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All the boats pictured on this site were designed by Westlawn alumni.
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Westlawn alumni are prominent in the marine industry. Click here to see more.

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Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology has been producing skilled boat and yacht designers, many of whom have become leaders in the industry, for 87 years. Since 1930 the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology has been providing the education necessary for anyone with the drive and desire to become a practicing small-craft designer. Although the design curriculum requires graduates to master computer aided design, it is also committed to ensuring that students gain solid traditional drafting and design skills.

As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit educational instutute, Westlawn's primary function is to assure a continual source of highly skilled boat and yacht designers to the industry. In fact, a significant portion of the world's small-craft designers are Westlawn trained (see Success Stories).

Westlawn is listed as a reconized institution by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers.