Building Boats, Nurturing Lives, Helping Others

The Carpenter’s Boat Shop offers transformative apprenticeships in the art and craft of boatbuilding

apprentices try out a new skiff


Wherever our apprentices are coming from, wherever they may be headed, the Boat Shop provides a harbor to set anchor before setting sail on a new course in life.

detail of wooden boat interior


Our high quality boats and other wood products are lovingly made using traditional woodworking tools and techniques. Your purchase directly supports our mission.

tiny sailboat held in someone's palm


Your support gives apprentices the opportunity to seek a deeper self-awareness, a clearer vision for their life’s goals, and a stronger commitment in their service to others.

Please visit us in person or virtually

Our campus is once again open to visitors – and we are excited to see you!  While our in-person visiting options have changed due to covid-19, we look forward to connecting with you.

You can also still learn a lot about the Carpenter’s Boat Shop via our photo gallery, as well as Facebook and Instagram, 

Covid-19 protocols for all visitors:

  • Please wear a mask when on campus and help us practice 6’ distancing.
  • Visitors are welcome to tour our campus outdoors, enter our Showroom, and shop self-serve or call us for assistance.
  • We ask that visitors please not enter our living and work spaces – please let us assist you instead.  

THANK YOU for your help! Together we can support each other’s health and well-being.