Family Boat Building

Family Boat Building 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID19 concerns. 

Build an 8 foot Elegant Punt using simple hand tools under the guidance of Joe Novello and volunteers. This boat is built in 2 days at the Wooden Boat show. This is a good project for youth, but anyone can participate (grandparents, parents, cousins, friends)! The cost is $200 which includes all of the materials and instruction, except for the final finish of paint or varnish which has to be completed at home. The boats will be ready for their first launch on Sunday afternoon. Handmade paddles will be provided to each builder to use and take home with their boat, but please remember to bring your own personal floatation device. Recommended group size is 2-3 people per boat with at least one adult.  All ages beginning at 8 years old can work on this project. 

This project is limited to 5 boats ONLY so get on the list early! For more information about the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show or to register for Family boat building, please call 541-336-5207 or email us.

Click here to download a registration form.