“The Americans Are Coming” - An Invitation To Join Them To Build The Boat

Headed for Hobart « MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival.htm

“We are delighted that a team of experienced American boat builders, under the direction of master boat builder Sean Koomen, will be arriving before Christmas to commence a build of the classic Haven 12.5 in the boat-mad town of Franklin on the Huon River south of Hobart.  The team, hand-picked from scores of applicants, are ready to embark on an 8-week build at the Wooden Boat Centre that will finish with the display of the finished craft at the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival (8-11 February 2019) in Hobart. The project is a remarkable trans-national effort, with many materials coming from Port Townsend, Washington – known for its thriving marine trades including sailmakers, foundries and riggers – and the principal timber being the unique Tasmanian celery top pine, reclaimed from the highland lakes of the remote West Coast by Tasmanian start-up Hydrowood.”

The Wooden Boat Centre is offering two places on this build. Students will receive instruction from Seam Koomen and his team as they work together to build two vessels (one mostly pre-constructed and the other from the start). One of these vessels will be auctioned at the My State Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart in February 2019. The tuition fee will be $4,800 for the eight weeks ( with Christmas holidays). The course will run from 10 December 2018 to 8 February 2019. Contact us on 03 62663586 or email us to express your interest. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime.