Mini Boat School

Monday, February 10, 2020 to Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Learn How to Build a Traditional Wooden Boat

Gig Harbor BoatShop is offering a unique boatbuilding experience running 3 days per week over the course of 3 months. More than a weekend workshop and less than a full-year boat school program, this three-day per week opportunity will sharpen your wood working skills and immerse you in the boatbuilding traditions of Gig Harbor’s historic Eddon Boatyard.

Taught by master boatbuilding instructor Patrick Mahon, the Monday through Wednesday, 12-week class might best be characterized as a ‘mini boat school.’ The hands-on traditional boatbuilding experience begins with lofting, then boat construction - including mold-making, planking, engine placement, finish work and all steps in between. Upon completion of the program, students will have the skillset to build their own traditional wooden boat. If you live locally the three-day per week class will provide time for other commitments. If you are from out of the area you'll have time to explore the great Pacific Northwest.

Dates and Times:
February 10, 2020 - April 29, 2020
Monday through Wednesday each week

9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Cost: $3,950

Class size is limited to 6 students

To register, call Gig Harbor BoatShop at (253) 857-9344 or email

Gig Harbor BoatShop 3805 Harborview Drive Gig Harbor, WA 98332