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Friday, October 30, 2009

Boat Building News

Taiwanese yacht builders take part in Fort Lauderdale boat show
China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Leading Taiwanese yacht builders are taking part in the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2009, the world's largest exhibition of ...

Things all shipshape for Cockermouth boat-building business
Times & Star
Steve Beresford, who owns Good Wood Boat Company on the Moota Business Park, is one of the UK's only builders of Redwing boats. The Redwing, a racing boat ...

World Cat introduces 32-foot center console
Sport Fishing
World Cat is headquartered in Tarboro, North Carolina, within the heart of the nation's boat building capital. With a fleet of power catamarans ranging from ...

Exports and imports fall again
The drop in export dollars for the boat building industry was probably due to volume, given New Zealand's reputation for quality. .

An Addition to the World War II Museum
Washington Post
A reproduction of Higgins Boat, built from original plans by former Higgins employees, is displayed. The Higgins boat is the reason the World War II museum .

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Boat Building News

28 Oct 2009 - United States Structural building blocks for boat repair ...
JEC Composites
Structural Composites/Compsys Inc has won the IBEX Innovation Award for Best Boat Building Material with its our new Prisma TA product line. ...

Corporate parent of area boat plants posts sharp sales drop
Daytona Beach News-Journal
By JIM WITTERS Brunswick Corp., which operates three boat plants in Volusia and Flagler counties, reported today total sales were $655.8 million during the ..

Brunswick Expects Boat Production To Rise In 2010
Wall Street Journal
As a result, third-quarter boat sales sank 62%, while the marine-engine sales fell 29%. But the company said the majority of its boat and engine factories ...

Things all shipshape for Cockermouth boat-building business
West Cumberland Times & Star Thu, 29 Oct 2009 15:58 PM PDT
A BOAT builder from Cockermouth has celebrated a year in business.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Boat Building News

Morris Yachts bringing back laid-off workers
Trade Only Today
Maine boatbuilder Morris Yachts announced it will be able to rehire laid-off workers thanks to a multimillion-dollar contract. Morris Yachts will bring its .

Ft.Lauderdale Boat Show Set To Sail Into 50th Year
CBS4 Miami Tue, 27 Oct 2009 08:23 AM PDT
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show launches this Friday and this year's 50th anniversary edition of the show promises to deliver more big boats than ever before. Over $3 billion worth of boats, yachts, super yachts, electronics, and engines will be on exhibit for five days in the "Yachting Capital of the World," Fort Lauderdale.

Retired Cal U professor pens boat-building book
Valley Independent Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:02 AM PDT
CALIFORNIA - For a man who has always been fascinated by history, John K. Folmar, Ph.D., has done his best to help people relive it through his books.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Boat Building News

CMM Staff Joins to Write Newly Published Book
Bay Net
Boats for Work, Boats for Pleasure: The Last Era of Wooden Boatbuilding in Southern Maryland is co-authored by Richard J. Dodds, curator of maritime history ...

Mumbai International Boat Show 2010
Nautica Mon, 26 Oct 2009 06:06 AM PDT
The Mumbai International Boat Show (MIBS) commenced in 2007. The first ever boat show in Mumbai, MIBS nevertheless succeeded in breaking multiple show records and was even quoted as the best ever inaugural boat show by the media.

50th International Boat Show Hamburg
Nautica Mon, 26 Oct 2009 06:05 AM PDT
This year's In-Water hanseboot has a premiere of its own - for the very first time, it will be held in two harbours, showing off the largest motor boats and sailing yachts.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Boat Building News

wa's plastic fantastic
Polyline uses aluminium boat-building techniques and designs. The difference is that everything _ from the handrails to the bollards, cabin shelving and ...

Boat Builder To Rehire Laid Off Workers
WCSH 6 Portland Sat, 24 Oct 2009 16:56 PM PDT
TRENTON (NEWS CENTER) -- A Downeast boat builder will be able to rehire laid off workers thanks to a multi-million dollar contract.

Jackson Kayak tops industry sales in six short years
The Tennessean
At the same time, co-founder, president and chief boat designer Eric "EJ" Jackson, an Olympian and four-time world champion — along with his two talented ...

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Boat Building News

Making a splash; Lowell's Boat Shop revives Mighty Merrimack Rowing Race
The Daily News of Newburyport
Lowell's is taking to the waters Sunday to revive another tradition at the nation's oldest continually operating wooden boat-building business — the Mighty ...

Maine firm to build Coast Guard boats
Bangor Daily News
Its M29 and M52 sailboats were nominated by Cruising World and Sailing World magazine. The announcement was made recently at the US Sailboat Show in ...

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Boat Building News

AIMEX members showcase products at International Boatbuilding ExhibitionShippingMEMBERS of Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) recently exhibited their products at the International Boatbuilding Exhibition and ...

Master canoe builder dead at 101Kawartha Media Group"Walter connected us back to the heyday of wooden boat building in this area and there is no one left with his years of experience.

Research and Markets: Boat Building: an Essential Report to Help Sales Teams ...Earthtimes (press release)The boat building industry includes about 1000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $10 billion. Large companies include Brunswick, Genmar, ...

The Boating Industry Navigates Stormy WatersSeeking Alpha (blog)One of the boating world's tell tale industry health indicators has traditionally been attendance trends at boat shows. The stats have varied somewhat, ...

Guy Harvey boat line debuting next weekTrade Only Today"We are excited about this new partnership, which brings a fresh concept to the US boating industry," said Joseph Ierna, Jr., president of Peer Gynt USA. ...

Derecktor sets its sights on nearly $4MDanbury News TimesRell called the two grants a way to preserve the nearly 350 boat-building jobs at Bridgeport Harbor. Derecktor still is navigating through Chapter 11 ...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Boat Building News

Hope for sacked Azzura staff to find work
ABC Regional Online
Mr Pullen says other local boatbuilding companies may pick up some of the workers. "Those workers in this economy of Shoalhaven, where we have a number of ...

More sales reports from Annapolis shows
Trade Only Today
... Md. The US Sailboat Show was a success for Hunter Marine, according to the Alachua, Fla., sailboat manufacturer, which reported 20-plus retail ordered ...

New Boat Design
News Channel 12 New Bern Tue, 20 Oct 2009 08:18 AM PDT
A man in eastern North Carolina has a new boat design, that could help save a struggling industry. It allows the boat to run on a lot less fuel and only burns about a gallon an hour. The boat can go 15 miles per hour. The design came from boat builder Graham Byrnes of Pamlico County.

Istanbul Boat Show 2009
PitchEngine Tue, 20 Oct 2009 06:30 AM PDT
Maritime Media , a marketing and communications company specialising in the yachting and boat building markets, has been chosen as the digital media partner for 28th Istanbul Boat Show 2009 , which will be held afloat in the MarinTurk Marina, Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey. Maritime Media ...

Nautique Celebrates 85 Years of Boat Building Excellence
Water Ski Online
Orlando, FL (October 20, 2009) – To honor it's 85th anniversary as a premier boat manufacturer, the Nautique production team and corporate support gathered ...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Boat Building News

Brunswick Corporation Names Andrew Graves President - Brunswick Boat Group ...
McNew has spent most of his more than 20 years in the recreational boating industry with Sea Ray, beginning his career at Brunswick's PD&E facility in ..

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Boat Building News

Boater Access and Working Waterfronts - The Issue

Spiraling land values for waterfront property in the last few years have created a crisis for recreational boating. Traditional marinas with public slips are giving way to residential development, working boatyards are being taxed at “highest and best use” rates that deflate the bottom line, permitting issues are driving up costs and delaying any new marina or dry-stack facility construction, and public launching ramps are in short supply and often outmoded (see Boaters Get Bumped - BoatU.S. Magazine, March 2006).

While access issues are complex and usually very local problems that deal with private property, there is at least one potential solution at the federal level, The Keep Our Waterfronts Working Act introduced in Congress, May 2009. This bill (H.R. 2548) sponsored by Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree and California Rep. Lois Capps, is aimed at preserving sites for “waterfront dependent commercial activities”..........................................................
Boater Access and Working Waterfronts - The Issue

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Boat Building News

Boater Access and Working Waterfronts - The Issue

Spiraling land values for waterfront property in the last few years have created a crisis for recreational boating. Traditional marinas with public slips are giving way to residential development, working boatyards are being taxed at “highest and best use” rates that deflate the bottom line, permitting issues are driving up costs and delaying any new marina or dry-stack facility construction, and public launching ramps are in short supply and often outmoded (see Boaters Get Bumped - BoatU.S. Magazine, March 2006).

While access issues are complex and usually very local problems that deal with private property, there is at least one potential solution at the federal level, The Keep Our Waterfronts Working Act introduced in Congress, May 2009. This bill (H.R. 2548) sponsored by Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree and California Rep. Lois Capps, is aimed at preserving sites for “waterfront dependent commercial activities”. ...........................
Boater Access and Working Waterfronts - The Issue

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Boat Building News

Show dumps Miami Beach
A boat-building show that was in Miami Beach during the economic boom casts off during the recession. IBEX's next stop: Kentucky. ..

Youngsters learn how coast has a wealth of job options for them
... school-age youngsters to consider potential careers ranging from marine engineering and surveying to boat-building, sail-making and sailing instruction. ...

Daily Iberian
Gravois said he had the know-how and decades of boat-building experience, and Allard came to the table with the vision. “He (Allard) laid out the plan when ...

IBEX 2009: Innovation Awards handed out
Trade Only Today
Boatbuilding Methods and Materials: Prisma "TA" System from Structural Composites/Compsys Inc. (honorable mention to N2K Builder from Maretron) The Mel Barr ...

Sales surpass expectations at US Sailboat Show
Trade Only Today
Surprisingly strong sales for what has been a down market, and a growing of sense of optimism, were the story at the US Sailboat Show, held Oct. 8-12 in ...

Crownline Displays First Finished Product
WSIL 3 Southern Illinois Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:51 PM PDT
FRANKLIN COUNTY-- The assembly line started again three weeks ago at Crownline. A new owner bought the boat builder in August and hired a hundred people. Wednesday morning the company and those workers showed off what they've accomplished so far.

Austal-built Patrol Boats for Trinidad and Tobago Undergo Sea Trials
Defence Professionals Thu, 15 Oct 2009 05:47 AM PDT
The Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) has described the speed and manoeuvrability of its Austal-built 30 metre patrol boats as âimpressiveâ following recent sea trials in Western Australia. ..

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Boat Building News

Yacht maker switches to new energy equipment
Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce (subscription)
VANCOUVER (AP) — Vancouver's premier yacht-building company has won a $1 million federal stimulus grant that will allow a sister business to bring as many ...

Boat builders get $155002 in government aid
Nova Scotia boat builders got a financial boost from the province Tuesday that will help the industry open up new global markets. Boat builders received ...

Policy group criticizes Mercury Marine owner over taxes, executive pay
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nationwide, Brunswick has eliminated thousands of jobs and closed more than a dozen boat-building plants. Yet chief executive Dustan McCoy's base salary of ...

Switch to epoxy offers weight reductions for boat builder
Reinforced Plastics
SP's Paul Riley says: “As the boatbuilding community and its clients become more and more confident with the performance advantages of epoxy resin – both in ...

IBEX 2009: Boating trending toward a turnaround?
Trade Only Today
MIAMI BEACH - There's no doubt it's been a very difficult 12 to 18 months in the boating business, but there's evidence suggesting the industry is poised ...

Boat Building News

Global Civil Ship and Boat Building - new research (Pressemitteilung)
This is the replacement for the April 2009 edition of Global Civil Ship and Boat Building report. Industry Market Research Synopsis This Industry Market ...

Lowell's Boat Shop to revive Mighty Merrimack Rowing Race
Amesbury News
... the nation's oldest continuously operating wooden boat building establishment is reviving its Mighty Merrimack Rowing Race (MMRR) — the featured event ...

Nourdine Jensen dies; graveside and memorial services Thursday ...
In the 1960s, fiberglass boats became more prominent and Albert Jensen & Sons, Inc. shifted from boat building to maintenance, repair, storage and moorage. Over the years, Mr. Jensen left his imprint in the maritime industry and in ...
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The Big Top starts going up for Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
Sun-Sentinel Mon, 12 Oct 2009 14:33 PM PDT
It's bigger than a football field and over the course of five days will attract more fans than the new Dallas Cowboys 100,000 seat stadium.

Yacht designer to have ashes scattered off San Pedro
Daily Breeze Tue, 13 Oct 2009 08:07 AM PDT
Yacht designer W.I.B. "Bill" Crealock, who died at his Carlsbad home after breaking his hip in a fall at age 89, will be remembered Nov. 8 when his ashes are scattered at sea off San Pedro.

Expects a better year for boat builders « News
By trakkrz-admin
Expects a better year for boat builders. Read at Maritime News; Comments (0); Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 5:25 am. (boating-industry) As the boating season has come to a close for many areas of the United ...
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Boat Building News

HSBC seeks to strand boat builder
The bank, as mortgagee of Sensation Yachts Henderson property, wants the right to sell the land. HSBC is owed $182000 by Erceg, brother of late alco pops ...

IBEX 2009: Strong RV sales bodes well for boat builders
Marine Business News
For boat builders, marine industry dealers, designers, repairers, surveyors, and boatyard/marine operators, IBEX is the single source for the latest ...

Boat builder rides the tides
Orlando Sentinel Sun, 11 Oct 2009 20:22 PM PDT
After 80 years of ownership by the Meloon family, Orlando-based Correct Craft, which makes Nautique ski boats, has Bill Yeargin at the helm. Earlier this year the company laid off nearly 100 workers but introduced a well-received boat model. Yeargin talked with Sentinel staff writer Linda Florea.

Brunswick announce new Vice President
Yachting and Boating World Mon, 12 Oct 2009 10:06 AM PDT
Managing director of Sealine, Steve Coultate, has been announced as the new Vice President of Brunswick Europe. The announcement comes during a raft of organisational shifts in the European arm of the boat building giant.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Boat Building News

Graduate's yacht design sails into green yonder
Times Online
Alastair Callender, 24, designed the Soliloquy for his final-year project at Coventry University and is now in talks to build the yacht for a European ...

Malibu Boats Revolutionizes Wakeboard Towers Again
(Merced, CA) - Malibu Boats Illusion Series tower design has advanced many aspects of wakeboard boat towers over the last 7 years to include better forward ...

Navy eyes partnership with city on Bolger boat project
Gloucester Daily Times Sun, 11 Oct 2009 19:00 PM PDT
The U.S. Navy is exploring a partnership with the city of Gloucester to fund construction of a prototype Phil Bolger-designed patrol boat. If the plan goes ahead, the prototype would be a simple craft about the size of an in-shore fishing vessel that could be built overseas by American forces or developing nations without highly specialized and advanced boat-building training.

N.O. Comedy Fest and other events happening Sunday, Oct. 11
New Orleans Times-Picayune Sun, 11 Oct 2009 00:14 AM PDT
SPECIAL EVENTS Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival Water Street along the Tchefuncte River, Mandeville. The 20th annual festival features hundreds of vintage boats on display, marine and food vendors, crafts, a children's village, souvenirs, boat-building demonstrations and "The Quick 'n' Dirty.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Boat Building News

I apologize for the large gap in news. I have been on vacation and away from a computer.

Boat builders weather the economic storm
By TOM PETERS Business Reporter Nova Scotia boat builders are applying their expertise in a number of areas that have helped keep their industry moving ...

Yachts builder Christensen diversifies into renewable energy
Reinforced Plastics
... of composite motor yachts, launched Renewable Energy Composite Solutions (RECS) in July this year following a decline in the boat building sector. ...

Maine's Boatbuilding Industry Poised for a Rebound
After nearly a year of plummeting sales and unprecedented layoffs, Maine's boatbuilding industry may be on the verge of a rebound as potential buyers show ...

Fountain Powerboats Due In Bankruptcy Court Today
WITN 7 North Carolina Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:08 AM PDT
A well-known boat building company in Beaufort County has a hearing in bankruptcy court today.

Fountain tries to stop sale to FB Investments
Trade Only Today
FB said in court papers it planned to "utilize debtors' business as a platform to develop a broad-based branded boatbuilding business headquartered in ...

Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival to benefit museum
Slidell Sentry News
Exhibits, educational programs, the boat-building course and the restoration of the Tchefuncte Lighthouse have all benefited from the festival. ...

Wooden wonderland
The lake skiff is a popular product of the Maritime Museum's wooden boat-building program. “Trinity Marine, our local shipbuilder, is at least temporarily ...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Boat Building News

After five long years of waiting, Eddon Boat finally opens today
Peninsula Gateway Wed, 30 Sep 2009 14:45 PM PDT
Historic Preservation Coordinator Lita Dawn Stanton, Gig Harbor Mayor Chuck Hunter and City Field Supervisor Dan Lilley pose at the Eddon Boat building last week.

Oak Park man builds boastworthy boat in own garage
Agoura Hills Acorn
“In the garage you think the boat's so big, and then you put it in the water and it looks so cute,” Noa said. Several obstacles slowed down the boatbuilding ...

Boatbuilding in Australia - new market analysis released (Pressemitteilung)
This is the replacement for the July 2009 edition of Boatbuilding in Australia report. Industry Market Research Synopsis This Industry Market Research ...

Alternative energy with a sunny twist: UNI to host solar boating competition
The Northern Iowan Thu, 01 Oct 2009 07:38 AM PDT
The University of Northern Iowa has won the hosting duty for Solar Splash, an intercollegiate world championship solar-boating competition. The first five-day competition ran in 1994. UNI will become the host for 2011, 2012 and 2013. âHousing this a...

Brewer Yacht Yards marks 45 years of service
Trade Only Today
Brewer Yacht Yards, with locations from New York to Maine, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. In 1964, John Brewer Sr. bought the boatyard next ...

Fulfill a Cajun dream, build your own pirogue
Houma Courier
Hebert is a native of southeast Louisiana and has learned boat building from other local masters over the last 15 years, including Raymond Sedatol and Alex ...

Master boat builder opens studio for Sierra Art Trails this weekend
Sierra Star
Crockett says Anderson has been invaluable as health issues regarding his knees and circulation have made some of the steps of the boat building very ...

Duo builds prized kayaks for Habitat for Humanity
Cape Cod Times
She calls boat building "my sanity. After a crazy day at work, I'd go out and lose myself in the work. The biggest skill you need is patience, ...

New activity at storied Broward shipyard
Boat building may resume. Quote: "It's the only facility able to build large mega-yachts in Broward County." -- Marine Industries Association director Frank ...