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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Boat Building News

Manufacturing Associate
This semi-custom production motor yacht will be built in its entirety and launched in Rockland Maine. We are seeking candidates with boat building ..

International Antique & Classic Boat Show presents 'rare opportunity' for local enthusiasts
That's why, Skaneateles resident Ham Fish

Ferndale boat factory fire ruled accident
11 fire at Northwest Marine was caused by chemicals used to build small ... Some highly explosive chemicals are used in the boat-building process.

  Chinese luxury yacht builder has its US base in Fort Lauderdale
Cheoy Lee yachts are held in “high regard” because of their beauty, design and craftsmanship, said Michael Moore, a Coral Gables-based attorney .

Clallam hopes to attract boat-building firm looking for new site
PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Economic Development Council is hoping to attract a Seattle boat-building company looking for a new site ...
  Remembering Lance E. McDowell, 71, bass player with Shanty Grass, master boat craftsman at ...
... of the boats for other members and was known as a “master boat builder. ... After he retired from service, Mr. McDowell spent 20 years as a yacht ..

Weaker dollar helps boating industry
The Marine Industry Association has released figures ahead of the Auckland On The Water boat show, which opens on Thursday, showing that the ...
  Feature: Traditional boat-building trade dying out in the Maltese islands
Notwithstanding that he was very busy, people still requested Guzeppi to build new boats for them or to provide regular necessary maintenance to ...
Adam Green puts wind in the sails of inner-city students
In 1996, he founded Rocking the Boat, a Bronx, N.Y.-based nonprofit organization that blends youth empowerment and boat building.
Manufacturing Associate
This semi-custom production motor yacht will be built in its entirety and launched in Rockland Maine. We are seeking candidates with boat building ...
  Hacker Boat Co. land purchase is official
Mahogany boat builder Hacker Boat Company is moving along with plans to begin construction next year on its new 90,000 square-foot facility in ...
  On the Job: Hodgdon Yachts takes pride in wooden boats
Hodgdon Yachts, a boat and yacht builder based in East Boothbay, was founded in 1816. Employee Chip Haggett constructs half models, which were ...
  Verbatim: Josh Turner
Turner always has dreamt of becoming a full-time boat builder, and despite devoting many years toward constructing the custom elements and ...
  JL Audio Celebrates Partnership with MasterCraft High Performance Boat Manufacturer JL Audio, known for pushing the boundaries of bass reproduction in the, marine, mobile, and home audio markets recently celebrated its 10 year

Intrepid Powerboats Debuts First Hybrid Natural Gas Boat Featuring Blue Gas Marine Technology  Intrepid is considered the highest quality and most innovative outboard boat builder in the world and is eager to once again be the first in this .

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Boat Building News

Changes to the Recreational Boat Inspection Program

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Posted by: Shannon Seipp
Recently ABYC had a chance to discuss the changes with the Recreational Boat Factory Inspection Program directed by the USCG Office of Boating Safety.  Since 2000 this program funded a contractor to both visit boat manufacturer plants and to provide no-cost flotation and capacity testing at a facility in Solomons, MD.  The following piece highlights some of the changes that you as a manufacturer and retailer of recreational boats can expect in the coming years as this new contract is executed.  read the full report  at

Friday, September 19, 2014

Boat Building News

Boat manufacturing company expanding south Georgia plant, creating 50 new jobs
NASHVILLE, Georgia — A boat manufacturing company is planning to expand its facility in south Georgia and is looking to create 50 new jobs in the

Hornet Marine to unveil newest model and business strategy at IBEX
“We started as a high end boat builder, we are now a service business focused on customization. Hornet Marine will satisfy the needs of the most ...
  Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding to graduate 33 on Sept. 17
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding announces that 33 students have successfully completed the 12-month Associate of Occupational ...
  ATF trying to determine cause of Ferndale boat factory fire The fire last week destroyed the main warehouse of Northwest Marine, a sport boat manufacturer at 5375 Labounty Drive. Since then agents from the .
Itchenor boat firm owes £800000 ITCHENOR boat builder Southerly went bust owing debts of more than £800,000, including £67,480 to Chichester District Council, the Observer has .
Independent ship repairer acquires Portchester boat building firm
Burgess Marine is already building two wind farm support vessels for ... 'Meercat builds boats, Burgess Marine repairs ships, and Trafalgar Yacht ..
  Traditional boat-building on show Among them is Ian Richardson, who is leading a team building a wooden boat, known as a Stromness Flattie, throughout the course of the nine-day .
  Life on the Rock: Boat-building
He spent a weekend at a boat-building class given by Brooks, up in Maine, but it is dubious how much that counts for on the day you are standing in ...
  Company seeks to build boats at Bertram Yachts location
based company asked for tax abatement and other financial incentives to move onto the Bertram Yacht property on Merritt Island, Fla., and build 60- to ...
New Zealand boating industry showing strong growth
The four Hill-designed yachts are the striking 17-metre Voodoo, built by Pachoud Yachts, 14.95-metre Tribute, 13.1-metre Notorious and an 8.9m ...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Boat Building News

  Pair of boaters indicted for calling Coast
Two boaters who made a distress call to the U.S. Coast Guard after running out of fuel were indicted Thursday on a charge of making false alarms.
 Betsy Davis is boat school's new director
From Seattle to Port Hadlock, Betsy Davis is leaving The Center for Wooden Boats to take the helm at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding.
First Oceanic 90' superyacht launched
Oceanic Yachts has launched the inaugural Oceanic 90' superyacht. Built by Cantiere Navale di Ostia - Canados, she features naval architecture by 
  Boatbuilder hopes two sailing cobles will be kept together
Boatbuilder John Clarkson, who has been working with Joe Gelsthorpe on the project, said: “I'd like them to stay in Bridlington, stay together, so they ...
Falmouth to host boat building conference in the autumn
The free event will combine presentations, interactive workshops and the launch of a new set of online boat building training tools and is open to 
  Everett boat builders test craft around Vancouver Island
It's the second time this summer that a boat manufacturer took the challenge to ... since 2007 and the company is approaching building its 70th boat.
Moose Boats Deliver Patrol Boat to NYPD
Boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, Moose Boats, says it has delivered a M2-35 Catamaran Patrol Boat to New York City ..
  Nautique launches 2015 product line and 'Design Your Nautique'
The industry's leading web based boat builder Design Your Nautique section has been redesigned this year in HTML5 for viewing on any browser ...
  Boat business booming
Landlocked Milton might not be the place you would expect to find a thriving boat-building business. However, after more than a decade, McLay Boats ..
  Wooden Boat Conference Wrapping Up
The 7th annual Wooden Boat Conference wraps up this evening in Petty Harbour. Delegates have been meeting to discuss the boat building tradition ...
Fermanagh company's design to debut at Southampton Boat show
A Lisbellaw family which owns Westwood Marine Ltd., a luxury boat manufacturer based at St. Angelo airport, has launched its newly designed .
Ripon man bids farewell to custom boat building
Paul Lagier of Ripon shows off the refrigerator in the galley of the last boat he'll ever build, and this one is his – unlike the 43 that preceded it. He spent ...
  Wooden Boat Festival a giant playground for enthusiasts [ **Photo Gallery** ]
Also today will be the results of the second annual Edensaw Boat Building contest, where seven teams are competing for prizes in the form of ..
  Brothers Behind Hultcraft Boats Say Goodbye To Boat Building
So back around 1950 when Lewis and Clark lake was being created, Don and Harlan decided to break in to the boat building business. And early on ...
  History Watch: Remembering Sausalito boat builder Myron Spaulding
On Sept. 11, 2000, sailboat racer and boat designer Myron Spaulding died at the age of 94. A major figure in Sausalito's maritime history of ..
Ship Design and Construction Software
Today's 3D design software automates the intent of another old naval architect saying: “On my honor I did my best, now let the checker do the rest!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Boat Building News

Boat Building School to Host Beer Fest Friday
The annual Beer Fest by Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville will include an art auction Friday, August 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Located on .

Webb Institute Selects 2014-2015 Recipients of Thomas B. Crowley, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
Webb Institute, a four-year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2014-2015 recipients of Crowley ...
Warrnambool boat builder's labour of love for classic good looker
BOATS are like women, according to Warrnambool boat builder Peter ... the Patricia Mary was built to the design of a 1900s Nova Scotia fishing boat ...

Southerly Yachts folds causing 50 job losses
SOUTHERLY Yachts, one of the biggest sailboat names in British boat-building, based at Itchenor Shipyard, has folded again, this time with the loss of ...
Boat school program to use Maritime Center shop
The Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) is leasing its boatshop to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding (NWSWB) from January to June

Bristol man dies after suffering injuries at powerboat race in Missouri
Fiore said that he was born into the boat-building business. The story reported that Fiore's parents had run a small motorboat-building company on .

  Maritime heritage conference to be held in Falmouth
The Maritime Heritage Skills conference will include presentations, interactive workshops and the launch of a unique new suite of online boat building ..

Boatbuilder's Royal date
Princess Anne is to visit the banks of the River Wyre to meet a craftsman who is a living legend in the specialised world of wooden boat building.
  Boat builder and eco yacht toys manufacturer join biggest marine organisation
A company manufacturing eco yacht toys and a traditional boat yard located in one of the UK's most scenic creeks have all recently been accepted as ...
  Boatbuilder Ben takes a punt on students' skills and isn't disappointed
Students Amy Stringfellow and Jill Ryan in the boat they created as a work ... TWO students have crafted a dinghy for a self-employed boatbuilder in ...
  Diamond boss takes on new role at Plymouth luxury yacht-builder
THE HEAD of the world's leading diamond company has been announced as the new chairman of luxury city yacht-builder, Princess Yachts.
  Boat Building Program Puts Kids on the Right Course
"Through the building process we focus on things like makership, concentration, they show up every week for sometimes a full school year to come ..

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Boat Building News

Ship has sailed on this Nebraska village's boat-building days
Harlan Hult, left, and his older brother, Don, built HultCraft boats in the 1950s and early 1960s in Wausa. Newspaper and magazine articles along with ...
Beer Fest Fundraiser Is August 29 at Great Lakes Boat Building School
Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville will host its annual Beer Fest and art auction Friday, August 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cedarville.
  Boat school collaborates with NWMC to expand program The Azulita, a Sentinel-24 design built at a recent contemporary boat class at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, skims the ..
Attention to detail key in building traditional skiff
Terry is now building a second boat for Dalkey Rowing Club and said he learned so much from the first project that the skills he acquired will transfer ...
  Page 13: Historic boat getting makeover in D'Iberville
There are only a handful of master boat builders in the Gulf States region who are capable of working on historic vessels. One of them is Bill Holland, ...
Forget electric cars; it's time for electric boats!
Elco has a colorful history, including building John F. Kennedy's PT 109 (powered by three Packard V-12s). It was the second-largest yacht builder ...
  Sunday's annual Vintage Boat Show to be a glimpse into the local boating industry
“Our annual Vintage Boat Show is a great opportunity to connect with a community so deeply rooted in the boating industry,” said Chris Shires, ...
  Boat sales show single-digit growth in July
Last July, recreational boat sales roared off to double-digit gains as the industry recouped sales lost to a wet and chilly spring. July sales this year ...
Bronx kids tap potential through boatbuilding
"The teacher there said he'd had this dream to build a boat with his kids, but had never had the time to do it," Green said. "(He) wondered if I wanted to ..
Sambro firm sues boat builder over new vessel
A Sambro company is suing a Shelburne County boat builder and provincial and federal authorities over alleged problems with a new fishing boat.
Meet Purewatercraft: This startup is building the 'Tesla for boats'
His three-year-old company is building high-performance all-electric recreational boats that Rebele says mimic the quality and engineering of Tesla's ...
  Retired Burin welder builds first wooden boat at 73
A 73-year-old Burin Peninsula man has taken on a big challenge — to build a fishing boat — with no previous experience in wooden boat building.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Boat Building News

Baltic Yachts to deliver new custom cruising yacht
Baltic Yachts is set to deliver a new custom Baltic 130 high-performance cruising yacht, which has been designed by Nauta Design. The company has .

China Yachting Conference lines up the speakers
Yang Xinfa is a graduate of Shanghai Jiao Tong University with more than 46 years of work experience in boat design and manufacturing, enterprise ...
  WoodenBoat magazine invites community to celebrate 40 years of publishing and growth As a boat builder from Pembroke, a young Wilson had an idea: create a magazine about wooden boats in the hopes that its mere existence would be ..
  Deep Impact Boats has a new owner
Fischer said Boats Direct USA will continue to build Deep Impact's 330 TE, 360 Cabin, 360 Open, 360 TE, 399 Cabin and 399 TE and the 399 Poker ...
  U.S. Boating Industry Continues to Surge; Expecting Full-Year Sales to Grow 8%, Says GE Capital
... in the U.S., and the industry is on track to reach the 8% growth in retail dollar sales originally forecast in February by CDF at the Miami Boat Show .
  Discover Boating Canada Hands-On Skills Training holds trainer orientation sessions
Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training (HOST) has kicked off in ... from 2014-2016 at the Montreal In-Water Boat Show, Toronto International Boat ..

Not just puttering: Pontoons are the new wave of performance boats
But as boat manufacturers across the board ramp up horsepower, pontoons have begun making major waves in the boating world. The new pontoon .

  Boatbuilder lecturing on Merry Mac
PORTSMOUTH — Nate Piper, boatbuilder and owner of Piper Boatworks, in Rye, will present a lecture on, “Building a Merry Mac Sailboat” at .

  Made in China: International 14
It is a fabulous boat building material that delivers incredible high strength to weight ratios. Not surprising, i14 sailors love carbon but that love affair ...
  Bamboo Boat Building
Build a Bamboo Boat was a popular Saturday activity for kids and parents in the area. It was another event sponsored by Cheyenne Light Fuel and ...
  PEI woodworker building replica ice boat
In his woodworking shop near Montague, Sturgeon boat builder Leo Murphy has been commissioned to build a replica of a Prince Edward Island ice ...
  My Boat Plans PDF Review Introduces Martin Reid's Boat Building Guide – My Boat Plans, created by Martin Reid, is a newly updated program that contains easy steps on how to build boats at home quickly. A full My Boat ..