The Small Craft Competence Centre is located on Saaremaa, the largest island in Estonia and the second largest in the Baltic Sea. Estonian boatbuilding is historically concentrated on the island: there are over ten boatyards providing about 85% turnover of the Estonian boatbuilding sector.
The Centre is attached to Kuressaare College of Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), which forms the core of the centre, leading and coordinating its work. The establishment of the Centre is co-funded from the European Regional Development Fund and involves several partners, who work closely together with College: Kuressaare Regional Training Centre, Association of Estonian Boatyards, Estonian Maritime Academy, Kuressaare City Government, Association of Saaremaa Municipalities and Saaremaa Business Developing Foundation.
The Centre will reach its full capacity in 2014.