Schedule of Events

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. Please check in with us at the front desk. Coffee and pastries will be available.

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Diesel Engine Roundtable

Hear directly from engine manufacturers about what’s new on the market. They’ll also explain the ins and outs of Tier 4 compliance.

Speakers: Peter Emerson (Mack Boring), Kevin F. Hampson (Milton Cat), Greg Sanborn (Billings Diesel & Marine), Brook Streit and John Mills (Motor Services Hugo Stamp)

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Economic Carbon Construction

Learn about shop safety and electrical considerations when you’re building boats and parts with carbon fiber. You’ll also get a glimpse into the new products that are available in the carbon world.

Speakers: Rich O’Meara and Phillip Dushkewich, Core Composites

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.

Post-Hurricane Survey Report

In 2017, the Caribbean experienced unparalleled destruction in marinas and boatyards from St. Maarten and St. Bart’s to Tortola and Puerto Rico. Hear directly about the devastation from a surveyor who spent six months sifting through the wreckage. How many of the boats could be saved, where are they now, and how will they be repaired? You may be surprised to hear how the insurance companies reacted to the massive losses and how the charter companies plan to move forward.

Speaker: Jonathan Klopman (Marine Surveyor NAMS-CMS IAMI-CMI)

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Quality Control in Boat Paints

Coatings are one of the most challenging parts of new boat construction and refits. Hear directly from the paint manufacturers about how best to achieve the level of quality you and your customer expect. These industry pros will also discuss the growing movement in our industry to create paint quality standards, which would provide yards and boat owners with a means of gauging an acceptable level of quality in every paint job.

Speakers: Alistair Smith (Alexseal), Tim Taylor (US Paint), Troy Tompkins (Axalta Coating Systems)