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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Boat Building News

Best Books for Yacht Design, Sails & Rigging, Boat Building ...
By Benny
Best Books for Yacht Design, Sails & Rigging, Boat Building. Here is a book list that is relevant to boats and yachts. Yacht Design • Yacht Design and Planning by Howard I Chapelle ISBN 0-393-03756-8 • Yacht and Boat Design, ...
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Boatbuilding with Burnham: Thanksgiving in the barn
By Harold Burnham
Harold Burnham has carved out a place in history as a master boat designer, shipwright and sailmaker. Like his ancestors before him, Harold has a holistic approach to vessel design, construction and operation which makes him uniquely ...
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Boat builder launches new Endeavour
Northumberland Gazette Sat, 28 Nov 2009 16:12 PM PST
ALNWICK-BASED aluminium boat builder Alnmaritec is celebrating the successful launch of the second in a series of four sister ships to be delivered for duties in wind farm sup

Friday, November 27, 2009

Boat Building News

NE Boatworks poised to rebuild
We've had to make some special accommodations” for boat-building and winter boat-storage. Firefighters from ten towns and the Navy base battled the ...

Custom Boat Building Company Business For Sale in Hawaii ...
This custom boat building business was founded in 1978 by the current owner, and was incorporated in 1984. The company designs and builds all of their own molds for the boats. The design parameters used are: sea worthiness, ... Hawaii Businesses for Sale -

Trawler builder launches a mega-trawler
Soundings Tue, 24 Nov 2009 16:34 PM PST
Expedition-style trawler builder Nordhavn has moved into the large yacht market with its first 120-footer, which will be built in Xiamen, China. Parent company Pacific Asian Enterprises announced the sale of its first Nordhavn 120, which has a scheduled delivery date of April 2012.

UK. Health and Safety inspector praises Marxhwood boatbuilder
BYM News (press release)
... that the inspection was one of many being carried out, in the area, to get a feel, for the standards held by boatbuilding companies on the South Coast. ...

By Mike de Moree
Last week, on our photo excursion to Powassan, we visited the Giesler Boat building workshop. Giesler has been building boats since the mid twenties but in the next year or so will be moving to another location. ...
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Boat Building News

Happy Thanksgiving to all! Remember to say a prayer for those of our brave men and women serving their country both in far off places and at home.

Falmouth marine school offers a career move
Falmouth Penryn Packet
Falmouth Marine School has a long history of providing boatbuilding courses and this is the only place in Cornwall where you will gain specialist training ...

Join us at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show
Yachting and Boating World Tue, 24 Nov 2009 08:51 AM PST
Running from 8-17 January, the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show will feature hundreds of boats and with over 400 exhibitors showcasing power and sail boats, dinghies, engines, electronics, deck equipment, charter holidays, sailing courses and more, there's no better way to discover the thrills of getting on the water.

NMMA adds pirate exhibit to boat shows
Trade Only Today
13-17), and Minneapolis Boat Show (Jan. 20-24). The exhibit will feature interactive exhibits for both children and adults on how pirates played a role in ...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Boat Building News

Floundering yacht-builder avoids bankruptcy (Timaru Herald) :: The ...
By info
Beleaguered yacht-builder Ivan Erceg has avoided a bankruptcy order today through last-minute negotiations with one of his creditors. (more here…) This entry was posted on Monday, November 23rd, 2009 at 12:40 am and is filed under ...
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Boat Building For Beginners
Ask around and get lots of information as possible before you start your boat building project Other people's opinion always counts according to each ..

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Boat Building News

Google Blogs Alert for: boat building

Bob Easton » Blog Archive » Building Starts on “Eva Too”
By Bob
The boat building folks up in Maine advise that anything labeled “marine” means only that it costs three times more than normal. This plywood meets that description. Yet, there really is more to it. There is a fairly rigorous standard ...
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Boat Building News

Burger Boat Company: Burger Boat Company is a Custom Woodworking Business ...
(46m) Classic Fantail Motor Yacht, which was recently delivered to her proud owner. Custom Woodworking Business Magazine will feature full coverage of the ...

North Shields boat builder sailing on success of Olympics
As well as growing its core boat-building operations since the MBO, the team has also increased its production space by adding a mezzanine floor to its ...

Gig Harbor BoatShop Now Open For Tours
The Kitsap Sun Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:40 PM PST
GIG HARBOR âSince 1920, the site on Gig Harborâs waterfront known as Eddon Boatyard has been a center of boatbuilding activities. Commercial fishing boats, boom tugs, sailboats and yachts have been created there. It also was the birthplace of the well-known Thunderbird sailboat.In 2004, the people of Gig Harbor voted to purchase the historic 1.2-acre property and preserve the Eddon boat building ...

';Greener' composite materials for boat building
Reinforced Plastics
Matrix Composite Materials Co Ltd (MCMC) in the UK is offering two alternatives to the current fossil fuel based products used in modern composite boat ...

ON THE COAST / CMI getting shipshape
Cohasset Mariner
In January, the Cohasset Maritime Institute is unveiling wooden boatbuilding workshops to its already well-established rowing programs. ...

Mich. company's donation powering marine education
Bangor Daily News
The engines will power a new marine component for the diesel program at EMCC that will give students a better opportunity to work in Maine's boat-building ...

Coast Guard wants more fishing boats to undergo stability checks
Boston Globe
By Emma Rose Johnson, Globe Correspondent The Coast Guard has reiterated its recommendation that more commercial fishing boats should be subject to ...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Boat Building News

On a $600000 boat, Ray is very careful
More than 2500 high-end sailboats and motor yachts have been made by Sabre, a 40-year-old Maine boat building company. Most of the work is done by ...

Stripper Boat Building: Rounding the Chine
By dave
Stripper Boat Building. I am building a 20' cypress strip canoe (rowing?), if you are interested in the process please follow along. Sunday, November 15, 2009. Rounding the Chine. I had a very productive weekend (warm weather) layed ...
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Presentation of the 41st Trofeo Sar Princesa Sofia Mapfre at the Barcelona Boat Show
Nautica Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:22 AM PST
The 41st Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía MAPFRE has been presented at the Barcelona International Boat Show. It is the most International Olympic classes event in Spain and is also part of the ISAF Sailing World Cup, a circuit formed by the top seven Olympic classes events in the world.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Boat Building News

Fort Myers Boat Show officials report strongest first day crowd since 2006
The News-Press Fri, 13 Nov 2009 14:47 PM PST
The 37th annual Fort Myers Boat Show opened with the strongest Thursday crowd since 2006, according to a news release.

Latest wooden boat design news – An Amateur Wooden Boat Building ...
By admin
Ok so you might find the next few links interesting. These are from around the web, just random snippets that I've picked up in my reading, but I found some.
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Boaters oppose more ethanol in tank
Bethany Beach Wave
A mechanic showed them what was wrong with the boat's four-stroke engine. "The fuel line and filter system were completely clogged with a gum that looked ...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Boat Building News

USA. Trumpy to build classic yacht tenders
BYM News (press release)
The classic design and quality craftsmanship of a Trumpy® yacht is now available in three models of Trumpy Tenders. Trumpy, in collaboration with Ynot ...

New Zealand & UK. High Modulus expands European team
BYM News (press release)
Tony has spent most of his working life on or around the water, from completing a boatbuilding apprenticeship to becoming a professional yacht skipper, .

Sealegs sales turnaround point companyâs boat towards profit
New Zealand's National Business Review Thu, 12 Nov 2009 17:55 PM PST
Boat builder Sealegs is floating closer to an annual profit as its international reputation rises and commercial work completed some time ago pays off. But while chief executive David McKee Wright said that elusive annual profit was on the horizon, the company has still reported a $784,000 loss for the six months ending September. The result is an improvement on the $876,000 loss in the same ...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Boat Building News

Open House at International Yacht Restoration School
The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) will host a open house at its 5000 square foot Marine Systems facility in Bristol. ...

Keewatin students win gold in boat building
Daily Miner and News
Scores were based on the amount of weight the boat would carry, as well as how fast it could cover a designated course. Among the 12 schools, ...

Warren's 77 & 87 Molds Sold to Mustang
The world-wide Great Recession continues to re-shuffle the boat building deck of cards. Warren Yachts of Brisbane, Australia recently sold the molds of its ...

Great news for Lallow's and XOD Class
Cowes Online
Lallow's reputation has always been based on traditional wooden boat building skills. "It's very important to get Lallow's building boats again," Lawrence ...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Boat Building News

Jacobs goes overboard
Pioneer Press
Jacobs was then head of the boat-building company Genmar Holdings. On Monday, Jacobs left the bankrupt firm. (Associated Press file photo: Dawn Villella) ...

Jacobs resigns as head of Genmar
Trade Only Today
Mark Sheffert, chairman and CEO of Manchester Companies, commented that Jacobs has "given a great deal to the Genmar organization and the boating industry" ..

Shing Sheng Fa Boat Building Co., Ltd.
The Taiwan Economic News
Since its founding in 1970 in Kaohsiung City, southern Taiwan, Shing Sheng Fa Boat Building Co., Ltd. has been engaged in boatbuilding as one of the most ...

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Boatbuilding Ring: Connecting boatbuilders, boat designers, boat building and design resources, and most importantly, boatbuilding and boat design projects!

Beneteau redesigns factory for “lean manufacturing”
South Carolina Now
Beneteau USA Inc. is in the process of revamping its' 250000 square foot facility into the most modern big sailboat factory in America. ..

Expansion At Old Town Canoe Leads To More Jobs
WCSH 6 Portland Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:36 PM PST
OLD TOWN (NEWS CENTER) -- Old Town Canoe and Kayak is putting more people to work now that its parent company has expanded its new manufacturing plant.

Yacht firm re-employs 20 redundant workers
The Herald
PRINCESS Yachts has begun re-employing workers as part of a plan to enter the super-yacht market as the economy improves. The Stonehouse-based luxury boat ...

USA. Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami prepares to make waves
BYM News (press release)
Kids Aboard Boatbuilding Workshop (16th Street Festival Area) – Kids are invited to help build a 10-foot wooden boat, which will be launched to sail at the ...

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What better place to learn traditional boatbuilding than at the John Gardner Boat Shop at Mystic Seaport? Named in honor of the boatbuilder, educator and author. -

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Wood Boat Building Methods
6 Plywood A easy and popular boat building method for beginners plywood construction often is involves eitherplyonframe orstitchandglue construction methods ...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Boat Building News

Boater crafts shingle-carrying vessel
The Daily Advance Sat, 07 Nov 2009 13:47 PM PST
Building a type of boat that no one has seen for 150 years isnât easy. But with the aid of photographs from a magazine and a little help from his friends, George Ramsey managed to build one in five months.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat show could buoy Phuket's economy
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news Fri, 06 Nov 2009 13:54 PM PST
The Phuket International Marine Expo 2010 (Pimex) is expected to draw as many as 5,000 affluent visitors and promote Phuket tourism through yachting and marine activities, according to the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).

Friday, November 6, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat Center will focus on local heritage 11
-It's a project that's been months in the making but Coos Bay's Boat Building Center is holding its official groundbreaking ceremony this weekend. ...

New era for historic boatyard
Helensburgh Advertiser
by Fiona Howard ONE of the Clyde's most famous boat building names changed hands recently with the promise of new jobs for the Rosneath Peninsula. ..

New Michigan Association Serves as the Voice for Michigan Boaters
Earthtimes (press release)
6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Understanding the need for boaters to have their own voice, the Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA), which serves ...

D-7 Before the Sibex China Shenzhen International Boat Show
Nautica Fri, 06 Nov 2009 00:20 AM PST
â Dates: from the 12th to the 15th of November 2009. â The boat show reference in China and South East Asia! â The presence of many international brands â The opportunity of discovering water activities with sea trials â New logistics to bring out the best of the brands â Shenzhen: A Chinese megalopolis with high potential and open on South-east Asia.

Boat center isn't exactly breaking ground
The World Fri, 06 Nov 2009 17:46 PM PST
Saturdays boat building center groundbreaking on the Empire waterfront will be atypical for several reasons. The most obvious is theres already a building there. In fact, workers already have spent time improving the facility since the city signed a lease in August to the property at the west end of Newmark Avenue.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Boat Building News

Crownline Boats Back in Production
In mid-October the first Crownline boat rolled off the assembly line. October 14, 2009: The first Crownline boat built since the company shut down ...

Groundbreaking for boat center
Coos Bay World
The Coos Bay Boat Building Center Board of Directors will hold a groundbreaking ceremony this weekend for the future home of the Boat Building Center. ..

Jacobs stakes claim as boat manufacturer seeks to emerge from bankruptcy
According to Jacobs, as bidders started lining up to stake their claims to all or parts of the boat-building juggernaut, the company gained a 6 percent ...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Boat Building News

Fairline to make more redundancies
Boating Business
... Fairline in Corby and Oundle was to axe another 89 jobs as a fifth of the workforce at boatbuilding firm Fairline is to be made redundant. ...

New company to build catamarans for offshore wind industry
Offshore Shipping Online
Alicat Workboats Limited (ACWL), a provider of aluminium vessels and repair specialist, plans to position itself as a major aluminium boatbuilding/repair ..

Nautical treasure the Nydia goes to Biloxi museum
"It represents the ultimate in boat-building skills, a pure example of Biloxi boat building." Alongside Biloxi's Back Bay, the Nydia was constructed of ...

Gig racing revivalist Bird dies
BBC News Tue, 03 Nov 2009 05:41 AM PST
Cornish boat builder Ralph Bird, who started a revival in gig racing, dies at the age of 67 after a long illness

Committee supports sale of Genmar assets
Trade Only Today
Yes, boat building companies have had to layoff people, some because of union wages, some by overstocking their dealers. The dealers themselves laid off

Success for NZ yacht builders on world stage Tue, 03 Nov 2009 18:53 PM PST
New Zealand yacht builders have again proved the world-class quality of their craftsmanship with two Auckland-based companies winning several superyacht awards announced at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on 31 October 2009.

Groundbreaking for boat center
The World Wed, 04 Nov 2009 18:01 PM PST
The Coos Bay Boat Building Center Board of Directors will hold a groundbreaking ceremony this weekend for the future home of the Boat Building Center.

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We are pleased to announce a Dec. 1 starting date for our latest online course, Marine Electrical Systems Part Two (MES2).

Written by Ed Scott (Bayside Marine Design), this five-part course will teach you basic marine-electrical system design, including storage-battery theory; how to calculate current requirements of the boat, size the wire and circuit protection; and how to choose the appropriate battery sizes.

Once you have mastered this information, you should be able to assist an experienced electrician in system installation, and you will be well on your way to doing electrical work on your own.

Although MES2 is a follow-up to our Introduction to Marine Electrical Systems course, either component stands alone. Both are "work at your own pace" courses, with four weeks set as the minimum time needed to complete readings and assignments. (Maximum is six months.)

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Boat Building News

NY Harbor School Seeks Sea Change In Education
Students from New York's Harbor School made the trip to the river as part of their curriculum: The school teaches students everything from boat building and ...

Monday, November 2 - 2009
AME Info Mon, 02 Nov 2009 01:36 AM PST
The inaugural Saudi International Boat Show welcomed more than 37,000 visitors during the action-packed show, exceeding all expectations.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Boat Building News

Fairline in Corby and Oundle is to axe another 89 jobs
Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph
A fifth of the workforce at boat-building firm Fairline is to be made redundant. Last week the company announced it would be making 'a limited amount of ...

IBEX reports drop in attendance
Trade Only Today
"Everyone that matters in the boatbuilding industry was at IBEX. We met with many customers and, as usual, had that one meeting with the right boatbuilder ...

Bill Poole; outdoorsman was sport-fishing pioneer
San Diego Union Tribune
When he couldn't get a boat to do what he wanted, he opened his own boat-building yard, the Poole Boat Co., longtime friend Bob Fletcher said. ...

Boat Interior Construction - Your Rapidshare Downloads Aggregator ...
By admin
Boat Interior Construction is a bestselling guide to do-it-yourself interior boatbuilding. This book will be extremely useful for those owners not completely happy with the layout of their production boat or who want to fit out a new or ...
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Yacht offers big cut in fuel consumption
A 78-foot motor yacht, one of the many watercrafts on display at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, is said to cut fuel consumption by 40 percent. ...