launches new education program

BROOKLIN, Maine –, formerly and owned by Professional BoatBuilder magazine, is launching its new marine-industry education program, the magazine reported in a statement today.

Registration is now open for’s five online fall courses for boat builders, designers, repairers, surveyors, and yard/marina operators, which begin this month.

The five courses being offered are AutoCAD for Marine Designers, Basic Composite Repair, Propeller Selection, Business of Marine Surveying, and Writing Marine Survey Reports.

Prospective e-learning students can visit online to review the course descriptions, expert instructors, and schedule.

The first course from, AutoCAD for Marine Designers, is currently underway, led by marine engineer Cliff Estes. In the four additional upcoming courses – on composites, propeller selection, and marine survey – students will have access to their online course materials starting September 1. Online chats will begin the week of September 10. Students wishing to register after a course’s first chat takes place will need permission from the instructor.

Instructors Charlie Teran, Chris Barry, Patricia Kearns, and Steve Knox are all past speakers at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) and former instructors for is currently accepting suggestions and feedback for its course schedule.

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