Welcome to Great Lakes Boat Building School

Students at Great Lakes Boat Building School are provided a comprehensive course of study in the methods, materials, and professionalism required of today’s wooden boat builder.  Integrating lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on projects each of our full-time programs achieves the proper balance of theoretical and practical knowledge for career success.

Our Programs


Great Lakes Boat Building School prepares students for rewarding careers in the marine industry.

To be the leader in marine workforce development.

What People Say

Thank you so much for doing such a beautiful job on the
Marilyn Jean. Everyone loves her!

Wayne B., Commissioned Boat Client July 14, 2017

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