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All the boats pictured on this site were designed by Westlawn alumni.
Click here to see a gallery of alumni designs.

Westlawn alumni are prominent in the marine industry. Click here to see more.

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Contact: Skip Burdon at ABYC

(410) 990-4460, x25

[email protected]


Mad Mariner Magazine Interviews Westlawn Director Dave Gerr


Mad Mariner, the online daily boating magazine, interviewed Westlawn director, Dave Gerr, on July 20, 2010. Click on the links below to listen to the full 26-minute interview and watch the slide show of over a hundred boats designed by Westlawn Alumni.


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Founded in 1930, the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is the only nationally accredited distance-learning school of small-craft design in the United States. As the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat and Yacht Council, the mission of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is threefold:

■ To provide our students with the skills and knowledge required to build a rewarding career in the profession of yacht and small-craft naval architecture.

■ To support continued growth of the recreational and small-craft marine community through the development of well-trained, safety-oriented, boat designers developing better products for the benefit of the boating public.

■ To provide continuing education to marine-industry professionals.

To learn more about Westlawn, please call (207) 853-6600 or visit the Westlawn website at: www.westlawn.edu.