This big 36-foot long motor sailor was designed by designer Carl Chamberlin of Port Townsend WA and modified for an owner in southern California. Construction began in January, 2014. It is being built at the School 2014-1016 by the Traditional Large Craft classes under the direction of Instructor Ben Kahn.
SEA BEAST, named after the owner’s favorite dog, is the second of these big motor sailors to be built, and was expanded six inches in beam to accommodate a Gardner 3L diesel engine.
Instructor Ben Kahn is leading construction.
The boat will be planked with port orford cedar planking over white oak frames on a purpleheart keel. The deck house will be built of fiberglassed marine plywood, and the masts and spars constructed of sitka spruce.
The class of 2014 will loft the boat and construct the keel, build the molds, set up the backbone and and frame the boat. The class of 2015 will plank the hull and construct a great deal of the interior and part of the house. The class of 2016 will complete the boat. Systems installation will be supported by each class as marine systems experts go about their work. We are fortunate to be able to work closely with designer Carl Chamberlin during construction.
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located in Port Hadlock WA and is a private, accredited non-profit vocational school.
Our mission is to teach and preserve the fine art of wooden boatbuilding and 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 find us on the web at www.nwboatschool.org .
You can reach us via e-mail at email@example.com or by calling us at 360-385-4948.
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