On October 10, 2018 Hurricane Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane with 155 mph winds and a 14-ft storm surge. Our boatbuilding shops were hit hard, but they are still standing, and the volunteers are lucky to all be safe. You can see some photos of the damage below.
As a result of the hurricane, we will be spending this fall rebuilding our shops and regrouping. There will be no new building classes until 2019. We WILL still have a day to complete paddles from previous one-day classes - see the event below.
If you would like to help us in our efforts, contact us through our email or the Contact Us section of this website.
We are now offering one-day classes to build a greenland kayak paddle! Our first class was Saturday, December 9th. Contact us to ask about scheduling another class for your group.
The BBMC earned "Best In Show" in all three categories of boats that we entered: Sailboat, Wooden Boat, and Paddle Craft!