Build Your Own Boat

Dreaming of building your own wooden watercraft? At Cove Dweller, you can order a complete boat building kit and do it yourself or join us to learn the craft of boatbuilding by hand.

Choose Your Boat-Building Kit

Cove Dweller boat building kits include everything you need to build one of the most highly-coveted vessels to grace the wilderness.

Build Your Boat With Cove Dweller (10-Day Course)

Instead of taking months or years to build alone, join our professional boat builders and create a perfect vessel all on your own — in just 10 days.  Simply choose your boat, pick your dates and we’ll see you at our boat works in the scenic Rideau Lakes region.

Learn Boat Building From Masters of the Craft (7-Day Course)

This 7-day course is ideal if you’re ready for hands-on teaching and experience, but you don’t need to walk away with a finished boat.  At Cove Dweller Boat Works, you’ll experience the building process from start to finish, so you’re empowered with the skills to do it yourself.

Shop Modern Rowboats & Vintage Powerboats

For those who love the boats but would rather leave the workmanship to us, Cove Dweller Boat Works offers stunning vessels with the finest modern construction for sale. Choose from finely crafted rowboats, the most advanced and historically significant of their kind.  

Boat Courses

Boat Kits

Our Fleet

Oars

Exclusive handcrafted and vintage watercraft

There’s nothing on the water as beautiful, or as sleek as heirloom vessels, meticulously handcrafted with modern materials or lovingly restored to vintage.

Cove Dweller Boat Works is entirely devoted to the finest boat craftsmanship and restorations, here at our Head Quarters nestled in the village of Westport in the Rideau Lakes Region of Eastern Ontario.

Come explore our boat building kits, courses and our fleet of modern and vintage vessels for purchase or rent.

Build your own boat

Dreaming of building your own wooden watercraft?  At Cove Dweller, you can order a complete boat building kit and do it yourself or join us to learn the craft of boatbuilding hands on.