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What Kind of Person Joins

The Platinum Association of Wooden Boat Builders?

If you are like us, you understand that not just anyone can aspire to being a member of an association of people who pay proper omage to the many generations of men (and women) who have poured their hearts and souls into a craft that has helped mankind grow and progress through the ages like none other; The wooden boat.

Where would we be without a means to travel the oceans so many generations ago when true explorers went adrift across the sea?

Paying proper respect (through boat building, craftmanship and love of craft) requires a certain type of individual. Perhaps YOU are that kind of individual?

Not everyone is... In fact, very few qualify these days.

The words respectful, patient, rugged, and natural come easily to mind. You care about what you do and are willing to go the extra mile to make sure the job (any job) is done right. No half-ass measures here. If you have to sand for an extra hour to get the edge smoooth, then time stands still for an extra hour.

I don't care what part of the world you live in, the same type of folk of reverance exists amongst the huddled masses. You care, and you won't settle for anything less than the best.

If that is you, then you need to consider entry into The Platinum Association of Wooden Boat Builders where you are surrounded by people who understand.


Here is What Exclusive Membership Gives You

  • Professionally Printed and Bound Copies of BOTH sets of our 16' Grand Banks Dory Plans. I will personally call our publisher and order copies of both sets of our Grand Banks Dory Plans (traditional rowing dory and wider engine mounted transom). Both sets will be mailed to your postal address via express post, no matter where in the world you live. You deserve nothing less.

  • I will provide you immediately, with the download page where you can download the digital versions of both sets of the above plans. This will help you get a feel for the plans, and paruse the materials list while you await your plans to arrive in the mail.

  • I will send you drawings of the sail, rudder and tiller that include all measurements. This is invaluable in your ability to craft your own sailing version of the above plans, or for any boat.

  • I will email you the audio version of our traditional rowing dory plans in MP3 format. This is great to listen to on any mobile device or in your car. Let the dory plans sink into your subconscious before you even begin the project

  • You will be provided with the direct phone number of our builder. You can call him anytime, day or night with a boat building question, or just to talk shop. He has over 66 years of wooden boat building experience and I guarantee he can answer any questions you may have. An oustanding fellow as well.

  • You will get added to The Platinum Association of Wooden Boat Builders monthly newsletter. We'll talk wooden boat building in a way that is completely different from what you have experienced in the past. You will not be sold anything in this newsletter. There is no hidden agenda. Just wooden boat building tips, tricks, techniques and recommended resources. This newsletter only goes to members and you are not encouraged to share it with anyone else. It is your right as a member to get "inside information".

  • Access to our exclusive membership area where you will find new and updated wooden building plans of all kinds every single month. We'll give you free plans every month for life. We'll build or buy the top notch plans and give them to you free. (This alone is worth triple the price of membership).

  • We will mail you out a certificate of membership. This deserves to be framed and hung on your wall. You can proudly display your membership (with your name printed on it) into an association of the highest order. 

Exclusivity and Quality of Membership

Not everyone wants to be a member of our little association. We are ok with that because we do not want everyone as a member. We only want those of us who value membership and what it means. If that is you, you already know it.

To that effect, we have set a maximum yearly enrollment at 25 new members. We want our ranks to brim with folks who appreciate wooden boat building for what it was, what it is, and what it will always be. Once we reach 25 new members for the year, we close this page until the following January 01.

Now The Choice is Up To You.

If you are interested in membership and joining our exclusive and dedicated association with all benefits above included don't hesitate to join below.

Lifetime Membership for a one-time-only fee of

You will never be billed again. Ever!

No thanks. Take me back to the regular order page

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