Paddleboard Building Class at the Michigan Maritime Museum

Build your very own paddleboard with the Michigan Maritime Museum! The Museum is excited to offer our Build Your Own Paddleboard Class again this summer July 25-29, 2017. Stand-Up Paddleboards are increasing in popularity due to their lightweight frame and accessibility. Not to mention incredibly fun on the water! The workshop is a 5-day experience where you will walk out with a fully constructed Chesapeake Light Craft 14’ Kaholo Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) that is ready for varnishing and/or painting to suit your style. The Kaholo SUP was specifically chosen because of its rare quality of being fast enough to race but stable enough for first-timers. It possesses great tracking and a fine bow that lifts the Kaholo up and over waves.

Advanced woodworking skills are not needed; but a basic knowledge of the use of woodworking tools is desired. All sessions will be facilitated by a professionally trained wooden boat builder. This will be a one-time work shop limited to four reservations. Each participant will be allowed to bring one helper (14+ years old) at no extra cost. The experience of building your own while learning stitch and glue boat building techniques in our Padnos Boat Shed and you will have the experience of a lifetime!

The cost of this experience is $1500.00 with a 50% deposit required by July 1st. For more information and to sign up, contact the Museum at 269-637-8078.

The Michigan Maritime Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Michigan Great Lakes waterways, maritime history, and culture. Located at the drawbridge in South Haven, the museum is a 501 (C3) organization and donations are tax deductible. For more information call 1-800-747-3810 or visit