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.


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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Lawley Tender

A very early example of a motorized yacht tender.

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Zimmer Electric Utility Launch

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

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Katie – SOLD

Katie was designed for use as a daysailer – weekender. She has a large comfortable cockpit with a small cabin with two berths.

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Gartside Sloop

This design is of a shallow-draft, beamy daysailer with both an efficient gaff-rigged mainsail and a jib. It is an excellent step-up for beginning sailors who have learned on smaller, mainsail-only designs.

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