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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Boat Building News

Happy New Year.  I hope all of you have a very prosperous and joyous new year. Make a resolution to make this a safe boating year. resolve to build the safest boats possible.

Outdoor Chattanooga Workshops Offer Fun New Skills
The Chattanoogan
Learn about wooden boat building techniques and styles, and how to get started building your own wooden kayak, dinghy or canoe. ...

Recall much in 2009? Local voters didn't
Coos Bay World
19 — Coos Bay officials lease on an old fishery to house a boat-building center. Volunteers organize a nonprofit to run it and councilors later promise to ...

Grant to fund Apalachicola Boat Works project
The News Herald
The grant will establish an educational, commercial seafood boat building and restoration facility and expand the museum. The property is the first to be ...

Anticipating demand, Cigarette is in 'high gear'
Trade Only Today
Some of the boatbuilding workers were brought back after last year's layoffs and some are new hires, the company said. The 150000-square-foot factory is ...

Hutchinson's Boat Works fined $30,000 by DEC
News 10 Now Syracuse Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:09 AM PST
ALEXANDRIA BAY, N.Y. -- The DEC hands down a big fine to a North Country Boating Company - $30,000 for numerous violations. The DEC says an inspection in July showed underground gas and oil tanks at Hutchinson's Boat Works in Alexandria Bay were leaking, and spills went unreported. 

Landmark Miami River boatyard stops repair work
As the economy brightens and the boating industry picks up, Westbrook hopes to expand the yard to handle megayachts up to 250 feet, he said - making it the ..

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Boat Building News

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2010 boat show schedule set
Cape Gazette Mon, 28 Dec 2009 05:52 AM PST
United States Yacht Shows Inc. has finalized its schedule of premier boat shows for 2010 in the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis, Md., has been the site for in-water boat shows since the inaugural event in 1970.

Merced company hiring back 25 percent of workers
Merced Sun-Star
Centurion, a boat-building company, saw its business sink at the beginning of the year, when the economy tanked. But after laying off employees because of ..

Keeping copper in check: Boating industry worries about antifouling paint permit
San Diego News Room
“Obviously this will have to be passed on to the boater. The cost of testing it bad enough, but the effects of lost revenue if the state limits slip ...

Man Makes Shed Into Maritime Museum
OfficialWire Tue, 29 Dec 2009 03:11 AM PST
A retired boat builder said he has created Britain's smallest museum in his garden shed with hundreds of maritime history pieces on display.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boat Building News

Gov't should promote more yachting: CEPD
China Post
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The government should work harder to promote yachting, said a top economic planning official, yesterday. Shan Chi, deputy chairman of the ...

People on the Move
ThomasNet Industrial News Room (press release)
ABYC has been developing, writing, and updating safety standards for boat building and repair in the United States for over 50 years. ...

Students Make Boats for Profit and Practical Skills
Jakarta Globe
“The project is also a great opportunity for the students to get practical experience,” he said, adding that the boat building was overseen by an expert ...

Electric current in Kawkawlin River damages boats
Chicago Tribune
A current of a different kind -- an electrical one -- is being blamed for damaging boats on the Kawkawlin River. The Bay City Times says at least six boats ...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Boat Building News

I Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas holiday.

Transponder talk heats up
Florida Today
The idea has been met with heavy resistance from the public and within the boating industry, most recently from BOAT-US, the nation's leading advocate for ...

Phuket Boat Show 2010 Ready To Set Sail Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:15 AM PST
The Phuket International Boat Show 2010 (PIMEX) will kick off from January 7-10, 2010 with 45 leading boat brands displayed on the water at Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket, Thailand. PIMEX 2010 is now in  

Boater wants to purge marina of ethanol use
Bethany Beach Wave
By Charlene Polk • Staff Writer • December 22, 2009 OCEAN PINES -- Next summer, local boaters may be able to fill up their tanks with pure gasoline at Ocean ...

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Boat Building News

New England Boat Show has a new owner
Boston Globe
The National Marine Manufacturers Association, a Chicago-based group that represents the recreational boating industry in North America, ...

Magazines hand out boating awards
Trade Only Today
Trailer Boats magazine is part of Affinity Boating Media, which also includes Boating Industry, Powerboat and Your Guide to Towing. ...

Tangier boat builder wins contract
By TOM PETERS Business Reporter A Nova Scotia boat-building company has won another federal contract to build more rigid hull inflatable boats for the ...

Boat builder cleared of Excalibur manslaughter
ABC Online
A boat builder, who was found guilty of manslaughter after a yacht split in two off the New South Wales coast, has had his conviction overturned. ...

Naval architect Gillmer leaves sturdy legacy
Annapolis Capital
Gillmer got Cady started in boat building, although he now concentrates more on furniture at his south county company. Cady called Gillmer's library "a ...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Boat Building News

Nine products get innovation awards at IBEX conference in Miami Beach
The Triton
In the Boatbuilding Methods & Materials category, the winner was the Prisma “TA” System by Structural Composites/Compsys. Prisma “TA” are structural ...

Liquid Glass launches '41 Luxury Cat' powerboat at 'Dubai International Motor ...
Business Intelligence Middle East (press release)
... engineering and design represents the passion we have for boat-building,” said Randy Schultz, Owner and Chief Designer, Liquid Glass Powerboats. ...

Sailing has long resisted technological advancement
Detroit Free Press Tue, 15 Dec 2009 12:48 PM PST
In 1876, Nathaniel Herreshoff entered a 33-foot catamaran called Amaryllis in a New York Yacht Club Centennial Regatta and scared the crap out of the yachting establishment by winning going away. The radical boat, the first of its kind to race in the United States, was amazingly advanced, with touches like ball-and-socket joints at the end of the crossbeams that let the hulls ride the waves ...

Mercedes-Benz's AMG Teams Up With Cigarette Racing To Build SLS AMG-inspired Boat
Auto Spies Wed, 16 Dec 2009 10:02 AM PST
Alright, boating fans. AMG has teamed up with Cigarette Racing to form a relationship as customary as peanut butter and jelly. If you're down in Florida for the Miami International Boat Show, you should make your way over to Mercedes-Benz, which will have the boat and an SLS AMG on display.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Boat Building News

Director of Boat Building Operations
Trade Only Today
One of America's premier mega yacht builders is looking to fill the position of Director of Boat Building, responsible for the company's new-build,

Haulers of big boats run into economic headwinds
Victoria Times Colonist
But yacht brokers in BC say it's a buyer-beware situation when it comes to acquiring vessels in the severely depressed US yacht and sailboat market.

City has $150K for boat builders
The World Sat, 12 Dec 2009 12:30 PM PST
COOS BAY No checks have been cut, but Coos Bay city officials are ready to give the Coos Bay Boat Building Center nearly $150,000 to reinvigorate the Empire waterfront.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Boat Building News

Boat center asks city for funds
Coos Bay World
By Alexander Rich, Staff Writer Volunteers plan to ask Coos Bay officials for money this week to help open a boat building center on the Empire waterfront. ...

Wooden boat restoration course being offered n Wolfeboro
Laconia Citizen
The instructor, Zeke Bly of Wolfeboro Falls, has over 35 years of teaching experience in Industrial Arts and Technology Education, including boat building ...

Keels for two new schooners to be laid in Lunenburg
South Shore Now
"An initiative to capture the imagination itself, this project is part of the restoration of The Dory Shop boatyard as the wooden boat building and repair ..

Boat center asks city for funds
Coos Bay World
By Alexander Rich, Staff Writer Volunteers plan to ask Coos Bay officials for money this week to help open a boat building center on the Empire waterfront. ...
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Wooden boat restoration course being offered n Wolfeboro
Laconia Citizen
The instructor, Zeke Bly of Wolfeboro Falls, has over 35 years of teaching experience in Industrial Arts and Technology Education, including boat building ...
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MY TURN | Clarifying the Issues on Strawberry Cannery Park
Kitsap Sun
Another idea was to allow a place for boat-building. This was a Dave Ullin vision of handwork — no electric tools. These ideas became sound-bites for ...
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Sydney Morning Herald
Scouring the depths of history
Sydney Morning Herald
It hosts boat-building, blacksmithing and kayaking workshops and a day-long paddling trip to the site of a Native American settlement, ...
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Keels for two new schooners to be laid in Lunenburg
South Shore Now
"An initiative to capture the imagination itself, this project is part of the restoration of The Dory Shop boatyard as the wooden boat building and repair ...
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Cora Hartshorn Announces Schedule of Toddler, Preschool and After-School Programs
An innovative boat building class will begin in March for 9 teens who will start with 4 pieces of marine plywood and after 20 hours will have built a 12 ...
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Chiefs agree to develop land
Solomon Star
... income generating projects such as boat building, copra and cocoa making, fishing activities, food security and replanting of trees in logged areas. ...
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Nordic 34 Review - SailNet Community
By CaptLauren
The design was first produced by. Islander, as the Islander 34, who also only built a limited number of hulls before the So Cal boat building industry collapsed. The Nordic builders are back in business building the Nordic 40 ...
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By Todd Bonita
He invited me to his boat building workshop where I definitely plan to go and observe and in all likely hood do a painting of this man working his craft. It was wonderful. Fifteen paintings found new homes and I will likely start ...
Henry Bryan's Thistle - pedal-powered | Craft A Craft
By cac
Kind of a similar take to our recent MIT video. 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! ...
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Kerry B. Collison Asia News: It's a slow boat to Kevin Rudd's Asia ...
By Kerry B. Collison
For two days last week, participants at a conference in Sydney to discuss the idea of building an Asia-Pacific community took a boat from Circular Quay to Taronga Wharf, a 20-minute ride across the cove that, on a clear day like we had ...
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So on a page about safety items, he has a picture of his hearing protection, safety glasses, etc and shown in the picture but not mentioned is a wooden boat ... | The Unlikely Boat Builder - The Quest For Wood
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Fire another blow to Wyoming boat builder
Forest Lake Times Wed, 09 Dec 2009 08:59 AM PST
A Wyoming business is picking up the pieces after being hit hard by fire on Saturday morning. For the third...

First Fuel Cell Boat Cruises Amsterdam's Canals
ABC News
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Emitting only water vapour and gliding silently through Amsterdam's centuries-old canals, a canal boat -- a popular tourist attraction ..

East End Community Boat Shop Offers Free Workshop On Building A Mast
At the Community Boat Shop, the EECBS is conducting year-round programs on small boat design, building and restoration. There will also be lessons in ...

Weekend in ... Annapolis, MD
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The Chesapeake Bay Museum offers an “apprentice for a day” with a hands-on experience to learn traditional boat building. One session (Saturdays or Sundays ...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Boat Building News

Minn. Boat Shop Destroyed in Fire
The burning building belongs to Premier Marine. The family boat building business is part of the Hallberg Marine Complex. The building housed welding ...

Small-Engine Makers Voice Worry As EPA Weighs New Ethanol Rule
Wall Street Journal
Other boating organizations echoed Mr. Bahen. "The ethanol created a litany of things that we had to do," said Nick Judson, executive director of the ...

Gurit acquires marine composite firm High Modulus
European Plastics News
... hit by the recession this year – sales fell 41.9% over the first nine months – the company says the global boat building market is starting to recover. ...

Valence Technology Unites with Marine Industry Leaders to Lead Carbon-Neutral Revolution at Sea
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Mon, 07 Dec 2009 06:07 AM PST
AUSTIN, Texas----Valence Technology, Inc. , an international developer of safe lithium iron magnesium phosphate energy storage solutions, today announced its collaborative effort to bring hybrid blue-water yachts to market by joining a team of three other world-class, industry leaders: custom yacht builder Foundation Bénéteau Yachts, world-class marine diesel engine company Volkswagen AG and

Boat center asks city for funds
The World Mon, 07 Dec 2009 18:42 PM PST
Volunteers plan to ask Coos Bay officials for money this week to help open a boat building center on the Empire waterfront. Asking will be the easy part.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Boat Building News

Craftsmanship surging in Estonia
Baltic Times
Ship-making and boatbuilding are old professions in Estonia. There are some 150 companies in the country currently making fishing-boats, barges, ...

Restoration work begins on Thunderbird No. 2
Peninsula Gateway
The Thunderbird No 2., a sailboat built at Eddon Boat in the 1950s, was moved into the boat-building shop on Nov. 24, and volunteers began the long process ...

Myanmar: Building boats in the Delta
ReliefWeb (press release)
In July, ACTED moved a step further with the opening of boat-building workshops in two villages. Each one has two production lines and employs two local ...

CTBi to represent ABYC education in South Africa « South African ...
By boatingsa
November 30, 2009, Annapolis, MD: ABYC and the Cape Town Boatbuilding and Technology Initiative (CTBi), Cape Town, South Africa, have partnered under a five year agreement to have CTBi represent ABYC's education, training and technical ...
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Mastercraft recalls 73 workers
WVLT-TV Knoxville Wed, 02 Dec 2009 15:19 PM PST
Boating probably isn't at the top of your list of things to do this December. But folks in Vonore are glad making more boats is at the top of Mastercraft's list.

Maritimo announces pod drive Sports Cabriolet
Power Boat - World
'We believe Volvo Penta IPS and Maritimo's renowned quality boat building will be an attractive combination for the market,' he said. ..

US Marine Parent Company Purchases $85 Million Of Its Outstanding Notes
Cape Fear Business News
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Brunswick Corporation Parent company of the now closed US Marine boat building plant in Navassa, announced today that it has recently ...

Medieval shipyard discovered on Skye
By gp
In an interview with the Herald, Dr Colin Martin said, "This small loch was almost certainly the focus of crucial maritime work, whether boat building, repair and maintenance or as an inland harbour. "One timber was from a boat up to ...
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EPA Delays Decision on More Ethanol in Gas: Is This Just About Cars?
However, the country's largest recreational boating organization says it remains concerned that the EPA said that it will review initial findings on testing ...

Boat Building Industry in the US and its International Trade [Q4 2009 Edition]
The comprehensive Boat Building Industry report provides the most updated data and analysis on the industry's key financial data, cost and pricing, ..

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Boat Building News

Marketing Seminar in Ellsworth Dec. 8
Fenceviewer Wed, 02 Dec 2009 06:21 AM PST
ELLSWORTH The maritime industry trade organization Maine Built Boats will host its third annual North Star Alliance Marketing Seminar for Maines Boat Building, Composites and Marine Trades Industry next week.

Federal Court Denies Class Certification in Boat Fuel Case : Mass ...
By (Sean Wajert)
A federal court last week denied class certification in a case arising from alleged damage to boats allegedly caused by ethanol blended gasoline. Kele.
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Yamaha discontinues Century Boats
Trade Only Today
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA announced today it will discontinue production of Century Boats effective immediately. The company has 63 full-time employees. ..

Education + preservation = success for Newport school
By Hathaway News Service Despite a difficult economy in nearly every business sector including education, one area boat building school is expanding its ...