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

“A National Historic Landmark and working museum, Lowell’s is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building.”

Join Us For Our 2018 Holiday Open House!


It’s finally here: the music, the food, the art. We can’t wait for you to join us during the first week of December! We’ll have our annual silent auction, our woodworkers’ shop, the art gallery on the river level, and our kid’s ornaments and workshop in the classroom. Invite your family and friends to enjoy the shop during this festive weekend, and maybe stock up on some early Christmas gifts.


Our Art Preview Party will be on November 30th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. This evening is for our members, artists, and their guests.


 Upcoming Events:

LBS 2018

 Holiday Open House

Our Event Calendar

 Custom Built Boats

Repair and Restoration Services

Customize Your  Boat

Lowell’s is proud to offer a variety of classes for all levels of experience – from the beginner to the experienced builder. Our class offerings can be found here.

Our 2018-2019 Apprenticeship is underway!

Our new project is nearly underway, keep an eye on our current projects page for updates.

Lowell's Custom Built Boats


Lowell’s Boat Shop is a working museum continuing to build the full line of Dories and Skiffs which the shop has been producing for more than two centuries. Time tested and built on tradition, Lowell boats are classic and elegant craft for those who want to own a piece of history. Call or email the shop to speak to a boatbuilder about your new Lowell Boat.


Interested in a custom built Lowell’s boat? All inquiries, including those for repair/restoration work, can be directed to Graham McKay by filling out the form on our inquiries page, located here.