Boating Safety Is For Life

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Boat Building News

A former Boise custom jet boat builder has been arrested in New York state after a grand jury in Boise indicted him on charges that he defrauded ..

Half of the sector's 31,600 jobs are in boat building and repairs and equipment manufacturing, according to British Marine. Companies also said that a ...
Throughout his career, Bob gave back to the marine industry, offering guidance to the Boat Manufacturers Division (BMD) of the NMMA and the NMMA .


Together, the hardworking, boat-building, father/son tandem create perfect “dream boats” that are worth the wait. These are not skiffs, mind you — but ...
  All exhibitors are marine electronics manufacturers. ... Tom Fischer, who has owned the boat brokerage company Fischer Marine Boat and Yacht .

Monday, September 19, 2016

Boat Building News

Good morning,
Please accept the below press release from the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC).
Thank you!
Shannon Seipp
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For Immediate Release
Sept. 19, 2016
ABYC Launches Online Learning Platform
Annapolis, Md. – The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has launched a new online marine training platform which hosts multi-module courses, interactive learning tools and on-demand webinars. Students will have the opportunity to learn at their own pace and save in travel expenses to attend on-site courses.
“ABYC is strengthening its position as the marine industry’s leader in technical training with the introduction of the online learning platform,” said Matt Wienold, ABYC education development manager. “Our members and technicians need more flexibility and this new opportunity will be an excellent supplement to ABYC’s educational offerings.”
According to a study from the Brandon-Hall Group, online learning requires 40 percent to 60 percent less employee time than learning the same material in a traditional classroom setting.
“ABYC’s online courses will let employers and students say when, where and how new skills are learned,” said Wienold.
Current live courses include basic marine electrical and corrosion mitigation, marine accident investigation and ABYC supplement 56 webinar. Additional courses are under development, many of which are free and will earn students continuing education credits.
The online courses feature audio, visual and video content. With interactive quizzing throughout each course, students receive immediate feedback on their progress and direction for further exploration on areas that require more attention.
To learn more about the ABYC’s online educational offerings, visit
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Since 1954, the nonprofit American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has developed safety standards for boat design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance. The essential global source of marine industry technical information, ABYC's product safety standards, credentialing, education, training, and other tools help members make boating safer.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Boat Building News

“I already showed a lot of people what I do as a boatbuilder. However, I never would have dreamed that I could once explain the deck-setting process ...
The lobster yacht-style boat is a popular design because of stability; five or six people can sit on the washboards and the boat won't move. The one ...
  The Great Lakes Boat Building School's end-of-summer Beer Fest and silent art auction fundraiser will be Friday, September 2, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at ..
13, at 7 p.m. The Morse family built boats during the 20th century, continuing Thomaston's legacy of boat building that began in the early 19th century.
  Two special events are designed to help depict the enduring attraction and high quality craftsmanship involved in wooden boat building and design: .
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The 2016 Cathlamet Wooden Boat Festival will be held this Saturday and ... --On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be kids model boat building, ...

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Boat Building News

She held positions in a number of marine-related organizations and councils – The American Boat and Yacht Council Inc., the National Boating Safety ...
The pontoon market has been the fastest-growing boat segment during the last 12 months and Mercury Marine released a video discussing the ...
NMMA's boat owner's manuals were created to help the recreational boater operate their craft with safety and pleasure in an easy to understand ...
SINGAPORE – Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard has an agreement to acquire 100% of LMG Marin for $20 million. LMG is a naval architecture and .
TREMONT — It goes without saying that Richard Stanley has wooden boats in his blood. But at Richard Stanley Custom Boats, he is working on a new ...
  CruiseCraft is a long standing Australian boat manufacturer well known for its blue water fishing boats. Built in Queensland, they also produced 

Chaparral is a premium brand and market share leader with a 52 year history of building boats with exceptional quality," said Malibu Boats CEO Jack ..
When Princecraft Boats Inc. used to send reps to Alberta boat shows, people would roll up with a truck and fifth-wheel trailer just to measure their ...
SHERMAN — A Texas couple is suing a boat manufacturer, alleging breach of contract and breach of implied warranty of merchantability.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Boat Building News

My good friend and colleague, and a giant of the boating world, has passed at age 90.  I will miss her terribly. The entire boating community owes her a large debt of gratitude for her significant contributions to boating safety.  She is not only one of the most remarkable women I have met in my lifetime, she is one of the most remarkable persons I have had the privilege to know and work with. God Bless her and may she rest in peace knowing the vital contributions she has made to her fellow man.

Bolling Fortson Douglas passed away on August 3, 2016 at age 90 at Cannon Wood Village in Tiger GA She was born on July 7, 1926 to a life on the water. Bolling was a remarkable woman, who lived her years to the fullest, accomplishing many firsts as a woman in the marine industry. 
Contributions may be made in her name to the ABYC Foundation or the U. S. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Fund.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Boat Building News

Bennett has been building boats since 1987, but his skills were honed at a young age. A highly technical skill, he began welding at a young age after ...
Custom mahogany boat maker Hacker Boat Co. still plans to expand in ... land it initially bought to build a 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.
  A $64 million boat-building contract that would have created 200 jobs at the Henderson shipyards has been sunk because of a lack of State 

13, the festival offers plenty of classic vessels to view and the Sikaflex Challenge boat building competition, as it always has. New this year is ArtMart, .
  That's when manufacturing advancements drastically changed boat building. Out went wood. In came fiberglass, which builders could easily mold into .
11, 2016) - On July 27, 2016, aluminum boat manufacturer Lowe Boats reached 2,000,000 hours without a single lost time accident. The core team of ..
A three-time member of Canada's Olympic team, P.E.I.- born Gord Henry has turned his rowing experience into a successful business — a company .

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Boat Building News

The story of Manitoulin's early boat builders is a compelling one, as told by Bill Caesar, a passionate historian of the Island who lives on a bay within .

The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference will offer more than 80 education sessions during the October event held at the Tampa ...
  The NorthWest School of Wooden Boat Building. Betsy Davis, the Executive director was very kind to provide an in-depth tour of the facility. To see the ..
All but one of the boats Canada's rowing team will use at The Olympic ... On the floor, a Hudson boat builder uses a high-tech saw to cut through a ...
... built apps in computer programming class where they built apps and designed boats in a course combining engineering and naval architecture.