BlueWorks Inc. founded in 2016 by Eric Smits and Miikka Pennanen, is the fortunate end result of two engineering students from Southampton Solent University stumbling into each other after a lecture. Our common interest of combining boat design with it's production eventually lead to our first project together back in 2010, when we built our own personalized moths.
Miikka Pennanen is a Southampton Solent Univeristy (UK) graduate with a BEng Degree in Yacht and Powercraft Design and an MSc Degree in Naval Architecture from Aalto University (FIN) and Chalmers University (SWE).
Eric Smits is a certified Boatbuilder (UNITEC, NZL), also with a BEng Degree in Yacht and Powercraft Design from Southampton Solent University (UK) and an MSc Degree in Naval Architecture, Lightweight Structures from Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan (SWE).
Eric on Miikka:
"We complement each other, he has a great perspective and a perfect marriage of theory and practise. Plus, he brings the sailor perspective to the team!"
Miikka on Eric:
"He is impressive, has goals set high, is very demanding of himself and he WILL find a way."
Today, we are already a great team of seven, and have the skills, knowledge and experience to provide enhanced quality products and seamless production to meet your customer needs.