27th Annual WoodenBoat Show

The WoodenBoat Show is presented and produced by WoodenBoat magazine, and hosted by Mystic Seaport museum in Mystic, Connecticut, to an audience of more than 13,000 boating enthusiasts each year.

The show features in-water and on-land boat exhibits, reader-built boats, expert skills demonstrations, marine vendors, families building their very own boats, and so much more. We can’t wait to see you in Mystic, June 22-24, 2018!

Summer Sailstice

Summer Sailstice was founded in February 2001 by John Arndt, as the global, annual celebration of sailing held on the weekend nearest the summer solstice.

The annual Summer Sailstice sailing event is free to all participants and has grown from 200 boats signed up in 2001 to almost 5,000 boats today. Since many sailors join in the fun on many different boats, the actual number of Summer Sailstice sailors participating is estimated at almost 19,000 annually.

1989 Beetle Cat

1989 Beetle built by Concordia #2091 “Wampum”. Restored 2016, replaced all frames, fasteners, rub rails, and stem. New shorelander trailer 2016. Sail in good shape. Only sailed a handful of...

Redneck Duck

David Gray
Skill Level to Build: 
First time builder

This is a 64 page construction guide for building a class legal PDRacer from PolySail International. The guide includes plans and is illustrated with multiple photographs taken as the prototype was being built over a period of six days.

The 2017 Wooden Boat Festival

Senior Editor Tom Jackson sent in a collection of images straight from the Wooden Boat Festival, which is in full swing this weekend at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington. They have a special atmosphere at this boat show; many of the exhibiting boats welcome visitors aboard.

Lecture: The Story of the Bela Vista & Resurgence of the Azorean Whaleboat

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the first Azorean whaleboat in the United States, the Bela Vista, at the New Bedford Whaling Museum in New Bedford, Mass.. The reception will be followed by a lecture at 7:00pm by international boatbuilder Lance Lee, who oversaw the construction of this first Azorean whaleboat built in the post-whaling era.

Azorean Whalers: A Photographic Retrospective (1976-2012)

View a collection of photographs by National Geographic photographers Louis Mazzantenta and Gemina Garland-Lewis at this opening reception and exhibit to kick off the ninth International Azorean Whaleboat Regatta in New Bedford, Mass. Mazzantenta’s work features never-before-seen images from a whale hunt in Pico in 1976. Garland-Lewis returned in 2012 after the end of whaling to capture images of the same whalers, their boats, and coastal villages in present day.