Family Boat Building

Link to 2014 Wooden Boat Show video featuring Family Boat Building

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This is a family activity  to build your own kayak in 3 days at the Port of Toledo’s Wooden Boat Show, so bring your kids, parents and grandkids or invite a few friends to build your own Yaquina 15 Sea Kayak.  This is a great opportunity to build your own beautiful custom kayak for a reasonable cost, and at the same time create memories for your family that will last a life time.

Yaquina 15 Detail
Getting Started
Family Boat Building
Successful Sunday Launch
Fiberglassed Yaquina 15

Under the guidance of local boat builder Rick Johnson families will build, a 15 foot touring sea kayak. These kayaks are great for exploring the unique and diverse waterways of the Pacific Northwest and is a capable, stable and easy to paddle boat that is great for all ages and skill levels.

The cost is $400.00, which includes all materials and instruction. Recommended group size is 2 -5 people per boat, with at least one adult.  All ages, beginning at 8 years old, can work together on this project. All skill levels are welcome.  The boat building begins on Friday, August 19th at 9 AM.  Two full days and one half day on Sunday will culminate in an afternoon launch ceremony before you take your boat home.Due to time constraints final fiberglass work will not be done at the show.

For more information about the Port of Toledo Wooden Boat Show and to register for Family Boat Building, call 541-336-5207 or email