Family Boatbuilding

Ardtun, Mull

4th - 11th April - £1350 + materials per family


Work alongside your family on this family holiday with a difference. Come and learn together, and build your own wooden boat to take home with you. Over a week on Mull, families of up to 5 people, ages 8+ can build their choice of boat in our workshop with supervision from two of our boatbuilding tutors. 

Due to the flexibility of this week, we can accommodate a lot of variations in your family size and the boats we are building. Options include our open canoe, or the Echo Bay or Caravelle rowing boats - either of which can potentially be rigged for sailing if that is of interest.

Do to the nature of the croft, we do not offer accommodation with this week, but we can help with sourcing other accommodation locally to suit your budget.

When finished we will launch the boats at Uisken Beach on the south coast of Mull - a stunning location that’s perfect for a beach day!

Each family will take their boat home with them at the end of the week - it will be functional but it will need some work to get it fully finished. Mainly you’ll need to paint and varnish your boat at home, we will provide help and advice to make this process easy and fairly quick - expect to spend about 30-40 hours finishing the boat off after your course.

The week is taught by our Director Ben Wilde and Jason Bradley of Haun An Ee - an incredible organisation that works to encourage young people to take control of the creative process.

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