriate fastening systems. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge and skill to choose a design and style of boat to build on their own and the confidence to take on the job.
Course Fee: $135. Friends of the NC Maritime Museum: $121.50. Minimum age: 16 yrs. old. Course size limited. Advance registration required at 252-728-7317 ext. 31 or

Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center, North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

252-728-7317 ext. 31 or