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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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Dad’s Ol’ Skiff

A simple but high quality cold molded hull.

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Gartside 16′-6″ Inboard Workboat

This traditional boat is a good example of how a “workboat” can be designed and built to be every bit as handsome as any yacht tender or pleasure launch.

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Gartside 19′ Cutter

The lines of this small cutter are based on a English south coast fishing vessel of the 1850s

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Garvey Workboat

A heavily-built flat-bottom workboat with a large towing bit and lifting spars.

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Harbor Skiff

A simple flat-bottom lapstrake skiff that can accommodate a small outboard motor.

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Lawley Tender

A very early example of a motorized yacht tender.

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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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Zimmer Electric Utility Launch

This unique, electric-powered launch is beautifully built with exquisite woods.

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18′ Lapstrake Speed Boat

A composite built 18′ lapstrake speedboat.

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