Interested in developing your boatbuilding skills?

What is IBTC Portsmouth?

We are a training provider, with a difference. We are all about practical skills and heritage craft; real people, real boats, real employment, flexible training, teaching the individual and we are not classroom based.

An Introduction to IBTC Portsmouth

In the heart of the Historic Dockyard, Boathouse 4 is a stunning venue for our training courses and it is filled with wooden boats in all stages of repair and build. Anyone with an interest in wooden boats or boat building will love it.

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Find Out More About Our Boat Building Courses

As Featured on BBC South Today

The Portsmouth Historic Dockyard boasts some of the most precious pieces of maritime history, like HMS Victory and Warrior. Now it’s nurturing the skills needed to keep them in good shape for the future.


Book an IBTC Portsmouth Short Course

At IBTC Portsmouth we offer a range of short courses, for all abilities. The courses can range from making canvas Ditty Bags, to creating your own tools.

Click on the boxes below to find out more about the current short courses we are running.

Is there something you would like to learn? We are happy to devise bespoke short courses to suit your needs. Contact us today.

Visit The IBTC Portsmouth at Boathouse 4

We are a free to enter part of the dockyard, so no need for a ticket. Come down and visit our working boatshop, our valiant band of volunteers run a workshop floor tour each day at 2pm for anyone interested.


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What would you like to do next?

If you are interested in our Boat Building courses, then get in touch today!