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Monday, August 31, 2009

Boat Building News

Choppy waters for yacht makers
Among sailors, Rustler's ocean-going yachts are known for their ability to ride out the roughest seas. Fortunately for its 40 employees, the Falmouth boat ...

Crownline owners optimistic about future
The Southern Illinoisan Sat, 29 Aug 2009 23:07 PM PDT
FRANKLIN COUNTY - Despite a struggling national economy, the new owners and management of Crownline Boats Inc. believe success in the boating industry is just a short sail away.

Craftsmanship on display at today's Vintage Holland Boat Show
The Grand Rapids Press Sat, 29 Aug 2009 22:47 PM PDT
Octavian Cantilli | The Grand Rapids PressHeading to Holland: Edward Aardema, of Aardema Floor Specialists, restores antique wooden boats in his free time. Aardema stands next to a 1931 Penn Yan and a 1959 Slick Craft. Aardema, who will display.

Shelton couple launches homemade boat
Hartford Courant
For about 15 years, the couple has been building their own boat in a lot at Captain's Cove Seaport in Bridgeport. They've built the 40-foot-long metal boat ...

Victoria Shipyards gets $19.6 million contract
Victoria Times Colonist Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:04 AM PDT
Federal government orders five coast guard motor lifeboats

Flathead's wooden boat tradition on display
West Shore News Mon, 31 Aug 2009 16:52 PM PDT
From bark covered canoes to steam powered commercial ships and gasoline-driven tour boats and pleasure craft, wooden boat building has been a tradition on Flathead Lake for centuries.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Boat Building News

Croatia to host glamorous yacht show
Croatian Villas
The event is designed to promote Croatian boatbuilding and the megayacht tourism industry and is likely to attract visitors from all around the globe. ...

Maritime Fest schedule
Maritime Fest menu: Whatever floats your boat Boat tours, boat building, boat racing – it's all there as usual at Maritime Fest this weekend. ...

Friday, August 28, 2009

Boat building News

Wooden boat festival sails into Granville Island
Vancouver Courier
Bradford has been building wooden boats for 35 years and owned the Alder Bay Boat Company for 20. To take part in the boat building event, families submit a ...

Flathead's wooden boat tradition on display
West Shore News Fri, 28 Aug 2009 11:44 AM PDT
From bark covered canoes to steam powered commercial ships and gasoline-driven tour boats and pleasure craft, wooden boat building has been a tradition on Flathead Lake for centuries.

Tacoma Maritime Fest schedule
Tacoma News Tribune Fri, 28 Aug 2009 05:45 AM PDT
Maritime Fest menu: Whatever floats your boat Boat tours, boat building, boat racing its all there as usual at Maritime Fest this weekend. But this year the annual festival, now 17 years old, will celebrate Tacomas working waterfront both past and present, with working boats, Thea Foss history and much more.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Boat building News

Survey: Recession hits the yard as fewer yachts get major work
The Triton (press release)
With the realities of a slowed economy keeping some yachts tied to the dock, it was no surprise to discover that fewer yachts are headed to the shipyard ...

Crownline Boats Is Back in Business
We're going to get back to the basics of boatbuilding and taking care of our dealers, taking care of our consumers and taking care of our employees," ...

Applications pour in at Crownline Boats Inc.
The Southern
By Becky Malkovich, The Southern WEST FRANKFORT - The new owners of Crownline Boats Inc. knew a qualified workforce was within reach, but they may not have ...

Word on the street - Eddon Boat to open (finally) | The News ...
By Brent Champaco
When it's fully operational, Eddon Boat will offer interpretive education programs such as family boat building, maritime skills workshop, oar-making, model boatbuilding, shipwright apprentice program, vessel documentation projects, ...
Word on the street -

End of an era for Maine wooden-boat builder
Soundings Wed, 26 Aug 2009 18:08 PM PDT
A 36-year tradition came to an end Monday in Southwest Harbor, Maine - a few inches at a time.

Coast Guard Academy lauded by U.S. News and World Report
The Norwich Bulletin Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:43 AM PDT
Engineering, baccalaureate programs listed among the best of U.S. colleges

Gulf Craft moves into South Africa
AME Info Thu, 27 Aug 2009 03:19 AM PDT
UAE-based boat and yacht manufacturer Gulf Craft has said it is expanding into South Africa's leisure boating market, Khaleej Times has reported. 'A relatively prosperous economy has fostered some surprising results in the South African boating industry.

Flathead's wooden boat tradition on display
West Shore News Wed, 26 Aug 2009 23:27 PM PDT
From bark covered canoes to steam powered commercial ships and gasoline-driven tour boats and pleasure craft, wooden boat building has been a tradition on Flathead Lake for centuries.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Boat building News

NC boat firm seeks bankruptcy protection
Until recently, boat-building had been seen as a growth industry in North Carolina. In the middle of this decade, 28 boat manufacturers started in the state ..

Shelton couple launches homemade boat
Connecticut Post
They've built the 40-foot-long metal boat from scratch, by themselves. Before the project, they had little experience with boat building. ...

New workshop on the water for Highbury College Portsmouth
The College is also running an Apprenticeship in Boat Building (Marine Engineering) and is aiming to run several more marine engineering courses in the next ...

Boat Building Wooden Boat Construction Techniques and Plans ...
Boatbuilding: A Complete Handbook of Wooden Boat Construction Includes Boat Building Plans for nineteen boats designed and suitable for.

Coast Guard releases Baltimore water taxi report
The Capital Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:11 AM PDT
BALTIMORE (AP) A Coast Guard report on the 2004 capsizing of a Baltimore water taxi calls for an assessment of pontoon boats to find those at higher risk of overturning.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Boat building News

Crownline Boat plant to reopen
Dill says the new Crownline owners plan to get the boat plant back up and running as soon as possible. To do that, employees are needed. ...

John Haines, AM - Industry mourns the loss of a legend
Power Boat - World
With John Haines at the helm it was only a matter of time before the new company became a major force in Australian boat building. ..

Live-ish From Big Sky Antique Classic Boat Show… It A Deserves Big ...
By HP Jeschke
In the 1930's two local Flathead boating enthusiast's, Ole Lee and Stan Young started their respective wooden boat building companies, Lee Craft and Stan-Craft. From 1938 thru the mid 1950's, Lee Craft turned out a variety of wooden ...
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Erceg believed to owe creditors $40 million
New Zealand's National Business Review Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:09 PM PDT
Troubled boat builder Ivan Erceg is believed to owe preferential and unsecured creditors over $40 million, McDonald Vague's first liquidator's report has revealed. On 31 July, Boris Van Delden and Peri Finnigan were appointed liquidators of Sensation Yachts, after an application by Public Trust to place the company into liquidation was granted at the High Court at Auckland. Public Trust's move ...

Mercury customer Fountain file Chapter 11 The Business Journal of ...
Mercury Marine has seen its sales plunge because of the sinking boat markets. According to SEC filings, Fountain Powerboats has an agreement with Mercury .

Fountain Powerboat seeks to sell all assets
Reggie Fountain, known for his own award winning, boat racing career, founded the company in 1979. The US Coast Guard is a client, along with celebrities ...

Build Your Own Boat Program Offered
Oswego County Today Tue, 25 Aug 2009 04:03 AM PDT
The H. Lee White Marine Museum and the Oswego Maritime Foundation are partnering with the SUNY Department of Technology and Raby's Ace Home Center to offer a family boat-building opportunity.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Boat building News

Annapolis boat show starts October 8th and it might just change ...
The United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis is one of the finest sailboat shows in the world and this years version opens on October 8 - 12, 2009. ..

Boat builder on African mission - Mon, 24 Aug 2009 PST
The Spokesman-Review Mon, 24 Aug 2009 00:23 AM PDT
SEATTLE Everything about Rob Smiths project defies conventional thinking. He's building a two-level passenger ferry in Everett, dismantling it piece by piece and shipping it by container to Africa to sail on a landlocked lake. He's using the cheapest, simplest materials and running it on locally grown biofuel. And he expects to make a healthy profit operating it.

Southampton Boat Show: three weeks and counting
Yachting Monthly Mon, 24 Aug 2009 07:30 AM PDT
Today Southampton's Mayflower Park, seen here, bears no sign of the maze of stands and stages that will go to make up the Southampton Boat Show. The only sign that Europe's biggest on-water boat show is shortly taking place here is the temporary marina being pieced together on Southampton Water.

Hope Floats For Struggling Houseboat Maker
NPR Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:15 PM PDT
Like so many Americans, Faye Womack and Jim Hadley of Columbia, Ky., are trying to wait out the recession. Let go from her job at Majestic Yacht last year, Womack spent the time with her ailing mom. Her former boss, Hadley, hopes to rehire all 27 workers he laid off soon.

Boatbuilding Capital of the World
Soundings Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:05 PM PDT
On the road along Blue Hill Bay, toward this last town on the pine-clad Blue Hill Peninsula, is a hand-lettered sign that reads, "Welcome to Brooklin Boat Building Capital of the World."

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Boat building News

Electric boat sparks interest Slow going but you can cruise all ...
Laconia Citizen
By VICTORIA GUAY A canopied power boat on display in front of the Ship Store at Fay's Boat Yard in Gilford has sparked a lot of interest — it doesn't run on ...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Boat building News

EC de Run: Boat building at Pulau Duyung, Terengganu
By Ernest
Boat building at Pulau Duyung, Terengganu. We took some time to go to Pulau Duyung to see the boat builders and talk with them. All the boats are hand made, this is a 50 foot yacht 5 months in the making by this man mainly and help from ...
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Local Boat Market Staying Afloat
But local boat dealerships aren't seeing that much of a decrease in business. Business isn't booming in the boating world but it also isn't sinking. .

Folks Prepare for Last Boat to Launch from Legendary Boat Building Shop
WABI Bangor Fri, 21 Aug 2009 13:52 PM PDT
Folks in Southwest Harbor are preparing for the last launch from a legendary boat building shop. As Meghan Hayward tells us, the move will be a bittersweet one for the owners. "Well my father always wanted to have a boat, and back in the early fifties, he built a boat for himself and thought h . .

Research and Markets: 2009 Worldwide Ship & Boat Building Industry Report
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Fri, 21 Aug 2009 08:49 AM PDT
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2009 Worldwide Ship & Boat Building Industry Report" report to their offering.

All hands on deck
The World Fri, 21 Aug 2009 10:29 AM PDT
COOS BAY â The leaders of a boat building center project are eager to get it under way. Luckily, the owner of an old fishery building on the Empire waterfront is happy to oblige.

Maine Built Boats: Art and Soul
This week's MPBN Community Films piece tells the story of Maine's boat building tradition highlighted with vintage footage and interviews. ...

Traditional Boat Builders Face Challenges of New Technology ...
Kansas City infoZine
Bar Harbor, ME - infoZine - VOA News - In the northeastern US state of Maine, the tradition of boat building dates back hundreds of years. ...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Boat building News

VDO Other News Thursday 20 August: boat building; OTOP fairs ...
Thailand National News Bureau
item---6-- A boat building training course is being held in Phuket under the government's 'Ton Kla Archeep' or job creation program. Local boat repair in ...

Traditional Boat Builders Face Challenges Of New Technology ...
Journal of Turkish Weekly
Although technology has changed the process, boat building continues to be a tradition in MaineIn the northeastern US state of Maine, the tradition of boat ...

Decline slows in sailboat sales
Trade Only Today
Sailboat brokerage sales continued to fall in July, but the decline was less severe than earlier this year, according to the latest report from ...

American Journeys | Brooklin, Me. Where Boats Are as Plentiful as ...
New York Times
Students with the hull of a boat at the WoodenBoat School, whose fleet is anchored in Great Cove. By JIM NORMAN ON the road along Blue Hill Bay, ...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Boat building News

Trinity Yachts worker dies (registration)
By MARGARET BAKER - GULFPORT — An electrician at Trinity Yachts Inc. died in an apparent work-related accident Monday. ...

Bright prospects for boating industry
Ceylon Daily News
Local boat builders need to produce boats of quality and standards to capture the international market, said Managing Director, Boat Building Technology ...

Classic wood boats sail into city this weekend
The Salem News Tue, 18 Aug 2009 22:00 PM PDT
SALEM and mdash; Forty vintage boats will sail into Hawthorne Cove Marina this weekend for the 27th annual Antique and amp; Classic Boat Festival. The event will draw mostly wooden vessels from as far back as the 1880s. Visitors will have a chance to see the boats up close and even tour some of them.

Today from VOA:
Voice of America Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:28 PM PDT
In the northeastern U.S. state of Maine, the tradition of boat building dates back hundreds of years. Today, boat yards employ about 5 percent of the state's work force, and their industry generates over $600 million a year for the Maine economy.

Boat building pioneer will be honored for his sailing contributions
The Gainesville Sun Wed, 19 Aug 2009 03:08 AM PDT
By Yara Simon Charley Morgan bought his first boat for $35 when he was 14 years old.More than 60 years later, he is being honored for his contribution to sailing with a designated Charley Morgan Day in Alachua County.Morgan, recognized as a pioneer in the fiberglass boat building industry, was the guest speaker at the Gulf Atlantic Yacht Club...

Battery-powered Boats Battle on Muskie Bay
St. Ignace News (subscription)
By Jonathan Eppley Bill Hunt of Cedarville challenged the staff at the Great Lakes Boat Building School to race its battery-powered launch against Nancy ...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Boat building News

Boat builders hit rough seas
The Star-Ledger -
In a huge building alongside the Bass River, about 20 miles north of Atlantic City, a few workers drill, paint and polish an 82-foot jewel of a yacht. ...

Everett builders holding farewell celebration for first Africa ferry
Seattle Times
Rob Smith is heading an effort to build ferries for a new passenger service in Africa from his small boat building company in Everett. ...

Huge Maldivian boat industry awaits Sri Lankan manufacturers
Asia News Network Mon, 17 Aug 2009 19:38 PM PDT
A huge industry awaits Sri Lankan boat manufacturers who will participate in the Maldives International Boat Show (MIBS) to held in Male in October this year, the Maldivian High Commissioner in Colombo, Ali Hussein Didi said yesterday (August 16).

Monday, August 17, 2009

Boat building News

Building a Traditional Wooden Boat #8: Keel, Keelson, Skeg and ...
By MattD
Building a Traditional Wooden Boat #8: Keel, Keelson, Skeg and Sternpost - Part 1 ... Part 7: Stem and Knee - Part 2, Part 8 of Building a Traditional Wooden Boat series, no next part ...
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Huge Maldivian boat industry awaits Sri Lankan manufacturers
Asia News Network Sun, 16 Aug 2009 19:38 PM PDT
A huge industry awaits Sri Lankan boat manufacturers who will participate in the Maldives International Boat Show (MIBS) to held in Male in October this year, the Maldivian High Commissioner in Colombo, Ali Hussein Didi said yesterday (August 16).

N.J. boat-building industry tries to stay afloat in difficult economy
The Star-Ledger Mon, 17 Aug 2009 18:42 PM PDT
Dwindling productions needs has led to hundreds of layoffs, prompting fears that building business will never recover

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Boat building News

Pete Seeger to receive Gish Prize
United Press International
... in partnership with Rocking the Boat, a non-profit group that "uses traditional wooden boat-building and on-water education to help young people develop ...

Sabre Yachts: Hand Crafted Sailboats and Motor Yachts: Fresh air ...
By sabre
We are working on the new tool for the fly bridge version of the Sabre 40. Now before I start, I admit that I am a dyed in the wool hard top express boater. I love the fact that rain...
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Boat building News

Replica of Bronze Age longboat to be carved using 3,000 yr old techniques
New Kerala Fri, 14 Aug 2009 02:27 AM PDT
London, August 14 : A team of historical experts is all set to go back to the roots of boat building using Bronze Age tools to carve a replica of a Bronze Age longboat using 3,000 yr old techniques.

City plans for boat center
The World Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:55 PM PDT
COOS BAY â The city of Coos Bay has big plans for the unused fishery complex at the end of Newmark Avenue. Once the exterior is improved and the inside remodeled, the facility could serve as a boat building center, attracting local residents as well as tourists. And officials are crossing their fingers the center will attract a developer to build on the city-owned Hollering Place next door.

Boat building News

ROBRADY Design Work Recognized at 2009 South African Boating Awards
PR Web (press release)
This is the third annual South African Boat Awards, which are hosted by the Cape Town Boatbuilding and Technology Initiative (CTBi). ...

Boaters may be sunk by ethanol rule
Michigan Outdoor News Thu, 13 Aug 2009 11:14 AM PDT
Chicago - A proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has some boating organizations up in arms.

Business : Worldâs Biggest Boat Companies Sign up for Dubai Intâl Boat Show
Khaleej Times Thu, 13 Aug 2009 12:14 PM PDT
DUBAI An array of luxury superyacht builders will be on display at the Dubai International Boat Show 2010 after three of the worlds biggest manufacturers chose to bring their latest range to the Middle Eastâs most established boat show.

Mad Mariner Launches Spanish-Language Boating Magazine
PR Newswire (press release) is the First Consumer Boating Magazine Published Daily in Spanish WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Mad Mariner, the daily online boating ...

CB ready to move on boat building center
The World Thu, 13 Aug 2009 00:05 AM PDT
The city of Coos Bay is close to inking a lease agreement to put a boat-building center next to its Hollering Place development in Empire.

Oconto yacht company names new president
Milwaukee Small Business Times
KCS International Inc., parent company of Oconto-based Cruisers Yachts and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts, has named Mark Pedersen as president and chief ...

It's back to the roots for boatbuilding!
Maritime Journal
A dedicated team of historical experts will be going back to the roots of boatbuilding using bronze age tools to carve a replica of a bronze age longboat. ...» Johnny Tyson builds a 14ft Whitehall at the ...
By Gavin Atkin
Boat Building Academy student Johhny Tyson built this John Gardner-designed 14ft Whitehall, and launched it along with other students' projects back i.» -

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Boat building News
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Building an effective online inventory
How to win over new customers by ensuring your Web site does its job.

By Bob McCann, Channel Blade, an ARI company

At Channel Blade, we work with hundreds of marine dealers on generating leads from proper inventory placement and promotion on their Web sites, and despite the differences in each dealership (variety of locations, brands, etc.), we have found similar, online inventory-related problems experienced by dealers:

  • Not managing their online dealership as seriously as their brick-and-mortar store
  • Not displaying their inventory effectively
  • Not displaying prices online
  • Not getting their inventory enough exposure via industry portals

    Here, we will give you the first steps to effectively building your inventory online to help your dealership thrive in a down market by increasing Web site visitors, leads and sales.

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  • Wednesday, August 12, 2009

    Boat building News

    Yacht Industry in Wake Co: Two Projects Become One 'Express-60'
    Carolina Newswire (press release)
    CARY, NC – Setzer Design Group, known world-wide for its award-winning designs of super-yachts, had been developing the “Express-60” project over the past ...

    Melges production moving to US
    Trade Only Today
    Melges Performance Sailboats will exhibit at the Newport (RI) International Boat Show Sept. 17-20 and the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 8-12.

    Becoming a Boat Builder « South African Boating Blog
    By boatingsa
    The Boat Building Academy at False Bay College in Cape Town offers a three year full-time boat building programme. The courses include fiberglass lamination, inboard engine maintenance, marine joinery, shop safety and seamanship. ...
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    Another Ethan Allen Claim Settled
    North Country Gazette
    In May, liability claims against Scarano Boat Building in Albany, which modified the Ethan Allen in 1989, were dismissed. US District Judge Thomas McAvoy ...

    Mercury Marine officials meet to talk consolidation
    CBS 5 - Green Bay
    The boat building company says demand has not matched production levels. The company cut about 160 jobs in September.

    Strategic supplies three landing craft in Kuwait | MARINE NEWS STORIES
    By admin
    The Henderson Australia-based boat builder Strategic Marine has operated a boat building facility in Singapore for a number of years. In May and June they launched a pair of the 131. Read at Strategic Locates In North America ...
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    Learn Wooden Boat Building in the Great Lakes My North July 2009 ...
    Cedarville's new Great Lakes Boat Building School just wrapped its second year of classes. We chatted with lead instructor, Pat Mahon, about the classes and ..

    CB ready to move on boat building center
    The World Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:34 AM PDT
    The city of Coos Bay is close to inking a lease agreement to put a boat-building center next to its Hollering Place development in Empire.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2009

    Boat Building News
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    A super technician program
    How Seattle Boat Co. went from a service department mired in the red to a thriving service operation.

    By Alan Bohling, Seattle Boat Co.

    There was a time in our business here at Seattle Boat Co. when we did not report profit and loss within individual departments. We looked simply at the whole company without regard to the performance of each department. But we received a shock when we began allocating a proportionate percentage of expenses departmentally. Our service department (technician labor, fiberglass and detail labor only) was running nearly $500,000 in the red each year. We were a $7 million sales and service dealer with a seemingly healthy 2- to-3 week service backlog but were consistently hovering around break even. So solving the service loss became our top priority.

    A few other key factors contributed to our change in perspective. Our commodity was the number of hours a technician can collect and at what rate. A discounted rate given to the sales department, or for warranty work, didn’t make sense when retail customers were lined up, willing to pay normal rates. The technician’s billable hours were the key to supporting several other staff, not just themselves, plus the department’s overhead and proportionate corporate expenses. We looked at the department in reverse by determining our total expenses, and then by adding a reasonable net profit to determine our service department revenue goal.

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    Monday, August 10, 2009

    Boat Building News

    Weak US dollar buoys sales at yacht-builder
    That's good news for customers who now face only a two-year wait for a boat, dramatically less than in previous years. "Right now the premiums are off the ...

    Newhouse: Boats built like a Stradivarius
    San Jose Mercury News
    Svend Svendsen builds boats. With a name like Svend Svendsen, what else would he do? He owns Svendsen's Boat Works in Alameda, a 26-acre testimony to a ...

    Antique Wooden Boat Show
    Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
    The one-day show celebrates the golden age of wooden boatbuilding featuring a variety of sail, power and hand-powered crafts. The Les Cheneaux Festival of ..

    Yacht Industry in Wake Co: Two Incomplete Projects Become One "Express-60" Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:36 PM PDT
    Triangle - August 10, 2009 (CARY, NC) Setzer Design Group , known world-wide for its award-winning designs of super-yachts, had been developing the Express-60 project over the past several months for a client in Florida.

    Boat shop tied to Vartanian investigated
    Fresno Bee
    By John Ellis / The Fresno Bee Investigators with the state Department of Motor Vehicles this morning raided a Madera County boat dealership with ties to ...

    Sunday, August 9, 2009

    Boat Building News

    Boat builders enjoy the fruits of their labor
    Courier-Post Sun, 09 Aug 2009 05:05 AM PDT
    Five Camden teens saw more than a month of hard work set sail on the Cooper River Saturday morning.

    Layoff Tracker: Trinity Marine Products layoffs 235 employees
    By Bonchi Buji
    "If they do permanently close it, it's a loss for Madisonville," Gitz said, describing the St. Tammany Parish town's tradition as a hub for the boat-building business. "Hopefully, it will come back. It puts a lot of families to work." ...
    Layoff Tracker -

    Half an Hour: Real Economic Development, Not Slogans
    By Downes
    Could we revive boat-building with newer, smarter boats? Could we pioneer personal submarine production? Personal aircraft? There's a fairly wide niche for new products made of new materials that a tech-savvy smart province could ...
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    Regulator Marine wins top safety and health award
    Trade Only Today
    "We have seen a dramatic decrease in our incident rates, putting us well below that of the boatbuilding industry average. We have realized a reduction in ...

    Students' chance to learn traditional skills
    South Devon Herald Express
    Bantham Sailing Club is providing the bursary to support the traditional boat building course at Falmouth Marine School. This one-year course based around ...

    Thursday, August 6, 2009

    Boat building News

    UK. Southampton City College's new facility to boost aluminium ...
    BYM News (press release)
    The facility, located within City Welding School on the main campus, is set to benefit the south coast's boat building industry, where a shortage of skilled ...

    Investigators: WA boat builder linked to fatal accident
    KING5 Seattle Tue, 04 Aug 2009 23:34 PM PDT
    For years the Investigators have tracked a troubled local boat builder. Now one of his boats is linked to a death. Go behind the scenes with the Investigators

    World's Last Wooden Whaling Boat May Sail Again
    FOX 61 Hartford Wed, 05 Aug 2009 08:08 AM PDT
    MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) - Trustees at Mystic Seaport are considering whether to restore what they call the world's last wooden whaling ship so it can sail again.

    Viking First to Receive 2,600 bhp MTU Series 2000 Engines in North America
    PRWeb via Yahoo! News Wed, 05 Aug 2009 09:24 AM PDT
    Viking Yacht Company is the first in North America to take delivery of MTU 16V 2000 M94 engines, the most powerful engines in their class.

    Tour of MDI Boat Building Facilities Scheduled for Aug. 14
    Fenceviewer Wed, 05 Aug 2009 12:24 PM PDT
    MOUNT DESERT â On Friday, Aug. 14, six of the best-known boat builders on Mount Desert Island have agreed to open their facilities to visitors as part of a Boat Builders Tour sponsored by the Mount Desert Island Historical Society.

    The art of wooden boatbuilding is alive in Wrangell
    Capital City Weekly
    This is boatbuilding, not boat repair. There is a lot of difference between scratch building a skiff and putting in a plank. The building starts with a plan ...