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Boat Building Students

Students on the 40-week Boat Building course come from a wide range of backgrounds.

Our students relish the opportunity to share common aims and interests with a group with widely varied nationality and life experiences.

Students ages have ranged from 18 to 72. Some people are training for their first career, others are looking for a change, some are taking a sabbatical, and others, after retirement, are doing something they have always dreamed of.


Students’ ambitions after the course vary:

  • to work in the marine industry (in yards ranging from small traditional yards to volume manufacturers like Spirit, Princess Yachts or Sunseeker)
  • to provide themselves with the practical skills to underpin, further training such as, a Naval Architecture degree or Yachtmaster qualification
  • to set up their own business
  • to use their new found practical skills in alternative related industries
  • to build or restore a boat for themselves
  • to work with wood for the sheer joy of it

Student profiles from our courses

Class of August 2023
Class of February 2023
Class of August 2022
Class of March 2022
Class of May 2021