The Heritage Boatworks boat drawing is a tradition held on Luminary Night every year. This year, the event will take place on Wednesday, December 1st, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Heritage Boatworks is a group of volunteers dedicated to keeping the art and skill of wooden boatbuilding alive in St. Augustine. Throughout 2021, volunteers from Heritage Boatworks, a Nation’s Oldest Port® program at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, worked diligently to create two unique boat builds for Luminary Night, the Wood-Strip Kayak and Shellback Dinghy.

Wood-Strip Kayak


Shellback Dinghy


The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will select two lucky winners at the annual Luminary Night event. Each winner will receive one of these hand-crafted boats and be notified in person or otherwise*. Tickets cost $5 and are available for purchase on-site in the Museum gift shop, where this year’s drawing boats are currently on display. The drawing helps sustain the Heritage Boatworks program and maritime tradition of wooden boatbuilding in St. Augustine.

For more information, please e-mail or call 904-829-0745.

Official State of Florida drawing regulations can be viewed here.

*Winner(s) does not have to be present to receive the drawing boat but must make arrangements to pick it up.