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Great Lakes Boat Building School


The Great Lakes Boat Building School, located in the beautiful Les Cheneaux Islands of northern Michigan, offers a quality educational program designed to "teach quality wooden boat building skills and preserve craftsmanship." The only licensed proprietary school of its kind in the state, the GLBBS is housed in a 12,000 square foot facility designed and built specifically for the teaching of woodworking, basic design, traditional and modern boat building, and yacht joinery. Combine this state of the art facility with our seasoned instructors and professional curriculum and you have the perfect place to learn the art and craft of boat building.

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Who We Are

The Great Lakes Boat Building School is a licensed proprietary school in the state of Michigan, offering both one- and two-year, nine-month programs designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the boat building and restoration industries.

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