The doors at Farley Boat Works re-opened in 2011, transforming the former boat building shop, in operation from 1915 thru the mid 1970s, into a non-profit boat building school and maritime museum. Jump to 2018 and hulls number 100 & 101 from the "new" Farley shop make a splash in the Port Aransas [...]
Our Spring Break Family Boatbuilding class was a lot of fun! Four families (including 2 with grandkids working with grandparents) each built a 13-ft rowing skiff under the guidance of the fabulous Farley Boat Works crew of volunteers during the 3-day class. They launched their little QT Skiffs, designed by Jim Michalak, in the city [...]
Some of the small boat projects underway at FBW this winter Volunteer Steve Potter adopted the little donated pram as a restoration project. She'll ride on the deck of the schooner when we're under sail. Harry Martinez's Tango Skiff is looking great with its final primer coat. The 14' Babson Island skiff was unfinished when [...]
A pulpit is all that was needed to turn Pattykins, a Port A skiff built at the shop in Summer 2014, into a fine flounder gigging vessel. She's seen here at Cedar Bayou, most likely the first Farley Boat to ply those waters in many years.