Sustainability Pledge

At First Water we are working towards economically, socially and environmentally sustainable boat building. To ensure future generations have a healthy environment with clean air and water, we source safe marine grade materials throughout including bio-based thermoset resins, fast growing renewable balsa core materials, sustainable forest hard woods, 100% recycled filler materials, and zero volatile organic compound (VOC) finishes that contain no hazardous components.  The stainless steels and aluminum metal parts are made in the U.S.A.

Our manufacturing processes are responsible and efficient.  Vacuum infusion and TIG welding virtually eliminate emissions.  Gone are the days of dust laden boat shops thanks to high efficiency HVAC equipment and vacuum systems that collect sawdust and composite dust. 

The First Water building is fabricated from over 80% recycled steel.  It uses energy-efficient lighting in conjunction with a daylight-responsive lighting control system, maximizing energy savings.  Large southern exposure windows with engineered eaves provide shading during the hot summer periods and passive solar heating during the colder periods.  The roof surface was engineered to stay cool in the sun by reflecting solar radiation and emitting thermal radiation. 

We proudly support Montana Trout Unlimited's mission to conserve, protect, and restore Montana's world-class coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.