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.


Dad’s Ol’ Skiff

A simple but high quality cold molded hull.

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Chica (Composite)

The “Chica” was specially designed for GLBBS by Carl Chamberlin of Basic Boats for the lofting exercise that all students must do in the first session.

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Wittholz Dinghy

A very beamy, lightweight, nicely lined, 11′ catboat. This boat was featured in WoodenBoat magazines’s 2012 Small Boats special edition.

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