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Planking a Grandy Skiff!

The Grandy Boat Company was formerly located on Lake Union in Seattle, and made many hundreds of boats both large and small during a long tenure there from the early 1920’s to 1967.

Here’s a good web page about the company and it’s boats:

Our students build these boats to lines and documentation taken by former instructor Tim Lee, from an original boat owned by The Center For Wooden Boats in Seattle WA.

Grandy skiffs built by our students are usually between 9 (like this one) and 14.5 feet long. They’re lapstrake planked in western red cedar, with sapele stems, keels and transoms. Frames are White Oak or Black Locust. We build one to two boats like this each year. These small craft are some of our most popular boats.

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is located in Port Hadlock WA and is a private, accredited non-profit vocational school. You can find us on the web at .

Our mission is to teach and preserve the skills and crafts of fine wooden boatbuilding and other traditional maritime crafts.

You can reach us via e-mail at [email protected] or by calling us at 360-385-4948.