Silva Bay Shipyard School Society

Maintaining the Art of the Wooden Boat

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The Silva Bay Shipyard School invites women to join us for the Women in Woodworking weekend course taught by local woodworker Jan Sabine. This two-day introductory course will teach participants shop safety, use of basic woodworking tools and an introduction to power tools while working on a small project that will be taken home at the end of the weekend. Through our short courses we hope to foster involvement in the Silva Bay Shipyard School by encouraging members of our community to get involved in woodworking and the shipyard school. Participants from Nanaimo and surrounding areas are encouraged to join us, please inquire about shuttle service to Silva Bay from the ferry terminal on Gabriola.

Now Scheduled for TBA

Price: $100, all materials and tools provided

Contact: or the Silva Bay Shipyard School at 250.247.8809

Time lapse of Boatbuilding: Class of 2010

January 12, 2010 | Comments Off on Time lapse of Boatbuilding: Class of 2010 | Announcements

Fall 2009 Time lapse from Silva Bay Shipyard School on Vimeo

The very pretty fish boat-esque ‘U & I’ is preparing for re-fit at the school. She is a very comfortable little motor cruiser with full accommodations below. The U & I was donated to the SBSS earlier this year and will represent the school this summer at all the Wooden Boat Events within range.

We have constructed a cradle for her to weather the tides in the Shipyards wet slip where she will undergo some systems work, a serious cosmetic update and a few other assorted tasks to bring her up to finish. The use of the wet slip has been graciously donated by the Silva Bay Shipyard – one of the schools sponsors.

The school is also planning to unleash the upcoming Ships Cabinetry class below decks to work on various cabinetry projects and upgrades.

Come on down to the school and take a look!

The Silva Bay Shipyard School's Mascot

The Silva Bay Shipyard School's Mascot