BOATSHOP RENTALS

Rent Space in Our Boatshop

Located in downtown Port Townsend right next to Point Hudson, our Boatshop is the perfect space for your next project, whether you're a professional builder, working on a personal project, or interested in hosting a workshop. Keep reading to learn more about the space and rates.



Inquire About Rentals:
Contact Joel Arrington
joel@nwmaritime.org, 360.385.3628 x123

Professionals

If you are looking for a warm, dry, well-equipped and spacious shop for projects, we have just the place. Included in the rental is the use of our stationary shop tools ( table saw, jointer, drill press, ect.), dedicated bench space with storage, and 110-volt outlets. Not included are hand tools and items that are either disposable or portable (drills, sanders, vacuums, ect.). The shop can accommodate a spar up to 85’ and many boats up to 36’. A business license and insurance are required.

Individual Renters

Individual renters can bring in their boat or bench project and have access to the same benefits a professional would–tools, space, and more–as long as the owner can prove to the shop manager that he or she is competent and safe with the tools. A shop tools class may be required.

Host a Workshop

Rent the space for a week and bring your design and student to a group build. The boatshop can accommodate up to 12 kayaks or 6-8 small boats. We have hosted designs such as Pygmy Kayaks, SCAMP, and various stand-up paddleboards and surfboards. 

Boatshop with Benefits Workshop

You create your schedule!
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM | $350 | $315 Members
This is an opportunity for you to design your own workshop! We offer the space with a work bench that the maker can use and have access to from 8 AM – 8 PM for seven days. As a participant, you are not limited to just one week, but are welcome to rent the space for as many weeks as you need as long as space is available. With the rental of the space you will get 8 hours of one-on-one instruction from the boat shop manager. We team up with outside businesses such as Chesapeake Lightcraft and Duckworks to help you with project direction and supplies, such as boat kits and rigging.

We will ensure COVID precautions and social distancing guidelines are met. As such, each participant will be allotted their own personal work space and bench to facilitate distancing from other individuals. The # of participants will also be dictated by what is allowed in each of the phases moving forward. 4 participants through phase 2 and 6+ participants in phase 3. A covid-19 safety protocol will be set up and structured very similar to what is already in place now with the crews that are working on the main shop floor. Your safety is our top priority.

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Inquire About Rentals:
Contact Joel Arrington
joel@nwmaritime.org, 360.385.3628 x123

Shop Rental Rates

Week

Month

Quarter

 West Wing

1.00 sq/ft

2.50 sq/ft

2.50 sq/ft

Main Shop

.60 sq/ft

1.35 sq/ft

3.00 sq/ft

8’ Bench*

$50.00

$110

$240

16’ Bench*

$65.00

$140

$300

*Bench rental comes with lockable cabinet with lock to be supplied by renter

Build a boat in one of our Boatshop Workshops! Click here to learn more.