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Family Boatbuilding

Fun for the whole Family

Would you or your family like to build a boat with expert supervision along with several other families? If so, sign up now for the Family Boatbuilding event at the Port Aransas plyWooden Boat Festival (April 6-8, 2018).

This year there are three options for Family Boatbuilding. The first two are variations on the Quick Canoe below. Don't miss the Port Aransas Skiff option below.

Quick Canoe

The double-ended Quick Canoe 155 comes from the drawing board of Australian designer Michael Storer. It is a simple to build yet capable canoe of the Pirogue family. The kit is built from marine grade miranti plywood and cypress timbers. This boat is 15'5" and weighs in around 45 pounds.

If you prefer a motorized craft, the Quick Canoe Electric with a transom for mounting the engine may be just the thing (motor not included). At 15'5" this boat offers a quiet, effortless way to enjoy the fresh air, sun and water.

Each family (it can be a single adult or up to 4 people including kids as young as 10) will take home a completed, unpainted boat at the end of the class. The boats all weigh well under 100 pounds and can be carried in the back of a pickup truck or on top of a car. All materials except paint are included in the cost.

Register HERE for the Quick Canoe

Port Aransas Skiff

Another good option would be the Port Aransas Skiff (above). There is room for several families to build one of these boats with experienced supervision. This compact version of the popular Port Aransas Skiff will handle up to a 7.5-HP outboard motor. Your skiff will be built out of marine plywood and other marine grade materials. We’ll start the class with a pile of parts at 9:00 a.m. Friday in a tent at Roberts Point Park and finish Sunday afternoon with a maiden voyage in the harbor.

Register HERE for the Port Aransas Skiff





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