Family Boatbuilding

This is a new venture for the NZ Traditional Boatbuilding School.

The objective of ‘Family Boatbuilding’, is to provide an opportunity for families to come together and work as a team on a project.

The benefits of this project are multiple, but first and foremost is the time spent together as a family and as a team on a fun project, adding a dimension to family life often missing in today’s busy family.

‘Family Boatbuilding’ presents an opportunity to work together in a field usually left to the experts and to meet and work alongside other families.

The ‘Family Boatbuilding’ experience has the added bonus of having a tangible outcome; a boat of choice that can be used by all the family.

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New "Family Boatbuilding" Class

We have exciting news of a new family boatbuilding class coming soon. We are currently building prototypes of 4 new designs that will be launched at our stand during the Auckland International boat show in September. They are all stitch and glue construction and designed to go together real fast.


Make sure you come along to the boat show and join us we will be building some of these boats on our stand. 
Auckland International Boatshow 15th-18th September.


For more information please contact Tanya on 416-1023 or
contact us.

H28 Yacht Seamew For Sale

Seamew is an H28 yacht that was kindly donated to the school by Roger Faraday with the idea of tidying her up and finding her a new owner and raising funds for the school and it’s teaching.

Marco Scuderi has started repair work on
Seamew and we hope to have her all tidied up ready for the coming season.

This vessel is for sale and would make a great family or first time yacht. Options are available to finish the refit in our yard or to purchase in sail away condition. To view or make enquiries about
Seamew please contact Tanya on 416-1023 or contact us.


Auckland Heritage Festival

Guided tour of the NZ Traditional Boat Building School - Enjoy a guided tour of a traditional boat building workshop/school. There are a number of maritime restoration projects in progress, whilst new builds are also on the go. 

  • Fri 23 September and Sat 24 September
  • 10am to 11am
  • Boat Building School, 14 Buckley Avenue, Hobsonville Point
  • Gold Coin Donation