All-Day Saturday Class

This is one of the boats used in our weekly sails on Richardson Bay

This is an ongoing class that teaches the fundamentals of proper hand tool usage, traditional woodworking and wooden boatbuilding. Prospective students should contact the School to schedule a visit and get on the waiting list .  

Applicants must first visit the school by appointment to introduce themselves. From there they can apply to attend a free Saturday audit of the class, after which they become eligible to request being put on the waiting list.


This class is for beginners as well as advanced students of woodworking.  The focus is on learning to use hand-tools properly, lofting (the full size drawing of a boat’s lines), and construction methods.


This is an ongoing class with no particular starting date. We meet every saturday from 9am to 4pm. New students are accepted into the class whenever there are openings.

Number of students

This class is limited to 8 students.


$550 (U.S.) per student for six months. One half to be paid when registering, with balance payable on the first day of class. bi-monthly payments can also be arranged. Students with good attendance may repeat the class.

Tool needs

Students need basic hand tools such as planes, chisels, saws, hammer etc.

Instructors:  Anton Hottner and Holden Crane

Anton and Holden are master boatbuilders with many years of experience building and repairing traditional wooden boats.