The life and work of the Carpenter’s Boat Shop is supported by the sale of boats and furniture made by the apprentices and by the generous contributions of many people year after year. We are deeply grateful to all those people without whom we could not continue.

If you would like to make a contribution, you can do so online, using the button below.

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If you prefer, you may send a donation in the mail to:

The Carpenter’s Boat Shop
440 Old County Road
Pemaquid, Maine 04558

tiny sailboat held in someone's palm


The Carpenter’s Boat Shop has a special program called Friends of the Boat Shop. Currently there are over 15 people who volunteer at different times each week to help with the ongoing work and mission of the Boat Shop.

Some volunteers help us with our boat building projects and help maintain our small fleet of a dozen boats. Other volunteers build Adirondack chairs and Shaker oval boxes which are sold to generate income for the Shop. A few even offer courses to our apprentices in sewing, boat design, and specialized wood working techniques. We are deeply grateful to this remarkably kind, talented, and helpful group. We are pleased to welcome more.

Donate Your Boat 

Support The Carpenter’s Boat Shop’s programs and apprenticeships by donating your boat today! We are seeking vessels we can resell to fund our programs. Your tax deductible boat donation will support our mission, contribute to our 4 month apprenticeships, provide vessels for our apprentices to learn restoration skills, and so much more. Ideally we are seeking vessels of good resale value or that need minor repairs. If you have a boat you would like to donate please email us at [email protected] or call 207.677.2614. The Carpenter’s Boat Shop is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your boat donation is tax deductible.

Thank you for supporting our programs!

We are very grateful for the response to our wish list. As a reminder, consumer grade tools and equipment do not hold up well to the extended use that Boat Shop equipment receives. Heavy duty, commercial grade, or contractor grade tools are more reliable and have a much longer life span at the Boat Shop.