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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Boat Building News

Hudson Boat Works was experiencing growing pains. The official boat manufacturer for the Canadian national rowing team had plans to build a new line of boats, but the projected leadtime would be three years in the making: It had neither the machining capacity nor the floorspace to make the molds ...

“Through the acquisition of Bennett Marine, Yamaha Marine has the capability to further broaden our offerings to boat builders and provide even greater integration of Yamaha marine systems. “Bennett Marine has a long-standing reputation for building durable, reliable trim tab systems that can be found ..

... Pontoons market's production chain, and the revenue generated by each manufacturer in the Pontoons market worldwide. On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Two Pontoons Boat, Three Pontoons Boat ...

... Institute, talks Dec. 27 about studying naval architecture and marine engineering at the New York school. ... Prichard, 22, is finishing his senior year at Webb Institute in New York, where he will graduate in June with a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. “I learned to sail my ...

Nestled within the popular Robb Report marine category are the highly read posts that feature new yacht, superyacht, and gigayacht concepts. These concepts are often revealed by both top-end designers and yacht-design underdogs at boat shows such as the Cannes Yachting Festival, Monaco Yacht .

Paul Elvstrom, the notable 4-time Olympic gold medalist from Denmark, also knew something about the workings of the sport. Looking at the landscape in 1990, Elvstrom observed, “It is much harder to build a strong and vibrant International Class Association than design a new boat.” Creating the inertia ..

Manufacturers have employed available technology over the years to design boats with functionalities that will blow your mind away; that's of you are a Skipper of course. This is ... One boat tracking system that is making inroads into the industry in the Automatic Identification System. This system makes ..

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Boat Building News

Drawing inspiration from ancient naval architecture can be not only for aesthetic, but also for practical purposes, as long as human heritage is an inexhaustible source of technical solutions. Although some of the following concepts seem so out of the box that they are probably meant to remain as ..

Theresa Fielding has joined Elliott Bay Design Group's Seattle office as a project manager and senior engineer. She has over 18 years of experience in naval architecture, with an emphasis on stability analysis, structural design, regulatory review and marine construction operations. Fielding is a certified .

Saab acquired Swedish combat boat producer N. Sundin Dockstavarvet AB and the repair shipyard Musk√∂varvet AB, in order to strengthen Saab's product offering in the naval domain. The acquisition of the companies will become effective at 29 December 2017. Dockstavarvet, based outside ...

In an effort to conquer land, sea, and air, Peugeot has developed Sea Drive, the first ever SUV/water boatintegrated concept. In conjunction with well-renowned ship manufacturer Beneteau, Peugeot has brought a new dimension to the future concepts of water transportation. It's evident here that these ..

Many of these are navigational hazards. A Florida facility can provide an end game for these boats that will keep them out of the landfill and generate revenue for AFBG.” American Fiber Green Products, Inc. trades Over the Counter under the symbol AFBG.PK. The company currently maintains a website ..

He founded Grain while working on a boat project with a builder from York. When polished to a glossy shine, the finished boards appear to be made out of single pieces of wood, but are actually hollow. The painstaking technique requires up to 60 hours labor and hundreds of tiny pieces of wood to make ..

But a group of student boat builders from Philadelphia has come to the rescue. This is the 65th anniversary of the re-enactment of Washington and his troops crossing of the Delaware River in 1776 to surprise Hessian troops camped in Trenton. But Joseph Capone, executive director of the Friends of ...

BAY CITY, MI -- Learn boat building skills during Boat Building 2018. Sponsored by the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association, Boat Building 2018 is held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings, Jan. 8 through mid-April. Classes are held at the Gougeon Brothers Boat Shop, 800 Martin ...
“The Glacier Park Boat Company is doing a fantastic job of getting their historic resources out there for people to see and acknowledge just how important they really are,” Boughton said. The boats were constructed by a prolific master boat builder named John Swanson. Born in Pennsylvania in 1883, ...

The tragic loss of the young talent William Paton and his design the Oona: this is the story of a shipwreck that changed yacht design. The Tall Ships Rendez-Vous sailed from the UK to Canada and back and saw 6,000 sail trainees take part. One teenager tells of her Biscay baptism on Jolie Brise and we ...

Short Detail About Patrol Boats Market Report: A patrol boat is a relatively small naval vessel generally designed for coastal defense duties. There have been many designs for patrol boats. They may be operated by a nation's navy, coast guard, police force or customs and may be intended for marine ...

Record-sized rock lobster boats under construction in a small coastal town are driving a boat buildingemployment boom in Western Australia. Fuelled by higher prices for their catch, some WA lobster fishermen are investing in newer, bigger boats, while others are expanding the carrying capacity of their ...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Boat Building News

ABYC Marine Education in Canada 
ABYC will host two non-certification marine training seminars during the Toronto Boat Show. Additionally, two Marine Systems Certification classes are scheduled in February - see information below! 
ABYC Training Seminars - Toronto 
Attendees will get technical training, earn 4 CEU's, and enjoy dinner with other industry professionals during the Toronto Boat Show.  
Marine Training Seminar #1  -  January 16
Agenda: Wiring, Battery Management, Circuit Protection
Time: 4pm - 8pm 
ABYC Members - $59, Non-members - $79 
Register Here
Marine Training Seminar #2  -  January 17
Agenda: Marine Corrosion 
Time: 4pm - 8pm 
ABYC Members - $59, Non-members - $79 
Register Here
Marine Systems Certification Classes 
This course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 - 5 years’ experience working with marine systems design, installation or repair and will provide the student with a comprehensive look at the key ABYC standards. 
Campbell River, British Columbia
February 5 - 8, 2018 
Register Here
Midland, Ontario
February 26 - March 1, 2018 
Register Here

Questions? Contact Sandy Brown at 410-990-4460 x101 or

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Boat Building News

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Long-time boat builder Pursuit Boats could receive up to $49,500 from the county for creating 30 jobs, retaining 300 jobs and completing a $2.1 million expansion project. The County Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue Tuesday. Pursuit Boats, which has more than 320 ..

Nearly 50 years after Forrest and Nina Wood launched Ranger Boats, the largest maker of bass boats in the U.S., the legendary builder's grandson Keith Daffron unveiled his own startup, called Vexus, in his hometown of Flippin. The fishing boat manufacturer held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the .

Boat building is a very craft-related process, and we need a lot of skilled labor,” he said. While Florida only employed .02 percent of the United States' manufacturing workers in 2016, Jaros said he wishes more people knew how many manufacturing job opportunities there are in the area. Crevalle and ...

CLEARWATER — An Oklahoma man is suing the manufacturer of a boat steering mechanism, alleging product liability. Richard J. Cody filed a complaint Nov. 15 in Pleasants Circuit Court against BRP US, Inc. alleging manufacturing of a defective Spark boat steering device, causing injuries to users.

In the past few years, a new generation of nine-foot boats have taken extreme whitewater racing by storm. With nearly every kayak manufacturer bringing designs to market, there is no lack of options out there for everyday boaters with the need for speed. Yet with the release of each new speed demon, ...

BROOKLIN — There's a shakeup in the normally low-key world of high-end boatbuilders along the shores of Eggemoggin Reach. Last week, D.N. Hylan & Associates Inc. announced that it was changing its name to Hylan & Brown Boatbuilders. The fresh off the presses name reflects a longtime reality .

Gold Coast luxury boat builder Bill Barry-Cotter's Maritimo has significantly expanded its footprint with the $6 million acquisition of an adjoining facility at 9 McPhail Rd. All parties involved in the deal are remaining tight-lipped about the future plans for the 3.1ha site next to the company's existing ...

The Louisiana-based shipbuilder is building a 45-foot Defiant Pilot Boat for the Virgin Islands Port Authority at its Jeanerette, La. production facility. At its shipyard in nearby Franklin, La., Metal Shark is building a 64-foot Defiant Pilot Boat for the Brazos Pilots Association of Freeport, Texas. Both vessels ..

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Southport Wooden Boat Show donated $3,000 to help fund a scholarship for students in the Wooden Boat Building program at Cape Fear Communication College, according to a news release. Proceeds of the group's annual boat show, now in its eighth year, funded ...

Zachary High School seniors Connor Maloy and Gabrielle Lillie paddle the boat they built during a physics project in boat building. PROVIDED PHOTO. boatszac.IMG_2128.JPG. Zachary High School senior Darryl Edwards sits in his physics' class boat project. PROVIDED PHOTO. boatszac.IMG_2145.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Boat Building News

Luxury boat-builder Princess Yachts will unveil a “revolutionary” and literally dazzling new vessel in early 2018 – and it will look like nothing else on the water. The Plymouth based company is keeping the final design of the new model under wraps for now, but said it will be smaller and faster than its .

There were lots of dedicated cruising boats, particularly in the midsize range. These included the rugged Hallberg-Rassy 412, from the Swedish builder that consistently enters a leading contender. The Elan GT5, from the Slovenian builder that's making continuous strides in the U.S. marketplace, also ...

A longtime performance boat owner and lifelong water- skier who owns GereMarie Corp., a company in Lake Zurich, Ill., that has made all of the billet aluminum parts for MasterCraft Boat Company for almost 20 years, Schultz had good reason to be excited beyond a top speed that would stand up as a ...

Finnish boat manufacturer Boomeranger Boats announced on 27 November that it had signed contracts to deliver special operations rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) military and the Indian Navy (IN). The company said in a statement that it will provide 34 such boats ...

Hughes is a naval architect whose Seattle-based company, Kurt Hughes Sailing Designs, caters to comfortable. “If you go to Maui, about half the tour-boat catamarans are my designs,” he says. With the lunar lander, though, Hughes saw a space challenge, and more than one opportunity. “Typically, an ...

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a global leader in naval architecture and marine engineering, today announced the appointment of Mr. Jeffrey B. Bowles as Director of our division in Chesapeake, VA. Mr. Bowles joined DLBA in 2001 as a Webb Institute .

Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a master's degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. Policastro, is a second-class midshipman majoring in maritime logistics and security. He is involved in the O'Gara Academic Honor Society, Acta Non Verba Club and currently is training to be a ...

With research and teaching activities ranging from personalization in the microbiome to the application of machine learning to naval architecture, they are poised to make vast contributions in new directions across the school and to a range of labs and centers across the Institute. “I am pleased to ...

Changes to the market mean Q-West Boat Builders has been forced to disestablish 13 positions, managing director Myles Fothergill says. "It's never an easy thing - it's difficult making decisions around positions which, let's face it, are people," Mr Fothergill said. "We are back to the size we were four years ..

Monday, December 11, 2017

Boat Building News

Brunswick Corp. selling Sea Ray Boats.  In a media release Tuesday from Sea Ray’s parent company,  Mettawa, Illinois-based Brunswick Corp., officials said a sale is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018

FLIPPIN — It's a secret no longer: Startup boat manufacturer Vexus Boats was unveiled Friday by Keith Daffron, the oldest grandson of legendary boat builderForrest L. Wood. “Vexus. We've waited a long time to say that out loud,” Daffron said at the brand's unveiling. “It's been a whisper for a few ..

Hudson is an official boat manufacturer for the Canadian national rowing team, and rowers have won 84 World Rowing Championship and Olympic medals in its boats since 1984. When the company was planning its new line of carbon fiber boats, it decided that the three-year projected timeline to ...

BWB, which was established with Estonian capital, is a manufacturer of vessels from steel and aluminium. The company's product portfolio comprises pilot and patrol boats, ferries, tugboats, catamarans and other workboats. The company is based at Nasva Harbour in the island of Saaremaa.

American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ: AOBC) and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better ... Its boat offerings include: fiberglass pleasure boats; yachts and sport yachts; sport cruisers and sport boats; offshore fishing boats; aluminum and ...

Henry A. Scheel, of Rockport, was one of America's most respected naval architects and yacht designers. During his long and distinguished career, Scheel produced more than 250 complete designs which have been utilized by builders of sailboats and other craft in the U.S. and Europe. To express his .

Building work is expected to take around nine months to complete and Fairline hopes to launch the new facility and begin boat building on the South Coast late next summer. But bosses at Fairline have vowed that Oundle will continue to be the company's headquarters, where the business has been for 

Campion Marine Inc. has been named winner of the Environmental Initiatives at the METS Trade 2017 Boat Builder Awards. This category is for boat builders who have implemented and contributed to environmental sustainability. Campion is the first boat manufacturer in the world, dating way back to .