One problem is that a lot of the boat builders are scaling production way back due to the financial market instability. The really high-end builders are probably not as heavily affected, since the buyers for their products are generally well enough off that some market instability isn't going to affect their boat buying plans...but YMMV.
10-22-2008 11:16 PM
Originally Posted by dell30rb
I'd like to find something in a coastal town on the east coast.
Might want to talk to the folks at Hinckley. Might not be building any sailboats, but they are in a class of their own in anything they build.
10-22-2008 09:04 PM
there is a huge list of companies that participated in the Annapolis sailboat show.. think i'm just going to go down the list and start calling. I also asked my friend who worked for pacific seacraft to give me contact info. I emailed the HR director at fountain as well. If anyone has any other contacts or connections within the industry that might help me out, i'd appreciate it!
10-22-2008 07:12 PM
dell...no problem on this end. post away!
10-22-2008 01:50 PM
Good for you (seriously).
Rule #1 is be persistant
Rule #2 is marry the bosses daughter; but we'll probably have to skip that one.
Rule #3 is collect "No"s. The more you are accumulating the better chance you have of hitting a "Yes". Send letters out to every builder, dealer and yard you can identify within your target area.
Google up some variations like "Boatshows" and check out the listed exhibitors and sponsors for leads. Check prior year's shows, also.
You may also try Reggie FOuntain, I know they are power boats, but he is a good fellow, a good judge of character and you appear willing to ask for a job.
Plan on spending a day or two in the area (washington, etc) and poke in to all the boat support shops around and something may come up.
ASME also may point you to some Mechanical engineering gigs..
10-22-2008 12:54 PM
Originally Posted by Delirious
ANY job looks good on a resume.
You've already shown me you don't follow instructions (this is not sailing related) and you want a fast track without effort.
I figured I'd post here, sailing is a niche in the business world and I didn't think i'd find much on monster.com or hotjobs or whatever. Most of those sites are career oriented anyway.
I'm just doing what most college students my age are doing... looking for an internship. Lots of companies hire them. I've worked hard at my previous jobs and I have a few good references from those companies (one of them is a plant controller) and I don't think its unreasonable for me to search for an internship.
If the mods feel its necessary to move this post I won't be offended. Really wasn't sure where to put it.
10-22-2008 12:34 PM
Actually my good friend (and boat co-owner) just completed an internship with pacific seacraft this summer. He's a student in naval engineering at VA Tech. He really enjoyed it. I'll definitely be giving them a call.
10-22-2008 10:10 AM
Originally Posted by camaraderie
Pacific Seacraft is in Washington NC
Camaraderie beat me to it. The owner's name is Steve Brodie. Poke around a bit and you'll learn that they have received some business development grants from the State of North Carolina. There may be some funds in there that could provide an internship stipend.