The Boat Building curriculum prepares individuals for employment in the boat building and boat repair industry. Today’s boat builders are highly skilled craftspeople who can create complex shapes out of wood.
Course work includes reading boat plans, lofting, setting up the building jig, fashioning the structural timbers, and different planking techniques. Interior joinery, exterior joinery, and yacht rigging is also covered.
Graduates may find work with yacht manufacturers, high end furniture shops, architectural millwork shops, and companies installing built in furniture in homes. Other opportunities can be found in boat maintenance and repair yards.