MDRA hands out boat-design scholarships

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Design-art students and their respective schools will share $30,000 in scholarships for their 2007-2008 winning entries in the annual Marine Design Resource Alliance Boating Leaders Scholarship Program.

Art Center College of Design student Adam Voorhees captured top prize of a $25,000 Pinnacle Scholarship for a futuristic design of a 12-Meter class runabout that embraces advance technology and materials that eliminate any reliance on fossil fuels. This is the second year in a row the Pasadena, Calif. design student has captured a top award for his marine designs.

The $5,000 Formula Scholarship was presented to Tristan Hipps from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Hipps’ entry, Olympian, is a megayacht that utilizes a single V-16 twin turbo diesel for speeds reaching 35 knots.

All of the winning entries are on display here.

MDRA established the scholarship program more than a decade ago to entice collegiate design students to the recreational marine field.

Related

ABYC Foundation Seeks Nominations for Educator Award

The award recognizes “an outstanding instructor who is shaping future marine service technicians.”

P.R. Firm Rushton Gregory Signs ePropulsion

The Chinese manufacturer of electric propulsion products introduced a standardized lineup earlier this year.

Dometic Updates Pro-Trim System

The new design allows boaters to trim the outboard and adjust the jack plate without removing their hands from the wheel.

Brunswick Partners with Carnegie Robotics

Through the alliance, Brunswick aims to enhance its autonomous technology offerings.

Nicole Vasilaros to Depart NMMA

The group credits the senior vice president of government and legal affairs for “countless contributions to the protection and expansion of the recreational boating industry.”

Site Unseen

A website is often the first interaction a customer will have with a dealership, but it must provide more than an online brochure or they will click elsewhere.

C.G. Amends Documentation Rules

Federally documenting a boat now must be done every five years, rather than annually.

The 2021 Top 10 Most Innovative Marine Companies Awards

The marine industry consistently honors products and people. The industry, however, has not recognized forward-thinking companies that are moving the industry in new directions. Soundings Trade Only’s mission is to reflect, inform and inspire.