Schedule of Events
Additive Manufacturing for Marine Applications
Speaker: James Anderson (University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center)
Outboard Design Considerations & Trends
We’re starting to see outboards on larger and heavier boat models. What’s the origin of this trend, and how will it evolve in the future? Learn how designers and builders are making advancements in both engines and rigging in order to accommodate outboards on larger boats. We’ll also discuss the pros and cons of outboard installations relative to other common driveline types. Finally we’ll consider design implications from conceptual impact to hull geometry and hydrodynamic nuances that are associated with outboard powered boats.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Hybrid Power Systems Trends for Boats
The freedom to integrate lithium, solar and hybrid functionality isn’t far-fetched! Learn from the tech doctor who will discuss how to downsize a generator, add more power in less space, and extend a battery’s life.
Speaker: Don Wilson (Xantrex)
Pro Tips for Amateur Photographers
When it comes to taking photos of your business and your boats, when do you shoot it yourself and when should you hire a pro? Our speakers will give you tips on creating better photography to promote your business.
Speakers: Jamie Bloomquist (Sabre Yachts) and Terry Boivin (TJ Boivin Productions)