A new course for Maine boatbuilding

U.S. Navy SEAL teams often use Mark V Special Operations Crafts to quickly get in and out of sticky situations. But the aluminum insertion vessel’s speed, durability and maneuverability come at a cost: repeated impact strain and injuries caused when the lightweight craft skips across the waves.

University of Maine mechanical engineering graduate student Kate Stephens is out to change that. In the process, she also may help point Maine boatbuilding in a new direction.

Learn more, here: http://www.umainetoday.umaine.edu/issues/v6i2/student.html