Kadey-Krogen Yachts welcomes aboard Zack Bayoff, a University of Michigan Junior enrolled in the prestigious Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program, as the company’s 2014 summer intern. Dave Glasco, Kadey-Krogen Yachts Naval Architect and 1995 graduate of the same University of Michigan program, leads the summer learning internship that includes instruction on AutoCad, the industry’s computer-aided drafting program that makes drawings required for building vessels, 3D model design and printing, yacht sea trials, and more.
“I was pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering until I took a class on underwater vehicles. Each vessel is built differently from the next, unlike in the auto industry where almost everything is mass produced,” said Bayoff. “I’m learning that as a naval architect, I could work in many different fields in the marine industry—the Navy, an offshore industry, or in pleasure and luxury craft, even submarines and autonomous underwater vehicles. I hope to learn as much as I can about ship design as the summer progresses.”
Bayoff is Kadey-Krogen’s second consecutive summer intern from the University of Michigan. And, interestingly, in addition to Glasco, Kadey-Krogen Yachts founder Jim Krogen was also a proud University of Michigan Naval Architecture graduate.
“Bringing on a fresh mind and helping hand during the summer months is just one way we stay committed to innovation—as well as provide hands-on experience to the next generation of naval architects,” said Glasco. “We’re happy to have Zack. He has a bright future in the industry.”