All American Marine has been awarded a $916,000 Small Shipyard Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (Marad).
The grant will be used to purchase and install a state-of-the-art 60' router table and a CNC press brake, which will significantly enhance the company’s manufacturing capabilities. The large router table with dual cutting heads will enable the Bellingham, Wash., shipyard to cut materials with greater accuracy and speed, while the CNC press brake will allow for more precise and automated forming of metal parts.
“This investment in our company will allow us to remain competitive in the marketplace and continue to provide our customers with the highest quality products and services," Ron Wille, All American’s president and COO, said in a statement.
“Our shipyard has seen an increase in customer demand for hydrofoil equipped vessels and this Marad grant will allow us to build more of these environmentally friendly boats.”
All American said it is a pioneer in zero emissions solutions in the maritime industry and is committed to building the most technologically advanced vessels in the market and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on the water.
“All American Marine is proud of all our boats, notably the low and zero-emission boats we have constructed. Examples of these include the hydrogen fuel cell-powered Sea Change and the hybrid powered
boats Enhydra and Waterman,” said Wille.