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2018 ASNE-Sikaflex Ultimate Build-A-Boat Challenge

  • 9 Jun 2018
  • 10 Jun 2018
  • Norfolk Harborfest

If you're attending Norfolk Harborfest we want to see you!!

June 9-10th will be the 2018 ASNE-Sika Ultimate Build-A-Boat Challenge. This event, now 24 years running, will once again be held as part of the fabulous Norfolk Harborfest®, America's largest, longest-running, free maritime festival!  For the schedule of Harborfest events, including live concerts, fireworks and demonstrations go to  https://festevents.org

BUILDERS / TEAMS…  Think you want to build a boat? Don't delay send your application in today! As soon as you’re ready to commit send in just the text part of your application; this will secure  your spot.  You can defer submitting the design portion of your application until the May 25th application due date.

NOTE: The event is limited to just 20 teams. Register early please. All applications are to be turned in directly to Mike D'Amato listed at the bottom of the entry form.

Builders Entry form here: EntryForm_ASNE Sika Boatbuilding_2018.pdf

VOLUNTEERS... “Many hands make for easy work”.  As we get within a month of this event we will be asking for help.

SPONSORS… See attached sponsorship application.  This is a low cost high impact sponsorship opportunity for a no-stress, fun and festive event designed to showcase naval engineering, shipbuilding, ship repair and our region’s rich maritime heritage to the general public. It also supports a great cause. Once we cover costs for construction materials and such, 100% of net proceeds directly fund ASNE mission areas such as Engineering Scholarships, STEM grants and professional development programs.  

Sponsors form here: Sponsor_Donor Form_2018.docx


Our local Tidewater Section of ASNE funds four $4,000 engineering scholarships and ten $500 STEM grants annually in recent years. Yes, that’s $21,000 per year towards inspiring and  supporting the next generation of engineering professionals.

Nationally, ASNE funds approximately 15-20 graduate and undergraduate engineering scholarships every year!

Take a peek at video of last year's event: https://spark.adobe.com/video/tyiJb25fUFeAK

Here are some photos and videos from previous years:

2016 Photos
2015 Videos: Day 1 / Day 2
2005 Day 1 / Day 2 / The RACE!
2003 Day 1 / Day 2
Please participate, volunteer, sponsor and overall support this great event!! We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Any questions please contact: 

Mike D'Amato
Organizer, 2017 ASNE-Sika Ultimate Build-A-Boat Challenge
Office: 757.226.1114 | Cell:  757.641.2877




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