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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Boat Building News

Pacific Northwest builder reduces work force
Trade Only Today
based boatbuilding and repair facility, has laid off 40 workers after finishing a 127-footer and with no more building projects lined up. ...

Metro Links for January 29: Bay City Number of the Day, Public Notice and Pet ...
The Bay City Times -
Boating and fishing seminars, a wakeboard simulator, boating kids clinic, Lego boat building contest and more activities are planned.

Ed Killer: Chew keeps chugging along in boat business
Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)
Then Genmar Boat's Seaswirl line picked Chew to become its general manager. The move put him at the point of a $40 million boat building company. .

Brunswick boat sales down 38 percent for fourth quarter
Lake Expo
The Boat segment is comprised of the Brunswick Boat Group and includes 17 boat brands. The Boat segment reported net sales of $153.4 million for the fourth ...

Friday, January 29, 2010

Boat Building News

Business suddenly blossoms for struggling boat builder
Daytona Beach News-Journal
With no boats to build, Cosker shifted focus, handling design work for other boat builders who were using the lull to come up with new products. ...

Photo Exhibition Promotes Craft of Traditional Boat Building
Organizers hope that the exhibition will stimulate interest in preserving the craft of traditional boat building as a valuable inheritance. ...

Townsend Bay Marine lays off 40
Peninsula Daily
The action was taken after the company found itself without a boat-building project after completing the 127-foot luxury sport-fishing yacht Cielo Mare ...

Westlawn Institute moves offices to Maine
Trade Only Today
... to include working closely with The Boat School, which specializes in teaching boatbuilding, and which is the oldest school of boatbuilding in the ...

Worlds Premiere Boating Event Cruises Into Miami February 11-15, 2010 Showcasing Best of the Boating Industry
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 28 Jan 2010 05:00 AM PST
The 2010 Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami makes waves with thousands of boats and deals. New features include an appearance by the star of National Geographicâs âExpedition Great White,â the Guy Harvey art exhibition, Big Boat Row, product unveilings, and more. 

Brunswick Corporation Q4 2009 Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha (blog)
A leading Marine publication boating industry recently ranked the top 100 dealers in North America, 82 of the top 100 were sellers of Brunswick boat brands. ...

Luxury Vessels on Display at Dubai International Boat Show
The Open Press (press release)
Some of the world's biggest luxury yacht builders will be heading to the Dubai International Boat Show. (OPENPRESS) January 29, 2010 -- The very latest in ...

Stuart sailboat builder helps disabled man realize his dream
Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)
In the canal behind his home on Duck Key, the new 26-foot sailboat Eleanor P rests tied to the seawall. Like any new boat owner, Robinson is chomping at the ...

Breakthru in power catamaran design
Power Boat - World
Australian Scott Ramsden is probably better-known as sailboat man than a powerboat man; after all, when you can win world championships in the exciting ...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Boat Building News

Despite troubling economy, Ameracat expands Fort Pierce boat-building business
Fort Pierce Tribune
Consumer confidence was low, established boat builders were cutting back and boat sales were down. But a trio of Treasure Coast men decided the time was ...

Cornish Crabbers boat builders turn around their business - Business Club
Daily Telegraph Tue, 26 Jan 2010 05:40 AM PST
Plain sailing as boat builder Cornish Crabbers enjoys buoyant times again. 

Community rowing floats Alec's boat!
Fife Today Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:12 PM PST
JUST two weeks ago, Fife boat-builder Alec Jordan's prototype St Ayles Skiff, the 'Chris O'Kanaird,' was gracing the hallowed halls of the Scottish Parliament. (21/01/2010 11:39:01) 

Boss wants his Chinese workers in Whangarei
Northern Advocate
A Chinese graduate from a Northland boatbuilding course intends to send his own trainees from China to do the same course. Feng Wei completed a short course ...

NMMA reports sales boost at shows
Trade Only Today
"This year - with a slight increase in consumer confidence, pent-up demand and the allure of the boating lifestyle - we're seeing buyers return, ...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Boat Building News

Tollefson, legendary boat builder, turns 99; friends, family bring him a party
Peninsula Daily
Photo by Jeff Chew/Peninsula Daily News By Jeff Chew PORT LUDLOW -- Legendary boat builder RM "Tolly" Tollefson, whose trendsetting designs created a loyal ..

Splicing workshop Feb. 6 benefits Marine Trades Association scholarship fund
Port Townsend Leader
The first is a half-tuition grant provided by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. It covers the scholarship student's tools and supplies, ...

Boating industry hitting higher tide
New York Post Sat, 23 Jan 2010 22:56 PM PST
The New York Boat Show winds down today, but the industry believes boating itself will continue to climb despite the economy. The National Marine Manufacturers Association says boating will continue to grow based on reports that more adults are enjoying boating. In fact, participation increased six percent to an estimated... 

Northtec Boat Building Graduate Establishes Career Sun, 24 Jan 2010 18:34 PM PST
NorthTec boatbuilding graduate Feng Wei has gone on to establish as international career in the sector since completing a short course in Composite Boatbuilding in Whangarei in 2004. 

Despite troubling economy, Ameracat expands Fort Pierce boat-building business
St. Lucie News Tribune Mon, 25 Jan 2010 03:39 AM PST
FORT PIERCE  February 2009 was not a month that most people would pick to open a company manufacturing a new kind of powered catamaran.Consumer confidence was low, established boat builders were cutting back and boat sales were down.But a trio of Treasure Coast men decided the time was just right. People thought we were crazy, said Steve Meitner, president of Ameracat, but here we are .

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Boat Building News

State's yacht makers are revving up business again
Pierce County Herald
Wisconsin's yacht builders, most located in the eastern part of the state, are calling back workers, as the recession eases its grip. ...

Northwest Maritime Center races toward funding deadline
Peninsula Daily
The boat shop also began operation, teaching students the craft of small wooden boat building. It is planned in May that the center's chandlery opens in ...

Lyman-Morse, E Sailing combine on daysailer
Trade Only Today
Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding Co. and E Sailing Yachts are working together to build the e33 daysailer. Construction and pre-construction planning have started ...

New York Boat Show takes over Javits Center
WABC-TV New York Wed, 20 Jan 2010 11:54 AM PST
It's the perfect destination for buyers and dreamers alike, featuring more than 1,000 of the newest and best boats.  

High-performance boat companies thrive in landlocked Kansas, Missouri
Kansas City Star
“When we're at boat shows out east, we always get the same reaction when we tell them where our boats are manufactured,” said St. Clair, who will have his ...

Jacobs expects to jump start boat building in Pulaski, Wis. Wed, 20 Jan 2010 18:43 PM PST
Minneapolis businessman Irwin Jacobs said Wednesday that he expects to rehire up to 200 workers in the coming weeks to jump start boat building in Pulaski, Wis. Jacobs and a business partner acquired..

Seaport offers three multiple-day workshops in February
Asbury Park Press
The class is designed for beginners and boat builders unfamiliar with regional Barnegat Bay boat building methods. It includes an introduction to ...

Restorations Sought for Newport Harbor's Once-Popular Rhodes 33s
The Log Newspaper
Before the fiberglass revolution changed boatbuilding forever in the 1950s, wood was the material used to build the vessels that allowed consumers to ...

Australia. Riviera creditors agree to Deed of Company Arrangement
BYM News (press release)
At a meeting held today in Brisbane the creditors of Riviera, Australia's largest luxury boat builder, voted in favour of a Deed of Company Arrangement ..

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Boat Building News

Port Townsend man helps build Aleut craft, generational bridge for Paddle Journey
Peninsula Daily
Jared, a senior at Gig Harbor High School, agreed to take on the boat-building as his senior project. "We needed a canoe, and we knew that Mitch knew how to ...

Alliance formed to bid on Bluenose II project
South Shore Now
... be some ramping up, and there's also an apprenticeship element that new shipwrights and boat building people would be employed on the project, as well. ...

State's yacht builders see smoother sailing ahead
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel There's a glimmer of hope for Wisconsin's yacht building industry, which has lost hundreds of jobs in the recession. .

Norway & Germany. Norwegian boat builders set sail for BOOT show in Dusseldorf
BYM News (press release)
After years of a declining market for export of leisure boats, Norwegian boat builders are once again setting their sights on international customers. ...

Vonore boat builder MasterCraft to hire in the spring
WATE 6 Knoxville Tue, 19 Jan 2010 06:56 AM PST
Vonore boat builder MasterCraft expects to add 50 to 100 jobs in the spring after buying another manufacturer. It bought Hydra-Sports, which makes boats for use on saltwater. 

Gig Harbor BoatShop to Start Classes
The Kitsap Sun Mon, 18 Jan 2010 16:16 PM PST
GIG HARBOR The Gig Harbor BoatShop will be hosting its first-ever class this weekend (Jan. 23, 24).Dubbed the Shipwrights Tool Box, the class is designed to familiarize participants with boat builders tools.This class will be open to eight people, and will use the 26-foot Pirouette (No. 2 Thunderbird sailboat) as a teaching platform during this two-day, eight-hour course.Carola Filmer, Gig ... 

Historic vessel being restored in Silva Bay
Gabriola Sounder Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:24 PM PST
The historic sailing vessel Cresset is undergoing refit in Silva Bay this winter. It was designed in the 1920s by celebrated Vancouver engineers and yacht designers Wavell and Douglas Urry as their personal yacht and race boat.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Boat Building News

Xtreme Challenge registration begins
Omak Okanogan County Chronicle
“Xtreme Boat Building” with Eric Simmons – Students will build a racing canoe and will take it on field trips to Omak Lake and Anacortes this spring. ...

Dammrich disputes misuse of Grow Boating funds | Great Lakes Boating
By glbm
Funds that used to go to Grow Boating are being used to help dealers sell boats in the down market, Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Grow Boating Inc., told Soundings Trade Only this morning. ...
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Cruisers Yachts Rehiring Workers
Oconto-based KCS International Incorporated, the parent company of Cruisers Yachts, says it's hired back 100 of its employees to work on new orders. ...

Nimble by name, Nimble by nature - the Des Townson Classic 12
Sail World
Robert Brooke, of the Auckland Traditional Boatbuilding School, has completed building a replica of Nimble Q8, designed and sailed by Des Townson, .

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Boat Building News

American Custom Yachts in Stuart creating jobs in marine industry
Vero Beach Press-Journal (subscription)
American Custom Yachts is specific in what it is looking for in its new hires to work on two specific yachts; a 90-foot custom sport fishing yacht and a ...

A Canoe Takes Form At The Maritime Center
Buffalo Rising (blog)
What about heading to the Outer Harbor to join in on some canoe building action? That's the ticket. Throughout the year boat-building enthusiasts get ...

Annual New York Boat Show offers an escape from Winter, even for one day
The Star-Ledger - (blog)
By Charles Zusman For more than a century, area boaters have escaped the winter, if just for a day, at the annual New York Boat Show. ...

Most Genmar Brands Sold To Platinum Equity
Last Friday the auction of Genmar's boat brands and assets under the supervision of a bankruptcy judge concluded with the Los Angeles private equity, ..

Jacobs reclaims Genmar yacht operations
Pioneer Press
An attorney for Patriarch Partners, the private equity fund that made the losing bid for Genmar's yacht business through an affiliate, said the company ...

A Joel White 12 1/2 is launched at the Boatbuilding Academy ...
By Gavin Atkin
John Watson and Dave Snelling's 12 1/2 Haven on student launch day in December John Watson and build partner Dave Snelling built the Joel White. -

RI boat builder says DEM contract went to Canada
NBC 10 Providence Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:35 PM PST
DEM officials said the Canadian companyâs bid met its needs. 

Boating business bringing new jobs to Vonore
MasterCraft Boat Company has announced it has purchased Hydra-Sports boats. Hydra-Sports, who is a well regarded manufacturer of 19 high performance ...

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Boat Building News

UK. PSP launches 1st global boat transportation alliance for the marine industry
BYM News (press release)
“Each member of the alliance has been chosen specifically by their presence in the boat building and marina industries, and because they are tried and ...

Jobs lost but international trade up
Yachting Monthly Mon, 11 Jan 2010 02:38 AM PST
The UK leisure and small commercial marine industry is beginning to show signs of recovery with confidence starting to return. Figures being released at the Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show reveal total revenue for the last year rising slightly to £3.16 billion.  

Annual boat show docks at McCormick Place
January 11, 2010 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- It may not be boating weather, but this is a chance to think warm thoughts. Right now, at McCormick Place, ...

NMMA Canada holds Hall of Fame inductions
Trade Only Today
The National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada today will induct Ian Bruce and Marcel Dubois into Canada's Boating Hall of Fame. ...

Merwin: The Future of Bass Boats
Field and Stream (blog)
At a bankruptcy auction held in Minnesota last Friday, a California-based company called Platinum Equity wound up buying fabled bass-boat brand Ranger along ...

Atlanta boat show begins Wednesday
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Tue, 12 Jan 2010 06:28 AM PST
The Atlanta Boat Show begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday at the Georgia World Congress Center.Visitors can find deals on everything from canoes and cruisers to engines and electronics.Hundreds of the latest boats and marine accessories will be on display including Miss Geico the world's fastest offshore racing boat.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Boat Building News

RI boat builders stay afloat by navigating new markets — from aerospace to cellos
Providence Journal
Matt Dunham started out in the boat-building business. But to survive the ups and downs of a tough economy, his Bristol company, Clear Carbon and Components ...

Cornwall boat firm Cornish Crabbers gets new orders
BBC News
A Cornish boat-building firm which went into liquidation in 2008, now has a forward-order book until June. Cornish Crabbers, formerly Select Yachts based at ...

California firm wins auction for most of Genmar Fri, 08 Jan 2010 18:10 PM PST
A California private equity firm emerged as the winning bidder Friday for most of the assets of Genmar Holdings Inc., the boat builder that entered bankruptcy in June. During a two-day auction held i...

The Seattle Boat Show happening at the end of this month has some pre-show online specials
Seattle Times Sat, 09 Jan 2010 10:16 AM PST
The Seattle Boat Show is just around the corner Jan. 29-Feb. 6 at Qwest Field and South Lake Union, and in the meantime there are some specials being offered online. 

Matoaca Elementary fifth-graders design and build boats
Richmond Times Dispatch
The school's fifth-graders spent Monday and Tuesday learning boat-building vocabulary and applying math, science and engineering concepts to their projects. ...

Phuket Boat Show Indicates Smoother Sailing
By Alan Morison PHUKET'S International Boat Show has been a resounding success, managing director Andy Dowden said today as the sun set to close the

Friday, January 8, 2010

Boat Building News

USA. International Yacht Restoration School to launch Composites Technology ...
BYM News (press release)
The International Yacht Restoration School, with campuses in Newport and Bristol, will launch a full-time Composites Technology Program in 2010. ...

Bay museum project gets $50K boost
Vineland Daily Journal
The organization will use the facility to host exhibits and a boat building shop, and as a multipurpose room for events that draw visitors. ...

 Binswanger Brokers Major Sale in Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Marketwire Thu, 07 Jan 2010 10:45 AM PST
CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - On behalf of Chris-Craft Corporation, Binswanger is pleased to announce the sale of a 215,000 sq. ft. building to T5 Partners, LLC. The property is located at 140 Riverside Ct in Kings Mountain, North Carolina. The seller, Chris-Craft Corporation, is a boat builder who moved its yacht division headquarters from Florida to Kings Mountain in 2006 ..

RI boating industry future topic of business roundtable
Warwick Beacon
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will host a presentation and discussion by boating industry leaders looking at the future of the industry in the ...

Lund Boat Company Launches 2010 Spring Retail Programs
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn., January 7, 2010 - Lund Boat Company is thrilled to announce the launch of not one, but two competitive retailpromotions to kick start ...

Westport lays off at least six in Port Angeles
Peninsula Daily
Bob Ruecker, human resources director, issued a statement from the yacht-manufacturing company confirming layoffs in Port Angeles, Westport and Hoquiam. ...

Sunseeker celebrates 50th anniversary
Having never built any craft before, Poole Power Boats embarked on the business of boat building. The rest, as they say, is history. ...

Research and Markets: The Global Demand for Recreational Boats Is Projected To Reach $25.8 Billion in Annual Sales by ...
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Fri, 08 Jan 2010 09:07 AM PST
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Opportunity Assessment for Composites in the Global Boating Industry 2009 - 2014" report to their offering.  

Houston boat show coming soon
Galveston County Daily News Fri, 08 Jan 2010 09:02 AM PST
Boat shows take place early in the year and one of the largest in the south begins Friday.

Portland Boat Show
The Oregonian Fri, 08 Jan 2010 08:40 AM PST
It's the 50th anniversary of the event that highlights all the new models for the coming year. 

Cornwall boat firm bounces back
BBC News Fri, 08 Jan 2010 11:26 AM PST
A Cornish boat-building firm which went into liquidation in 2008, now has a forward-order book until June.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Boat Building News

Winter at Riverkeeper and Boat Building Begins at Buff State
Buffalo Rising (blog)
Buffalonians who want a close-up look at our waterways may want to get in on the winter boat building sessions offered at Buffalo State College's Maritime ...

Falmouth boatbuilding kept alive
Falmouth Penryn Packet
By Stephen Ivall » The skills of wooden boatbuilding and repair are being taught at Falmouth Marine School, keeping the tradition alive in the county. ...

Seattle Central Community College Wood Construction Center Replacement
Daily Journal of Commerce
Students can specialize in cabinetmaking, carpentry or boatbuilding, and also learn safety, skills and knowledge of tools and materials. ...

Census says boating remains popular in US
Trade Only Today
With boat shows opening this week in Nashville, Tenn.; Providence, RI; Kansas City, Mo. and Toronto, the US Census Bureau reports that boating remains a ...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Boat Building News

Shipbuilder gets boat-load of help from stimulus
Evening News and Tribune
By BRADEN LAMMERS Editor's note: This is part six of a six-part series on stimulus money, allocated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, ..

Transponders go overboard
New York Post Sun, 03 Jan 2010 06:06 AM PST
Homeland security may reach out to boaters and re quire them to have transponders so they can be detected on water. Airplane transponders allow air traffic controllers to see who is in the sky, but there are those in the boating industry who believe there are better, less-costly methods. In... 

Boatbuilding Classes in your area - The WoodenBoat Forum
Boatbuilding Classes in your area Misc. Boat Related.

Port Townsend Events
The Community Boatbuilding Day is a chance for people of all ages, shipwrights and ... 1) Building a Community Boat, companion to Journeyman of last year. ..

Toronto International Boat Show uses seminars to entice
Sail World
'A Women's Guide to Safe Boating: Tips You Need to Know to Feel Comfortable on the Water', will be led by seasoned boater, Lori Mason

Boat Show preview
Yachting Monthly Mon, 04 Jan 2010 02:38 AM PST
The 2010 Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show opens on Friday 8 January until Sunday 17 January. More than 500 exhibitors will be showcasing the best of the marine industry at the ExCel hall in London's Docklands. 

Volusia boat builder damaged by fire
Orlando Sentinel
By Alan Schmadtke, Orlando Sentinel A Volusia County boat manufacturer is cleaning up today following a fire that damaged about 20 percent of the business's ...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Boat Building News

Happy New Year.  This is my first post of 2010.  I hope I can bring boat builders news of the industry and especially news that affects their business.  I search everyday for things that builders need to know about building boats, rules, regulations, safety standards and anything else that will help them build safer boats.

Apalachicola waterfront lands renovation grant
An added benefit will be the training of student workers in the craft of historic boat building and restoration. "We are excited that the building is being ...

Winterton Boat Building Museum
Winterton Boat Building Museum. Our main collection focuses on the building and use of traditional wooden fishing boats in Winterton, Newfoundland. ...

Gas risk remains for navy boats
The Australian
A SAILOR was gassed aboard one of the navy's Armidale-class patrol boats last year because of the same design defects found to have caused a leak that ...

what unis offer msc in the structural design of marine structures ...
By admin
The Woolston Maritime Technology Centre (A college in Southampton, England that runs a variety of yacht, boatbuilding, ship joinery, marine technology and engineering courses) The Youth Maritime Training Association (A non-profit ...
Concrete Alliance -