AJH SHIPWRIGHTING HISTORY

AJH finished High school applied and was accepted for shipwright apprenticeship in January 1967.

1967 to 1969 Evans Deakin Shipyard Brisbane Queensland Australia.
- Shipwright Apprenticeship / Indentured five (5) years School 1 day a week for three (3) years.
- Shipwright Apprentices work in all trades during the apprenticeship indentureship.
Evans Deakin Shipyard Projects
Two (2) Roll On / Roll Off Ferries
Ten (10) 120’ Australian Patrol Boats.
700’ Robert Miller Oil Tanker
400’ Oil Platform Drilling Rig for Bass Strait Australia

1970 to 1971 Ballina Slipway & Engineering Pty Ltd
Two (2) 85’ Steel Tugs
Three (3) 56’ Wooden Carvel Displacement Missionary Vessels
Repair & Refit Projects
In the period from 1960 to 1975 Ballina Slipway saw the launch of forty-seven vessels ranging from cane barges to sea going including the Comalco Investigator, Australia's most powerful tug at the time. Notable restorations carried out at Ballina include such famous names such as M.V Krait, the Sydney ferry South Steyne, as well as the sailing vessels Bounty and Soren Larsen. This yard specialized in ship construction and repair, and at its peak in the 1970s and 1980s, employed more than 120 people. Wood and steel boats of all kinds were constructed, fishing vessels, large ocean-going tug for the mining industry, and island trading vessels for island Pacific nations.

1972 to 1975 Master Boatbuilder / Shipwright (Australia)
Various Commercial Shipyards.
- Boat builder / Journeyman Shipwright.

1976 to 1982 Alan Hollison Boatbuilders Pty Ltd (Australia)
Owner / President
Custom Wood and FRP Commercial and Pleasure Craft. 20 feet to 55 feet
Projects:
- 40’ Custom FRP Sport Fisherman
- 52’ Catamaran FRP Fishing Trawler
- 36’ ¾ Ton (Timber Cold Molded) Racing Yacht
- 26’ Surf Life Saving Boat (Timber Cold Molded).
- Repair & Refit Projects. (Commercial and Yachts)

1983 to 1986 Broward Marine Inc
Custom Aluminum Luxury Motor Yachts 85 feet to 120 feet
- Senior Designer and Stylist.
- Master Shipwright / Loftsman

1987 to 1988 Lloyds Ships Holdings Pty Ltd
Custom Aluminum Luxury Motor Yachts 85 feet to 125 feet
- Design and Product Development Consultant. (USA)
- Operations and Technical Development Manager. (Australia)
- Engineering Department Manager. (Australia)

1989 to 1997 Broward Marine Inc.
Operations Manager (New Construction) East and West Shipyards.
Custom Aluminum Luxury Motor Yachts 85 feet to 155 feet
Responsible for the daily production operations for new boat construction and repair & refit.
- 95 Yachts – Concept - Design - Contract - Construction - Deliver
- Engineering Department Manager.
- Senior Designer and Stylist.

1998 to 1999 Admiral Marine Works Inc:
Custom F.R.P. luxury motor yachts ranging from 75 feet. To 161 feet
- Operations Manager (New Construction & Repair / Refit) Two Shipyards.
- Responsible for the daily production operations for new boat construction and repair & refit.

2000 Broward Marine Inc:
Custom Aluminum Luxury Motor Yachts 85 feet to 155 feet
- Operations Manager (New Construction) East and West Shipyards.

2001 to 2005 Westship World Yachts Inc:
New Construction: Custom FRP Luxury Yachts 85 feet to 150’
Repair and Refit Division: Start up to operational status.
- Vice President of Operations. (New Construction and Repair and Refit Division)

2006 to 2013 Westport Shipyard Inc:
New Construction: Custom FRP Luxury Yachts 85 feet to 165’
Master Scheduler.
- Development Master and “Boat Only” schedules 50M series, 40Mseries, 112 series and 85 series
- Facility / Production Series schedule status reported weekly to the executive team.
- Worked directly with the President and Chief Financial Office
- Analyze final yacht / project construction costs Materials and direct production labor analyzes.
- Facility / New Series projects / tooling / startup / manning requirements projects.
- Contract administration support for Client Services.
- Developed pricing and cost analysis for client requested change orders.
- Development of delivery and quality control checklists.

2014 to 2015 Edison Chouest Offshore Inc:
New Construction Commercial Vessels 85’ to 450’
Engineer Manager (Special Projects)
- Design / Engineering Support Group) reorganize management and reporting procedures
- Design / Engineering to include ECO Design / Engineering Support Groups worldwide.
Projects:
- 312’ Offshore Supply Vessels (Six (6) Design to Launch)
- 320’ Shell Ice Breaker (Two (2) complete design to Construction) (Total Projects 8)

2016 to 2019: Marine Industry Consultant:
- Shipyard Design – New Construction / Repair & Refit - Concept to Operational Status
- Yacht & Commercial Ship and Yacht Projects (New Construction & Repair and Refit)
- Feasibility studies (‘green site’ projects and yard upgrading projects)
- Productivity calculations include past, present, and future projections based on shipyard history.
- Optimizing build strategy & planning for specific shipbuilding projects at existing shipyards
- Detailed reports of shipyard facilities, manning capacities for present and future projects.
- Due diligence of shipbuilding facility including investment budgets and analysis
- Optimizing Shipyard operations include project and shipyard Scheduling & Planning.

2020 to 2021 Florida Maritime Law Firm
Forensic Production Consultant and Expert Witness
- Investigation and report for Special Projects in shipyard and vendor fraud

2022 San Juan Puerto Rico Yacht and Ship Inc.
Senior Shipyard Consultant
- Shipyard Design – Repair & Refit Facility for Yachts to 300’ Plus - Concept to Operational Status

2022 Treasure Coast Mega Yacht Center Inc.
Senior Shipyard Consultant
- Shipyard Design – Repair & Refit Facility for Yachts to 400’ Plus - Concept to Operational Status

 

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