Hampton Roads - September Section Meeting - A Life of Yacht Design and Engineering

When:  Sep 22, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Hampton Roads Section


PLEASE NOTE - Registration will close on Monday, September 21, 2020
A link to register for the webinar will be shared on Tuesday, September 22.


Please join the Hampton Roads Section for a presentation by Mr. Bruce Marek, P.E.

As many of us know, the sailing industry/yachting industry has its ups in downs, and Bruce has managed to transition between boats and “real” world engineering, sometimes in the same sentence.

Come and listen to Bruce's story.

Speaker Name and Bio
Bruce Marek, P.E.

Bruce Marek, P.E. is a Yacht Designer/Yacht Engineer who has resided in Wilmington, NC for the past 30 years. He is a Professional Engineer in Naval Architecture (actually Ship Design Engineering as the first national NCEES Exam was labeled in 1999), as well as Civil, Structural I and Mechanical Engineering. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, where he was Captain of the Sailing Team for 1973 & 1974, and Commodore of the Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association in 1975. Collegiate sailing lead to many friendships and ongoing connections in the marine industry.

In 1978 he co-founded Nelson/Marek Yacht Design in San Diego, with fellow Midwest intercollegiate sailor and three time All American from U of Michigan, Bruce Nelson. They were involved with many very successful race boat projects, which will be discussed in the webinar. Bruce Marek’s first powerboats were the 82’ aluminum catamaran ferries Patriot and Ranger, for Bald Head Island, NC. He still is involved with engineering several USCG Subchapter T passenger vessels, including doing the structural engineering on a currently under construction 50’ titanium hulled “Off The Beach” 49 passenger sailing cat for Honolulu.


Pricing Information

Registration Price
Member $0.00
Non-member $5.00
Retired Member $0.00