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Sorenson Jimmy websiteAnaheim, Calif.,May 4, 2015 – Willard Marine, Inc., a preeminent manufacturer of proven military, commercial and law enforcement boats, announced the addition of Jimmy Sorenson as their  Regional Sales Manager for the Gulf Coast and Florida.

Sorenson served 11 years with the U.S. Coast Guard in many roles including Machinery Technician and Maritime Law Enforcement Instructor, and earned the prestigious boat coxswain certification.  For the past 14 years, Sorenson managed business for an aluminum boat manufacturer, including proposal and quote development for a team of sales representatives.

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Beck BobbyAnaheim, Calif.May 1, 2015 – Willard Marine, a leading manufacturer of aluminum and fiberglass commercial and military boats, will present at the High Speed Boat Operations (HSBO) Forum in Lisbon, Portugal, next week. The HSBO Forum gathers professionals from around the world to discuss new development, research, technology, operational procedures and equipment for high speed boating.

Willard Marine Director of Sales, Bob Beck, will present Operational Risk Management procedures and a method to evaluate risk using a customary U.S. Coast Guard model. Beck will also discuss procedures used by the U.S. Coast Guard in their daily operations for risk assessment, and conduct an exercise in evaluating a casualty scenario on a small rigid inflatable boat.

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Structural Composites

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA


Willard Marine Delivers First 7M Fleet Ready Advanced Combatant Craft for Evaluations.

Structural Composites is pleased to announce that Willard Marine, Inc. has built and delivered the first 7M Fleet Ready (7MFR) Advanced Combatant Craft for evaluations.  The 7MFR provides the durability and maintainability of solid laminate construction at a weight equal to sandwich construction.

Structural Composites (SC) and the Navy will be testing and qualifying the fleet ready version of the advanced combatant craft.  Moving from prototypes to fleet ready craft will allow the Navy to evaluate SC’s SBIR technology in operational conditions, and this advances our Technology Readiness Level to TRL-8.

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Nepal Riverine

Anaheim, Calif. – April 6, 2015 – Willard Marine, Inc., a leading boat manufacturer for more than 50 years, has been awarded a contract to supply the Nepal Army with two newly designed aluminum riverine boats.

Under the contract, issued by the U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales (FMS) office, Willard Marine is producing two 31.5-foot aluminum riverine boats, each powered by Yanmar engines and Hamilton water jets. Willard Marine will also provide comprehensive onsite crew training regarding the design, operation, maintenance and repair of the boats. The vessels will be used by Nepal to perform search, rescue and recovery operations in riverine and flood environments.

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Anaheim, Calif. – Jan. 20, 2015 – Willard Marine, Inc., a leading manufacturer of composite and aluminum boats for 57 years, announced the appointment of Mark Lougheed to their engineering team.

Lougheed brings more than 25 years of experience in naval engineering and project management to Willard Marine. Lougheed was most recently at Coast Dynamics Group as an Engineering Project Leader developing technology for SHOXS Seats. He was also the Senior Research and Development Engineer at Zodiac Hurricane Technologies, a division of Zodiac MilPro in Canada, where he managed the development of a line of composite and metal stepped hull planing boats.

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