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Marie-Andrée Veilleux, AScT SENIOR MARINE DESIGNER & PROJECT NAVAL ARCHITECT

As an experience lifelong sailor and sailboat racer, Marie-Andrée is dedicated and passionate about her profession. She has demonstrated an exceptional understanding of the engineering marine Industry and has over 25 years of experience in design, project management, inspection and surveying vessels all sizes from small pleasure craft to large ocean worthy vessels for both the private and public sector. Her vigilance have been instrumental in shaping the Marine Safety R!egulatory requirements and implementation of the Canada Shipping Act 2001..

Distinctions and awards


Coastal Cruising Award, Royal Victoria Yacht Club, November 2012

After two years of preparation and a comprehensive six month refit of Sete Mares, a 60 foot cruising Aluminium catamaran, departing Fort Lauderdale Florida for a one year 10,000 mile cruise. Sailed through the Bahamas, along the South coast of Cuba and down to the Cayman Island to the Panama Canal and San Blas Islands in Panama. After a month touring the San Blas Island Sete Mares transits the Panama Canal and sailed to the Galapagos. From there, she made the big jump across the “pond”, a 3,000 mile passage across the Pacific Ocean to the Marquesas. Being the second fastest boat to make the passage; and completing it in under 14 days, all under sail. Cruise from the Marquesas through many of the atols of the Tuamotus before arriving in Tahiti. Spend several months cruising through the exotic Society Islands of French Polynesia, Moorea, Taha, Raitea, Huahine and Bora Bora. Then sailed to one of the most remote and least visited islands in the Pacific: Suvarow in the North Cook Islands. Another passage to the islands of Tonga and then spent two months cruising both the VaVau and Hapai group of Islands. The final leg of the trip was from Tonga to New Zealand with an eight day stop in Minerva Reef. Then spent five months cruising, cleaning and preparing Sete Mares for sale w!hile touring New Zealand before retuning home to Victoria.!

Testimonials

Kevin Monahan, Managing Director at Chyna Sea Ventures

Marie-Andree Veilleux is detail oriented and at the same time can grasp the “big picture”. She is perceptive and efficient. If she commits to a project, it will be fully completed, delivered in time and 110% satisfactory.Graham Robbie, Technical Sales Representative at Fuel Right CanadaMarie-Andree had occasion to provide her knowledge of marine structures to my Floating Power Plant project during her brief stay at Kvaerner Masa Marine. Marie-Andree was found to have a good work ethic and quickly indicated to our group that she was a strong team member with an understanding of the project’s unique structural requirements.

Graham Robbie, Technical Sales Representative at Fuel Right Canada

Marie-Andree had occasion to provide her knowledge of marine structures to my Floating Power Plant project during her brief stay at Kvaerner Masa Marine. Marie-Andree was found to have a good work ethic and quickly indicated to our group that she was a strong team member with an understanding of the project’s unique structural requirements.

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