Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is a non-profit vocational school that has been providing hands-on education in traditional and contemporary wooden boatbuilding since 1981. The school is accredited through the Accrediting Commission of Career School and Colleges (ACCSC) and is designated a Veteran Supportive Campus by the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs. Our mission is to teach and preserve traditional and contemporary wooden boatbuilding skills while developing the individual as a craftsman.
Each year, national and international students come to Port Hadlock, WA to learn woodworking and problem-solving skills through one of three programs offered: Traditional Large Craft, Traditional Small Craft, and Contemporary Wooden Boatbuilding. Students are awarded a 12-month Associates of Occupational Studies Degree in Boatbuilding upon completion. Diplomas for 9-months of program completion are also awarded.
To learn more about the school, visit www.nwswb.edu
The program is broken into Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer quarters with the following courses taught:
- Classic Woodworking
- Skiff Construction
Winter & Spring:
At this point in the curriculum, students break into their program of choice:
- Traditional Small Craft
- Traditional Large Craft
- Contemporary Boatbuilding
- Repair & Restoration
- Yacht Interiors