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Steve Kim (Class of 2014) Apprentice Boat Builder at Van Dam Custom Boats, Boyne City, Michigan

steve kimOur own Steve Kim (Class of 2014) was recently hired as an Apprentice Boat Builder at Van Dam Custom Boats in Michigan. Congratulations, Steve! We are so happy for you that you nailed the job of your dreams! This job was posted nationally so the competition was intense.

Steve graduated from the Traditional Small Craft program and took Yacht Interiors for summer quarter. He came to the Boat School with a strong background in construction management, but he wanted to “get his hands dirty” and actually build things.  Steve was detail oriented and showed a high level of discipline in his attendance and work performance while at the school. By the time he graduated he had the combined craftsmanship skills and work ethic to succeed.

Steve received a scholarship through the Boat School – we are so proud that our investment has now paid off for him and for the Van Dam Custom Boats company.

“At Van Dam Custom Boats, great is never good enough. We put our heart and soul into our custom wood boats, giving each one the attention to detail required to produce something truly unique and unlike any other.”

van dam custom boats“We take one of the best custom wooden boat building techniques—cold molded wood—and blend it with the design creativity and boat building experience found in our team. This combination produces wooden boats and yachts that redefine quality. We are so confident in our product that we offer a lifetime warranty to prove it. From start to finish, you are a part of our team. We design and build based on your personal preferences and discerning tastes to create a custom boat as unique as you.”

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