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 core program offering
Traditional Boat Building,
Yacht Building, Marine Systems,
Restoration/Repair, & Yacht Joinery.
Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) has teamed up with The American Boat & Yacht Council ABYC) to offer ABYC Certification Classes in Marine Systems, Diesel Engines, Gas Engines and Marine Electrical .Learn More
Attend one of our
week-long Build Your Own Boat
(BYOB) workshops or a 1-3 day artisan workshop.
The Great Lakes Boat Building School teaches and inspires students
in the art and craft of wooden boat building, from design to launch, preparing
them for productive and rewarding careers in the fine woodworking and marine trades. We strive to contribute to the growth of each student as a craftsman and to share our appreciation for the maritime heritage of the
Great Lakes and North America.