Boat Builders Wanted - Belfast Harbor Fest August 17, 2019

By Belfast Rotary Club | Aug 15, 2019

National Boat Building Challenge


The Rules are Simple:


  1. Teams of two compete to build a wooden boat in under 4 hours.

  2. Power and hand tools may be used, but not pneumatic tools.

  3. All materials are provided except for oars (which must be handmade, and the transom, which may be glued but not cut.

  4. All teams are provided with plans ahead of time.

  5. Teams provide their own tools, worktables and oars.

  6. At the end of 4 hours, the boats are judged on completeness and quality of craftsmanship.

  7. Then the builders must have enough faith in their work to get into the boat and compete in a relay race in the harbor.


For the $100 entry fee, each team receives plans and building materials, a work space and competes for First, Second and Third place prizes of $500, $300, and $200 respectfully.

To enter go to


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