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.

An Evening with Former CIA Director John Brennan: Navigating Challenges

Join former CIA Director John Brennan on July 29, 7-9 PM at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta for a discussion on navigating global challenges. FMI & to order tickets click below.

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:

  • We ask that all visitors are fully vaccinated and wear masks when indoors.
  • 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.


Boat Shop News

Catch up on our Speaker Series with YouTube

If you missed some of our featured speakers, you can watch their presentations on our [...]

Check out our October Newsletter

Catch up on recent Boat Shop events here.

Check out our September Newsletter

Catch up on Boat Shop events and review our September newsletter here.