Welcome to the website of the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society!


"The Pitch" video on "Go! TV", Shaw cable 4

Film Premier at the 2015 VWBF!

"Building a Dream"

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Wooden Boat Alley at the 2015 Vancouver International Boat Show


2014 Annual Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival on Granville Island.

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For the Best Wooden Boat Show at Granville Island Yet! Thanks to the Wooden Vessels and Exibitors that attended, our sponsors and volunteers.

The weather was fantastic. 60 wooden boats were on display. Let's do it again next year, August 27-30th, 2015 at Granville Island!

Congradulations to the 2014 Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival show winners:

Best work-boat or work-boat conversion: Saravan

Best power yacht under 30': Minnie the Moocher

Best power yacht over 30': Theloniuis

Best cruising sailboat over 30': Summertime of Wight

Best small boat, skin over wood frame: Little Twister

Best small boat modern construction: Nor'wester

Best small boat traditional construction: Raven

Best modern construction big boats: Aja

Best traditional construction big boats: Fifer Lady

Oldest Boat: El Mistico

Judges boat of the show: Minnie the Moocher

Peoples Choice award: Fifer Lady


Family Boat Building, Bevin's Skiff.


This site was updated August 26th, 2015.

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2015 Wooden Boat Festival held on August 27 to 30 Reserve your berth Now!


Elochoman Marina Wooden Boat Festival


At the January 10th, 2015 AGM, a complete refurbishment of Juanita was approved. After nearly 25 years of being the Society's flagship, she will undergo a complete refit using traditional methods to insure another 25+ years of flying the Vancouver Wooden Boat Society's flag.

Juanita photograph page

Juanita History page

Donate to the Juanita Refit


Hooked on Wooden Boats Interview with our President, Rod Tait.

A hand-held movie: Walking the Docks at the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

Video: Saravan departs Granville Island for the voyage to Ladysmith Habour

Video: Meko departs the 2014 VWBF for the voyage home

Video: Yacht tender "Feather" rows home from the 2014 VWBF

The Vancouver Wooden Boat Society is a non profit society composed of wooden boat owners and anyone who has an interest in wooden boats.

The Purposes of the Society are: