MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019

ATL Composites sponsors WEST SYSTEM products to build a Haven 12.5

In February of 2019, the North West School of Wooden Boat Building (NWSWB) will showcase a Haven 12.5 at The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, Tasmania.  ATL Composites is proud to support this project, by kindly sponsoring WEST SYSTEM products for the build. The project is expected to generate a huge amount of interest locally and in North America.

NWSWB Chief Instructor, Sean Koomen will bring a team of graduate students from Washington State, USA to build a Haven 12.5, a classic American boat design, originally created by Nat Herreshoff, and modified by Naval Architect, Joel White.  Construction is set to commence by the end of 2018 at the Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin, Tasmania, with the same sort of time-frame as the Dutch boat building project on 2017.  The vessel will be auctioned at the MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival to support the free, public event on Hobart’s beautiful waterfront.

Construction is carvel plank-on-frame and the Haven incorporates a centerboard instead of a full keel.  To retain stability, Mr. White gave the Haven a slight increase in beam.  “These modifications have improved her versatility while preserving performance”-Maynard Bray.  

ATL Composites will be exhibiting at The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival in 2019, from February 8 through 11, with the full range of WEST SYSTEM products displayed in the Princes Wharf No. 1 building on Hobart’s historic waterfront.  

Today WEST SYSTEM is internationally recognised as the world’s leading marine epoxy. The WEST SYSTEM epoxy range offers a complete line of products for a wide range of wooden boat building needs.  For new wooden boat construction, it provides the means to build a beautiful and efficient, wood, composite craft, and the same components can be used for wooden boat repairs and restoration.Take the opportunity to meet our experienced Technical Team who can answer your questions on the best products for you to use to increase the life-span of your new wooden boat build or repair / maintenance project.

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Wooden Boat Festival 2019

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