Fast Boat Builder – Born to Engineer

The ERA Foundation

Studying for A-levels isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and for Lewis Wilde, taking on an apprenticeship instead was definitely the best decision he ever made.

Thanks to a chance meeting with the owner of Island RIBs, an Isle of Wight marine engineering company, and with the support of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, he’s now in a full-time boatbuilding apprenticeship, making fast RIBs for a living and earning qualifications that will allow him to work all around the world.

The film was made for the ERA Foundation in support of their ‘Born to Engineer’ campaign.



Director: Benjamin Chesterton

Videographer: Chris Keenan, Benjamin Chesterton, Oli Sharpe

Producer: Benjamin Chesterton

Executive Producer: Peter Rudge

Assistant Producer: Oliver Sharpe


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