The Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats preserves and celebrates the Northwest's maritime heritage through a variety of hands-on activities and classes.

Come to CWB for hands-on maritime experiences using our fleet of historic wooden boats. You can visit us in Seattle or on Camano Island. Our livery (our fleet of boats for rent) operates year-round renting sail and rowboats to the public. We also offer many classes in sailing and other skills for adults and youth as well as one-on-one sailing lessons. Many events happen at The Center for Wooden Boats and you are invited to explore our docks every day of the year.

Our February SailNOW session is sold out! But there's still room in April! Session starts April 15, and gives you just enough time to become a sailor before summer hits. Register here:

Auction Sneak Peek: Round-trip airfare for two passengers from Seattle to the San Juan Islands on a Kenmore Air - Lake Union seaplane! Enjoy the ultimate sightseeing experience.

Bid on this and other unique experiences at our March 4th Gala & Auction! Tickets and event info:

Motor Vessel Olympus has been sold, and is headed to New York! Come say goodbye with our friends at Classic Yacht Association! February 26, 1:30pm at the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks - Ballard Locks.

One-of-a-Kind Story Times for Seattle-area Kids and Families - ParentMap

Thanks for including us in the list, ParentMap! "One-of-a-Kind Story Times for Seattle-area Kids and Families" Searching for a new story time to shake things up? We’ve rounded up ten that are as intellectual, fun and quirky as the Puget Sound neighborhoods they serve.

Margaret Willson: What Defines Survival? The Seawomen of Iceland | The Center for Wooden Boats

"What Defines Survival? The Seawomen of Iceland". This month's 3rd Friday Speaker is Margaret Willson!

Event is this Friday, 7-9pm. Admission is free, but we'll happily accept donations. Refreshments provided. See you there! An historic painting of a fishing vessel depicting Haldóra, an Icelandic woman who worked as a fishing captain for many years in the mid-1700s. The artist is Bjarni Jónsson (1934-2008),

#WisdomWednesday "If a man is to be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most." - E.B. White

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Auction Item Sneak Peek: 7 Course French Gourmet Dinner for 8!

A very fancy menu created just for you! A French gourmet feast, including new innovations in French cuisine and some favorite dessert classics. Enjoy a spring evening with the sunset over Puget Sound or a fall escape with a warm fire and hearty presentation. Fine French wines are matched for each course.

Bid on this and other unique experiences at our March 4th Gala & Auction! Tickets and event info:

The new Wagner Education Center opens this summer!

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Sail Cam'Isle 2012
Replacing the Fore Shrouds on the schooner Lavengro
CWB: A Place for New Friends and New Skills


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