June 2, 2016

Recipient Spotlight – Gig Harbor BoatShop

The RPM Board of Directors made a site visit to the Gig Harbor BoatShop, spending time with key shop staff and meeting intern Megan Winther, a Gig Harbor resident who will be attending the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock this fall. The first project of the Boat Shop’s Maritime Mentorship Program will provide an intensive one-on-one mentor/intern environment where local boat restoration expert Bruce Bronson will share detailed hands-on skills, techniques and mahogany runabout restoration knowledge with one or two interns at a time. Interns will participate in one of five intensive restoration phases of a vintage 1964 Chris Craft Super Sport runabout. This first MMP project will run for 16 months, one day per week, with the re-launch of the restored SuperSport scheduled for summer of 2016. The MMP Chris Craft SuperSport restoration project will be accessible for the public to visit 10AM to 4PM on Thursdays and Saturdays. Visit the Gig Harbor BoatShop website www.gigharborboatshop.org for additional Festival happenings at the Gig Harbor BoatShop or call 253-857-9344.


Recipient Spotlight