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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Boat Building News

DCMIA hosts Chamber event
Outer Banks Sentinel
O'Neal, a late resident of Roanoke Island, is acknowledged as the forefather of Dare's modern boat building industry and is credited with perfecting the ...

Campion presented with 'Green Business Award'
Trade Only Today
"We will continue to move forward along the green path, looking for new and better ways to improve our boats, both for the boater and for the environment. ...

Brunswick Shares Drop On Concerns About Boat-Market Recovery
Wall Street Journal
By Kerry Grace Benn Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Concerns about a slow-paced recovery in the recreational-boat market weighed on Brunswick ...

Council agrees that boat building business is a key part of local economy
Wollmuth spoke about a $50000 grant awarded through the state Department of Agriculture to promote local boat builders in order to increase jobs. ...

Welder seeks compo for lung disease
The Courier Mail Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:17 PM PDT
A FORMER boat builder is suing Australia's largest boat maker after contracting a rare lung disease that required a lung transplant at the age of 33.  

Cadillac Hopes Boat Market Improves
Interlochen Public Radio
By Tom Carr The City of Cadillac hopes to see the motor boat business bounce back this summer. One of its big employers, Four Winns, has a new owner, ...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Boat Building News

Islenos boat-builder keeps alive the traditions of a lifetime
By Molly Reid, The Times-Picayune Charles Robin III repairs boats and does custom millwork in a workshop run out of his garage, but the true soul of his ...

DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Townsend boat parade coming Saturday
Peninsula Daily
By David G. Sellars THE PORT TOWNSEND Yacht Club is celebrating the opening day of boating season this coming Saturday, May 1, by sponsoring a boat parade .

Boat building industry generates US$61m revenue in 2009
Daily Mirror
In wanting to take marine based industries to deeper seas, the Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) hosted the Boat Show 2010 for the second ...

Company recycles sailboat sails to make boardshorts
Global Surf News
The “2nd Wind Project” is Toes on the Nose's personal effort at reducing the carbon footprint of old discarded sailboat sails. The recycled sailcloth is ...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Boat Building News

Taiwanese yacht builders to make Kaohsiung production stronghold
Focus Taiwan News Channel
The sail boat building district will be located on a 105-hectare tidal land area to which the city government will allocate NT$5 billion (US$160 million) ...

Saturday garage sale to benefit high-school boat programs
Port Townsend Leader
A garage sale fundraiser for the Community Boatbuilding and Puget Sound Voyagers programs at Chimacum and Port Townsend high schools will be held from 10 am ...

Riviera Yachts Taken Off the Auction Block!
In 1997, he was appointed President of the Four Winns boat building company. After a take-over by marine industry giant Genmar in 2000, John more than ...

Pick a festival, any festival this weekend
Starting at 10 am today, there will be boat-building demonstrations by local master boat-builders throughout the day. The Marine Art & Maritime History ...

Pirates Cove Wood Boat Fest May 1-2
Mullet Wrapper
Activities include some of the South's most popular bands, a nautical fair, local artists, boat builders, marine sales and music all weekend, ...

New law gives boat owners break in sales tax
WCSH 6 Portland Fri, 23 Apr 2010 14:39 PM PDT
SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A new law goes into effect this summer that's meant to give Maine's boat building industry a boost. 

Canoe Building Providing skills and jobs for the MarshallCanoe ...
WAM uses the medium of canoe and boat building and sailing to provide more than vocational training as preparation for employment, it also addresses the sense of self worth that has disappeared from Marshallese youth, so that even in ...
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Boat Building News

Students compete in boatbuilding regatta
Trade Only Today
Students from high schools, technical schools and middle schools took on the challenge of building a boat in a day at the 14th annual Plywood Regatta held ...

USA. Summer events at International Yacht Restoration School and the Museum of ...
BYM News (press release)
Graduation ceremonies for students from the Boatbuilding & Restoration program and the Marine Systems program will begin at 10 am inside Restoration Hall. .

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Boat Building News

Ship & Boat Building Industry Report | Snipsly
By bharatbookseo
The U.S Ship & Boat Building Industry report, published annually by Barnes Reports, contains timely and accurate industry statistics, forecasts and demographics. The report features 2010 current and 2011 forecast estimates on the size ...

Ireland. Mark Mills named Asian Marine & Boating Awards Best Designer
BYM News (press release)
Mark Mills was honored with the Asian Marine & Boating Best Designer Award 2010 at the Louis XIII-sponsored China International Boat Show (CIBS) Gala Dinner .

Embattled boatbuilder hires more staff
ABC Online
By Charmaine Kane A luxury boatbuilding firm on Queensland's Gold Coast that shed hundreds of jobs in recent years is hiring again.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Boat Building News

Marlena: Big, fast, beautiful
During a boat-building career that began in the late 1930s, Smith earned a reputation as one of the world's most respected pioneers and innovators of ...

Sunreef Yachts launches into the superyacht market
Sunreef Yachts, the Polish based Shipyard, has been building high quality catamarans, sailing and power yachts for ten years. Sunreef is now facing a great ...

Maritime Center looks to relocate and create new museum
Buffalo News
It also sponsors numerous educational programs, including boat-building courses for youngsters. Maritime enthusiasts are convinced that with the right venue ..

Yacht builder pitches trans-Atlantic challenge
Soundings Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:04 PM PDT
David Marlow, of passagemaker builder Marlow Yachts, has challenged at least eight other manufacturers to a trans-Atlantic race for bragging rights to the best in speed and fuel efficiency.

Update on Boatbuilding in China 4/18/2010 - ProBoat Radio on Blog ...
By ProBoat Radio
This prerecorded interview with Vic Duppenthaler Maxi Marine Zhuhai China will cover the changes that have taken place in the boatbuilding community there since ProBoats coverage of the Pingsha area in 2006. Apr 18 2010.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Boat Building News

Vaka sail away
FOR the past year traditional Pacific craftsmanship has been blending with modern boatbuilding techniques in a Greenhithe boatyard. ...

TV producer sues surveyor after her £450,000 Thames houseboat sank
Evening Standard Tue, 13 Apr 2010 03:40 AM PDT
A woman is suing a surveyor for more than £580,000 after her houseboat sank in the middle of the night as she celebrated her 50th birthday. 

Research and Markets: Boat Building Industry in the U.S. and Its International Trade (Updated Report)
Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance Tue, 13 Apr 2010 05:01 AM PDT
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Boat Building Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade" to their offering. 

Princess Yachts - powering ahead in Australia and New Zealand
Power Boat - World
Princess Yachts, widely recognised as one of the world leaders in luxury motor yachts and sport yachts, has confirmed a firm commitment to the Australian ...

Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: from Decorative Outdoor Gas Appliances to Recreational Boating
American National Standards Institute Wed, 14 Apr 2010 09:26 AM PDT
In an effort to communicate the vital role that standards play in daily life, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will publish, on an ongoing basis, a series of snapshots of the diverse standards initiatives undertaken in the global and national standards arena, many of which are performed by ANSI members and ANSI-accredited standards developers

Trico Marine shares surge on boat sale, contracts
Trico Marine Services, which provides work boats to the offshore oil and natural gas industry, announced Wednesday that it has sold a boat for $16 million ...

Burger Boat in Manitowoc to build $2M research vessel for Wisconsin DNR
Green Bay Press Gazette
Ruffolo said Burger Boat employs about 250 people and the new contract “may bring back a few” hull workers who have been laid off. ...

Monday, April 12, 2010

Boat Building News

2nd Annual African Boating Conference Hits Cape Town « South ...
By boatingsa
Laura is passionate about developing people and she believes the boat building industry is an exciting, challenging and dynamic place for skills interventions that make a difference to people's lives. Laura will be presenting some of ...
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Boat builder sets sights on 'Burg
Chatham Daily News Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:29 PM PDT
Wallaceburg's ship has sailed in, as a shipbuilding business will open and bring in 90 new jobs. An announcement was held at the Oaks Inn on Friday morning to announce news that Kanter Marine will build a new facility that will construct large boats in Wallaceburg. Manfred Kanter Jr., president [...]

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Boat Building News

French yacht maker to be re-listed after restructure
Shares in the French yacht maker will resume trading on Thursday, after being suspended at 2.9 euros per share a year ago. Before trading was stopped, ...

Florida House passes tax breaks other incentives
The bills passed Tuesday also would benefit aircraft owners and yacht buyers as well as the film and entertainment industry. It now goes to the Senate, ...

Follow the Science On Ethanol | Overboard Boater
By P. McDonald
Overboard Boater. Boats and the associated obsession. Follow the Science On Ethanol. Koehler Urges Higher Gas Prices. Keeping on with the ethanol theme, I got an email from BoatUS today discussing the problems with the EPA's possible ...
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Canoe Building 101: Ken Kocsik and the Harmony of Building Your ...
By briandambrosio
“Canoe building is a great teacher of life,” says Kocsik, who teaches yearly a two-week cedar-strip boatbuilding course at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota. “It's a way to learn and practice self-harmony, ...
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Wizard of Water Street
The Apalachicola Times Thu, 08 Apr 2010 10:41 AM PDT
Almost 50 years ago, Neel Hinckley, boat builder extraordinaire, died at age 40, but he is not forgotten. In the world at large, he never made much of an impression, but here in his home town, he is well remembered and there are still traces of Neel.

U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Boats Being Built In La.
ABC 26 New Orleans Fri, 09 Apr 2010 07:06 AM PDT
Major construction officially begins Friday at a Louisiana shipyard on the first in a series of new U.S. Coast Guard patrol boats. 

Potential Boat Building Center catches on fire 11
City Engineer Carl Nolte, who discovered the fire, says this building is suppose to eventually house the City's Boat Building School. ...

Chinese yacht firms set sail in the domestic market
China Daily
By Wang Ying (China Daily) SHANGHAI - During the financial crisis that eroded international yacht orders, shipbuilder Zhangzhou Yihong Yacht Industrial Co ...

Boat builder sets sights on 'Burg
Chatham Daily News Sat, 10 Apr 2010 06:13 AM PDT
Wallaceburg's ship has sailed in, as a shipbuilding business will open and bring in 90 new jobs. An announcement was held at the Oaks Inn on Friday morning to announce news that Kanter Marine will build a new facility that will construct large boats in Wallaceburg. Manfred Kanter Jr., president [...] 

Boating industry starting to emerge from recession doldrums
The News-Times Fri, 09 Apr 2010 23:03 PM PDT
"It wasn't as extravagant and flamboyant as it was a few years ago," he said. "Before, instead of repairing a motor, (some boaters) would just go out and buy a new one."

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Boat Building News

Paddling upstream: Maine Boatbuilders Show : Episode 5
By Canoez
While this might not normally be a challenge, the terminology for boat building in different languages can be very specific. He discovered that they needed a little help to assure themselves that they'd gotten terminology correct. ...
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Hartwell Antique Boat Festival - 4/17/2010
Lakefront Hartwell
Attention Antique Wooden Boat Enthusiasts - The Annual Lake Hartwell Antique Boat Festival will be held on Saturday April 17 and open to the public from 9am ...

Monday, April 5, 2010

Boat Building News

Mayea family keeping craftsmanship in boatbuilding alive
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
"The best time is when a boat is finished and it's hoisted into the water," said Chad Mayea, 31. "You get to see the accumulation of three years or so worth ...

Coshocton Tribune Sun, 04 Apr 2010 13:32 PM PDT
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Rick Galyen sliced into the blue shrink-wrap and peeled the protective layer off his dry-docked boat. The winter covering slipped off the 32-foot Sea Ray and fell to the ground at the Edgewater Yacht Club

Not a plastic show
Soundings Mon, 05 Apr 2010 11:49 AM PDT
Phin Sprague couldn't find a boat show where the salespeople knew more about boats than he did, so he created his own. That was more than two decades ago, and today serious boaters say the Maine Boatbuilders Show is a Mecca for those in the know.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Boat Building News

New marine parts, how-to Web site launched
Soundings Thu, 01 Apr 2010 17:02 PM PDT
A new Web site is devoted exclusively to inboard boater's boat parts - many at discounted prices. Bargain hunters can browse thousand of quality parts with the brand names they seek and with 31 days to return a part with no restocking fees.

inside douglas: Build, build, build a boat . . .
By editor
The Fraser River Discovery Centre is home to a unique community project with its new exhibit Build-a-Boat: Wooden Boat Building on the Fraser, as visitors and volunteers work together to build an 18 foot Fraser River skiff. ...
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On the crest of a wave
Northumberland Gazette Thu, 01 Apr 2010 16:12 PM PDT
AN Alnwick-based boat builder has set the course for expansion by opening a waterfront facility in Blyth

Local boat manufacturer to supply boats to Womens Match Racing Worlds
Marblehead Reporter Fri, 02 Apr 2010 11:31 AM PDT
Ribcraft, the leading builder of professional grade rigid inflatable boats, or RIBs, for sailing programs and yacht clubs, announced recently an agreement with the New York Yacht Club to supply RIBs and sponsor the 2010 ISAF Womenâs Match Racing World Championship to be held this September. 

Rocking the Boat opens new classrooms
By Patrick Rocchio Rocking the Boat opened its new boat building shop and environmental science classroom in grand style on Thursday, March 25. ...

Second Days of Croatian Boatbuilding to take place in Podstrana
Croatian Times
The second edition of the Days of Croatian Boatbuilding will be held in the marina of Le Meridien Lav Hotel in Podstrana close to Split from 29 April to 2 ...

Port of Toledo Oregon: Depoe Bay's Wooden Boat Show
By Port of Toledo
Depoe Bay's 14th Annual Wooden Boat Show is scheduled for April 17th and 18th this year. Featuring many beautiful wooden boats on display, boat building demonstrations (including participation by the Port of Toledo), a crab feed and ...
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