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Sean Kooman

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
Sean graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2004. While still attending college studying cello performance at St. Olaf College in Minnesota, Sean launched his own small boat shop. Subsequently, he worked at boat yards across the country, concentrating on historically significant vessel restorations, including the 138-foodt Steam Yacht Cangarda and the 1929 Schooner Viveka, at Rutherford’s Boat Shop in Richmond, CA. Sean co-lead the restoration of Wanda, a 90-foot Ted Geary design. He also worked as a shipwright for the San Francisco Maritime Museum before heading to Maine to expand his skills in new construction and cold molding at Brooklin Boatyard.

Sean has lived in Port Townsend since 2010 with his wife, Anne, and their three kids Janneke, Bruny and Jasper.

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 8

10:00am PDT

Saturday, September 9

12:00pm PDT