2024 Boatshop Workshop Schedule

2024 Class Schedule at a Glance

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Weekend Workshops

Spend your weekend in the Boatshop learning new skills or polishing up existing ones.

Mar 23 Demystifying Marine Finish
May 4 Outboards: Maintenance, Care, and Troubleshooting
Aug 15-19 Wooden Boat Tools and Joinery
Sept 28- Oct 1 Paddles, Oars, Spars, and More
Dec 7-8 Deck The Hulls With Boatshop Offcuts

Boatshop Build Workshops

Craft your own vessel while receiving professional guidance from our Boatshop crew.

Mar 4-29 Duckworks Boatshop Takeover
Apr 15-19, 22-26 Duckworks Scout 14 Founders Build
Aug 27-Sept 1 Family Boatbuilding: The Portage Pram
Sept 30-Oct 25 Chesapeake Light Craft Takeover
Create Your Own Schedule Boatshop With Benefits

Saturday Summer Series

Join us in the Boatshop this summer where we will be offering skill-building classes every Saturday from late June to early August. This six-week series will range in content, offering students the opportunity to get their feet wet in a number of different areas.

Jun 29 Ye Olde Shipwright’s Tools
Jul 6 Sharpening
Jul 13 Stationary Power Tools 101
Jul 20 Steam Bending
Jul 27 Boat Lettering
Aug 3 Leatherwork

Classes are listed in alphabetical order. See above for the 2024 schedule at a glance.

  • Boat Lettering
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $89 member, $99 non-member
    Boat Lettering
    July 27
    Whether traditionally carved or painted, lettering your boat is a great way to add character and show off the passion you have for your vessel. This intensive will walk through...
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  • Boatshop with Benefits
    9 AM – 5 PM
    Per week: $404 member, $449 non-member 
    Boatshop with Benefits
    You create your schedule! 
    You create your schedule! Last day to register is two weeks before start date Per week: $404 member, $449 non-member  Design your own workshop! We offer a space with a workbench that you...
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  • Chesapeake Light Craft Takeover
    8 AM – 5 PM
    Starting at $999
    Chesapeake Light Craft Takeover
    September 30-October 25
    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...
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  • Deck The Hulls With Boatshop Offcuts
    10 AM – 4 PM
    $225 member, $249 non-member
    Deck The Hulls With Boatshop Offcuts
    December 7–8
    This is your chance to spend a weekend in the Boatshop learning the basics. We are offering this course as an opportunity for students to come into the Boatshop and...
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  • Demystifying Marine Finish
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $89 member, $99 non-member
    Demystifying Marine Finish
    March 23
    Join the Boatshop crew as we dive into a couple of classy fleet boats to show you all the tricks of the trade when it comes to keeping your boat...
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  • Duckworks Boatshop Takeover
    9 AM – 5 PM
    Starting at $579
    Duckworks Boatshop Takeover
    March 4–29
    Duckworks, the fine folks that brought you the Scamp, Scout, and Portage Pram, are taking over the shop and opening up the space for you, the builder. This is an...
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  • Duckworks Scout 14 Founders Build
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $4499 member, $4649 non-member
    Duckworks Scout 14 Founders Build
    April 15-19, April 22-26
    Have you heard of the Super Scout? Probably not, as it is yet to be launched as the newest kit offering from our good friends at Duckworks. At 14′, the...
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  • Family Boatbuilding: The Portage Pram
    9 AM – 4 PM
    Starting at $1899
    Family Boatbuilding: The Portage Pram
    August 27 – September 1
    Whether it’s built with the family or for the family, the Portage Pram is a fantastic craft that is fit for all ages. Originally purpose-built as a tender, this little...
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  • Leatherwork
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $89 member, $99 non-member
    Leatherwork
    August 3
    Spend the day spiffing up your oars in this hands-on leather stitching class. Sewn-on oar leathers are a simple and elegant way to protect fine wooden oars from chafing in...
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  • Outboards: Maintenance, Care, and Troubleshooting
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $89 member, $99 non-member
    Outboards: Maintenance, Care, and Troubleshooting
    May 4
    We’ve all been there—stranded. Whether at the dock or halfway across the Strait, there is never a good time to experience outboard troubles. In this Saturday intensive, we will break...
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  • Paddles, Oars, Spars, and More
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $459 member, $499 non-member
    Paddles, Oars, Spars, and More
    September 28–October 1
    Weekend Workshop: Paddles, Oars, Spars, and More A crash course in how to make a square piece of wood round. This four-day course will walk you through the process of laying...
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  • Sharpening
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $89 member, $99 non-member
    Sharpening
    July 6
    Keeping edge tools sharp and well-honed always makes work easier and more enjoyable. In this class, students will learn the ins and outs of keeping edge tools ready for the...
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  • Stationary Power Tools 101
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $89 member, $99 non-member
    Stationary Power Tools 101
    July 13
    In this one-day workshop, we will cover the basics of operation for the tablesaw, jointer, planer, drill press, and bandsaw. These are all tools commonly found in a shop, and...
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  • Steam Bending
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $89 member, $99 non-member
    Steam Bending
    July 20
    Steam bending is a fun, efficient process that has been utilized in the construction of boats for generations. In this workshop, we will break down the process so that it...
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  • Wooden Boat Tools and Joinery
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $499 member, $549 non-member
    Wooden Boat Tools and Joinery
    August 15–19
    This extended weekend open shop platform serves as an introduction to wooden boat joinery. Whether aesthetic, structural, or both—all the parts of a wooden boat fit together in a purposeful...
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  • Boatshop planer and wood shavings by Mark Saran
    Ye Olde Shipwright's Tools
    9 AM – 5 PM
    $89 member, $99 non-member
    Ye Olde Shipwright's Tools
    June 29
    Take a deep dive into the tool bag of a shipwright and see the variety of tools that have evolved over centuries of boatbuilding. This is a great opportunity to...
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Scholarships

NWMC is proud to offer scholarships to those facing financial barriers, youth service organizations, schools, and underserved youth, so everyone can have the opportunity to learn with us, regardless of financial circumstances. Please note that Boatshop classes have a limited number of full scholarship spots per class. To be considered for a scholarship, or to sponsor a participant, please contact our Boatshop Manager, Joel Arrington Joel@nwmaritime.org or 360.385.3628 x123.