We are dedicated to preserving our marine heritage through the education of traditional and contemporary maritime skills. 

Located in the heart of Sausalito's waterfront, The Spaulding Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, sharing, and celebrating the area’s rich history of boat building. With its working 20,000 sq. ft. boat building and repair facility, historically significant sailboats, and skilled craftspeople, The Center offers a wealth of educational programs and community events designed to connect people of all ages to the Bay Area’s maritime history and the art of boat building.

In addition to our working boat yard we offer youth and adult classes in marine skills, host monthly community events, have opportunities for volunteers and invite the public to tour our historic 1885 sloop Freda. 

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