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Youth, Family, and Adult Boat Building – NH Boat Museum, Wolfeboro NH

July 13 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Registration is now open for Youth, Family, and Adult Boat Building, which takes place on July 13 – July 21 at the New Hampshire Boat Museum (NHBM) Wolfeboro Campus.

During this session, participants will build their own boats from kits with high-quality materials. Available boat kits include a canoe, Bevin’s Skiff, paddleboard, Wood Duck Kayak, and Pee Wee.

According to NHBM’s Anne Lennon, both the Wood Duck kayak and Pee Wee are new additions to the boat-building program this year.

“The Wood Duck kayak can accommodate a broad range of paddlers with payload of 360 pounds,” she said. “The Pee Wee is a small powerboat style boat under 8 feet in length and intended for younger kids or light adults up to 100 pounds. The Pee Wee can also handle a trolling motor or gas engine.”

According to NHBM Executive Director Martha Cummings, the result is “a beautiful boat anyone would be proud to use on the lakes.” “There is no feeling like taking a ride or paddle in a boat you built with your own hands,” she said. “We have the tools and the expertise to guide you—and if you take good care of your boat, it will last for years.”

Boat-building is an available to youth, families, and adults regardless of financial means, as financial assistance is made possible by various private and institutional donors.

“We are excited to offer people of all ages the chance to experience the thrill and beauty of boating on New Hampshire’s lakes,” added Cummings. “This is an opportunity to not just build a boat, but to create memories with friends and family.”

Founded in 1992 by antique and classic boating enthusiasts, NHBM offers dynamic exhibits, and engaging events and programs tailored to the diverse boating lifestyles and values of people of all ages. NHBM is sponsored in part by Goodhue Boat Company, Eastern Propane and Oil, Stark Creative, KW Lakes and Mountains, Taylor Community, Belletetes, and North Water Marine.

To register for Boat Building, apply for a scholarship, or learn more about NHBM’s Wolfeboro and Moultonborough Campuses, visit nhbm.org.



July 13
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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