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Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology

c/o Maine Maritime Museum

243 Washington Street

Bath, Maine 04530 USA

Tel: 800-832-7430

Tel: 207-747-0088

Fax: 207-747-0084


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The Masthead


The Journal of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology

The Masthead

The Masthead

Copyright © 2014 by Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology

Masthead Archive

All back issues of

The Masthead

are available online. 


to read the back issues of

The Masthead 


to access the complete combined index of all 

issues of

The Masthead


There are over 9,500 subscribers to

The Masthead,

Westlawn Institute’s quarterly e-journal.

Our readers are yacht and boat designers, boatbuilders, marine techs, surveyors, boat design students, and

members of the boating public.

Who We Are

Westlawn is a not-for-profit educational affiliate of


American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) .


school is nationally accredited by the

Distance Educa- tion and Training Council (DETC) ,

and is listed as an

accredited school by the

U.S. Department of Education

and by the

Council for Higher Education Accreditation .

The Westlawn Yacht & Boat Design Program is also

accredited by the

Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) .

Our Mission

Founded in 1930, the mission of the Westlawn Insti-

tute of Marine Technology is threefold:

To provide our students with the skills and knowl-

edge required to build a rewarding career in the

profession of yacht and small-craft naval architec-

ture via distance learning.

To support continued growth of the recreational

and small-craft marine community through the

development of well-trained, safety-oriented,

boat designers developing better products for the

benefit of the boating public.

To provide continuing education to marine-

industry professionals.

A Not-For-Profit Corporation

Mad Mariner

, the online daily boating magazine, interviewed Westlawn director Dave Gerr on July 20, 2010. In

this wide-ranging, half-hour radio show, Gerr discusses almost all aspects of Westlawn, including history, op-

eration, student and alumni successes, costs, and more. Click on the links below to listen to the full interview

and watch the accompanying slide show of over a hundred boats designed by Westlawn alumni.

Click Here

to watch on Windows PC

Click Here

to watch on Macintosh

See and Hear Dave Gerr’s Interview with




Ship’s Store

Click here

to visit our ship’s store

for Westlawn caps and tee-shirts,

bronze spline weights

(see picture


and a selection of marine


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