July 13 – July 21, 2024
Classes: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Is your dream building a boat from scratch? Maybe you’ve wanted to but didn’t know where to start and what the cost would be? Our boat building program gives you the opportunity to build your own boat from a kit using high quality materials at a reasonable cost. During the class you will use our tools and learn boat-building skills from our experienced staff and volunteers in a friendly environment. The result will be a beautiful boat you’ll be proud to use on our area lakes. If you take good care of your boat, it will last for years.

At the end of each class session, we’ll hold a special launch on Lake Wentworth to celebrate the completion of your boat.

NEW for 2024!

We are happy to add the Wood Duck 12 kayak and The Pee Wee as part of our boat roster this year.

The Wood Duck 12 kayak is ample and meant to accommodate a broad range of paddlers.  Cockpits are 38 inches long, for easy in and out, and your legs and knees will not be confined.  The Wood Duck 12 will easily handle a 275-pounder, plus gear (maximum payload 360 lbs).

The Pee Wee is a small powerboat style under 8′; intended for younger set or featherweight adult (100 lbs max); can mount electric trolling motor or small HP gas engine (maximum weight should consider weight of engine/battery/gas can).

Financial assistance is available to youth and families. 

2024 Medical Waiver 

Each participant must have a completed Medical Waiver (see above link) prior to the class beginning. 

Please mail the Medical Waiver to the New Hampshire Boat Museum, attention Programs, PO Box 1195, Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896. Thank you.


Choose Your Boat: 

2024 Pricing 
CANOE – Cost: $1295 (Two-person canoe).

KAYAK – Cost: $1250  (One-person with max 160 lbs weight).

WOOD DUCK KAYAK – Cost: $1295 (One-person with max 360 lbs weight).

PADDLEBOARD – Cost: $1195  (12′ 6″ long). 

BEVIN’S SKIFF – Cost: $1850  (11′ 6″ skiff hold up to three adults and small outboard motor can be attached).

THE PEEWEE – Cost: $1295  (Small mini powerboat-see description below)

Registration Fee
$75.00   NHBM members 
$100.00  Not-yet-members


After paying online please download and complete the medical form.

Mail to: NH Boat Museum, PO Box 1195, Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896

Boat Building Financial Assistance

Build A Canoe!

Financial assistance is available for youth and families (up to 4 family members).

Financial Assistance Application 

For more information please email: programs@nhbm.org.

2024 Financial Assistance Fund Donors

Thank you to our donors:

The Captain Raymond Thombs and Theodore Valpey, Jr. Memorial Foundation

Dr. James Forbes Family Fund     

 Edmund and Sarah Dinsmore

Tom and Rose McNamara


Boat Building Financial Assistance Fund: If you would like to support our scholarship program for youth boat building, please donate here.

The Millie B boat rides kick-off Friday, May 24!  Make your reservations now!  Please note the museum is not yet open – not until July.

We are now closed for the season! Thank you for a wonderful 2023 season! See you in 2024!