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Access To Experience

For nearly five decades, WoodenBoat Publications has gathered a unique worldwide community of skilled wooden boat aficionados, including students, builders, designers, restorers, and owners, and delivered them access to individuals who are deeply experienced in the world of wooden boats.


WoodenBoat is a bimonthly magazine that delivers a blend of traditional and evolving methods of boat design, construction, repair, and related crafts—as well as profiles of unique boats and people. In each of our lavishly illustrated, carefully researched and written issues, we aim to educate and inspire our readers while conveying quality, integrity, and high standards of craftsmanship.

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Online Exclusives


John Lisicich bounds into Bruce Bronson’s boatshop—literally bounds, like a kid running into a bike shop on his birthday—and hails his friend with unrestrained joy. “Happy Wednesday! Happy Happy Wednesday! How ya doin’?”

Extended Content

Featured in the Sketchbook department of WoodenBoat magazine No. 284 (January/February 2022) FIN is an auxiliary performance cruiser.

Extended Content

Seattle’s Shell House home of 1936 Olympic gold oarsmen may be preserved.


The WoodenBoat Community is a collection of tools and resources that allow wooden boat builders, designers, owners, would-be owners, and dreamers to interact with each other, find inspiration, and learn something new.

Register of WoodenBoats

Register of Wooden Boats

The Register of Wooden Boats lists information about wooden boats 10′ LOA (length overall) and above.


Year Built:
Launched 2024
Owner Name:
Kevin Donohue
Home Port:
New London CT
Boats for Sale

Boats For Sale

Do you have a boat for sale—or are you looking to sell one? This is the page for you.

26' Luders 16 sailboat

Beautiful 1945 26' Luders 16 sailboat #18, excellent condition. $15,000. New topsides paint this year, marine plywood/ fiberglass/ epoxy replacement of original deck, also new paint.

Pulsifer Hampton Launch

2007 Pulsifer Hampton built by Richard Pulsifer. Beautifully maintained and stored inside. Includes custom made trailer, dodger/cover, anchor and bumpers. Reliable Yanmar diesel 3YM30 motor.

Welsford Navigator

15', gunter rigged yawl, hinged mast, built 2019, epoxy plywood construction. $10,500. Excellent condition. Includes 2019 trailer, new covers, like-new sails. Antifouled bottom.

32’ international 500 sloop

Wooden sailboat built in 1960. Planking in good shape. Keel needs rebuild. Everything else needs some love for the old boat. No mast. Located in Rowley, MA.

Plans and Kits

Plans & Kits

If you’re in the market for a boat to build, this directory of Boat Plans & Kits is a fine place to start. And if your company sells plans or kits, we invite you to list your offerings here. 

Petrel Sport

This 16' x 21" [4.9m x 53cm] strip planked kayak is adapted to comfort and responsiveness in active water.

Workstar 17

The Workstar 17 concept of plywood/epoxy boat building was the result of a co-operation between Working Boats UK Ltd and Humphreys Yacht Design, which enabled people with no experience in building

Ladva 500

During rise of the nautical tourism on east Adriatic coast in late 1980s, there was a lack in offer of smaller sailboats for day rent and sailing lessons.



This section of our web site, an extension of the Launchings department of WoodenBoat magazine, is dedicated to sharing news of recently launched wooden boats built or restored by our readers.

Kaholo 14 foot Stand Up Paddleboard

I went overboard on the design, but it was great to build but it took a long time (almost a year in the making!).  I love the results.  This is a hybrid SUP, plywood on the bottom, cedar strip on t


In August 2023, David O’Halloran of Sparta, NJ and Manhattan, NY, launched the Meli-Ha-Ha, a Francois Vivier deigned Morbic 11, on Lake Mohawk.



From Australia to Northern Europe, the Mediterranean to New England, and the Pacific Northwest to Asia, the worldwide wooden boat community hosts a vast number of shows, regattas, and other gatherings annually.


WoodenBoat Forum

The WoodenBoat Forum is an online community dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information related to wooden boats.