Boatshop Classes & Workshops

photo by Mark Saran

We offer boatbuilding classes for all abilities in all kinds of watercraft—sailboats, stitch & glue plywood kayaks, Scamps, surfboards, and more—from a number of different companies.

Boatshop with Benefits

You create your schedule!
Jun 1 – Sept 1 | 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 will team up with outside businesses such as Pygmy 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. Your safety is our top priority.

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About Instructor Joel Arrington

Joel Arrington is just a southerner wandering through the west looking for water. Joel, originally from southwest Georgia, started his westward migration with a ten-year career as a fly-fishing guide and carpenter in Colorado. There, he developed his passion for being on the water and crafting with his hands, but after a few too many subzero winter days he was ready for a new adventure and landed in Port Hadlock, WA where he attended the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. This allowed him to channelize his passion for water and love of woodworking into a career building boats. As Boat Shop Manager, Joel is ready and eager to help others delve into the wonderful world of boats and boatbuilding.