MetalCraft Marine celebrates 25th anniversary
September 12, 2012
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MetalCraft Marine is thrilled to be celebrating our 25th anniversary of building boats along the waterfront of beautiful Kingston Ontario and we would like to welcome everyone in Kingston and the surrounding area to join us in this celebration. We are having an Open House this Friday September 14th from 1 pm to 4 pm at our shops located at 347 and 349 Wellington Street and everyone is welcome.
We are proud to be carrying on the boat building tradition that was started on this same site well over 100 years ago. Since then, the materials may have changed, but the passion has stayed the same. This is an excellent opportunity to see first-hand the industry leading boats and meet the very skilled and hard-working designers and craftsmen who build them.
In addition to seeing our 70’ class leading fireboat being built for the Port of Houston at a value of $5 million, you will also see boats designed and built for the Panama Canal Authority canal expansion project, Port of San Diego combined police and fire department, as well as several others, including both modern day boats and vessels of historical importance. We will also have displays from our major suppliers, including our valued local partners as well as companies from across Canada and the United States.
There will also be displays that show how aluminum boats are designed and built, as well as information on our brand new aluminum boat building apprenticeship program; a program which is a North American first.
It has been a thrilling journey from hull #1 to our most recent hull # 571 and we will be honoured to have you join us as we reflect back over the past 25 years and also look at what we are working on for the future. We hope to see you at 347 & 349 Wellington Street on Friday September 14th between 1 pm and 4 pm.