SEPTEMBER 19-21, 2017

Tampa Convention Center • Tampa, FL USA

Joe Calnan

Boatbuilder / educator
Calnan Boatbuilding and Joinery
P.O. Box 16
Wolfe Island,  
K0H 2Y0


Tradesman, teacher, researcher and writer, Joe Calnan consults and contracts on projects from his base on Wolfe Island, Canada. After training as a youth at the International Boatbuilding Training College (U.K), Joe worked as a boatbuilder in Canada, Italy, England and New York before earning a B.Ed degree with a focus in experiential education. He's a trades nerd with qualifications in cabinetmaking, carpentry and teaching as well as the ABYC Master Tech certificate. His passions are high-quality craftsmanship that connects with education and high-quality education that connects with craftsmanship. From 2012 to 2015 Joe developed and led an in-house boatbuilding apprenticeship program using curriculum licensed from the New Zealand Marine Industry Training Organization for a builder of semi-custom welded aluminum boats. The company and program were featured in ProBoat Magazine issue #145.


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