Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) continues to monitor and assess the situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). GLBBS’ first and foremost concern revolves around student and staff health. Effective March 16, 2020, in an effort to reduce human interactions and potential spread of the virus, GLBBS will remain closed to the general public until further notice.

Great Lakes Boat Building School

30-foot Truscott Launch “Marilyn Jean”

Project Scope This is a carryover project from the last two years and is scheduled to be finished this coming spring.  It is a 30 foot fiberglass replica of a Truscott fantail launch that was originally built in St. Joseph, Michigan in the early 1900s.  This year the second year students will learn mechanical and […]

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Van Dam Cedarville 26.5 Runabout

The C26.5 is a modern interpretation of the classic lapstrake runabouts once common on American lakes from upstate New York to Wisconsin and beyond.

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18′ Lapstrake Speed Boat

A composite built 18′ lapstrake speedboat.

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Challenge Mountain 20

The Challenge Mountain 20 is a one-of-a-kind adaptive sailboat that can be sailed with joystick control as well as with a sip/puff system for steering and sail trim.

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Miss A.P.B.A. Replica

A replica of John L. Hacker’s 1923, 26′ Gold Cup racer is being built as part of the curriculum for the career Boat Building program of the class of 2012.

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Rescue Minor

The Rescue Minor is a shallow draft utility boat. It features a Tunnel-Stern V-Bottom that allows it to be used in shallow water.

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