Boating Safety Is For Life

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Boat Building News

Boating Safety Standards: the whys and wherefores.

In today’s boating world we are all very aware of safety requirements. But many people get confused over what a boat owner/operator is required to have or do, and what is required of boat builders, and repairers. Much of this is due to the many different organizations involved, and to information put out by various sources. I will try to clear up this muddle. First I will explain the difference between safety standards for owners and standards for boat builders. I will also try to explain what the various standards are and why they exist. Plus I will list the various organizations and their role in boating safety.

Boating safety standards range from carrying lifejackets (personal flotation devices, PFD) to requirements for fuel and electrical systems. Each standard is designed to minimize a known risk. Lifejackets, when used, minimize the risk of drowning. Flotation in small boats prevent hypothermia and drowning by keeping a boat from sinking and providing a floating platform that makes it easier to rescue people. But standards are often divided into carriage requirements, that is stuff you must carry on the boat, and construction requirements, that is the way the boat is built. We also separate them into requirements for the boat owner/operator and requirements for the boat manufacturer. However, sometimes a standard will apply to both.

Typically carriage requirements are owner/operator requirements. These include PFDs, fire extinguishers, a horn, running lights, and other equipment. Carriage requirements are determined by the size of the boat, the number of passengers, whether it has an outboard engine or inboard engine, or even the type of boat. In addition, local governments may require other items to be carried, such as an anchor and line, bailing bucket, or paddle.

Boat construction standards are usually manufacturer requirements. These include safe loading standards, safe horsepower, flotation, fuel systems, electrical systems, and others. Manufacturer requirements insure that boats meet a minimum standard for safety when they are sold to the public. As with owner/operator requirements the standard that applies is determined by the type of boat, it’s size, the type of engine, and hull configuration. But sometimes a standard will also apply to the owner/operator.

Ventilation of the engine compartment is required on gasoline powered inboard boats to prevent explosions and fires. Also, for the same reason, gasoline inboard engines are required to have a backfire flame arrestor. These requirements apply to both owner/operator and to boat manufacturers. Owners must insure these items are installed and working properly, and manufacturers are required to install these items on new boats. The same applies to navigation lights. They are an owner/operator requirement. But if the manufacturer installs them the must be lights that are certified by the light manufacturer and installed correctly on the boat.

Repairers, on the other hand, are not required by the law in the USA, (but in the EU they are required by the RCD), to maintain or repair a boat to the standards. But, there is another factor that compels them to follow the standards; liability. If they do not follow the standards and an accident occurs because they did not follow a standard, they can be held liable for damages by a court of law. So all reputable repairers follow the standards.

In addition to manufacturer requirements set by law, there are many non-governmental organizations that set standards for the boating industry. Most of these standards are not mandatory but are usually followed rigorously by boat manufacturers and repairers because of the liability issue. In a future post I will discuss these organizations. But on my next post I will review the owner/operator requirements and the reasons for them.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Boat Building News

Volunteers gather wood-boat memorabilia for new Algonac museum
Port Huron Times Herald - Port Huron, MI, USA Wood is known as a pioneer in Algonac boat building as well. He also is legend in boat racing. Pocklington, 82, who lives in Florida, knew them both as a ...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Boat Building News

Super Yacht News: Super Yacht Designers Split
By Salt EC Dog He added, “After eight years of successful partnership with and in an amicable arrangement, Tim Saunders will continue his career in yacht design independently. Rainsford Mann Design will become the company's new name with Mann becoming ...Super Yacht News -

Adventures in Plastic Recycling
Greentech Media - Cambridge, MA,USA It's made from a type of plastic found in food and beverage containers, as well as fiberglass, a common boat-building material. But self-reinforcing PET ...

Sailing in Marin: Good wood - Marin sailors get chance to show off vintage boats at Wooden Boat Show
Marin Independent Journal Fri, 26 Jun 2009 14:24 PM PDT GENE BUCK'S first wooden sailboat cost just $200 and it took the combined efforts of four of his high school buddies to collect the cash to pay for the old coast guard sailing whaleboat.

Mystic hosts annual wooden boat show
New England Cable News Fri, 26 Jun 2009 16:15 PM PDT (NECN: Brian Burnell, Mystic, Conn.) - The 18th annual Wooden Boat Show is drawing lots of folks to Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. Its produced by Wooden Boat magazine and there are more than 100 wooden boats both classic and contemporary on display both in and out of the water. The town green is the place to look over home built boats. Boats put together by people who accepted the ...

Friday, June 26, 2009

Boat Building News

New research vessel handover at Seawork
Maritime Journal - Fareham, UK The Aluminium Boatbuilding Company of nearby Hayling Island officially turned the 14m LOA, 6m beam catamaran RV Marisa over to Professor Stephen Holloway, ...

A wider pool of sailors
Martha's Vineyard Magazine - Edgartown, MA, USA The Vineyard's boat-building tradition is important to Sail MV; its fleet includes the rowing gigs, and four flatiron skiffs recently built by Rick Brown at ...

WESTWOOD: Building a boat and much more
hometownweekly - Medfield, MA, USA After a series of posed photographs in front of a shiny, brand new canoe, three students clambered into the boat and shoved off to explore the waters of ...

Warren's Zim enters little boat fray -
Bristol, RI, USA Mr. Perry, a native of Canada, has worked in the boatbuilding industry for over 20 years. He began his career building Tornado catamarans at Sailcraft of ...

Fatal boat builder 'unaware keel faulty
'The Age Thu, 25 Jun 2009 23:25 PM PDT A boat builder, convicted over the deaths of four people whose boat capsized off NSW, says he didn't know the yacht's keel was faulty at the time of the voyage.

Water taxi can't sue Coast Guard
WAVY TV 10 Portsmouth Fri, 26 Jun 2009 08:38 AM PDT Richmond - A federal appeals court has found that the owners and operators of a capsized water taxi cannot sue the U.S. Coast Guard for erroneously certifying that it could carry up to 25 people.

Yacht restoration school celebrates milestone at Summer Gala
Soundings Fri, 26 Jun 2009 10:26 AM PDT On Saturday evening, July 11, supporters and fans of the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport will flock to the campus for the 12th annual Summer Gala.

Intrepid Power Boats Founder John Michel Plots New Course
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Fri, 26 Jun 2009 14:27 PM PDT TAMPA, Fla.----For more than 26 years Intrepid's founder and president, John Michel, has fostered his one-of-a-kind, one-at-a-time approach to semi-custom boat building and customer support, building the Intrepid brand into one of the most revered in the industry.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Boat Building News

Emsworth based boat-building firm goes into administration
Portsmouth News - Portsmouth,England, UK An Emsworth boat-building company has gone into administration with 18 jobs lost and many customers left out of pocket . Tarquin Boat Company and Emsworth ...

Devastation of Luxury Tax Captured in New Video - Stamford, CT, USA The effect was to kill off virtually all large recreational boat building in the US Bill and Bob decided to fight to save their business, which had shrunk ...

We want to know
Belleville View - MI, USA Sea Quest Boat Building day set: For just $5 you can take part in Sea Quest Boat Building and Water Safety Day. Sea Quest Kids/Advance America Boat Building ...

Falmouth Marine School to celebrate 50 years of Boatbuilding
Falmouth Penryn Packet - Falmouth, UK After the Second World War in the early 1950s the school became a technical college offering its first boatbuilding course. In1980 it became Falmouth Marine ...

Former boatbuilding executive goes from Burger to hot dogs
Soundings TradeOnlyToday reports boating industry news daily for the recreational marine industry professional, including boat manufacturers, boat dealers, ...

Mystic Seaport hosts wooden boat show
TheDay - New London, CT, USA By Kristina Dorsey By Day File Photo A bounty of boats will float, motor and sail to Mystic Seaport this weekend, and all these creations - cruising yachts ...

Boat Building News - Engines

An interesting Article by Steve D'Antonio

Closed Crankcase Ventilation What Is It And Do I Need It?
By Steve D'Antonio, Passagemaker Magazine

Crankcase ventilation systems have taken many forms over the years on both automotive and marine engines. The term "crankcase ventilation" refers to the venting and removal of gases created as a result of a natural process that occurs in almost all internal combustion engines.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Boat Building News

Watch them built, watch them sink -
Don Mills,Ontario,CanadaThe "Fast and Furious" Boat Building Competition is the main competitive event at the festival. During this event, costumed teams create imaginative vessels ...

Local boatyard doing international work
Southside Sentinel Wed, 24 Jun 2009 13:25 PM PDT Ring Andersen is one of the great wooden tall ships left in the Chesapeake Bay region. She was built in 1948 at Ring Andersen Boatyard in Denmark as a Baltic sailing trader. She was used from 1948 to 1962 to transport wheat, sugar, flour and fish. Today, she is an upscale yacht.

This is not a 'toy boat'
TCPalm - West Palm Beach, FL, USA STUART — STUART — When St. Petersburg boaters Nancy Frainetti and Jeff Springfield pulled up to the fuel dock at Hutchinson Island Marriott Marina in Stuart ...

ACE Recreational Marine Insurance Announces Classic Boat Program ...
WELT ONLINE - Berlin, Germany Classic boats require extensive insurance expertise due to their unique construction, materials, usage and difficulty to replace. ...

Recycling Boats Green Eco Services
By Cathy People to abandon their boats. alternatives to getting rid of boats besides abandoning them in waterways at taxpayer costs and endangering lives and ecosystems.Green Eco Services -

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Boat Building News

Busy boat builders perfecting their crafts as Go 4th regatta nears
Longview Daily News - Longview, WA, USA By Amy ME Fischer With only two weeks until the July 4 Great Cardboard Boat Regatta®, boat builders around Cowlitz County are busy caulking, painting and ...

Mixing business & pleasure
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville, KY, USA Completion of a boat generally takes about 12 shop hours, with most clients requiring four sessions, he said. "The cost of the experience/boat is only $275, ...

Bellingham's Sea Sport Boats acquires Fluid Marine
Bellingham Herald - Bellingham, WA, USA A Bellingham boat-building company will soon be expanding its product line after acquiring another company. Sea Sport Boats Inc. purchased the assets from ...

The Consolation of Boat Building: Framing Up
By Lee Rinehart The Consolation of Boat Building. Charting the construction of a sixteen foot wooden sloop. 2009 WoodenBoat Show. 2009 WoodenBoat Show Mystic Seaport, CT. Web Links of Interest. George Buehler Yacht Design · US Navy · Wooden Boat ...The Consolation of Boat Building -

Boat accident victim awarded nothing in court
WBBH - Fort Myers, FL, USA COLLIER COUNTY: A boating accident left her scarred for life, but a Collier County jury ruled against that woman. Audrey Decker sued the manufacturer of a ...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Boat Building News

Outtakes Around The Lakes: Antique Boat Show Starts Festivities
Suburbanite - Akron, OH, USA There's the boat parade, the gigantic fireworks display out over the waters of Turkeyfoot Lake, this year the newly added festival of boat lights and it all ...

Boat building along commercial slip
WIVB Buffalo Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:00 PM PDT Buffalo's emerging inner harbor is hitting a home run with boat enthusiasts.

Burdick family back in boat business at Stuart Yacht
Stuart News Mon, 22 Jun 2009 12:16 PM PDT After a three year retirement, the Burdicks are back at the helm of Stuart Yacht boatyard. The economy has forced Riviera Yachts of the Americas to scale back its operations in the Manatee Pocket and the Burdicks decided to jump back into the boat business. The Burdicks sold the sales and maintenance facility, that includes a 20-slip marina, to Riviera three years ago

Bellingham's Sea Sport Boats acquires Fluid Marine
The Bellingham Herald Mon, 22 Jun 2009 16:50 PM PDT A Bellingham boat-building company will soon be expanding its product line after acquiring another c

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Boat Building News

Jeanerette boat builder wins state award
The Daily Iberian Fri, 19 Jun 2009 12:06 PM PDT JEANERETTE Metal Shark Aluminum Boats received one of Louisiana Economic Develop-mentâs highest honors this week: the Lantern Award, for its excellence in manufacturing.

Saudi International Boat Show sets sail
AME Info Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:35 PM PDT Jeddah is hosting the first ever Saudi International Boat Show to be held from October 14 - 17 2009 at the Al Furusya Marine and Yacht Club located in the grounds of the new Park Hyatt.

Local boat show receives national attention West Shore News Sat, 20 Jun 2009 07:33 AM PDT The Big Sky Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society took shape just three short years ago, after the first Big Sky Boat Show enjoyed an impressive turnout and an equally impressive number of participants.

Canoebuilding is bonding experience for father, son team
Statesman Journal - Salem, OR, USA And the father/son boat-building days might not be over. "Zach's already thinking about building a kayak. He'd like to build a sea kayak," Phil said. ...

Those innovative Inuit
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville, KY, USA How cool would it be to build your own boat?" Katie Ewen knows. The 16-year-old Louisvillian recently completed the first of two two-week kayak-building ...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Boat Building News

Wooden Boat School in search of Board Members 11 -
North Bend, OR, USA According to Joyce Jansen with the City of Coos Bay, "Essentially he's going to help us build the foundation for our Boat Building School and that would ...

Building a better blade
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN, USA Irwin Jacobs intends to take pioneering boat-building technology and use it to make more durable blades for wind turbines. By LIZ FEDOR, Star Tribune ...

Boats launched in Lyme Regis
Midweek Herald - UK STUDENTS at the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis have launched six new boats - all built as part of their 38 week course. A graphic designer, an office ...

How do I make a for a sailboat half hull?
By webworn1 I've seen a lot of sail boat half hull builders out there, but it's very expensive. An example is I want to learn methods/techniques how to make one myself. Any sailors out there who have attempted this or can ...Pinetree Bay -

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Boat Building News

Yacht maker sees which
WOOD-TV - Grand Rapids, MI, USA(WOOD) - A luxury yacht-maker turned the tides on the ecomony, going green and planning to hire 1500 people. The jobs are coming from a new company that is ...

State of Education: What progress has been made?
NECN - Newton,MA,USA It was part of a year-long partnership with Boston Family Boat Building that had the students work from scale drawings, through making patterns, ...

10 year school boatbuilding project sets sail
Works Management - Kent, UK A school boatbuilding project that has taken 10 years and the input of 1000 students from Bolton School has finally taken to the water in the form of a 48ft ...

Boat builder targets export market
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Tue, 16 Jun 2009 22:20 PM PDT A family-run boat-builder is to defy the downturn by targeting the export market with the launch of a new £320,000 coastal cruiser next year. Haines Marine plans to launch the new 38ft vessel in January, despite seeing a dip in turnover this year.

The Pilot Wed, 17 Jun 2009 07:22 AM PDT LEWISPORTE If it has to do with recreational boating, Lewisporte is the place to be June 18-21 for the North Atlantic Marina & Recreational Boating Conference (see article on this page for details of the Lewisporte Boat Show and other related events).

Is Your Boat NMMA Certified? -
Stamford, CT, USA... organization that has been developing, writing and updating the safety standards for boat building and repair in the United States for over 50 years.

Boats Afloat: Student-Built Crafts Pass Test
Guilford Courier Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:30 AM PDT By Pam Johnson, Courier Senior Staff Writer: On a day when cold drizzle and gray skies would tempt even avid sailors to hunker down on dry land, 32 Guilford High School (GHS) students gamely took to the shores of Lake Quonnipaug to test the seaworthiness of boats theyâd built themselves. The ensuing flotilla was the end result of GHS Technology teacher Dave Hackettâs 2008-2009 boating and ...

New Study Confirms That Today's Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines Are 90% Cleaner Than Required by EPA's 2007 Emissions ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:32 PM PDT CHICAGO----In a study released today, the Coordinating Research Council reports that a comprehensive emissions testing program of advanced technology heavy-duty diesel engines demonstrates that today's diesel engines are 99% cleaner than engines produced just a few years ago and that emissions of particulate matter , carbon monoxide, and hydrocarbons are 90% lower than regulatory standards ...

SBA to join banks, boat dealers
Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, AR, USA Potter said the $35-billion-a-year sport boat industry has been brought to a near standstill by 18 consecutive months of recession, erratic gasoline prices ...

Irwin Jacobs: Building a better blade
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune Thu, 18 Jun 2009 17:51 PM PDT Irwin Jacobs intends to take pioneering boat-building technology and use it to make more durable blades for wind turbines.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat builder seeks green zone exemption
Bayside Bulletin Mon, 15 Jun 2009 00:00 AM PDT AS the boat-building industry continues to suffer, one local business is calling for a zoning exemption.

Wash. boat builder thrived in Alaska fishing boom -
USAThe timing was right, with Bristol Bay, Alaska, fishermen moving to power boats, and Commercial Marine Construction was soon building 70 boats or more a ...

Boat manufacturer closes up shop
WWMT - Kalamazoo, MI, USA(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A West Michigan company that specialized in building handcrafted wooden boats has closed up shop for good. Grand Craft Corporation began ...

Bellingham boat business booming -
Seattle, WA, USA But most of the business is building boats for government and commercial contracts. The company's latest is called the LEV, or Law Enforcement Vessel, ...

USA. Grand Craft owner says business is for sale
BYM News (press release) - Gibraltar, Spain According to a reports in the Holland Sentinel the Grant Craft boat building plant is empty. No new high-end Grand Craft boats will take to the water this ...

Classic boat show is Saturday at the Michigan Maritime Museum in ...Kalamazoo Gazette - - Kalamazoo, MI, USA An on-the-water rowing demonstration is set for 3 pm Also included, from noon to 3 pm, will be toy boat building, storytelling and knot-tying for children.

Boat Building School Graduates Class of 8 wwwstignacenewscom ...
The Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville graduated eight people in its second class of students Friday June 5 About 75 people attended the ...

Travelers offering insurance for antique boats
Soundings Tue, 16 Jun 2009 12:49 PM PDT Boat and yacht experts from Travelers Insurance have created products specifically for antique and classic runabout owners. "Insuring an antique and classic runabout is unlike covering any other type of boat or yacht," said Chantal Cyr, vice president of Travelers Boat and Yacht Division , in a statement.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Boat Building News

Holland classic boat maker shuts down
FOX 28 South Bend Mon, 15 Jun 2009 05:14 AM PDT Classic wooden boat builder Grand Craft Corp. has shut down operations, apparently left high and dry by the foundering economy.

Genmar Holdings drags Durham boat builder Triumph into Chapter 11
BizJournals Mon, 15 Jun 2009 00:22 AM PDT DURHAM The molded-plastic fishing and ski boats turned out by Durham-based Triumph Boats may be resistant to sledge hammer blows and collisions with tractor trailers, as the companys video advertising shows.

Boat builder seeks green zone exemption
Bayside Bulletin Mon, 15 Jun 2009 00:00 AM PDT AS the boat-building industry continues to suffer, one local business is calling for a zoning exemption.

Sensation Yachts in stormy water again as another bill comes in
National Business Review - Auckland, New Zealand The bills are mounting for Sensation Yacht – the super yacht firm is trying to avoid paying risk management firm Det Norske Veritas PTE $360000. ...

Building Boat Models - Tips To Develop A Fun Hobby CTM books
By admin If you're looking to take up an interesting new hobby, have you thought about boat model building' Boat model building is a wonderful, enjoyable craft that many have been enjoying for years. It's something you can have fun with while ...CTM books -

Wooden Boat People Craft A Craft
By cac ... 1940s for the white water rivers of the Pacific Northwest. Add new comment. Craft A Craft covers all kinds of boats and boat building. Personally, I'm building Mark Van Abbema's V28. Check out my build log for my latest progress! ...Craft A Craft - Boat design,... -

Little Dubber Kayaks «
By admin I fully believe every person, both man and woman, should build a boat sometime in their life. There is nothing so satisfying and esteem-building as building your own boat and then having this creation of your hands bear you out over -

Boat builder Dave LeClercq helped launch Alaska's fishing fleet
Seattle Times Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:16 AM PDTDave LeClercq, who died last Saturday, transformed a childhood fascination with boats into a decades-long run as the most productive boat builder for the Alaska fishing fleet.

Tiree receives £36,000 grant to revive Hebridean isle's boat-building tradition
Scotland on Sunday Sat, 13 Jun 2009 16:22 PM PDTFOR generations, residents of the most westerly island of the inner Hebrides relied on its fishing industry both for food and a source of income.

School teams compete in Concrete Canoe races in Tuscaloosa - Birmingham, AL, USA Concrete has been used for boat building for more than a century, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. Concrete can float as long as it's ...

Renowned boat builder, restaurateur dies
The Virginian-Pilot - Norfolk, VA, USA Jim Jr. said the boat building business will continue, but that he wasn't sure when hull construction would begin again. "Dad had moved down here to help ...

New, improved Silent Maid ready to set sail
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia, PA, USA After the 5000-pound hull was carefully turned right-side up with cranes, the construction crew of volunteers and professional boat builders made the cabin, ...

Building a Traditional Wooden Boat #2: Lofting - by MattD ...
By MattD The famous boat builder and author, Howard I. Chapelle wrote in his book ”Boatbuilding” – ”There was never a boat built in which too much lofting had been done”. By lofting, Howard is referring to the laying out of the lines and drawing ...Woodworking Blogs at -»
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Friday, June 12, 2009

Boat Building News

Oxygenated fuels may harm boats
St. Cloud Times - St. Cloud, MN, USA By Jamie Hughes • • June 12, 2009 Boat owners might have made some costly mistakes when they stored their watercraft last fall, ...

Credit card company sues Roseburg boat builder
KMTR Eugene Thu, 11 Jun 2009 14:42 PM PDT American Express is suing a Southern Oregon boat company and its owner for nearly $500,000 run up on the company gold card.

FRANK SHATZ: Waterman's Museum renaissance
Lake Placid News - Lake Placid, NY, USA The museum now has a new boat-building program and is making progress in creating educational programming for students with special needs. ...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Boat Building News

Port of Port Townsend adopts its own boat yard stimulus plan
Peninsula Daily - Port Angeles, WA, USA He said the incentive would especially help yacht operations, such as Townsend Bay Marine, the largest boat-building and repair business at Boat Haven. ...

Boat Launch Compass Project's Youth Apprentice Program at Maine ... - Portland, ME, USA PORTLAND, MAINE— The Compass Project's satellite boat building program in Brunswick is celebrating its first Boat Launch on June 17th at 2:30 pm at 6 ...

Press Release: ABBRA Will Hold Regulatory Panel at Summer Symposium
The Triton (press release) - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA The ABBRA Summer Symposium promises to be an opportunity for boatyards, boatbuilding and repair businesses, and affiliated marine-industry partners to ...

Families bond at boat school
Chattanooga Times Free Press Wed, 10 Jun 2009 21:06 PM PDT BIG SANDY, Tenn. Boat-building means family bonding, Debi Weinert says. She has witnessed it numerous times at her husband Karls shop in the scenic, rolling, grassy farmland of West Tennessee.

Beaufort County Boat Company Fights Tough Economic Times
WITN - USA Fountain announced Thursday it has hired investment banker Jacobs Capital to help find a partner to secure additional capital for the boat company. ...

Physics students build unique boats
Nevada Journal Thu, 11 Jun 2009 09:29 AM PDT Nevada High School physics students had an opportunity at the end of this school year to do something they haven't done before, and it involved a chance to go boating!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Boat Building News

Maxi yacht with timeless space, design
Malta Independent Online - Malta On the outside, the Ferretti 124' displays the light, sleek and elegant design typical of the Ferretti Custom Line maxi yachts. The effect is created by ...

Wood Boats on the River Thames
News - Barcelona,Spain The show, which originated as The Wooden Boat Show, has retained its enthusiasm for traditional wooden boat building despite the problems affecting other ...» Model-making progress and drawings of Paul ...
By Gavin Atkin Paul Connor has kindly sent a photo of his model of the 10ft double-ended skiff from Practical Boatbuilding for Amateurs, together with his» -

JW Swan Boatworks, LLC, has recently launches line of custom ...
By The Admiral Trained in traditional boat building techniques, Swan brings a unique approach to the design and construction of his pieces. A heavy reliance on hand tools, local wood, and non-toxic finishing techniques gives each piece a hand-finished ...Apostle Islands Navigator -

The Great Lakes Boat Building School Google Earth Community
The Great Lakes Boat Building School's Comprehensive Boat Building Program is carefully designed to give our students a broad course of study in the methods ...

Miami-based Bertram's search for new home could lead yacht manufacturer away from South Florida
Miami Today Wed, 10 Jun 2009 11:31 AM PDT By Yudislaidy Fernandez Miami-based yacht manufacturer Bertram is looking to relocate its manufacturing facility as officials say the 350,000-square-foot site it has occupied for 47 years is unsuitable for the larger, multi-million-dollar vessels the builder has in the pipeline.

Sunken dreams: State's boating industry
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN, USA So does our Alumacraft boat. And Alumacraft keeps people employed, insured, and stands behind their employees. And I can
honestly say I never found their ...

Lawsuit filed against North River Boats, owner -
Roseburg, OR, USA American Express is suing North River Boats Inc. and the company's owner and president Brian Brush for failing to pay nearly half a million dollars in ...

Watkins Glen 3rd-graders to have cardboard boat regatta
Elmira Star-Gazette - Elmira, NY, USA Students worked in teams to design and construct boats. During the regatta, students will attempt to row these boats across the pool, competing for best ...

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Boat Building News

Yacht-makers hit rough seas
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee, WI, USA Burger Boat Co. in Manitowoc, which was building this 144-foot yacht in 2007, is weathering the recession with three yachts under construction, ...

Ningbo Int'l Yacht Expo kicks off
CCTV - Beijing, China The Ningbo International Yacht Expo has kicked off with a range of deluxe and entry-level yachts on display. The wide array of boats appeals to the equally ...

Yacht designer Prof Peter Joubert honoured in Queen's Birthday Honours
Sail World - Sydney, Australia Professor Peter Numa Joubert OAM, the distinguished academic and noted» Water Craft boatbuilding competition winners 2009
By Gavin Atkin This year's Water Craft magazine amateur boatbuilding competition at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show was better than ever, despite the» -

How To Choose The Best Free Boat Building Plans Cruise And Sea ...
By Gordon Todd Believe it or not, there are a lot of free boat building plans out there. From simple pontoon boats to advanced jet boats, there is a plan for just about any.Cruise And Sea Sports -

Powell resorts introduce new luxury houseboats
The Salt Lake Tribune Tue, 09 Jun 2009 06:29 AM 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.

Boat Building News

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee, WI, USA Burger Boat Co. in Manitowoc, which was building this 144-foot yacht in 2007, is weathering the recession with three yachts under construction, ...

Ningbo Int'l Yacht Expo kicks off CCTV - Beijing, China The Ningbo International Yacht Expo has kicked off with a range of deluxe and entry-level yachts on display. The wide array of boats appeals to the equally ...

Sail World - Sydney, Australia Professor Peter Numa Joubert OAM, the distinguished academic and noted authority on fluid mechanics and the only 'amateur' yacht designer to have designed ...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat show exhibitors sought
VillageSoup Belfast - ME, USA Exhibitors, who may offer their boats for sale, are encouraged to demonstrate boat-building techniques. The Belfast Marine Heritage Festival, sponsored by ...

Sharjah opens Maritime Museum
The National - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates The new museum includes traditional wooden seafaring dhows used for fishing, trading and pearling, boat building, diving tools and photographs of famous ...

Khaleej Times Online - Topaz Delivers the First of Three Crew ...
DUBAI - Nico Craft, a boat-building subsidiary of Topaz Energy and Marine Ltd., has delivered a 30-metre catamaran crew boat to a customer based in Bahrain, Topaz said on Sunday. The vessel is the first of three such catamarans that ...

Sovereign Yachts ordered into liquidation
Yachting and Boating World Mon, 08 Jun 2009 08:48 AM PDT Sovereign Yachts in New Zealand was ordered to liquidate yesterday by the High Court in Auckland. The yacht builder came to New Zealand from Canada in 2001, and government officials at the time said the move would create 350 jobs.

22' Yamato Model - in Lego Craft A Craft
By cac Brothers Brick is a core one. Add new comment. Craft A Craft covers all kinds of boats and boat building. Personally, I'm building Mark Van Abbema's V28. Check out my build log for my latest progress! ...Craft A Craft - Boat design,... -

Boat show brings back memories
Grand Haven Tribune Mon, 08 Jun 2009 09:17 AM PDT FERRYSBURG: At the sixth annual Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show on Saturday, Stan and Annie Denman found a 16-foot Chris Craft wooden boat they said was like the one her father used to own.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Boat Building News

Lyme Regis boat builder meets The Princess Royal
Devon 24 - UK Gail said: "I'm absolutely delighted and very much appreciative of the fact that the ward will allow the craft of traditional boat building to continue on ...

Butuan Boat is Complete, Sets to Sail to Circumnavigate the World ...
By Mindanao Bob The event signals the start of the construction with the age old tradition in boat building that this will bring good fortune and safe voyage. According to former DOTC Undersecretary Art Valdez, the team will attempt to set a record by ...Mindanao -

If It's Hip, It's Here: Schöpfer Yachts Does It Again: Meet The ...
By Laura Sweet This is the second design launch of Schöpfer Yachts. The new 300 foot (91.5 meter) yacht was designed by E. Kevin Schopfer with Sparkman Stephens, Naval Architects and whose main design inspiration is the infinity symbol, which has been ...If It's Hip, It's Here -

South Florida Boat Show leaves smaller wake amid recession
Miami Herald Sun, 07 Jun 2009 00:05 AM PDT Bigger used to be better at boat shows, but this weekend a smaller fleet and slimmer wallets filled the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Boat Building News

Error in GPS Map Data Prompts Garmin Product Safety Recall
PC World - USA The company had to respond quickly to the problem because the boating season has started, he said. The faulty algorithm creates a risk of boats going ...

Boat builder "excited" about possible Crownline purchase
The Southern - Carbondale, IL, USA BY TARA FASOL, The Southern WEST FRANKFORT -- Officials with the fourth-largest boat-building company in the United States said they are “excited” about the ...

Boat launch in Lyme Regis
Midweek Herald - UK THE Boat Building Academy is launching six boats at Lyme Regis Harbour on Thursday, June 11. The boats have been built by students as part of a 38 week ...

Genmar warranties still good -
Charlotte, NC, USA “The boating business has been affected a lot like cars have,” she says. The petition to reorganize its debts was filed in US Bankruptcy Court in ...

Roboboat sets sail
ElectricNews.Net Fri, 05 Jun 2009 01:27 AM PDT UCD and Siemens are working together on developing a robot boat capable of operating without external human control.

South Florida Boat Show soldiers on
South Florida Business Journal Fri, 05 Jun 2009 09:04 AM PDT The 16th annual South Florida Boat Show begins Friday amid a gloomy but hopeful outlook for the boat sales industry.

37th Annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance Will Showcase More Than 80 Wooden Boats June 20-21
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Thu, 04 Jun 2009 13:59 PM PDT TAHOE CITY, Calif.----The 37th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance will provide a treat for Dad this Father's Day weekend with the nation's most prestigious wooden boat show. Set for June 20-21 at the Sierra Boat Company in Carnelian Bay on Lake Tahoe's beautiful North Shore, this year's event will showcase more than 80 wooden boats of all makes and models, all meticulously and beautifully ...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Boat Building News

Have a dreamboat weekend
Reading Chronicle - Reading, Berkshire,UK Nat Wilson, from the International Boatbuilding Training College in Suffolk, who along with his students will be continuing the building of the James Caird ...

Business as usual for blaze-hit boatyard
Stoke & Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK A BOAT building firm that was hit by a major fire has assured customers it is still open for business. More than 25 firefighters tackled a blaze at the ...

Madoff Yacht Maker Shielded From Slump as French Rules Draw Ire
Bloomberg - USA... is already picking up market share as customers shy away near- bankrupt French builders, he said. “You get clients that hesitate to buy a boat from you, ...

Boat maker might buy Crownline
The Southern - Carbondale, IL, USA Boating Industry also reported the pending transaction, saying the initial due diligence and bidding processes are complete, but Nautic Global says ...

Bonnier Corp. Announces Purchase of Boating Magazine
Best of Boating - Marietta, GA, USA Bonnier Corp. and Hachette Filipacchi Media US announced yesterday that Bonnier has acquired Boating magazine. "Boating is the world's largest powerboat ...

Yacht firm announces 300 job cuts
BBC News Thu, 04 Jun 2009 03:12 AM PDT More than 250 workers are to be made redundant from Plymouth-based luxury motor boat builder Princess Yachts.

Dock damage doesn't sink wooden boat show in Spring Lake
The Muskegon Chronicle Thu, 04 Jun 2009 02:24 AM PDT When ice damage destroyed the docks at Marina Bay last winter, some questioned the fate of the Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show. "Several people have asked me if we'll even have a show this year, and of course we will,"...

Government announces preferred bidders for shipbuilding, yacht yard
Daily News Thu, 04 Jun 2009 08:03 AM PDT The Government announced on Thursday that it has concurred with and accepted the recommendations of the Evaluation Committee with regards the privatisation of the Marsa Shipbuilding and Steel Fabrication facility and the Manoel Island Yacht Repair facility. VGT (Valletta Gateway Terminal) Consortium was recommended to be selected as the preferred bidder for the Marsa Shipbuilding [...]

Fiberdome Inc Tuffy Boats Parent Company Reacts to Recent Boating ...
Walleye FIRST - Rhinelander, WI, USA Tuffy Boats has been one of the many product catagories built by Fiberdome since the early 90's, so Fiberdome has seen almost two decades of what's commonly ...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat maker downplays bankruptcy
Arkansas Democrat Gazette - AR, USA Randy Hopper, president of the fiberglass fishing-boat manufacturer, said while the economy remains grim for the overall boating industry, his segment is ...

Minn. boating industry focusing on survival, not profits
Minnesota Public Radio - Saint Paul, MN, USA The state has one of the highest rates of boat ownership in the country. But people in Minnesota and the rest of the country aren't buying new boats like ...

Boat builder runs aground
Pioneer Press - St. Paul, MN, USA By John Welbes The sour economy is hammering another vaunted name in the Twin Cities business community as Irwin Jacobs' Genmar Holdings Inc. boat-building ...

Genmar's history starts in Little Falls
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN, USA... whose founder began building boats there in the 1910s. Jacobs cobbled it together with Arctic Enterprises Inc., a Thief River Falls, Minn., boat and ...

Carver Boat's Parent Files for Bankruptcy Protection
WBAY - Green Bay, WI, USA He said the company will continue operating and building boats. In the last 12 months, Carver reduced its workforce from 800 employees to fewer than 100. ...

Wayzata hosts new show of vintage boats
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis, MN, USA "When boat building operations ceased, the Boat Works building for many years housed a boat dealership that sold many of the classic Chris Craft wooden ...

Probe is launched into boatyard blaze
Stoke & Staffordshire - Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK More than 25 firefighters tackled the blaze, which spread through the ground and first floors of Stoke-on-Trent Boat Building, Station Street, ...

Boat building on the Navesink - Jersey Boating
By czusman Boat building on the Navesink. Posted by czusman June 02, 2009 6:00PM. Categories: General. Here's an interesting announcement for the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association... Weekend of June 6 and 7 Jersey Boating -

Boat School Graduation and Launch To Take Place June 5
St. Ignace News (subscription) - MI, USA The Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville will hold a launching ceremony for a Zimmer electric launch boat built by students over the last two ...

Fort Myers Florida Weekly Tue, 02 Jun 2009 21:31 PM PDT Performance boat builder Richard Sutphen is partnering with Dolphin International Yacht Sales to market and sell an extraordinary, innovative 28-foot diesel powered Sportfish built in Cape Coral.

Boat Show starts June 17
The Bay Area Citizen Wed, 03 Jun 2009 09:42 AM PDT Get an up-close view of a big bass striking a lure, as professional fisherman Chuck Duvereaux operates the Bass Tub aquarium during the 22nd Annual Houston Summer Boat Show at Reliant Center from June 17 - 21.

Midi to be named preferred bidder
di-ve Wed, 03 Jun 2009 06:03 AM PDT Midi is to be named as the preferred bidder for Manoel Island Yacht Yard, sources said. There were 3 bids made for the lucrative 'yard but the only other real contender was a consortium made up of Azimut, Strand Marine, Joinell, the Arrigo Group and Peter Formosa of JF Securities.

Valence Gets Into Hybrid Boats, Grid Storage
Greentech Media - Cambridge, MA, USA The Austin, Texas-based battery makers will work with German industrial giant Siemens on hybrid boat drive systems, furthering a three-year partnership ...

Sovereign Yachts sinks as High Court orders liquidation
National Business Review - Auckland, New Zealand It was meant to create 350 jobs for New Zealanders in 2001 but having never achieved this goal Sovereign Yachts finally went under after the High Court at ...

MDI Students Build Boats With Hinckley Yachts
WABI - Bangor, ME, USA They've helped build this fourteen foot skiff, with the help of teacher George Deans and the folks from Hinckley Yachts. The company began a partnership ...

Hatteras Yachts announces production furlough schedule
New Bern Sun Journal - New Bern, NC, USA Hatteras Yachts held a series of meetings with employees in New Bern on Tuesday to announce the timeframe for a production furlough anticipated since ...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Boat Building News

Second largest boat manufacturer intends to regroup under Chapter ...
ESPN - USA The announcement that Genmar, the country's second largest boat manufacturer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection sent shockwaves through the ...

UK boat builders feel the stress
Marine Business News - Sydney, Australia The company, which quotes its largest boat as the 95MY, says it will be building bigger boats and is putting more people into development of that larger ...

Countdown to SIBS 2009
Marine Business News - Sydney,Australia
Boat builders in fact. Select highly skilled tradesmen will gather for the annual boat building competition. Whilst normally working as the artists of the ...

Building a Tradtional Wooden Boat #1: Introduction - by MattD ...
By MattD I've recently begun to move on with building a traditional wooden yacht tender. Boatbuilding has always been fascinating to me as a type of woodworking and I'd like a new boat for next year. This is mostly a “learn as I go” project. ...Woodworking Blogs at -

Tall Ships
However, Classic Sailing Tall Ships still come to Gloucester for overhaul in the dry docks at Tommy Nielson's boat yard. Nielson's, famous for their traditional shipbuilding skills, specialise in building and maintaining traditional ...DIY Wood Boat Blog -

Brunswick to cover boat payments if buyer loses job
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee, WI, USA Payment protection plans, largely a product of the automotive industry, have come to boating. Brunswick Corp., the parent of Fond du Lac-based Mercury ...

(AFX UK Focus) 2009-06-02 16:23 French yacht maker Poncin reaches bank agreement
Interactive Investor Tue, 02 Jun 2009 08:52 AM PDT PARIS, June 2 (Reuters) - French boat builder Poncin Yachts has reached an agreement with its banks and is no longer under protection from its creditors, an executive said on Tuesday. "Banks have accepted to cancel half of our debt, on condition that the other half is paid back within seven years," Chief Financial Officer David Etien told Reuters. Poncin, which is based at the port of La ...

Boat Maintenance Ring
Sites offer information to help people maintain, repair and upgrade their boat, be it a sailboat, power boat, row boat or whatever kind of boat you may have.Also sites that do boat restoration, boat and trailer sales. ...New -

Beale Park boat show this weekend
Reading Evening Post Tue, 02 Jun 2009 00:11 AM PDT A replica of Sir Ernest Shackletonâs boat the James Caird will be one of the star attractions at the Beale Park Thames Boat Show this weekend.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Boat Building News

Wrong Time for a National Sales Tax
Washington Post - United States In less than a year, the boatbuilding industry was decimated, its workers unemployed. Unlike the income tax, which is largely unavoidable by legal means,

Port Elizabeth: MyPE - Soccer Balls on the North End Lake
The Whisper Boat Building Academy (WBBA) is an organisation aimed at uplifting and inspiring, deaf students, by providing them with skills in the Boat Building Industry. These students are drawn from the Noluthando School for the Deaf ...Port Elizabeth: MyPE -

Brought to you by BERNAMA
Bernama Mon, 01 Jun 2009 01:25 AM PDT KUALA LUMPUR, June 1 (Bernama) -- CTRM Composites Engineering (CTRM CE) has delivered the first catamaran to LeisureCat Australia in Perth. The delivery follows an agreement signed between CTRM CE and LeisureCat, the leading Australian boat builder.

Father, son safe after sailboat capsizes on Hudson River ...
By gr8full Father, son safe after sailboat capsizes on Hudson River. Posted on June 1, 2009 by gr8full. RHINEBECK – A sailboat capsized Sunday afternoon, leaving a father and son in the Hudson River, said Kingston Fire Department Lt. John Coulum. ...Rhinebeck Community Forum -

Pursuit Boats names Ocean Blue Yachts Sales its exclusive dealer on the Treasure Coast Mon, 01 Jun 2009 09:46 AM PDT The Ocean Blue Yacht Sales facility is at 602 S.W. Anchorage Way, adjacent to the new Sunset Bay Marina at the foot of the Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart.

Arizona, Utah students to develop new raft motors
FOX 11 Tucson Mon, 01 Jun 2009 10:13 AM PDT PHOENIX (AP) -- A rafting association has given grants to the engineering departments of four universities to develop alternative motorboat technology for commercial river operations at Grand Canyon National Park and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Minneapolis-based Genmar files for bankruptcy protection
Minnesota Public Radio Mon, 01 Jun 2009 17:07 PM PDT Amid a downturn in the boat-building industry, Minneapolis-based Genmar Holdings has filed for bankruptcy protection. The privately-held company is headed by Twin Cities businessman Irwin Jacobs.