Shipwrite Productions is Kevin Monahan, retired commercial fisherman and Canadian Coast Guard officer.

Shipwrite has produced several books about the Pacific northwest and electronic navigation, including The Radar Book--Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance 2nd Edition, which has been adopted by the United States Power Squadrons as its radar study guide.

Shipwrite offers seminars on a wide range of marine and nautical subjects. 

Shipwrite offers marine consulting services, including; developing training programs; safety management procedures for small vessels; and support for municipalities and other organisations applying for boating restrictions or sheltered waters under the Canada Shipping Act, 2001.

Featured products

Alternatives to pyrotechnic distress signals

Presentation to Canadian Marine Advisory Council, 20 April 2016


The Radar Book--Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance 2nd Edition

A United States Power Squadrons guide 

Local Knowledge--A Skipper's Reference (Tacoma to Ketchikan)

The celebrated reference for the coastal skipper. Includes detailed guidance for navigating BC coastal rapids.

Using Radar for Collision Avoidance

A training aid

For training or to post in your pilothouse. (2-sided on heavy cardstock) 


Shipwrite's Guide - Identifying Ocean-Bright Pacific Salmon

Cold Water and Personal Flotation

Learn HOW cold water kills, and HOW to stay alive.  

Proud member of the 

Canadian Safe Boating Council

Note!! On February 6, 2016, Transport Canada published proposed amendments to the Small Fishing Vessel Inspection Regulations, containing new requirements for stability, safety and operational practices. There is a 60-day comment period after which Transport Canada will consider any comments received and then will begin the process of finalizing the Regulations. The proposed Regulations can be found here.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is applicable to all Shipwrite Productions web pages.

Shipwrite Productions respects the privacy of its visitors and will protect that privacy as vigorously as possible.

Shipwrite Productions does not collect information that personally identifies individuals except when individuals provide information on a voluntary basis--for instance when you purchase a book. In all such cases, we will collect only information that you voluntarily provide and we undertake that this information will be kept strictly confidential. Individual information provided to Shipwrite Productions will not be sold or made available to a third party. 

We do reserve the right, however, to perform statistical analyses of user behaviour and characteristics, in order to measure interest in and use of the various sections of this site so as to improve design and navigation. Individually identifiable data will not be used for this purpose.

We hope that your visit to our site is enjoyable--please visit our web site again.

Kevin Monahan     



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Last updated February, 2016