About Us

St. Pete is an ideal place to live, work and play as a water sport enthusiast.  Pinellas County is home to more than 40 kayak launch sites, has great fishing, and plenty of adventure and nature rich paddling places to explore.

The TIDALCRAFT  Small Boat Building Studio began as a woodworking hobby by local wood artist Floyd Bonnell. The artist began building wooden kayaks and small boats in Naples, Florida. He brought to St. Pete his passion and craftsmanship for building wood kayaks and small boats in 2009. Working from his own studio, Floyd is able to produce beautiful, custom small boats, stand up paddleboards (SUP) and conduct classes for students to build their own boat or SUP at reasonable prices.

Floyd began his quest to establish a Small Boat Building Studio and after a few short months, he and each student are making sawdust! The Studio is in Old NE Saint Petersburg. The mission of the studio is to provide a place to learn, enjoy the process, and unlock the artistic woodworking potential of every student.

The TIDALCRAFT Small Boat Building Studio is always looking for new students. Visit our Contact Us page if you are interested in more information about boat building classes.

Let's Build A Wooden Boat. Sign Up Today. Class sizes are limited!

Call and leave your message or request at (727) 272-7397.

Call (727) 272-7397 for details.


316 1/2 25th Ave N.
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33704

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