Alec Binder (Class of 2014) joins Ocean Pursuits of Rockland, Maine!

Alec Binder (Class of 2014) has joined Ocean Pursuits of Rockland, Maine working in boat repair and restoration! Alec graduated from the 12-month Traditional Large Craft program at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding where he earned his Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) degree with an emphasis on Boat Repair and Restoration. Alec was instrumental in the forward progress of the Hanson-designed Forest Service Scaler’s Boat during his time at NWSWB. He was a hard worker who exhibited the quiet focus of a seasoned boat builder. He had some boat repair experience in Alaska before he started at the school, which was a real asset for him. He was always so gracious with fellow students and staff – a real gentleman in every way.

OCEAN PURSUITS is a family-owned and -operated boatyard located on the Rockland waterfront. It was established in 1987 by Bill Cowan, a USCG-licensed sailing captain. He brings his twenty-plus years of nautical skills and technical experience home after sailing worldwide. He knows firsthand the importance of having a vessel properly constructed and maintained with working systems.

OCEAN PURSUITS is committed to giving you quality work at affordable prices. Our satisfied customers include boatbuilders, recreational boat-owners (both power and sail) and commercial fishermen.”

Best wishes, Alec. We are so proud of your accomplishments!

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is everyone’s wooden boat school!