The WoodenBoat Show
June 28 - 30, 2013
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Event hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications
See more than 100 traditional classics and contemporary wooden boats of every type at the 22nd annual WoodenBoat Show — a festival celebrating the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.
Described by Yankee Magazine's Travel Guide as "one of Connecticut's Top 20 Events for the Summer," the three-day WoodenBoat Show offers something for all wooden boat enthusiasts and marine history buffs. Wooden boats of every type — large and small, old and new, power, sail, oar and paddle — will be on display including cruising yachts, launches, runabouts, fishing boats, performance powerboats, daysailers, dinghies, rowboats, canoes, performance shells, multi-hulls and racing boats.
In addition to beautiful boats in the water, visitors can enjoy browsing through tents and extensive land exhibits which include boat builders, sail makers, marine adhesive and coatings companies, boat schools and associations, maritime art and antiques, tools, wooden boat hardware, nautical gear, books and innovative items. More than 140 vendors will be offering items for sale.
Those interested in the construction of smaller boats can stop by the Family BoatBuilding tent, where families and teams will work to build their own canoe or skiff during the weekend. Purchased kits are opened at 9 a.m. Friday morning and tools are put down around 3 p.m. Sunday, leaving, in most cases, a boat awaiting only final finish work. Some boats will be launched at the Show.
For the fourth year, the popular Skua class of racing motorboats will compete on the Mystic River beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Skua is an eight-foot outboard motorboat based on a classic 1939 design.
Other events include the return of "I Built it Myself," a display of home-built boats; a Concours d'Elegance, including Judges' Choice, Innovation, and People's Choice awards; and children's toy boatbuilding.
For more information about the WoodenBoat Show, including a list of demonstrations and special tours, exhibitor information, and to sign up to receive the Show newsletter, visit www.thewoodenboatshow.com.
The WoodenBoat Show is owned and produced by WoodenBoat Publications Inc., which includes WoodenBoat magazine, Professional BoatBuilder magazine, the WoodenBoat Store, the WoodenBoat School and the WoodenBoat Show.