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The School serves as a repository of knowledge that is preserved through active practice. Boats built in the program reflect strong craftsmanship - quality construction, efficient methods, and effective project management.

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Hands-On Education

In an increasingly digital world, we provide experiential education to teach time-honored skills to new generations of craftspeople.

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Pacific Northwest

The Boat School is located in the heart of more than 100 maritime businesses on Port Townsend Bay and surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

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Alumni Stories

“I came to the school and found a chance to do something different, gratifying, and real.”

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Our Programs

Boatbuilding AOS Degree Program

The 12-month Boatbuilding Degree program takes time-tested traditional skills mixed with modern wood composites to offer a compact and comprehensive curriculum.

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Marine Systems Diploma Program

The 9-month Marine Systems Diploma program covers tasks integral to boat building and repair, such as electrical systems, corrosion, diesel engines, propulsion, hydraulics, marine plumbing, and marine HVAC.

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Marine Systems Intensive Classes

The Marine Systems Intensives for industry professionals consist of 5-day classes that rely on industry-relevant mock-ups to provide hands-on practical training.

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Our Campus

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located on the waterfront in lower Port Hadlock, Washington, a quiet town…

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Boat School Open House

Our Virtual Admissions Open Houses offers prospective students an opportunity to get to know the school with a campus…

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KOREY RUBEN | 2014 | BOATBUILDINGKorey had always been interested in building things, but it didn’t come together as…

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Admissions Process

You can complete the entire admissions process online, from submitting your application to uploading necessary documents and paying fees. We provide valuable information on timelines, application procedures, and eligibility requirements, making your admissions journey easy to navigate.


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Academics News

11 August
Summer Launchings

Boat School Launches Three New Student-Built Boats A Marsh Cat, carbon fiber dinghy, and Culler sailing skiff…

17 January
Wired for Safety

Marine Systems student Brandon Garms uses a current leakage tester to check for leaking current on a…

13 January
CLEAN BAY Goes to Work

CLEAN BAY GOES TO WORKKeeping Local Waterways Free of Wastewater Hull Raiser Magazine: Fall 2022 CLEAN BAY’S…

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