Metstrade roundtable to focus on boatbuilding techniques and materials

Publish date:

The third edition of the Metstrade boatbuilding techniques and materials roundtable will be held Nov. 19-20 at the Construction Material Pavilion during Metstrade show at RAI Amsterdam.

The sessions bring together leaders in an informal setting to exchange opinions and experiences, organizers said in a statement.

The roundtable will address “fatigue behavior of composite vessels under slamming” and “how to improve composite design thanks to better failure understanding,” according to the statement. Also on the agenda is the latest news on the recycling of fiberglass boats.

Speakers include Sergio Abrami of Studio Sergio Abrami YD; Stefano Beltrando of QI Composites; Giovanni Ceccarelli of Ceccarelli Yacht Design; Mario Malinconico of Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials; Luca Olivari of OlivariEng; and Paolo Schito of Politecnico di Milano.

Aaron S. Porter, editor of Professional BoatBuilder magazine, will serve as moderator.


Yanmar Names Power Solutions Division Manager

Carl J. Micu will oversee sales and the development of long-term growth plans.

Lippert Components Rebrands

The company’s core line of marine, RV and commercial products, including Lewmar and Taylor Made, will be branded as Lippert.

‘A Strong Finish to a Strong Year’

Booming demand for boats continued as the year ended, with the industry posting the highest number of sales since 2007.

Culture Summit 2.0

Correct Craft will gather “organizational culture drivers” for its second summit, which will take place virtually March 3.

Quick Hits: January 22, 2021

B.A.S.S. now taking noms for ‘21 Bassmaster High School All-American Fishing Team and Yacht Sentinel teams with Fountaine Pajot to equip its lineup with connected boat technology.

Teak Isle Expands Operations

The Florida-based manufacturer purchased a 45,000-square-foot facility and two additional CNC routers.