Schedule of Events

Maine Built Boats Global Outreach Conference | December 7, 2017

The Maine Built Boats Global Outreach conference is a full day of workshops and networking opportunities. Each session is approximately 45 minutes with a 15-minute Q&A period. We’ll also have representatives from national manufacturers and service providers who hope to speak with you during the workshop breaks. Please contact us if you have any questions about the seminars or the speakers.

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Registration. Coffee and pastries will be available.

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Building the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Destroyer

Maine’s Bath Iron Works has built more than half of the US Navy’s Arleigh Burke destroyers. These vessels are critical components of the US Navy, guarding carrier task forces worldwide. What goes into the construction of a vessel like this?  How does BIW negotiate the contracts and gather the resources for this type of shipbuilding? Learn more about the operations and technology used by our state’s largest boatbuilder.

Speakers: Lisa Read (Bath Iron Works)

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Outfitting Boats for Long-Distance Cruising or Racing

Many Maine boatyards attract international vessels seeking specialized updates and refits for bluewater cruising and racing schedules. What are the latest electronics, systems and equipment people find critical for long-distance passages? Learn what’s available, what works and what challenges exist for these offshore power and sailing boats.

Speakers: Tim Greer (Navtronics) and JB Turner (Front Street Shipyard)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Complimentary lunch for all registrants. During the lunch break, we’ll be holding Maine Built Boats annual meeting. While voting rights are only available to MBB members, we’d like to invite everyone — members and non-members alike — to be part of our meeting. We welcome your ideas and suggestions for the association’s success.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Latest Advancements in 3D Printing

Discover how you can build affordable molds on a hull-size scale. James Anderson from the University of Maine will discuss the 3D printing construction process for the molds. He also will discuss about 3D printing with multiple materials as well as advancements in the quickly changing landscape of 3D printing.

Speaker: James Anderson (University of Maine)

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Propulsion Technology

Learn about Volvo Penta’s IPS Drive system for motor yachts.

Speakers: Panel (Volvo)