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Why We No Longer Build Boats on Commission

Starting in the fall of 2018 Great Lakes Boat Building School is no longer accepting requests to build boats on a commission basis. The school has recently undergone a remarkable […]

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GLBBS Hosts Continuing Education Courses for Marine Professionals

Great Lakes Boat Building School has partnered with the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) to offer continuing education and certification courses to Marine Professionals.   This week, instructor Mike […]

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Support GLBBS just by shopping

As of October of 2018, Amazon has given $105,515,619.04 to linked charities. It’s a pretty safe bet that you’ve heard of Amazon before. Chances are you have something from Amazon about to […]

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GLBBS Honors Program Advisory Board Members

As we start 2019 it is important for us to thank certain individuals for their involvement of the School. On October 17, 2018, Great Lakes Boat Building School recognized the […]

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Scholarships Help Launch Careers

As a student at GLBBS, Tom Ruddy is known for his dry sense of humor and his exacting craftsmanship. He tells Stem2Stern that he enjoys working with and interacting with […]

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Alumni Connection: Kaleb Voisin

Kaleb Voisin is a 2018 graduate of our Comprehensive Career Boat Building program, was named GLBBS “Shipmate of the Year 2018” and is now a Restoration Technician at Ramsey Brothers […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Smith

“You don’t just come here to a school, you come to a community,” said Bob Smith, a long-time volunteer and local ambassador for GLBBS. “The school is important to the […]

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GLBBS Announces #Give2GLBBS $100,000 Challenge as part of #GivingTuesday

Anonymous donor hopes to help Great Lakes Boat Building School raise $100,000 by encouraging others to donate; will match all new donations within a 24-hour period. **For Immediate Release** CEDARVILLE, […]

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2018 Beer Fest & Boat Yard Bash

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GLBBS Achieves Accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREAT LAKES BOAT BUILDING SCHOOL ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION CEDARVILLE, MICHIGAN – APRIL 12, 2018 –  Great Lakes Boat Building School, the only boat building school in the State […]

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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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