While there is no bad time for a visit to Mystic Seaport, the end of June is a particularly beautiful time as the grounds will be packed with wooden boats on shore and on the water for the 26th Annual Wooden Boat Show. We are so excited to announce that not only will Louis Sauzedde join us at the show, but thanks to amazing generosity of the new owner, the TotalBoat Work Skiff will also be present. Located near our own TotalBoat and JD booths in Tent A, (booths 15 & 16) Lou will be answering your questions, shaking hands and signing autographs! The Tips From A Shipwright star is excited to join us and we are so thankful that the skiff’s new owner has agreed to let you all check out the boat one more time at the show before he takes delivery to his home waters in Georgia. Additionally, the 1st 100 visitors to our booth will receive an autographed TotalBoat T-shirt signed by Lou! We will have the super popular TotalBoat hats in the booth and we will be looking for reasons to share them! Come by and give us a reason!
Swing by the JD booth to explore TotalBoat, talk with our Tech Help Team & watch product demonstrations. Bring us pictures of your own project questions so we can help you get answers and products to get your projects done. Then be sure to check out all the amazing projects done by wooden boat builders and enthusiasts sprinkled around the docks and waterfront of the grounds. You can see a great collection of self-built wooden boats in the I Built It Myself contest and display outside Tent A. Our friend Paul Kessinger will be there with his recently completed Tardis, a trailerable trawler he spent the winter building. Using lots of Thixo and plenty of friend power, Paul’s boat will be a contender for the overall award for the I Built It Myself category. Be sure to find Tardis and tell Paul we sent you!
If you have your family with you and some time on your hands, also be sure to check out the Family Boatbuilding Tent where busy families work together to build a boat over the course of the 3 day event. You can also wander over to the Shipyard where the Mayflower is under reconstruction. The Concourse D’Elegance is always an eye pleaser with lots of great customer builds frequenting this impressive line up of yacht restorations. In fact, last year’s winner, Santana, was completed by our pals at East Passage Boatwrights. For sure there is lots to see and adore in every corner of this amazing event and venue.
See you there!