2016 Family Boat Building Application
If interested please print, fill-out, and mail the form to:
P.O. Box 466
Deltaville, VA 23043
2016 Boat Building Application.doc
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Family Boatbuilding Week 2016

Deltaville Maritime Museum

Taking Applications


Looking for a great family adventure and experience this summer? Now is the time to make your plans. This year, Family Boatbuilding Week at the Deltaville Maritime Museum will be held from July 17-23rd. Boatbuilding is limited to 10 families. If this adventure is for you, get your application in early.  


Cost for the kit to build the John Wright replica skiff will be $995.00 for the 12’ and $1195.00 for the 14’. To hold a spot, please mail payment as soon as possible and no later than April 1.  Until April 1, all payments are fully refundable. After April 1, your payment will be applied to next year’s event. 


For 13 years, the Deltaville Maritime Museum has helped over 117 teams build their own wood crabbing skiffs. The museum workshop has carefully designed a kit with all of the material needed to build the skiffs.  Some woodworking experience is helpful, but the museum volunteers will work with your team to make sure you complete your skiff.


The Deltaville Maritime Museum boat building program follows traditional building practices.  Our boat kits consist of solid cypress and fir.  You will experience the challenge of bending the cypress and fir the way they did years ago.  They didn’t use plywood back then, and neither do we.  We guarantee that you will have your boat ready for the big race on Saturday, July 23rd at 10 am.  The price of the kit also includes two tickets to the fish fry held at noon after the race.


To get to the Museum and Park, follow Route 33 through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo Station. The Park is open dawn to dusk all year.


Call the museum at 804-776-7200 for additional information or for an application.  You can also download the application at the museum website, www.deltavillemuseum.com. See photos of past boatbuilding weeks.

Family Boatbuilding Week 2015



                                               Day 1


                                               Day 2


                                               Day 3


                                               Day 4