All American lands MarAd small shipyard grant

The U.S. Maritime Administration has awarded a $916,000 Small Shipyard Grant to All American Marine of Bellingham, Wa.

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 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.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant from MarAd,” said All American President & COO, Ron Wille. “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.”

All American, he added, “builds the most cutting-edge and fuel-efficient workboats in the world. Our catamarans regularly utilize a hydrofoil system which is a key component to our success and a direct result of our collaboration with Teknicraft Design. These features maximize vessel performance and fuel efficiency by generating lift, reducing resistance.  Our shipyard has seen increased customer demand for hydrofoil-equipped vessels, and this MARAD grant will allow us to build more of these environmentally friendly boats.”

By Professional Mariner