Youth, Family, & Adult Boat Building

New Hampshire Boat Museum’s Youth Boat Building Class

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2017 Summer Boat Building Classes


Adult & Family Boat Building-
July 8th through July 16th

Classes: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Adult & Family Application

Youth Boat Building
July 31st through August 11th, excluding the weekend

Classes: 9 AM – 3PM

Youth Application

The Museum hopes that all interested youth have the opportunity to participate in the boat building program. Scholarships are available for the Canoe only.  Please complete the Scholarship Application.  

Description:  The New Hampshire Boat Museum is offering two sessions of boat building.  The first will be for adults and families.  In this session, adults can work individually or as a team with family and/or children.  Adults can choose between making the one person canoe, a one person kayak, a Paddleboard, a Bevin’s Skiff, and an Opti Sailboat.  We will supply all the tools, supplies and expertise to help you build your boat. Depending on the type of boat you select, you may be finished with your project prior to the end of the course.  The extra time is allocated for those building the Opti Sailboat or the Paddleboard.  The second session is for children ages 12 and up.  Both boys and girls are encouraged to apply.  Children will be taught the safe use of hand and a limited number of small power tools.  Students can choose from the one person canoe, the one person kayak, and the Bevin’s Skiff.  At the end of each 10-day session, a special launching on Lake Wentworth will be held to celebrate the completion of the craft.

Kits expected to be available for purchase are:

• Six Hour Canoe: A one person plywood canoe $695

• Kayak: One person Kayak – max weight 160lb $995

• Bevin’s Skiff (A 11’6″ skiff that will accommodate several adults and can be adapted to handle a small outboard motor.) $1,195

• Optimist Sailboat Dinghy- $1,395

• 12′ 6″ Paddleboard $1,195 (paddle, leash and pads included)
– Basic 12′ 6″ Paddleboard (with no extras) $995

There is a $60 surcharge registration fee for Non-Members and a $30 registration fee for museum members.

For further information contact: Museum staff at 603-569-4554 or

Please print, fill out, and mail this year’s application to:

Boat Building
PO BOX 1195
Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896-1195

Or pay online with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express:

Please select your kit and click “add to cart” then return to this page and select the registration fee and “add to cart.”  Both items will appear on the paypal invoice allowing you to pay for both charges at once.

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