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International Training Facility for Professional Boatbuilders


We believe in ensuring our students get the most from the trainers and that’s why we cap our classes at 1 to 3 students max. The students will be participating in the building of a Dublin Bay 25 One design. This will introduce practical "hands-on” skills such as lofting, laminating, grown and steam-bent framing planking, bolting, gluing and the use of manual & powered tools. In parallel our academic syllabus covers yacht design history, different boatbuilding timbers, understanding boat design plans, milling processes, fairing, setting up, interiors, deck and rig design, spars, sail plans, engineering in practical and theoretical application, corrosion, and the business of boatbuilding,


About Us


Why choose to learn with us!

We have been mastering the art of Boatbuilding since 2004 in the Spanish market and 2021, due to continues demand, we have set up an autonomous structure for the International market worldwide with the Barcelona Boat Builders” Presently we are the only professional training facility in the EU teaching hands-on skills as well as theoretical topics in English”

Our passion for perfection has allowed us to be able to pass on these skills to others that share this same passion. We have adapted a training programme in which will allow you to better your career and or start you off on a new one.


With a refined ratio of practical and theory learning you are able to gain not only the hands-on skill sets required however also the important theory behind boatbuilding.


You’ll be learning from experienced professionals who are there to give you the very best start to your career and the time you will spend working on our live boat projects is invaluable to the development of your skill level and abilities.

In association & accreditation with 


Hopeless Boat Romantic?

Our courses are also perfect for the hobbyist and boat loving enthusiast! 

Why Live in Barcelona?


We are building a real life FIFE


Professional Environment

Historically the western Mediterranean Sea has always been the epicentre of European summer tourism. The coastline of the Italian and French Riviera as well as the Spanish coastal areas benefitted from visitors from all over the world. And with the tourists came the boats.

Major players have chosen to settle in the greater Barcelona metropolitan area, the superyacht yards Pendennis in Vilanova and MB 92 in port Vell, Barcelona, next to numerous smaller and medium service providers.

The desire for well-trained shipwrights and boatbuilders maintains on a very high level, and more than the half of our students immediately find well paid work in one of the yards in the Barcelona and Palma de Mallorca areas.



The Carpenter Guild of Barcelona, Spain was founded 600 years ago and is one of the oldest still active professional entities in the world. The Guild was integrated within the professional training schemes of the European Union. Barcelona Boatbuilders has member status within the Carpenter Guilds of Barcelona, and certificates will be issued by official EU Guilds, recognized within the entire European Union.



Although we do not offer accommodation, closely located Vilanova as well as Barcelona offers numerous shared crew apartments where single rooms are readily available. Barcelona Boatbuilders are glad to assist students with their accommodation needs.


Social life & Weather

Barcelona really is a city that doesn’t sleep, from a chilled out and relaxed beach vibe to the bustling night scenes of Las Ramblas, or El Born you really will enjoy this beautiful City.

Catalonia and Barcelona have become one of the go to tourist destinations in Europe, as it has so much to offer. With its history among the oldest in Europe.

Full of charm and a variety of artistic treasures, the Romanesque churches and the great names in modern art and architecture, Dali, Gaudi, Miro, Picasso.


Oh Yer, and not to mention the incredible weather, with on average 300 days per year of crystal-clear blue sky.