Portsmouth, Rhode Island: After close to a year of refining their Quality Management System with help from Rhode Island’s Polaris MEP, New England Boatworks Inc. (NEB) has been ISO 9001:2015 registered by NQA. NEB joins a very limited number of Rhode Island Composites businesses who have attained this registration and, while NEB will continue its strong tradition of boat building and marine service work, we look forward to further diversifying our custom composite construction capabilities into new areas.

“It is gratifying to work with a client who apples the same level of care to their ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System project as they do to the manufacture of high-quality boats and boating equipment. They understand to what exacting requirements potential Aerospace products are made and how, by following the ISO 9001:2015 standard, they will put their people and processes in the best position to meet them.” Jeff Stevens Polaris MEP.

NEB has long been known for their ability to bring custom projects from an owner’s dreams to reality building with aluminum as well as cutting edge composites. With continued advances in carbon fiber technology and its increasing popularity for use outside of the marine industry, NEB is excited to use our existing expertise in building with this strong, low weight material for new customers in new markets for NEB.

“It was a pleasure working with New England Boatworks throughout their audit. There were good process controls including work instructions, software support and drawings in place showing that they are absolutely committed to meeting customer quality requirements. All staff interviewed had an exceptionally high knowledge of the policy, objectives and consequences of non-performance and were also found to be effective in meeting the organization’s defined objectives. It’s clear that NEB are dedicated to continually improve their Quality Management System and offer exceptional customer service”. Ron Kurtzman – NQA Associate Auditor.

About New England Boatworks

New England Boatworks Inc. (NEB) is a full-service marina and custom builder with proven experience building sailing and power-yachts, architectural and artistic works, as well as components and assemblies for many industries. The team at New England Boatworks started building boats, including America’s Cup and Volvo Ocean Race participants, in 1988. Since then, they have grown and developed a skilled staff providing expertise in custom construction utilizing aluminum, composites, and other metals. www.NEBoatworks.com

About ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard

ISO 9001:2015 is the internationally recognized standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS). It is the most widely used QMS standard in the world, with over 1.1 million certificates issued to organizations in 178 countries. ISO 9001:2015 provides a framework and set of principles that ensure a common-sense approach to the management of an organization to consistently satisfy customers and other stakeholders. In simple terms, it provides the basis for effective processes and effective people to deliver an effective product or service time after time.

About Polaris MEP

Polaris MEP is a (Rhode Island) statewide non-profit organization that provides competitive manufacturing business improvement programs to grow RI’s manufacturing industry. Polaris MEP is an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) and a business unit of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation. Since 1996 Polaris MEP has delivered improvement solutions to over 750 Rhode Island manufacturers to help them achieve sustainable and profitable growth. Contact Polaris MEP for assitance with ISO 9001:2015

About NQA

NQA is a leading global independently accredited certification body, providing assessments (audits) of organizations to various Management System Standards since 1988. NQA is part of NTS, the leading independent provider of environmental simulation testing, inspection and certification services in the USA. NTS serves a broad range of industries, including the civil aviation, space, defense, nuclear, telecommunications, industrial, electronics, medical and automotive markets. NQA has expertise in many diverse industries including aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, information technology, professional services, transportation and distribution, automotive, plastics, metal and machinery, foods and supply chain management. This expansive expertise means NQA, can offer its clients a single point of contact saving them time, as well as an experienced and competent staff based internationally and locally to provide effective attention. NQA’s worldwide operations are accredited to perform management systems registrations by ANSI – ANAB (American National Standards Institute/Registrar Accreditation Board), UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) and various other regional and industry-specific oversight bodies. https://www.nqa.com/en-us

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