Advanced Structures and Composites Center
For more info. Contact:
Habib J. Dagher, Ph.D., P.E. Director
University of Maine
35 Flagstaff Road
Orono, ME 04469
T: (207)581-2123

About Advanced Structures and Composites Center:

Research and Development Laboratory

The Advanced Structures and Composites Center is a state-of-the-art one-stop-shop for integrated composite materials and structural component development. It offers in-house capabilities for developing a composite product or structure from the conceptual stage through research, manufacturing of prototypes, comprehensive testing and evaluation, code approval and commercialization.

The Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s research initiatives include cutting-edge materials and structures technology development for deepwater offshore wind, civil infrastructure, boat-building, residential and light commercial construction, defense, and homeland security. The Center’s 87,000 ft2 facility enables the design, manufacture, and testing of 240 foot-long structural components and full-scale prototypes of blades, towers, ship hulls, and floating foundations.

The Advanced Structures and Composites Center couples structural testing fixtures with environmental chambers to simulate structural loading in harsh marine environments and models and tests materials from the nano-scale to the full-scale to optimize structural design, durability, and cost. The Advanced Structures and Composites Center’s capacity for industrial cooperation has led to nearly 300 product development and testing projects over the past five years as well as leading awards for innovation in the composite materials and civil engineering fields. The Advanced Structures and Composites Center is leading the development of floating offshore wind in the United States and will deploy the first U.S. floating offshore wind turbine prototype in the Gulf of Maine in 2013.

Allen Insurance and Financial

Applied Thermal Sciences
For more info. Contact:
Karl Hoose
PO Box C
60 Community Drive
Sanford, ME 04073
T: 207-459-7777

About Applied Thermal Sciences:

Applied Thermal Sciences utilizes advanced research and development methods to find solutions to engineering and design challenges for government and industry. As a customer-driven company, we help our clients advance by developing new technologies. As a team-powered company, we’re dedicated to fostering a rewarding and creative environment for our engineers. This structure allows us to use our resources to quickly and effectively find cost-effective solutions for our clients. Our team has strong personal interest in the success of our work and, more importantly, the success of our clients.

Ashland Incorporated
For more info. Contact:
Julie Santinelli / Dave Hoch
5200 Blazer Parkway
Dublin, OH 43017
T: 1-610-723-1779

About Ashland Incorporated:

Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH), a FORTUNE 500*, diversified chemical company provides innovative products, services and solutions to customers around the globe. Ashland has sales and operations in the United States and in more than 100 countries worldwide. Our operations include four divisions: Ashland Performance Materials, Ashland Distribution, Valvoline and Ashland Water Technologies. We’ve come a long way since we started in 1924 as a regional petroleum refiner. We’re a growing, dynamic company with a vision that gives us a strong sense of who we are and an unyielding commitment to how we practice business.

Our Vision, Values, Mission and Operating Principles have been developed to reflect not only our day-to-day work on our core business strategies, but also to guide us through the challenges and opportunities that come with global expansion and rapidly changing markets.

Back Cove Yachts
For more info. Contact:
PO Box 548
Rockland, ME 04841
T: (207) 594-8821

About Back Cove Yachts:

The Back Cove Design Team has listened carefully to the owners of our own designs and those who own other brands, blending their ideas and suggestions into new and innovative, single diesel engine designs. Our owners are serious about boating and on average have been on the water for more than twenty years with some as many as fifty.

Back Cove fiberglass parts are constructed using our VIP resin infusion technology to build stronger, lighter parts with fewer emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds. Each Back Cove is equipped with a fuel efficient common rail diesel engine and a highly effective bow thruster. Our interior joinery is crafted of renewable American Cherry and the interior layouts are comfortable, practical and elegant.

Broadbay Tooling, a division of Pemaquid Marine
For more info. Contact:
Ted Derivan
PO Box 452
New Harbor, ME 04554
T: 207-677-2024

About Broadbay Tooling, a division of Pemaquid Marine:

Manufacture of patterns and fiberglass molds, also limited production of fiberglass parts.

Industries serviced: Marine (including aquaculture), automotive, aircraft, and industrial/architectural.

Burke Design, LLC
For more info. Contact:
Steve Burke
31 Dimond Ave.
Bristol, RI 02809
T: 401-254-6113

About Burke Design, LLC:

Composite Engineering and Design Consultancy.

The goods and service that are offered are Composite engineering for new construction, modifications and repairs. Structural analysis and engineering, composite manufacturing process expertise, project management and owner representation. Insurance investigations and composite structural failure analysis. Expert witness / forensic engineering.

Burke Design provides the best in composite engineering services. Our clients in the marine, aviation, industrial, transportation and architectural fields rely on us for expertise in structural and composite engineering, composite manufacturing technology, and project management for new construction, modifications and repairs. Our work results in composite parts that are strong, lightweight and cost-effective, significantly improving the performance of the finished product. You can count on Burke Design for prompt, professional, expert service every time.


Coast-Line International
For more info. Contact:
Tom Schaub
200 Dixon Ave.
Amityville, NY 11701
T: 516-697-2347

About Coast-Line International:

For over fifty years, Coast-Line International has been a leading distributor in the composite industry. We provide superior materials and service to a wide range of customers in the marine, aerospace, defense, wind energy, automotive, glass and general composites markets. On the east coast, to better serve our customers from Maine to Florida we have three stocking and office facilities in Massachusetts, New York and Georgia. We represent the leading industry manufacturers including Airtech-Vacuum Bagging Materials, Hexcel Carbon, Pre-Preg. and Core Materials, General Plastics Tooling Board, 3M, Zip-Chem, Mask-Off and more. We have dedicated and highly trained customer service and quotation department, plus a sales force that visits accounts to assist with technical questions and provide hands-on training.

Composites Engineering & Research Lab at SMCC

Insulsafe Textiles, Inc.

Kenway Corporation

Kestrel Aircraft Company

McDermott Shapes

New England Fiberglass Company
For more info. Contact:
Dave Hoar
58 Fore Street Ste 7
Portland, ME 04101
T: 207-773-3537

About New England Fiberglass Company

Yacht Repair

The goods & services offered are repairs to boats, life boats, boom trucks and buckets. Full boat restoration, AwIGrip paint jobs, woodworking, welding and custom carbon fiber parts.

The industries served are marine, electrical & tree companies, and other local companies.

New England Fiberglass are members of MMTA, NFIB and Antique & Classic Boat Society.

Ocean Farm Technologies, Inc.

Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC
For more info. Contact:
Susy Kist
120 Exchange Street, Suite 508
Portland, ME 04101
T: (207) 772-7707

About Ocean Renewable Power Company, LLC:

ORPC is committed to developing breakthrough technology and projects that harness the power of the world’s oceans and rivers to generate clean, predictable, affordable energy. In partnership with river and coastal communities, ORPC works to create and sustain local jobs while promoting energy independence and protecting the environment.

Professional Boatbuilder Magazine
For more info. Contact:
P.O Box 78
Brooklin, ME 04616
T: 207-359-4651

About Professional Boatbuilder Magazine

Professional BoatBuilder magazine is written and edited for boatbuilders, repairers, designers, and surveyors. Published six times a year, by WoodenBoat Publications, Inc., it focuses on materials, design, and construction techniques and repair solutions chosen by marine professionals. Regular technical articles provide detailed, real-world examples to improve the efficiency and quality of their work. Professional BoatBuilder has an audited circulation of 24,000 readers, worldwide.

As a real-life expression of the mission of Professional BoatBuilder, the magazine has established the premier trade shows for the boatbuilding industry.

Professional BoatBuilder produces the marine industry’s foremost online job service

This intensive series of online courses is brought to you by the staff of Professional BoatBuilder magazine and IBEX — the world’s leading producers, authorities, and communicators of BoatBuilding Excellence.

Rumery’s Boat Yard

Thermoformed Plastics of NE
For more info. Contact:
Paul Tyson
24 Pearl Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
T: 207-286-1775

About Thermoformed Plastics of NE:

The type of business is Manufacturing.

The goods and services Thermoformed Plastics offer are OEM components (bezels, housings, covers, pans & trays) custom industrial thermoforming of dunnage, pick & place systems and storage & retail packaging.

The industries that are serviced are marine, aviation, automotive, industrial, medical, electronics, telecommunications and retail.

West Bay Boats
For more info. Contact:
Paul West
8 Town Landing
Steuben, ME 04680
T: (207) 546-4300

About West Bay Boats:

West Bay Boats is located in the Down East coastal town of Steuben, Maine – east of Mt. Desert Island, right in the hub of Maine boat building, (where the ‘real’ Down East begins).

Passionate about our heritage, West Bay Boats is a family run business, and we are now training members of the fourth generation. We are proud to be carrying on the tradition of boat building, an industry that was established in the Down East Maine area many years ago.

The company was started by owner Paul West, together with his son Vaughn. Paul had previously apprenticed under Henry Hinckley and mastered both the art of wooden- boat construction and the science of modern high-tech composites. They began with little more than a few power tools, skills acquired through a background in carpentry and a shared desire. Soon thereafter, Paul’s two daughters joined the workforce and a family boat building business was established.

The father and son team built their first boat in 1985, a 31′ designed after a classic down east lobster boat. The semi-displacement hull (with keel & skeg) has proven to be very seaworthy. This design provides stability of the boat and also protection for the running gear. Additionally, its soft chine allows for a comfortable, smooth and quiet ride. The underbody is designed to allow for a soft entry at the bow, thereby dispersing the agitated water laterally ahead of the propeller, thus leaving a clean path of water to the prop. This translates to less cavitation of the wheel, more horse power (thus more speed), and also fuel efficiency.

It is our goal to create the power yacht which you desire, equipped to your specifications and crafted according to the industry’s highest standards. Each boat is constructed with skill, integrity, and an eye for detail. Hulls and decks are laminated using stitched fabrics, vinyl ester resins and are constructed with either a balsa or a foam core. Infusion molding (a new technique using vacuum bagging, replacing the hand lay-up method) is now also being incorporated into our production process.

We highly recommend the “Evolution Shaft System”, as this system greatly enhances the quietness, fuel efficiency and speed of these boats. The ‘Evolution’, a one piece sealed shaft system replaces the traditional cutlass bearing and stuffing box. This system allows for the thrust to be transferred to the hull rather than onto the engine, thereby maximizing the overall performance of the boat.

Recently, we added a new model – WB37′. The West Bay 37, like the WB31′ is a traditional built-down semi-displacement hull. It was designed by Spencer Lincoln, a well known marine architect. Further refinements, to West Bay specifications, were made in the offices of C.W. Paine Yacht Design by Mark Fitzgerald who is now operating under Fitzgerald Marine Architecture in Camden, Maine.

Both models were architecturally designed to replicate the early commercial vessels. We know that like the “old-time” fisherman, boat owners today depend on their vessel to perform well for them in all types of seas. In fact, owner John Savage is one who will testify to the stability of the West Bay 31. John charters a 6-pack and reports that when he is heading out with sports fishermen aboard his West Bay 31, he often meets other boats returning to harbor due to the rough sea conditions.

More recently the owners of West Wing sailed their West Bay 31′ from Florida back to it’s home port in RI. Here is an excerpt from their letter to us:

“Interesting that your inquiries have concerns about
on-board space. You’ll be interested to know that we
have two kayaks on board this year, and two full sized
(collapsible) bikes, plus our clothes, food and beverages,
cushions, chairs, inflatable mattresses for guests, etc.
We live on the WW for 4 months, and we’re going back to
do it again. As boats go, she’s very spacious the way you
built her for us. And with all the dishes, pots, and pans
and serving dishes, I could easily make dinner for 8 on-board.

I can’t image what the stability concerns are, but if you get any
more info let us know. We’ve been in some amazing weather
with WW, and although it wasn’t fun the boat handled it well”.

We are confident that taking a ride on one of our West Bay Boats and experiencing for yourself the quietness, smoothness, and stability that owners of our boats are enjoying will cause you to become excited with the performance of our West Bay Boats!

Note of interest: “If you are visiting the Bar Harbor/Ellsworth area, our shop is just minutes away – we welcome visitors”

Wilbur Yachts

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