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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 .

Friday, December 1, 2017

Boat Building News

Fairline Yachts, of Oundle, has been presented with the International Dealer Development Award at the annual METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards, ...
November 20, 2017 (EDENTON, NC) – Regulator Marine, manufacturers of the finest in offshore sportfishing boats, hosted its largest annual “Regulator Marine University” (RMU) to date November 13-15 in Edenton, NC. In addition to providing three days of interactive training sessions, seminars with 
SNAME SOME another aim is to award Scholarships to students of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering with funds collected from sponsors.
... ABS Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. “The mission of Maritime Global Technologies is to lead, connect and catalyze those ...
  North American boat builders enjoyed a strong presence in Amsterdam on Wednesday night, winning three of seven categories in the METSTRADE ..
The 41-member boatbuilders association has been working hard to encourage high school students to get into the industry and has even helped develop two new apprenticeship programs – the boat builder and marine service technician programs – to do that. “Young people entering the workforce now 
  Master boat builder Douglas Brooks, left, is teaching people all about Japanese tub boats this week at Lowell's Boat Shop. He's shown here with his ..
The University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island and submarine manufacturer General Dynamics Electric Boat established the National ...
Professor Daidola was selected for this year's medal for his notable achievements in naval architecture and marine engineering. It is the highest award given by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. “From when I first entered the industry I always looked at this award as the pinnacle of a ...
An internationally renowned New Zealand boat builder has partnered with a Bay of Plenty iwi and a local mussel farming company to build an innovative new vessel and offer training scholarships for local youth. McMullen and Wing, acclaimed for its award-winning yachts and commercial vessels, ...
Wedgeport Boats is boosting its production capacity and hiring more employees to meet the strong demand for modern lobster fishing boats. Fraser Challoner, the boatyard's general manager, said in an interview that Wedgeport Boats is more than doubling the size of one of its finishing bays, growing it ...
HIGH winds and choppy waters failed to deter the latest graduates of Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy from launching their handmade vessels into ...

Monday, November 27, 2017

Boat Building News

Scout Boats broke ground Tuesday on a $10.9 million expansion of its Summerville manufacturing campus as the boat maker looks to introduce its ...
Port Angeles native Perry Knudson, who has worked at the welded aluminum boat and barge builder since 2012 as its general manager, is the new ...
Earlier this year, Boating Industry surveyed dealers, service providers, manufacturers and others about their 2017 marketing plans. From websites to ...
While referencing the IGF code can offer some requirements for the fuel system, all boat builders will agree that when blended regulations exist it is ...
All you'll need then is up to 6000 man hours of labour (ideally using people with decades of boat-building experience), and a supply of high-quality ...
Millennium Marine owner Cory Guimond, pictured in 2015 at the company's Eastport facility. The Quoddy Tides reports the company is auctioning four ...
A yacht builder in Manitowoc and a naval architect in Port Washington are making waves in the luxury boating market with new vessels, including one ...
“It is getting harder and harder for boat builders to find wood. I hope that this project will allow the ancient skills of boat building to live on, by shifting ...
Fawley, originally a boat builder himself, developed a love for teaching math through boats that he brought with him to the technical school. He also ...
  US Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center Publishes Criteria for Making US Build ...
U.S. Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center Publishes Criteria for Making U.S. Build and Rebuild Determinations. November 2017 (No.
The handmade canoe's gleaming polished wood, its clean lines and the meticulous attention to detail that went into crafting it often lead Joel ...

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Boat Building News

Botin Partners Naval Architecture have signed an agreement to design the NYYC entry for the 36th America's Cup in Auckland, which sees the entries ..

THE tyranny of distance and the small size of a marine industry in north Queensland stopped Mackay man Corey Powell's dream of becoming a boat ...
  The speaker is Jim Pocock, great nephew of famed boat-builder George Pocock, who built the boat that won the gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in
  Built in the boat shop of this museum to tell the story of Deltaville's once-dominant history as the boatbuilding capital of the region, “Explorer” makes ..
... help preserve and expand access to coastal waters for commercial fishing, recreational guiding, aquaculture, boat building and other business uses ...
  US Coast Guard Issues New Jones Act Build Guidance
On October 4, 2017, the Coast Guard issued build determinations for the two Kanaloa-class combination container and roll-on/roll-off vessels to be ...

A boat made from recycled plastic waste will take its maiden voyage from ... Poly-Mer was made by boat builder Mark Edwards MBE, who previously ..
AMESBURY – Douglas Brooks, author and master wooden boat builder, will be a guest craftsman at Lowell's Boat Shop through Nov.
Tuco Marine Group said it has signed a contract with DALO (The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization) to deliver two bespoke 
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The nation's largest solar-powered boat competition takes shape this weekend (Nov. 4-5) as teams of high ...
LYME Regis Boat Building Academy invites everyone to celebrate the launch of six boats built by students of its internationally recognised, 38-week ...
PORT TOWNSEND — The first Wooden Boat Festival was expected to attract 800 ... Sam Connor operated a boatbuilding shop on the ground floor.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Boat Building News

based Cigarette isn't exhibiting, per se, Performance Boat Center—the company's dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri—is and will be ...
  The Vanishing Sail, a documentary about the tradition of boat building on a small island in the West Indies is coming to the Flavel shortly. The film is an ..
While the exact class rules have yet to be revealed, Hutchinson has already signed an exclusive agreement with Botin Partners Naval Architecture to ...
And in September, a BoatShop team won the annual Edensaw Wooden Boatbuilding Challenge at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Boat Building News

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As an ABYC Member, you have free access to our Technical Department in supporting your standards questions and global product compliance. This newsletter will be sent out once per quarter as an additional technical resource for your business. Contact Craig Scholten, Brian GoodwinDave Broadbent or Lynn Lipsey with any questions and take advantage of your valuable member benefits! 
ISO Standards on the ABYC Online Library
ABYC members can now access the latest ISO small craft standards on the ABYC Online Library.  Easy, online access provides you with the current harmonized ISO standards that, in addition to ABYC standards, help support compliance to the RCD (Recreational Craft Directive) and CE certification for your international products.  The Library has search and print features to assist you, plus additional compliance documents to guide you in the process.  Technical support on the application of ISO standards and compliance requirements is also included. 
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Correction to H-31
The 2015 version of H-31, Seat Structures was corrected in July 2017 with the publication of the 57th supplement of Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft. 

The correction goes into effect immediately. The significant change in the standard was to correct the drop height for the dynamic seat test in section 
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Standards Review Time!
It is the time of year when ABYC begins the cyclical process of standards review.

We update each standard every 5 years to keep the process consistent. This starts with a call for comments period, which begins in the Fall and is open to anyone who is interested in participating in the review process.Comments from this review are addressed at our Standards Week in January. It is an ambitious year with some heavy hitters up for review. On the Electrical side, E-11 and E-2 will be open for comment, while the Fuel and Ventilation PTC will have H-2 and H-32 open for comment.

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Friction Connectors
One question we continue to be asked more and more is whether certain spring loaded friction connectors are ABYC compliant. Members were seeing these used on boats coming in from Europe, and it only caused more questions and confusion. Our own Ed Sherman wrote an article last year discussing their application in the field and whether they should or could be ABYC compliant. 
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