LEARNING AREAS: Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding COURSES

Introduction to Composite Materials and Processing

Falmouth Marine School Falmouth LEVEL: Professional Qualification Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding

This short course is designed individuals and start-up companies, who wish to learn the basic techniques and the health and safety protocols needed when working with polyester resins and glass fibre composites. You will be introduced to G.R.P. composite theory, and good health and safety practice. You will then develop your skills using materials supplied, in the purpose built workshop

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Course cost £375

Please note – course cost will need to be paid at the time of booking.


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Introduction to Composite Materials and Processing

Start Date

September 2019




2 days


Jonny Mills Boatbuilding Course Manager

Jonny has been working in the marine sector for over 30 years, repairing and sailing aboard wooden square rigged vessels, which is his lifelong passion. Jonny’s expertise and experience extends to building and maintaining historic replicas for museums, fibreglass production yacht building, repairs and restoration of wooden boats.

Jonny has been in charge of a team of shipwrights, building replica boats for film and TV productions, as well as the marine coordination for the Warner Bros. film ‘Clash of the Titans’. Jonny was also the head shipwright on the construction of ‘The Hereford Bull’, a replica trow built for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.



"Our students work on projects that will give them the vital industry experience, and contacts, that will enable them to establish careers in the boatbuilding sector”


Marine Engineering & Boatbuilding

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