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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Boat Building News

Regatta Update: Boat-building clinic set for Saturday
Longview Daily News - Longview,WA,USA
By The Daily News A boat-building clinic will be held Saturday at the Longview Woman's Club building for participants in the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta®.

BYM Product and Industry News
The Schools Marine Challenge is now in its seventh year and continues to introduce school children to the world of marine technology and engineering via direct contact with businesses and hands-on experience of boat building. ...
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Designing Buddies: Man's longtime friend helps him build his first ...
Winston-Salem Journal - Winston-Salem,NC,USA
By Laura McFarland ROCKY MOUNT - The boat was in Robert Woody's head for years before he built it. He had no boat-building experience. ..

Brunswick offers deal for new boat buyers
Knoxville News Sentinel - Knoxville,TN,USA
By Ed Marcum (Contact) Car manufacturers have tried it; now it seems to be catching on with the boating industry as Brunswick Corp. offers a program in ...

Time to shine Students face off with solar-powered boats
Northwest Arkansas Times - Fayetteville,AR,USA
A bright, sunshiny Friday provided the weather and energy source necessary for participants to race their boats in the annual Solar Splash competition at ..

Bertram Yacht looking to move from Miami River site
MiamiHerald.com - Miami,FL,USA
Bertram Yacht, the Miami sport-fish boat manufacturer, announced it's in the early stages of evaluating a move from its location on the Miami River, ...

Three Men In Their 80s Finish Building 30-Foot Boat In Essex
Hartford Courant - United States
Back then, Summertime's wooden planks, longer than Schellens' 31-foot-long barn, extended out of the building from open windows at either end. Now, the boat ...



Friday, May 29, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat builder idles second plant for summer
WVLT-TV Knoxville Fri, 29 May 2009 05:36 AM PDT
Boat manufacturer Sea Ray is idling a second plant in Knoxville for three months, furloughing about 240 hourly workers.

King tide
Sydney Morning Herald Fri, 29 May 2009 07:19 AM PDT
When the Gold Coast luxury boat builder Riviera called in the receivers recently, seasoned observers of the economic climate saw it as an ominous sign.

Don't miss the Festival of Power and Sail this weekend
Yachting and Boating World Fri, 29 May 2009 06:31 AM PDT
Premier is hosting its Festival of Power & Sail at Port Solent this coming weekend. The Festival of Power & Sail and Port Solent Boat Show runs from the 29th - 31st May. The show will open daily, 10am - 5pm with free entry and free parking.


Butte Falls student-run boating business continues to expand
KDRV - Medford,OR,USA
The whole fleet, including sailboats, will be on the lake by the middle of June. Launching of the new sailboat is planned for the 4th of July weekend


Recession leaves boating industry to founder
Charleston Regional Business Journal Fri, 29 May 2009 08:37 AM PDT
The number of for-sale signs hanging off boats along Charlestonâs waterfront make area marinas look more like used-car lots than playgrounds for the affluent these days

Dana Harbor Yacht Show Demonstrates Luxury at Sea
Dana Point Times Fri, 29 May 2009 12:46 PM PDT
Vol. 2, Issue 22, May 29-June 4, 2009 By Nathan Wright Dana Point Times Dana Pointâs Nordhavn is among 100 boating companies at this weekendâs Dana Point Harbor Boat Show With granite countertops and a teak wood interior, the Nordhavn yacht moored in the Dana Point Harbor feels more like a luxury home than a seaworthy vessel. The master and guest bedrooms both have private baths, the kitchen is ...

Brunswick Expands Payment-Protection Plan For Boat Brands
Wall Street Journal - USA
(BC) is expanding its payment-protection plan to include nine more of its boat brands, saying it is the first large-scale payment program by a marine ...

SBA offers new financing for auto, boat dealerships
Charleston Regional Business - Mount Pleasant,SC,USA
The US Small Business Administration announced Thursday it will offer guaranteed loans to auto, boat and recreational vehicle dealerships to finance ...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Boat Building News

Classic Yacht Association Rendezvous coming to Festival
Edmonds Beacon - Mukilteo,WA,USA
Twenty CYA wooden yachts will be on display at the Rotary's Edmonds Waterfront Festival on May 29, 30 and 31 at the Port of Edmonds award-winning marina. ...

First cardboard boat races fun for everyone
Randolph Leader - Roanoke,AL,USA
The boat builders' creativity alone was enough to make seeing it worthwhile. Winning wasn't the most important thing; losers of the five preliminary heats ...

Bens Boatbuilding: Still making progress
By bjalgera
bjalgera: Holland, MI, United States: So here I go again, building another boat. I have already built a 21 foot wood sailboat, and now I am on to smaller things. Lets see how many canoes and kayaks I can build in the next few years! ...
Bens Boatbuilding - http://bensboats.blogspot.com/

Community college boat building students take third in challenge ...
A pair of Cape Fear Community College boat building students, Trey Tyson and Cliff Muchler, won third place overall in the 2009 Beaufort Boat Building ...

Small Revival looms large
Boston Globe Wed, 27 May 2009 23:24 PM PDT
KINGSTON - The boat-building craft goes back three centuries along a quiet stretch of the lower Jones River, in a spot known as Jones River Landing. Over the last 10 weeks, a dozen novice boat builders have spend hours hammering, sawing, sanding, and babying a 14-foot Tommy Cod sailing and rowing skiff, which they plan to launch with a modest ..

Father and Son Boat-Building Duo
The Capital Wed, 27 May 2009 21:05 PM PDT
Earlier this year, Annapolis Area Christian School student Brian Stevens faced a daunting senior project. He decided to build a boat. With his father Mark, Brian put in the hours necessary to craft his biggest project yet.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Boat Building News

Duval program teaches job skills through building vessels
Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville,FL,USA
“These kids can take a 60-foot boat, park it on a dime and give you 9 cents change,” co-founder Robbie Smith said. “It's amazing how far some have come. ...

Amanda Kovattana: A Boat Of One's Own
By AK
I visited all my libraries searching for books on building these "instant boats". There were two, both over 20 years old. I joined another library in another county because it had new boat building books in abundance. ...
Amanda Kovattana - http://amandakovattana.blogspot.com/

Amazon.com: Ultrasimple Boat Building: 18 Plywood Boats Anyone Can ...
Ultrasimple Boat Building and over 285000 other books are available for .... In Ultrasimple Boatbuilding, renowned designer Gavin Atkin shows you how to ...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Boat Building News

Phil Bolger Dies
Boat creator 'leaves on own terms' Designer Phil Bolger's suicide ... Gloucester Daily Times - MA, USARobin Hubbard said she decided to invest in building the prototype, 21st-century fishing boat which Bolger had conceived and he and Altenburger had been ...

BOAT SALES BOUYANT Jersey Insight Mon, 25 May 2009 23:26 PM PDT Most of the world may be in recession, but Jerseys boat-lovers donât seem to be feeling the pinch. Sales at this yearâs Boat Show were up on last year, and most marine companies say business was brisk.

Compass Project Announces Spring Boat Launches! MaineToday.com - Portland, ME, USA Each year the students who go through Compass Project Boat Building Programs have the opportunity to put the boats they have built into the water. ...

Azzura Marine to Build New PY-125 & PY-115 Marine Business News - Sydney, Australia... Azzura Marine combines decades of boat building experience, world class facilities and state-of-the-art technology to produce quality custom motor and ...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat building school adjusts course to economy Worcester Telegram & Gazette Sun, 24 May 2009 04:08 AM PDT NEWPORT, R.I. - Matthew Barnes' love for the sailing life is tattooed into his skin, with the latitude and longitude of his home port at Connecticut's Thimble Islands on his forearm. He knows in this struggling economy there is a shrinking demand for the boats he builds, but he says his decision to study at the International Yacht Restoration School was not motivated only by finances.

2 NC friends join forces, build wood boats by hand Rocky Mount Telegram - Rocky Mount, NC, USA AP ROCKY MOUNT, NC — The boat was in Robert Woody's head for years before he built it. He had no boat building experience. He had never taken a class in ...

Contract awarded to replace ferry The Vacaville Reporter Sun, 24 May 2009 01:11 AM PDT The California Department of Transportation announced recently that a contract has been awarded to build a new Real McCoy (Ryer Island) Ferry.The $4.3 million contract was awarded to Nicols Brothers, a boat building company located in Freeland, Wash.Caltrans anticipates having the new vessel in operation by summer 2010.

Qld Government must 'support boat builder employees' ABC Regional Online - Australia "I say that because Riviera and these boat building companies employ certain labour skills that are very scarce and should be retained on the Gold Coast if ...

Boat builder culls 157 staff Perth Now Sun, 24 May 2009 22:59 PM PDT MORE than 150 staff of luxury boat builder Riviera were shown the door today after receivers made one third of full-time staff redundant.

Building a Westsail 42 Sailboat, From a Bare Hull: Metalwork By rj Building a Westsail 42 Sailboat, From a Bare Hull. Monday, May 25, 2009. Metalwork. We have decided to try our hand at some of the metalwork (as opposed to farming it out to the machine shop). Not necessarily welding, but cutting, ...Building a Westsail 42 Sailboat,... - http://westsail42.blogspot.com/

Subic company completes first-ever luxury yacht BusinessWorld Online Mon, 25 May 2009 07:02 AM PDT SUBIC BAY FREE PORT Australasia Marine Alliance Corp. (AMAC), a unit of Mustang Marine Australia Services Pty. Ltd., yesterday said it has completed the first-ever leisure yacht to be built here.

Toughest year for yacht market Sofia Echo - Bulgaria With customers putting off purchases of all types of big-ticket items, the Bulgarian yacht market is beset with problems such as nearly-impossible sales, ...

Iain Murray AM: of superyachts, sailing and the future of the sport Power Boat - World - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Azzura Marine is concurrently involved in redeveloping the former State Dockyard at Dyke Point, also in Newcastle, and has two other boat building ...

Boat Building Books: The Finely Fitted Yacht: The Boat Improvement ... By Tressa The Boat Improvement Manual: After 10 printings and 70000 hardback copies sold, this nautical classic is finally available in trade paperback. Ferenc Mate, author of such nautical bestsellers as From a Bare Hull, Shipshape and The ...Boat Building Books - http://oytaeldengooks.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Boat Building News

Bayliner, Maxum and Trophy Boat Brands Set Out to Build Consumer ... PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY, USA LAKE FOREST, Ill. , May 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marine dealers for the popular Bayliner, Maxum and Trophy boat brands will have a powerful new tool at ...

Research and Markets: Boat Building Industry in the US and its ... Earthtimes (press release) - London, UK The Boat Building Industry report is the most comprehensive market research report available on this industry. With complete 2008 data and sophisticated ...

RI boat school stays afloat with renovation Boston Globe Sat, 23 May 2009 10:09 AM PDT Matthew Barnes's love for the sailing life is tattoed into his skin, with the latitude and longitude of his home port at Connecticut's Thimble Islands on his forearm. He knows in this struggling economy there is a shrinking demand for the boats he builds, but he says his decision to study at the International Yacht Restoration School was not motivated ...

Marshfield High boatbuilding students test their vessels Quincy MA ... The Patriot Ledger, your source for the latest breaking local news, sports, weather, business, jobs, real estate, shopping, health, travel, ...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Boat Building News

Building a Westsail 42 Sailboat, From a Bare Hull: New Materials By rj Building a Westsail 42 Sailboat, From a Bare Hull. Thursday, May 21, 2009. New Materials · This is a new building material from those wacky, but always innovative, Aussies down under. A high density, closed cell, polyurethane substance. ...Building a Westsail 42 Sailboat,... - http://westsail42.blogspot.com/

Gov. Crist visits Naples, touts bills he signs as stimulating economy Naples Daily News - Naples, FL, USA It modernizes the business classification coding system for better research; and allows non-residents who purchase a boat in Florida – or who bring a boat ...

South African Boating Industry Celebrates Scuba Web - Italy Presented by the Cape Town Boatbuilding and Technology Initiative (CTBi), in partnership with SABBEX, these awards, now in their third year, are designed to ...

New Boat Utilizing Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced Prepreg NETCOMPOSITES - Chesterfield, UK By building the boat with Arovex, Zyvex say that the 54-foot boat will weigh less than 8000 pounds, fully equipped, approximately 75% less than fibreglass ...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Boat Building News

Riviera to be sold BigPond News Tue, 19 May 2009 23:34 PM PDT Embattled luxury boat builder Riviera will soon be on the market with more jobs likely to go.

Powell resorts introduce new luxury houseboats The Salt Lake Tribune Tue, 19 May 2009 23:23 PM PDT Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas will add a new line of luxury class houseboats to their fleet starting in May. The new 62-foot "Journey" line has been designed for those who want a state-of-the-art houseboat with all the amenities of a larger luxury vessel for an affordable price on a smaller scale.

Williamstown boatyard waits to dock Leader Community Newspapers Tue, 19 May 2009 21:15 PM PDT PARKS Victoria is being pressured to ring up full speed ahead for a boat building yard to be built on Williamstown's foreshore.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Boat Building News

NJ students in environment-education program ride self-built ... The Star-Ledger - NJ.com - Newark, NJ, USA Their boat-building project helps promote the cause of returning the river to health, they said. Jennifer Brown/The Star-ledgerthe Discovery Charter School ...

Boat Sales Already Better Than Last Year State Journal - Charleston, WV, USA Boat shop owners say the economy and high gas prices hit sales of boats hard last year. CHARLESTON -- The Charleston Marine is also revving up for not only ...

Boat Building News - Ethanol

I don't normally copy a complete news item from a news service. I usually provide only a link but thisone is very important to the boating community, and it is urgent that those who wish to comment do so now. High levels of ethanol can be very destructive to boat fuel systems.

From Boating Industry

Regulatory Review
EPA extends comment period for E15 waiverBoating IndustryTuesday May 19, 2009
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WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday extended the comment period on a waiver petition that would allow ethanol gasoline blends of up to 15 percent (E15), according to a release from the National Marine Manufacturer's Association. The original public comment period for the petition, submitted by pro-ethanol group Growth Energy, was slated to end on May 21. The extension will move that date to July 20.

NMMA called on boaters, marine industry employees and other concerned parties to submit comments opposing E15 if they have not already done so. "Today, the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit research organization, delivered a letter to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson that includes a detailed review of the scientific research cited in Growth Energy’s waiver petition," NMMA reported in its release. "EWG’s in-depth analysis of this research concludes that each of the seven studies cited by Growth Energy contains evidence that undermines the case for introducing mid-level ethanol blends, contrary to their claims." To view the Environmental Working Group letter cited by NMMA, click here. To submit comments to EPA opposing E15, click here. "NMMA continues to call for a science-based review of the request by EPA to ensure that increased levels of ethanol would not harm boats, marine engines and other affected equipment," NMMA said. "More than 25,000 comments opposing the waiver petition have already been submitted through NMMA’s online advocacy tool."
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Boat Building News

Boating Participation Rises: Estimated 70 Million Americans ... PR Web (press release) - Ferndale, WA, USA The recreational boating industry trade group, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), reports an estimated 70 million Americans went boating in ...

Seattle architect's dream project: Steel-framed floating home Seattle Times Mon, 18 May 2009 00:14 AM PDT Jack Daniels, a Seattle architect, has spent the last 2-½ years doing the design, plumbing, electrical, welding and other tasks in building by himself a 45- by 15-foot high-tech, steel-framed houseboat. He's done this in freezing rain and by lugging around 30-foot steel panels â and never giving up.

Two groups oppose increasing U.S. ethanol blend rate Reuters via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News Mon, 18 May 2009 10:35 AM PD TBlending more than 10 percent ethanol into U.S. gasoline will result in more air pollution and more damage to engines, said an environmental group and a boating industry trade group on Monday.

International School Of Yacht Engineering Nautica Mon, 18 May 2009 08:00 AM PDT Italy is totally surrounded by the sea and it has a long historical tradition in sailing.

2009 Asia Boating Industry Conference at KIBS Sail World - Sydney, Australia... World leaders in cutting edge research and development, the latest in composite boat building from High Modulus Consultancy based in New Zealand, ...

Boat Building Workshop Events MSN City Guides Things to do in Houston: Boat Building Workshop on May 23 at Contemporary Arts Museum. Artists Benjy Mason and Zach Moser invite the public to help them ...


Clinic planned on building lake-worthy craft for 4th The Daily News Sun, 17 May 2009 23:38 PM PDT A boat-building clinic will be held May 30 at the Longview Womans Club building for participants in the Great Cardboard Boat Regatta® who want to pick up tips on creating a watertight vessel with cardboard.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Boat Building News

Hard times for Wisconsin shipbuilders were foretold by plight of ... Wrightstown Post Gazette - Appleton, WI, USA So it is that the ship- and boat-building industry in Wisconsin is a snapshot of the wider recession, which through April had claimed jobs nationwide, ...

Riviera Beach to vote on 21st Street along the Intracoastal The Palm Beach Post Sat, 16 May 2009 18:51 PM PDT The city council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to abandon a section of 21st Street along the Intracoastal Waterway in order to facilitate the expansion of JSF Marine, a division of Viking Yacht Co. JSF Marine asked the city to abandon a 434-foot section of road east of Avenue B so that the company can erect a new building to accommodate larger boats. The Treasure Coast Regional ...

Luxury yachting company evades import duties Minivan News - Scottsdale, AZ, USA In a statement released last week, the ACC said the company – which offers luxury yachting in the Maldives – changed the model of two launches in its ...

Boat building competition highlights day at the Anacortes Waterfront Festival Skagit Valley Herald Sun, 17 May 2009 05:35 AM PDT ANACORTES Sawdust flew and screws spun Saturday as amateur and professional boat builders pieced together plywood vessels in just hours as part of the Anacortes Waterfront Festival.¦

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Boat Building News

Ahoy there! The Bayfront Boat Show drops anchor this weekend Naples Daily News Thu, 14 May 2009 18:46 PM PDT The Marine Industries Association of Collier County is hosting its annual boat show this week on Naples Bay. Approximatley 40 boats will be in the water and 30 boats will be on land for viewing. Boats will range in size from small flats to yachts up to 40 feet. There is no cost for admission or parking.

Show spotlights Century boats Quad-City Times Thu, 14 May 2009 20:41 PM PDT MUSCATINE, Iowa â The Century Boat Club Inc. will hold its 26th annual National Century Boat Club Round-Up at the That Was Then, This is Now Muscatine Boat Show and Racing Boat Exhibitions today through Sunday on the Mississippi Riverfront in Muscatine, Iowa.

SoCal students will race solar-powered boats The Desert Sun - Palm Springs, CA, USA While all teams had to build and equip a new hull, returning teams were allowed to use equipment from previous boats. water quality issues that face ...

Newport Spring Boat Show Providence Business News - Providence, RI, USA Newport Spring Boat Show…everything you need to launch the boating season. including a “Marine Consignment Tent” filled with used items from boaters and ...

Fest celebrates the real McCoy Daytona Beach News-Journal Fri, 15 May 2009 04:09 AM PDT During Prohibition in the 1920s, Holly Hill boat builder Bill McCoy gained national notoriety as a rumrunner. With his sloop the Tomoka and help from his brother, Ben, Bill McCoy smuggled then-illegal booze to thirsty folks up and down the Atlantic coast.

Boat builder shuts its doors EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Fri, 15 May 2009 00:02 AM PDT A company started in the 1960s which led the field in boat building and development on both the Broads and inland waterways across Europe has ceased trading.

Michael Storer Wooden Boat Plans News: First pics of the MSD Rowboat. By Boatmik A site about boat building and boat design adventures. A little bit of sailing too. I particularly like fast sailing boats that don't cost too much and lightweight boats of all types - rowboats, canoes, kayaks, motor, outboard, ...Michael Storer Wooden Boat Plans News - http://boats-storerdesign.blogspot.com/

Hollering Place may host boat building school The World Fri, 15 May 2009 11:11 AM PDT The city of Coos Bay may not have any developers to build on the Hollering Place, but they may have found the next best thing.

Boat to help Bahrain navy The Biloxi Sun Herald Fri, 15 May 2009 21:04 PM PDT GULFPORT Boat builder United States Marine Inc. has launched the first of two Mark V Special Operations Craft awarded by the Naval Sea Systems Command. The first craft will undergo dock and sea trials before its delivery in July. The second will be launched in August and delivered to the Navy in September. The contract for both craft was approximately $20 million.

Boaters worried about proposed ethanol law ABC 7 Gulfshore News Fri, 15 May 2009 15:24 PM PDT The boats have arrived on Naples Bay as the annual Bayfront Boat Show will take place over the weekend. More than 2,000 people are expected to visit and nearly all of them are talking about proposed legislation that could cost them thousands in boat repairs

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat show ready to launch Carteret County News-Times Thu, 14 May 2009 03:46 AM PDT LINDSAY STREET MOREHEAD CITY â For the second year, the Morehead City In-Water Boat Show will moor at the waterfront this weekend.

Bigger splash at tenth boat show Isle of Wight County Press Thu, 14 May 2009 01:43 AM PDT RIBs moored in the marina at Cowes Yacht Haven during the tenth anniversary RIBEX show. Picture by Peter Boam . HORDES of boating enthusiasts flocked to Cowes Yacht Haven at the weekend for the tenth anniversary of RIBEX.

Boat builder lands $2.6m deal Daily Examiner - Australia A YAMBA boat building company has knocked out some major Australian competitors to secure a $2.6 million project for Maritime Safety Queensland. ...

Nation's Largest Solar Boat Competition Culminates With Three-Day ... Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco, CA, USA The Solar Cup program begins in November with teams building their 16-foot hulls from kits of marine-grade wood provided by Metropolitan. ...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat show shifts site with new promoter San Diego Union-Tribune Wed, 13 May 2009 02:20 AM PDT The San Diego Boat Show, an annual mainstay at the Convention Center right after New Year's Day, is moving to new dates and a new location with a different promoter. The National Marine Manufacturers Association decided last month that it couldn't continue the show it had operated for 21 years because of financial difficulties in the industry.

Local teams prepare for annual solar powerboat competition this ... Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek, CA, USA RANCHO CUCAMONGA - High school students here are learning how to solve problems and save the environment - all by building a solar power boat. ...

VIU student-built vessel launches Nanaimo News Bulletin - BC, Canada The student-built research vessel 'Chetlo' – designed and built for the Centre for Shellfish Research at VIU by the Aluminum Boat Building program – will ...

Boat building event to end Summerland Review - BC, Canada By John Arendt - Summerland Review Boating enthusiasts will gather next month for a boat building weekend at the fourth annual Summerland Puddle Duck Hatch ...

Judge: Builder not liable in deaths Glens Falls Post-Star - Glens Falls, NY, USA US Judge Thomas McAvoy found Monday there was insufficient evidence that Scarano Boat Building Inc.'s modifications played a part in the October 2005 ...

Porthleven built boat to be restored This Is The Westcountry - UK Porthleven has a long tradition of boat building, - craft that were recognised for their design and durability throughout the world. ...

MSM Monitor: Boat Builders Bottom Out By Rocker But in a state where boat building is synonymous with identity, the hammer that has fallen on Maine's 85 boat builders is having a psychological effect as well as an economic one. "It's been a shock," Turner said. ...MSM Monitor - http://rockthetruth2.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Boat Building News

Luxury boat builder may not be sold The Age Tue, 12 May 2009 07:17 AM PDT A luxury Gold Coast boat builder in voluntary receivership may not be put up for sale as first thought, receivers say.

Bone up on boating safety Orlando Sentinel Mon, 11 May 2009 21:22 PM PDT The Harris Chain Sail & Power Squadron and the Lake County Sheriff's Office will offer a Boat Smart safety course at 8:30 a.m. June 13 at the Leesburg Cultural Arts Building at Venetian Gardens, off Dixie Avenue. Registration begins at 8 a.m.

E-15 Gasoline for All? "Not So Fast" Says Boat Owners Association Sebastian Sun - Sebastian, FL, USA The nation's largest recreational boat owners group, BoatUS, is joining a chorus of boat, car and engine manufacturers including the National Marine ...

Monday, May 11, 2009

Boat Building News

Silvercraft shines at Bahrain Boat Show debut AME Info Sun, 10 May 2009 01:35 AM PDT Gulf Craft Inc, a leading player in the global boat and yacht manufacturing industry, has experienced strong interest and sales from its debut appearance at the first ever Bahrain Boat Show.

Maine's boat builders feel pinch as demand for craftsmanship declines Boston Globe - United States Like other Maine boat builders, Sabre has had to lay off workers. (Photos By Fred Field for The Boston Globe) By Brian MacQuarrie ROCKLAND, ...

Boat building operation in receivership BigPond News Sun, 10 May 2009 20:06 PM PDT Workers at boat building company Riviera will learn their fate today after the company was placed in voluntary receivership.

Unusual Foster yacht delivered Yachting and Boating World Mon, 11 May 2009 05:48 AM PDT Ocean Emerald, the first of four unusual but identical superyachts designed by architect Norman Foster, has been officially launched. The 40m Signature Series yacht was built by Rodriguez Cantieri Navali at Sarzana in Italy for fractional ownership company YachtPlus.

Bligh must protect boat builders: Coomera MP ABC Online - Australia By Tom Forbes A Queensland MP says the Bligh Government should protect boat building jobs on the Gold Coast. The LNP's Member for Coomera, Michael Crandon, ...

Canoe building course offered at museum Cape Ann Beacon - Beverly, MA, USA The Essex Shipbuilding Museum offers a course on how to build a skin-on-frame canoe with Hilary Russell of the Berkshire Boatbuilding School May 15-16 at ...

Bevan's first effort is a real showboat Auckland stuff.co.nz - Auckland, New Zealand Go-getter Bevan Randell is making waves in the boat-building world at just 22. He's already built his own and looks forward to displaying it during this ...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Boat Building News

Who Are The Top Women in American Boating By admin_huliq Kris Carroll: Rose through the ranks at Grady-White Boats to become the first female to be named President of a U.S. boat building company in 1993. Dawn Riley: Held leading roles in three America's Cup campaigns, including Captain of ...HULIQ - Citizen News Review - http://www.huliq.com/

Building The Magic Class 30: -Week 33 Write Up- Engine box ... By Captain Connor When we first flipped the boat over, it was a little awkward moving around, trying to place your feet on the stringers and move down to the flat keelson. Then, the teak deck was put in and getting around to work on installing the ...Building The Magic Class 30 - http://magic-30.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 8, 2009

Boat Building News For May 8, 2009

Receivers will fight to keep luxury boat firm afloat Sydney Morning Herald Fri, 08 May 2009 07:18 AM PDT THE luxury motor boat builder Riviera has become the latest victim of the financial meltdown. Receivers were appointed yesterday after ANZ and Bank of Scotland International pulled the pin on the business. They are owed $180 million.

Stimulus Package Boosts Maritime and Boating Industries PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Fri, 08 May 2009 10:00 AM PDT - Dredging Contractors Praise Work Package -

Washington state's superyacht market still afloat Puget Sound Business Journal - Seattle,WA,USA The company, one of state's largest companies building super-yachts, makes vessels that range in price from $10 million for a 110-foot model to $35 million ...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Boat Building News

Local boat dealers see reason for optimism despite nationwide dowturn Oshkosh Northwestern - Oshkosh, WI, USA Riepe and other marinas and boat dealers like Hergert Sports Center say the rush to buy doesn't surprise them in this region. Hergert Sport Center's Bob ...

Boating industry struggling to stay above water KING5.com - Seattle, WA, USA By LISA VAN CISE / northwest Cable News We hear about the struggling home and auto industries almost daily, but the boating industry is also working hard to ...

Regatta Update: Get your cardboard Thursday Longview Daily News - Longview, WA, USA When boat builders pick up their cardboard, they will receive an official copy of the boat-building rules (TDN.com is not allowed to post the rules online ...

NC Cultural Resources Newsroom » Make a Summer Splash with a New ... By richard barton During the One-Week Boatbuilding Class students will build their own traditional flat-bottomed skiff or a small round-bottomed boat, either carvel or lapstrake planked, up to 15 feet in length, with an expert's guidance. ...NC Cultural Resources Newsroom - http://news.ncdcr.gov/

Boat Building News for May 6, 2009

The 2010 Whyte Just & Moore, Geelong Wooden Boat Festival!bPower Boat - World - Sydney,bAustraliabEveryone attending will be delighted with the display of classic yachts, wooden boat building, possibly actually in progress, the grand parade of boats and ...

Earls Court Boat Show cancelled Yachting and Boating World Wed, 06 May 2009 02:18 AM PDT The 2009 Sail, Power & Watersports Show (formerly the Earls Court London Boat Show), which takes place at the end of each year, has been cancelled. However, a show has been scheduled for 2010.

Pupils to sail boat they built in 11 year school project Daily Telegraph Tue, 05 May 2009 23:22 PM PDT Pupils are to embark on a voyage of discovery on a boat they built in class.

Trawler Fest boat show chugs into town ThursdayAnacortes American Wed, 06 May 2009 10:56 AM PDTHundreds of boating enthusiasts are expected to arrive in Anacortes this week for Trawler Fest Thursday through Sunday. A niche boat show, Trawler Fest includes displays of long-range

Help save Lowell Boat Shop 1800blogger By ktadmin Please vote and spread the word, this is something wooden boat lovers need to help keep alive. This is an authentic, traditional boat builder who has been building dories on this site for over 200 years. ...1800blogger - http://www.1800blogger.com/

Boat Building Blog

Please be patient. I will post news regularly as before, but it may take me a while to set up the blog and add links and other items.

Boat Building News Entry for May 06, 2009

I have set up a new blog for Boat building News because my old one was causing so many problems. It was extremely slow and often wouldn't accept a post so after trying for several months I have given up on it.