28
May 2016

Tour and Presentation: "Yacht Building in BC"

Organized by the Sea-to-Sky Branch of APEGBC

Please Note
This event has been cancelled and we are in the progess of rescheduling a new date in June. Once confirmed, registered attendees will be e-mailed about the new date. Thank you.
Status: This seminar has been postponed. A new date is to be announced.
Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Meet At Horshoe Bay Foot Passenger Gate, North Van. Tour Takes Place in Gibsons, BC
Presenter: Scott Tilley, AScT
Yacht Systems Manager
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $30 per person for members and guests who register online.
$35 per person for members and guests who register at the door, space permitting.

(Cost Includes the price of the ferry and bus transportation).
 
Note: **EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED**
Please join us for a visit to Coastal Craft Shipyard in Gibsons, BC. During this event we will be touring a custom built 65-foot yacht and receiving a demonstration of the latest in power system hybrid technology.

Schedule

9:00 AM -09:15 AM: Meet at the ferry foot passenger gate
9:40 AM - 10:20 AM: BC ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale. (During the trip the members will have an opportunity to have a tour on the bridge of BC Ferry, in a group of ten).
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: Bus from Langdale to Gibsons to the Shipyard
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: Tour of the Coastal Craft Shipyard and visit of the 65’ custom built yacht
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM: Lunch and social networking event at Harbourside Bistro (each member is responsible for her/his own food and drink order)
2:45 PM - 3:10 PM: Bus from Harbourside Bistro to BC Ferry terminal
3:25 PM - 4:05 PM: Arrival to Horseshoe Bay

About the Company

yacht-2-(1).PNGIn 1996 Jeff Rhodes created Coastal Craft Welded Aluminum Boats Ltd. with a vision to design strong, safe and hardworking aluminum boats. The early boat design was focused primarily on the needs of the work-boat industry. Small commuter boats, crew boats, and water taxis were in high demand and Coastal Craft established an excellent reputation for building and servicing the most reliable vessels to navigate the rugged west coast. It was the handmade quality of the boats, and the attention to each individual customer’s needs, that quickly transformed Coastal Craft into a highly respected builder. Through word of mouth referral came demand for larger vessels, built with an equal focus on luxury, and the same commitment to safety and reliability.
 
Almost twenty years later, the company and its now-renowned manufacturing process, have raised the bar, not just in the aluminum boat industry, but in the small yacht industry as a whole. The new streamlined model 45 i, as well as 2014’s celebrated launch of the 65 Concord, described by Pacific Yachting as a “mini mega yacht”, have been game-changers for Coastal Craft, and for the serious yacht aficionado. Constant innovation in materials, technology, manufacturing process and design continue to garner Coastal Craft the highest marks for quality, performance, reliability and safety. For more information about Coastal Craft please view their website.

Speaker

Scott Tilley, AScT
Yacht Systems Manager

More information about the tour host can be found on his online profile

Notes

  • To help us with our planning and trasnsportation needs for this event, please register prior to May 19, 2016. 
  • Due to space limitations, registration is limited to 25 attendees.

 

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