Established in 1793 Lowell’s Boat Shop is the oldest operating boat shop in America.

This Month's Winter Speaker Series!


Join us Wednesday, February 21st for a screening of “Vanishing Sail,” a documentary about Alwyn Enoe, one of the last boatbuilders practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived in Carriacou in the 18th century. Approaching his 70s and with no more orders coming in, he decides to build one last sailing sloop with the hope that his sons will continue the trade.


This event will be held at Stage 2 Cinema in Amesbury. Doors open at 6pm, food and drink are available, and the movie begins at 7pm. This event is free for LBS members.

2018 Classes at Lowell's Boat Shop

This year’s upcoming slew of classes are now available for registration! Lowell’s is proud to offer a variety of classes for all levels of experience – from the beginner to the experienced builder. This year’s classes include:

  • Basic Woodworking and Tool Use
  • Painting and Varnishing
  • Traditional Dory Building
  • Fox Double Paddle Canoes