Student Russell Bates (L), working with student Carol Clark, is using thin strips of plywood we call "doorskin" to line out where the frames go in the 9-foot Grandy skiff.
The Grandy Boat Company was formerly located on Lake Union in Seattle, and made many hundreds of boats both large and small during a long tenure there from the early 1920’s to 1967.
Here’s a good web page about the company and it’s boats: home.comcast.net/~btse1/grandy/grandymainpage.htm
Our students build these boats to lines and documentation taken by former instructor Tim Lee, from an original boat owned by The Center For Wooden Boats www.cwb.org in Seattle WA.
Grandy skiffs built by our students are usually between 9 and 14.5 feet long. They’re lapstrake planked in western red cedar, with sapele stems, keels and transoms. Frames are White Oak or Black Locust. We build one to two boats like this each year. These small craft are some of our most popular boats.
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located in Port Hadlock WA and is a private, accredited non-profit vocational school. You can find us on the web at www.nwboatschool.org .
Our mission is to teach and preserve the skills and crafts of fine wooden boatbuilding and other traditional maritime crafts.
We build both commissioned and speculative boats to US Coast Guard standards while teaching adult students the traditional wood and wood composite boatbuilding skills they will need to work in the marine trades.
We sell our boats to help support the School. Please feel free to give us a call should you like to discuss our building a boat for you.
You can reach us via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling us at 360-385-4948.