SAFE Boats International and COTECMAR of Colombia enter into agreement

 SAFE Boats International and COTECMAR of Colombia enter into agreement to co-produce Aluminum Vessels for use by the Colombian Military and Regional End Users. Cartagena, Colombia (March 15, 2017):  SAFE Boats International of Bremerton, Washington formally announced today at 2017 Colombia Mar that it has broadened its previously signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with COTECMAR into a multi-year, definitive Association Agreement to co-produce many of […] Read more »

Israel Marine Police delegation visits SAFE Boats International to sea trial final patrol boats under multi-year contract

Bremerton, WA (December 20, 2016)  The highly respected Israel Marine Police (IMP) visited SAFE Boats International (SBI) this week to inspect and sea trial the last three (3) vessels out of a total of ten (10) patrol boats under contract.  The delivery finalizes an extensive  multi-year vessel procurement planned by the Israel Marine Police since 2012. “SAFE Boats is very proud to be delivering these […] Read more »

KADA represents Kitsap at the Farnborough Air Show!

KADA (Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance) representatives Tim Thomson, KADA co-chair; Jim Rothlin, Port of Bremerton CEO and Axel Strakeljahn, Port of Bremerton Commissioner, represented Kitsap this past week at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show. As part of the Washington State delegation, the KADA team visited aerospace firms and organizations in a Bristol pre-trip tour. During the air show, Thomson, Rothlin and Strakeljahn held five […] Read more »

SAFE Boats International unveils new Multi-Mission Interceptor (MMI) at the Multi-Agency Craft Conference

Baltimore, MD (June 8, 2016):  SAFE Boats International (SBI), a manufacturer of high performance aluminum boats located in Bremerton, Washington unveiled a new model, the Multi-Mission Interceptor (MMI), at the Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) on June 8, 2016. Designed around SAFE Boats proven, commercially available Interceptor family, the 35-foot MMI has a maximum speed of 55+ knots and is capable of high speed open-ocean transits, […] Read more »

SAFE Boats International delivers first U.S. Customs and Border Protection Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV)

SAFE Boats International (SBI), a manufacturer of high performance aluminum boats located in Bremerton, Washington has completed the first Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) on contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). A naming ceremony was held at SAFE Boats International facilities on Thursday, May 26th, 2016 to name the vessel the “Alexandria” as well as celebrate the first CIV […] Read more »

Olympic College offers first ever Women in Composites Workshop

The first-ever “Women in Composites Workshop”  is now open for registrations at Olympic College.  The event,  which is scheduled for Friday, June 3rd from 9:00am to 3:00pm in the Manufacturing Shop, is free of charge.  The workshop is intended to introduce women to one of the “non-traditional” career opportunities available for study at the college. Participants will learn to turn artwork into coasters, framed art, […] Read more »

Shipyard innovation cuts cost, keeps workers safer

By Kitsap Sun Staff BREMERTON — The Navy has an appetite for the type of cold cuts delivered by a Puget Sound Naval Shipyard team. A 15-person team captured a Commander’s Award for Innovation from Naval Sea Systems Command for replacing torch cutting of metal with cold-cutting — a method that is much safer and greatly reduces costs. “I’m very proud of this group for […] Read more »

Kitsap Aerospace & Defense Alliance 2015 Annual Report

KADA releases 2015 Annual Report The Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA) recently released it’s  2015 Annual Report,  which details significant accomplishments of the Alliance over the last year and outlines a course of action for the following year (2016). Highlights include: Outreach to Regional Aerospace Community KADA Annual Meeting – Highlights Strategic Planning – Outcomes & Accomplishments Workforce Development Marketing & Outreach Relationships   […] Read more »

Transportation budget funds ferry construction

By LAVENDRICK SMITH WNPA Olympia News Bureau OLYMPIA — The state Legislature passed a supplemental transportation budget that provides a boost to the Puget Sound ferry service, while funding pay raises to state troopers and providing some fixes to the traffic messes of Interstate 405. The Legislature approved the new transportation spending plan with large bipartisan majorities in both chambers. It awaits Gov. Jay Inslee’s […] Read more »

Keyport-based company climbs peaks of outdoor business

By Tad Sooter of the Kitsap Sun KEYPORT — Ross Cole laid a battered snowshoe on the dining room table of his Keyport home. “It started with this,” he said. The snowshoe was a lightweight contraption built from purple aluminum and black plastic. A badge at the toe identified it as a Cole Model T-150 — one of the first products produced by a family […] Read more »