Boat Sailing

 Our Partners

The Southeast Wisconsin Carpentry Training Center provides the necessary industry-recognized training for enterprising men and women to begin a career in the well-paying occupations of carpentry, cabinet making, millwrighting, floor covering, interior systems, and pile driving.  All Hands Boatworks, Inc. and SEWCTC are working together to create innovative programming for young people who show a commitment to acquire the vocational training and workforce preparation needed to be accepted into the journeyman apprenticeship program.
 All Hands BoatWorks is proud to be a certified member of the Building To Teach national instructors’ guild, and we are excited to bring this project to the Milwaukee area. Building To Teach is the outgrowth of more than 18 years of success at the Alexandria Seaport Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia, where young people learn practical math through traditional boat building. Building is a natural use of math. Building To Teach is an experiential framework for learning that uses the hands-on building process to help students improve their math skills and also get on a path to work-readiness.
Teaching with Small Boats Alliance
All Hands BoatWorks is a member of a growing network of more than 50 organizations and programs in the U.S. and Canada that strive to teach math and other essential skills, such as problem solving and critical thinking, in a fun and cooperative environment. The TWSBA goal is to instill in students the values of scholarship, citizenship, personal responsibility, self-discipline and a sense of accomplishment through the study of maritime arts, history and science.
Building to Learn Consortium

The Building To Learn Consortium was launched in July 2014, and it is comprised of Milwaukee-area educational leaders, schools, and skilled trades professionals. AHB is a member of the Consortium. The B2L Consortium envisions a new model of secondary education focused on preparing students for skilled trade apprenticeships and other STEM-related high demand careers. The Consortium has identified five core principles—called Five Integrations– for the new model’s design:

* The integration of head and hand in learning experiences.

* The integration of experts and novices in design and production projects.

* The integration of school with surrounding communities and workplaces.

* The integration of academics and career exploration.

* The integration of learners across boundaries of socio-economic class, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, and academic aptitudes and experience.

All Hands Boatworks is grateful for the support of the Glacier Lakes Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society.  In part, the mission of the ACBS is to promote the preservation and enjoyment of antique, classic, and special interest watercraft of all types, both powered and non-powered.

Our Supporters

All Hands Boatworks is extremely grateful for generous support from many individuals, foundations, businesses, and organizations. Together, we are building our youth. Together, we are building more than a boat!

Foundations, Trusts  

  • Anonymous
  • Thekla P. Brumder Fund 
  •    in the Greater Milwaukee Foundation
  • Clif Bar Family Foundation
  • Four Four Foundation
  • Herzfeld Foundation
  • Maihaugen Foundation
  • Messmer Foundation
  • Prairie Springs: The Paul Fleckenstein Trust
  • Toussaint Foundation
  • Charles I. Trainer I Trust
  • Vanguard Charitable Trust

Business, Industry, Civic

  • Glacier Lakes Chapter, Antique and Classic Boat Society
  • Bliffert Lumber and Hardware
  • Building Service, Inc.
  • Building2Learn Consortium
  • Carpenters Local 344
  • Conoco Phillips
  • Graef
  • Jamestown Distributors
  • Kettle Moraine Hardwoods
  • Mequon Thiensville Optimist Club
  • MPS Partnership for the Arts and Humanities
  • North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters
  • PPG Foundation
  • PPC Foundation (Pieper Electric)
  • Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild


  • Erik Andersen
  • Ben Baumes
  • Cap Wood Products
  • City Lights Brewery
  • Peter Carter
  • Laurie Coleman
  • Lea and James Dottke
  • Katie Falk
  • William Francis
  • Tom and Mary Frank
  • Robert Gostisha
  • Tom Haydon
  • Lauren Haydon
  • Peter Hitler
  • Justin Kierzek
  • Mark Kuehn
  • Tom Marlett
  • Paul Meyer
  • Trent Myers
  • Steve Robertson
  • Amanda Reavey
  • Leslie Sager
  • Kevin Sawicki
  • Nancy and Bill Stephens


  • Phil and Linda Baker
  • Norma Balentine
  • Paul and Elizabeth Bargren
  • Leslie and Dick Barkow
  • Jennifer and Robert Bennett
  • Belle Bergner
  • Michael and Maggi Brauer
  • Robert and Kathy Brumder
  • Ann Brummitt
  • Sebastian Caravella
  • Tom Daub
  • Fran and Joe DiMenna
  • David and Judy Dorner
  • Fran Durkin
  • Susan Finco
  • Christopher Frank
  • John Friesch
  • Adam Green
  • Dennis Grzezinski and Jane Porath
  • Robert and Sheila Gostisha
  • Peter and Beth Gottsacker
  • John Gurda and Sonja Nelson-Gurda
  • Jim and Sharon Heyer
  • Peter Hitler
  • Joe Horning
  • Martin Horning
  • Betsy Horsfield 
  • Caroline Joyce
  • John and Debra Kissinger
  • Leigh Kunde
  • Eleanor Lee
  • Lola and Robert Loepfe
  • Jorjan Loos
  • Dylan Loss
  • John and Dixie Lowin
  • Dawn McCarthy
  • John Miceli
  • Catherine Miller
  • Trent and Maria Myers
  • David and Carolyn Nahrwold
  • William and Melissa Nimke
  • Paul and Chris Oehler
  • Geri and Marvin Olsen
  • Peter Olsen
  • Robert and Sonja Pavlik 
  • Julie and Mark Petri
  • Jim and Ann Piatt
  • Lynn and Paul Rix
  • Natalie Rix and John Fritzke
  • Stephanie Sandy and Allan Montezon
  • Robert Schley Jr.
  • Anne and Mark Schoenenberger
  • Amalia Schoone
  • Bryan S. Schultz
  • Bruce and Karen Schuyler
  • John and Nancy Sennett
  • Martha Spencer
  • Christine Symchych and Jim McNulty
  • Stephen W. Thomas
  • Jonathon Truwit M.D.
  • Sally and Nicholas Wahl
  • Melinda Wolf
  • Meridith Young