Friday, April 18, 2008

Sabre Yachts receives Polaris Award from Compass Project

Sabre Yachts, a world-class boat builder in Raymond, Maine has received the annual Polaris Award given by The Compass Project, for it's support of their youth boat building programs. The Compass Project according to its website, is an experiential program that teaches job training and life skills through boat building and rowing. Since, 2002 more than 750 elementary, middle, and high school youth from the Greater Portland area have worked in teams to learn the very difficult task of building boats. A majority of the students have improved their grades and take much pride in learning these new skills. Check out the website of this fantastic program.

Since 1971, Sabre Yachts has been crafting high quality sailboats and motor yachts and have won many awards for their craftsmanship. According to the website, "Our boats combine cutting-edge design and fabrication with skills derived from the boat building tradition that has been alive in Maine since the 16th century. The quality of our boats and the skill of our craftsmen and women are without equal in the boating industry. The company tenet "Crafted In The Maine Tradition" signifies the principles that we at Sabre live by: Quality, Value, Craftsmanship and Tradition." Check out the videos on Sabre's website that detail their building process.

The Compass Project and Sabre Yachts are continuing to build the world-class tradition of Maine boat building. These are the kind of collaborations that can build a strong workforce for an important Maine industry.

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