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.
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. If you’ve launched a boat within the past year, please email us at email@example.com, or post your news here. (All posts are subject to approval and editing before being made live.)
The Register of Wooden Boats lists information about wooden boats 10′ LOA (length overall) and above. It came into being after, and because, the annual Lloyd’s Register of American Yachts and the subsequent short-lived North American Yacht Register ceased publication. To submit your boat for inclusion in the Register of Wooden Boats, follow the instructions on this page. All submissions are subject to editing and approval.
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. There is no charge for listing, but the featured boats must be built of wood. To refine your search of this directory, use quotation marks. If you search Nutshell Pram Kit, you’ll receive all the listings that include the words Nutshell, Pram, and Kit. To refine your search, enter “Nutshell Pram Kit”; you’ll then see only the results for Nutshell Pram kits.
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. Event organizers are invited to list their events here. All listings are subject to editing and approval before being made live. This listing is updated continually, so check back often as you plan your local schedule—or travel far afield.
The WoodenBoat Forum is an online community dedicated to the exchange of ideas and information related to wooden boats. It includes more than 50,000 members of varying levels of experience—from novice to expert. As of summer 2023, there were nearly 5 million posts in its searchable archives.