Wooden
Boatbuilders'
Trade
Association

De Bootbouwschool (The Boatbuilding School)

Proprietor:
Bert van Baar

Address:
De Bootbouwschool
Brugge Ditch 54,
1721HA Heerhugowaard,
The Netherlands.

Visiting address:
Willemsoord 73,
1821AS Den Helder,
The Netherlands.

Biography:
In my Boatbuilding School one can attend a 9 day course on various boatbuilding techniques – clinker, carvel and woodcore/clinker ply. Also I try to organise boatbuilding courses on site. I take my gear and materials and come to a nearby workshop for a course on boatbuilding. In the 3 day courses we do lofting and hollow mast making/oar making/half models. In a 2 day weekend courses one can learn to make one’s own sail (< 12m2).

Occasionally I also build custom small wooden boats for sail & oar on demand. Small restoration jobs or making new boat parts like masts, rudders, masthoops etc. can be carried out.