The mission of Northwest Maritime Center is to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life, in a spirit of adventure and discovery. We’re many things, and at our core we are a campus that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture. We do it for our own love of boats, in service to the local community and maritime industry, but mostly because regardless of the subject, the sea is the most powerful teacher we know.
View our most recent Report to the Community for an overview of our programs and a list of our many supporters.
First and foremost, we wish to thank each of our members, donors, sponsors, volunteers, and friends—without whom the Northwest Maritime Center could not continue to fulfill its mission and serve our community. Looking ahead, we invite each of you to take a look at the course the Northwest Maritime Center has plotted for 2016 and beyond. We hope you will be as excited as we are with the destinations we hope to reach.
Located at the intersection of the historic downtown district and Point Hudson, our LEED Gold-certified facilities include meeting and event spaces that can be configured to accommodate a wide range of groups–from small meetings to large celebrations.
Founded in 1978, after the first and highly successful Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, the Wooden Boat Foundation has grown over three decades to serve nearly 150,000 people annually in its educational programs, events and services.
Contact information for our staff of full- and part-time year-round employees.
See what openings we may have available.
Learn more about the great businesses and community that support our organization.
Meet the hardworking men and women who serve on our Board of Directors.
Enjoy these short videos showing different aspects of our work and how our supporters make amazing things happen here at the Northwest Maritime Center! (Click to view.)