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.

Additive Manufacturing for Marine Applications

Following the University of Maine’s Guinness World Record-setting 3D printing of a 25-foot boat, we’ll find out more about the state of the art with regards to 3D printing plugs and direct female molds for marine applications. Learn how small- to medium-size non-structural and semi-structural 3D printed parts can be used in marine environments. Finally, get an insider’s take on how far away our industry is from large-scale 3D printing for end use structural applications, such as an entire boat.

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10:30-11:30 a.m.

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.

Speakers: Panel

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.

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)

2:00-3:00 p.m.

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)