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Chesapeake Light Craft Takeover

The Northwest Maritime Center is excited to partner with Chesapeake Light Craft to offer this unique workshop experience. Talented professional instructors will help you assemble your own kit from start to finish. Since 1994, CLC boatbuilding classes have launched more than a thousand boats and introduced countless people to the joys of boatbuilding.

This workshop will take over the Boatshop for 4 full weeks, giving more time than a normal class setting to have access to the space, tools, and instruction they need to complete their project. Students have the option to sign up for one of two 2-week blocks, or for the entire 4 weeks. This workshop environment allows students to choose a project from Chesapeake Light Craft’s vast catalog of offerings and have the space and professional help to build it. Cost covers tuition only. Ask the Registrar about special shipping options before ordering your kit.

Boatshop Build Workshop: Chesapeake Light Craft Takeover

September 30-October 25, 2024 last day to register is Sept 1
8 AM – 5 PM | Per two-week block: $949 member, $999 non-member | Or per month: $1779 member, $1849 non-member

Adult Classes / Boatshop Workshops



Sep 30 2024 - Oct 25 2024


8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Sep 30 2024 - Oct 25 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm


431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368


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Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.3628
Fax: 360.385.4742


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