Old photo of a small family in a personal sailboat.

We know that it has been far too long since we’ve been able to gather together at The Center for Wooden Boats. Many members of our community have not been able to step onto a boat, push an oar through the water, or breath in that sweet smell of fresh wood shavings in our boatshop. We miss you terribly, but we know we are a resilient community.

Thanks to your support last year, we raised over $125,000 at our first virtual auction, fueling our ability to continue providing safe and free opportunities to get out on the water with 1,300 participants in our Public Peapod Program, over 625 youth in our camps and field trips, and 1,850 boat rentals in 2020. The significant impacts of COVID-19 may have changed our operations temporarily, but our commitment to preserving and passing on maritime history and knowledge remains steadfast. Our organization has grown so much over the last 45 years, and we need your help to meet our new goal of $125,000 to propel our mission for the next 45 years to come.

Join us for an online Silent Auction followed by a special Livestream Event for a behind-the-scenes look into what we’ve been working on behind closed doors. We’ll bring The Center for Wooden Boats campus to you in the comfort and safety of your own home with a look at how far we’ve come and what the future holds! Pour yourself a drink and dress to impress, there will be ample opportunity to visit with old friends and colleagues during your first virtual tour!

Registration is FREE so be sure to RSVP early to ensure your spot at “a table” with friends and purchase additional food/drink packages!