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Success Stories

Westlawn Has a Remarkable Record Supplying
Talented Designers for the Marine Industry

Partial List (last updated 3/4/2004)

Designers (Westlawn alumni*)

Tom Fexas, Independent Designer
Bruce King, Independent Designer
Jack Hargrave, Independent Designer, Designer for Hatteras, Bertram, others
Gary Mull, Independent Designer
Bill Cook, Independent Designer
Bill Shaw, Independent Designer
Charlie Morgan, Independent Designer, President Morgan Yachts
Rod Johnston, Independent Designer, Founder & Designer J/Boats
Dave Gerr, Independent Designer
David P. Martin, Independent Designer, Designer for Ocean Yachts, Egg Harbor, Pacemaker, others
Rodger Martin, Independent Designer, Chief Designer Derecktor Shipyards
Britton Chance, Independent Designer
Ted Brewer, Independent Designer
Bob Walstrom, Independent Designer
Robert Harris, Independent Designer
Dudley Dix, Independent Designer
Stephen Pollard, Independent Designer
David Beach, Independent Designer, Architect for NMMA
Jay Coyle, Independent Designer, Technical Editor for Yachting Magazine
Doug Zurn, Independent Designer
Richard McBride, Independent Designer
Dave Napier, Designer, Bertram
Fred Geiger, Designer, Trumpy
Robert F. MacNeill, Independent Designer, Marine Consultant, Former President Carver Boats
Walter G. Hahn, Designer, American Custom Yachts
Richard C. Lazzara, Designer, Lazzara Yachts, Gulfstar
David Pugh, Designer, Maxum Yachts
Livingston Brooks, Designer, Hatteras Yachts
William C. Frank, Designer, Offshore Yacht Design
Richard S. Brooke, Independent Designer
Don Beeck, Designer, Burger Boat Company
Eric Ogden, Independent Designer, Designer "French Kiss" French 12M America's Cup Contender
Eric Henseval, Independent Designer, Architect for Van Peteghem-Lauriot-Prevost (MVP-VLP), Arradon Team
Patrick J. Bray, Independent Designer
Massimo Gregori, Independent Designer
Luc St. Onge, Designer, Doral
Bruce Roberts-Goodson, Independent Designer
George Meese, Independent Designer
D.A.J. (Dan) Parker, Designer & President, Monaro Marine Ltd.
George Menezes, Designer, Sabre
Daniel L. Chamberlain, Designer, Luhrs/Mainship, Engineer SP Systems
Jack Horner, Independent Designer & Marine Surveyor
James Loeschen, Designer, Jack Hargrave and Hargrave Custom Yachts
J. Henry Martinak, Independent Designer, Designer Café Yachts
Thurber Whitey, Project Manager, Rybovich Spencer
Peter Eikenberry, USCG Officer, Boating Safety
Lysle Gray, USCG Civilian Supervisor, Boating Safety
Nicholas DeMateo, Designer, Tom Fexas Yacht Design
John Kingdon, Designer, American Bureau Of Shipping
Bob Basnight, Marine Artist, Designer, Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Norman Nudleman, Independent Designer, Former President Westlawn
Andrew Eaton, Designer, Bakewell-White Yacht Design
James "Kimo" Worthington, Director Of Sailing Operations America3 Team
David Fox, Designer, US Navy Combatant Craft
William A. Schumacher, Independent Designer
James Backus, Independent Designer, Designer For Pearson, Robert Perry, Former President Westlawn
Ivan Erdevicki, Independent Designer
William Lynd, Designer, Sparkman & Stephens American Bureau of Shipping
Edwin E. Echols, Jr. , Chief Desiger, Alan C. McClure Associates, Inc.
Don Blackman, Designer, Blackman Boats
Brad Wood, Designer, Craig Loomes Design Group Limited
Dave Robertson, Independent Designer, president Gig Harbor Boatworks
Rolf ven der Sleen, Designer, Grampian
Arch McTainsh, Designer, Nautic Marine

*Many Westlawn students have gone on to successful careers in the marine industry even without completing the entire Westlawn program.

Designers, Organizations & Professional Associations
(in addition to the above who have employed Westlawn alumni & students)

Sparkman & Stephens
Farr Yacht Design Ltd.
Robert Perry
C.W. "Chuck" Paine
Oracle BMW Racing's America's Cup Team
Tripp Design, Naval Architecture
Alan C. McClure Associates, Inc.
John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc.
MacLear & Harris, Inc.
Francis & Francis
Benford Design Group
Van Peteghem-Lauriot-Prevost (MVP-VLP)
Craig Loomes Design Group Limited
Arradon Team
Glade Johnson
Paolo D. Smith
Seltzer Design
Bakewell-White Yacht Design
Michael Porter
United States Coast Guard
United States Navy
Naval Sea Systems Command
SP Systems
American Bureau of Shipping
American Boat & Yacht Council
National Marine Manufacturers Association
Boating Magazine
Sail Magazine
Yachting Magazine
Offshore Magazine

Boat Builders (who have employed Westlawn alumni and students)

American Custom Yachts
Blackman Boats
Burger Boat Co.
Café Yachts
Cape Dory Yachts
Carver Boats
Chantiers Navales de Biot
Cheoy Lee Shipyard
Chris Craft
Cobalt Boats
Delta Marine
Derecktor Shipyards
Driscoll Boat Works
Dyna Craft
Egg Harbor
F.lli Marchi Boatyard
Four Winns
General Dynamics/Electric Boat
Grand Banks
Gulf Craft
Hargrave Custom Yachts
Hatteras Yachts
Hi Star
Island Packet Yachts
Lantana Boatyard
Lazzara Yachts
Mariah Boats
Maxum Yachts
Mikazaki International
Mochi Craft
Monaro Marine Ltd.
Nautic Marine
Navar Inc.
Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co.
Norfolk Naval Shipyard
Northrop Grumman, Marine Systems
Ocean Yachts
P.A.E. Boatbuilders
Palmer Johnson
Pearson Yachts
Rybovich Spencer
Sabre Yachts
Santa Cruz Yachts
Viking Yachts
Westport Shipyards