NUWC Industry Day – Focus on Ship/Craft/Boat Repair Small Business Partnerships

The audience is for ship repair contractors (NAICS 336611) in an effort to get them to apply for a Master Agreement for Repair and Alteration of Vessels (MSRA)/ Agreement for Boat Repair (ABR) which will allow them to bid on government ship repair contracts. (Click here for additional information) Time and Location April 19, 2017 0900-1100 U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Museum, Mary Bonnin Room, 1 […] Read more »

Connecting companies, one Kitsap firm at a time

Ben Anderson for the KPBJ If you grew up in Kitsap County, or possibly lived here most of your life, the county tends to feel like a small community in which you know most of the companies working and thriving around you.  That is exactly how I felt until I moved back home to Bremerton in 2011 and ventured out into the Kitsap business community.  […] Read more »

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 »

Biz Opps: Kitsap Transit KT 16-555 Small Passenger-Only Ferry Vessel Construction

Kitsap Transit is seeking sealed bids (IFB) from qualified sources to deliver the small passenger ferry described below. All bids must be physically received by Kitsap Transit NO LATER THAN 9:00 A.M. on March 24, 2017, and, immediately thereafter, will be opened in the Harborside Conference Room at Kitsap Transit, 60 Washington Ave., Ste. 200, Bremerton, WA. All bids must be clearly marked: SMALL PASSENGER-ONLY […] 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 »

Snapshot of Kitsap Military &  Defense Economy 

Just released! Created by Community Attributes, Inc (CAI) in partnership with KEDA and the Washington Military Alliance  this snapshot details the economic impact of  Kitsap’s Military & Defense economy. More information at: kitsapeda.org/key-industries/defense/ Click here to download. Read more »

Town Hall meeting Oct. 13 on proposed Poulsbo Port District boundary enlargement

North Kitsap Herald POULSBO — The Port of Poulsbo Board of Commissioners will host a “town hall” meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 to discuss Proposition 1, which asks voters to approve enlarging the port district’s boundaries to the city limits. At the meeting, residents who live in the proposed annexation area will have the opportunity to discuss the proposition with port officials. The meeting […] 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 »

Engineers trained in WSU’s program at OC are in demand

By Rodika Tollefson, The KPBJ While there’s currently an adequate supply of mechanical engineers statewide, some counties are seeing higher demand than others — and the field is projected to grow overall. According to the Washington State Employment Security Department, in Kitsap County the demand for this job is balanced. An estimated 545 mechanical engineers were employed locally in 2013 (almost 10 percent of the […] Read more »