John Allen

JohnWhen John was 11 years old his father put a jig saw in his hand and said: “We are going to build a book­shelf.” At that time nei­ther John nor his father real­ized where that would lead. It ini­ti­ated entre­pre­neur­ial work out of that garage before he turned of age to use those tools in a work­ing atmos­phere. At the same time John started learn­ing archi­tec­tural draft­ing, engi­neer­ing, and wood & metal shops in junior high school.

Boat­ing was early in John’s life since he had an uncle that built hydroplanes. He also spent sum­mers at a cot­tage on Lake Erie, water ski­ing and fish­ing most of the days. He is cur­rently a boat owner and known as a skilled operator.

Almost all of Johns’ life he has been in key roles for com­pa­nies, always related to cus­tomer sat­is­fac­tion, project, design and engi­neer­ing man­age­ment. With his vari­ety of younger teach­ings, John was at home in the early 1990’s when ini­tially intro­duced to yacht inte­rior con­struc­tion. He has expe­ri­ence con­struct­ing nearly 2 dozen yachts from empty hull through com­mis­sion­ing. His many years as design & engi­neer­ing man­ager for a few yacht builders has made him inter­na­tion­ally known. A few of the yachts have been fea­tured on the cover of well known yacht­ing magazines.

John’s nor­mal tools con­sist of Auto­CAD use since 1988, Mas­ter­Cam CNC Pro­gram­ming, MS Project, Rhino3d, and nor­mal office related pro­grams. He can uti­lize these for infor­ma­tion of project man­age­ment, start to fin­ish, and from set­ting engines or ten­der davits to full bulk­head and inte­rior join­ery plans. He is highly expe­ri­enced in inte­grat­ing all the usual trades; HVAC, elec­tron­ics, plumb­ing, elec­tri­cal, etc. He has expe­ri­ence direct­ing a large engi­neer­ing staff, with great accomplishments.