I‘m Dan Thompson, a shipwright/marine carpenter with 25 years of experience in custom yacht building. Over my career I have filled many rolls including, cabinet maker, installer, project manager and production manager.
Most of the projects that I have been involved with have ranged from 50′ to 110′ but there have been a couple on either side of that. All have been custom, for a specific owner. These have included a 68′ lightweight, 38 knot vessel to heavy long range expedition trawlers and quite a few that fall somewhere in between. On many of these I have been responsible for co-ordinating with the laminating, mechanical, plumbing, and electrical crews, as well as the various subcontractors. Along with that I have worked closely with the customers and interior designers, to balance wants and needs, while looking out for the interests of the project.
I feel that my strongest skills are:
• yacht interior construction
• cabinet construction
• communication with crew and subcontractors
• communication with owners and designers
• interior design skills, cabinet and architectural elements
• planing, organization and workflow
If you would like to see one of my favorite projects you can go to the Ardeo Design website and see the trawler Meander. Along with building and installing interior components while managing the build, I worked closely with Scott Cole and the customers, from doing full size mock-ups to hand picking veneers and drawing construction details.
By the way, I highly recommend Scott and enjoy working with him.
I am presently working with Salish Sea Yachts on their new Doug Zurn designed IS48.
For more detail and to view my profile go to my linkedin page.
If you would like more information please contact me.