MetalCraft Marine held an open house at its Kingston, Ontario, waterfront shops on Sept. 14 in celebration
of its 25th anniversary of building boats.
officials say they are proud to be carrying on the boatbuilding tradition that
was started on the same site well over 100 years ago. Since then, the materials may have changed, the
company says, but the passion for boatbuilding has stayed the same.
On display at
the open house was a 70-foot class leading fireboat being built for the Port of
Houston at a value of $5 million, plus boats designed and built for the Panama
Canal Authority canal expansion project, the Port of San Diego’s combined
police and fire departments, and a mix of modern day boats and vessels of
The open house
also featured displays from the company’s major suppliers, including MetalCraft
Marine’s local partners and companies from across Canada and the United States.
Other displays showed how aluminum boats are designed and built, and offered information
on MetlaCraft Marine’s new aluminum boatbuilding apprenticeship program; a
program that the company says is a North American first.