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Glued-Lapstrake Kayak Building

August 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm

$550 – $650

Local boatbuilder Eric Schade leads a week-long construction of a plywood kayak of your choosing. Begin on Monday morning and leave Saturday with a finished boat! Each boat is shipped as a kit to the museum (designs at, where the week is spent assembling them in our traditional Boatshop.

Eric designs boats for Chesapeake Lightcraft and can offer insight on the right kayak for your lifestyle. He has taught boatbuilding classes throughout the country and is a regular at Wooden Boat School.

This class runs 8am to 4:30pm, Monday August 27, 2018 thru Saturday September 1, 2018.

Please register by July 30, 2018 to allow for ordering the kit.

Kayak kit is an additional cost; prices start at $975. For more information about the class, and to discuss the models available, please email


August 27, 2018 @ 8:00 am
September 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
$550 – $650