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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Boat Building News

Have a safe Memorial day. Save aside some time to think about those who have died for their country, our veterans, and those who are currently serving. God bless them all.

Solar-powered boat brings home honors
San Diego Union Tribune
Below, Lowe has his hand on the throttle used on the 15-foot-long wooden boat, which traveled 200 meters in 36 seconds. SAN DIEGO — A group of Scripps ...

Local authors kick off summer reading
Cape Cod Times
Learn all about fine boat-building from Dunlop's focused and readable text, use the glossary to expand your knowledge and vocabulary, then take a deep ...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Boat Building News

It's National Safe Boating Week May 22 -2 8, 2010. Wear your lifejacket. Take a boating class.  Save a Life. It might be yours.

Boatbuilding is a class act at Plockton
Press and Journal
Seven students were vying for one of four positions on the Plockton High School boat-building course. The school introduced the course three years ago and ..

Flying Fish Festival now includes Wooden Boat Building
Catalina Island News (press release)
By City of Avalon AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND - The Inaugural Wooden Boat Challenge will be part of the 3rd Annual Flying Fish Festival. ...

(VIDEO) Adam Green On Boats That Build Kids
Triple Pundit
Despite having no prior boat building experience, he worked with students to make “Dolphin,” an 8 foot wooden dinghy which was launched in the school ...

Unique boatbuilders' course is plain sailing for new students
Milford Mercury
Students on the Rising Tide course, which is based at the training centre on Milford Docks, learn about the craft and technicalities of boat building and ...

Friday, May 28, 2010

Boat Building News

Rich HilsingerCongratulations to Rich Hilsinger of Woodenboat Publications;
The Weekly Packet, May 27, 2010
WoodenBoat honored for work with Brooklin School

Rich Hilsinger accepts a Maine Education Association Corporate Award on behalf of WoodenBoat Publications. Photo courtesy of Sharon Thoner

On May 15, Rich Hilsinger of WoodenBoat Publications accepted a Corporate Award at the Maine Education Association’s annual awards banquet for the company’s work with Brooklin School..................

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's National Safe Boating Week May 22 -2 8, 2010. Wear your lifejacket. Take a boating class.  Save a Life. It might be yours.

CFCC invites boat builders to enter annual boat show
WWAY NewsChannel 3
This year marks the 11th annual CFCC Boat Show on July 24, 2010. Presented by the CFCC's two boat building programs, the show serves as an annual ..

In Print : "Schooner" by Tom Dunlop and Alison Shaw
Martha's Vineyard Times
Yes, "Schooner" does explain much of the dying art of wooden boat building, and it does it well, but Alison's elegant abstracts of Rebecca's soul are the .

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Boat Building News

Help needed for historic racing yacht
Great Yarmouth Mercury
Enthusiasts set up a trust in 2008 to restore the historic racing yacht Leila. Now after more than 18 months of hard work, it is hoped that local ...

  Goetz files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy
Trade Only Today
In early 2009, Eric Goetz's former company, Goetz Custom Sailboats, was petitioned into receivership. However, he bought the assets back in a March 2009 ...

  Beneteau USA celebrates recent successes
Trade Only Today
Beneteau USA, the American division of the world's largest sailboat manufacturer, builds hundreds of 31- to 50-foot production sailboats in Marion, SC, .

Volunteers build replica boats at St. Augustine Lighthouse
Florida Times-Union
The building, banging and shrill mechanical sounds are a magnet that draws meandering visitors past the lighthouse to check out the boat-building ...

Economy's unsteady course has boat business wobbly
Asbury Park Press
Always sensitive to any economic downturns, the boat business was savaged by this recession. Rhode Island's boat-building industry saw well-known Freedom ...

Boat exemption amendment survives Senate vote
Trade Only Today
The Brownback amendment, which would exempt boat, auto and RV dealers from the oversight of a new consumer financial protection agency, was supported by the ...

Kaoshiung mayor outlines yacht industry development plan
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Kaohsiung, May 26 (CNA) The Kaohsiung city government plans to develop a designated zone for the yacht sector and a home port for cruise ships to get fuel ...

Participation in Boating and Fishing Helps Conserve Nation's Waterways
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 26 May 2010 11:49 AM PDT
Recent events in the Gulf Coast have highlighted the importance of protecting the nation's waterways. As many Americans feel compelled to support clean-up efforts, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation , a non-profit organization that encourages participation in boating and fishing, wants to encourage people to take part in conserving all U.S. aquatic resources. 

CFCC invites boat builders to enter annual boat show
WWAY 3 Wilmington Wed, 26 May 2010 08:05 AM PDT
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Wed, 05/26/2010 - 10:47am. READ MORE: WILMINGTON - Every July, dozens of boats from all over the region pour into downtown Wilmington for the annual Cape Fear Community College Boat Show.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Boat Building News

It's National Safe Boating Week May 22 -2 8, 2010. Wear your lifejacket. Take a boating class.  Save a Life. It might be yours

Boat builder delt new financial setback
WPRI Providence Fri, 21 May 2010 19:10 PM PDT
The Bristol-based boat building company Goetz Custom Technologies has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy

Gulf Craft wins the double at 'World of Yachts Recognition Awards 2010'
Zawya Sat, 22 May 2010 02:56 AM PDT
During a glittering event attended by the business leaders and practitioners of the Middle East yachting world, the UAE's largest boat builder, Gulf Craft, received two coveted awards at the inaugural 'World of Yachts Recognition Awards 2010'. 

Government to set up task force to boost yacht industry
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Kaohsiung, May 22 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou said Saturday that the government will set up a task force charged with stimulating the country's yachting ...

River Rendezvous seeks boat-building teams
Herald Times Reporter
MANITOWOC — The Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Mainly Manitowoc are looking for teams to compete in the "Bow to Stern Build-a-Boat Challenge" from 10 am to ..

Friday, May 21, 2010

Boat Building News

Build a Sailboat with Your Family in a Weekend
New Hampshire Magazine
DURHAM – Spring has arrived, and with it the UNH Marine Docents' annual Family Boat-Building Workshop. This year, six families will have an opportunity to ...

Boat Building by the Bay Launch and Celebration
The Capital Tue, 18 May 2010 21:04 PM PDT
Please join 30 area youth,their mentors, and lead boat builder as they launch their Northeaster Dory for its maiden voyage. 

MasterCraft's new acquisition creates new jobs
WATE 6 Knoxville Tue, 18 May 2010 15:49 PM PDT
Local boat builder MasterCraft is launching its new production line,  a big turnaround after some tough times for the industry. 

DCMIA hosts Chamber event
Outer Banks Sentinel Tue, 18 May 2010 23:18 PM PDT
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, the Dare County Marine Industry Association, and the College of the Albemarle recently teamed up for an Outer Banks Chamber Business After Hours event highlighting the boat-building industry in Dare. 

  The Lookout: Lowell's Boat Shop launching season with a splash
The Daily News of Newburyport
Today, the shop is a working museum, dedicated to preserving and perpetuating the art and craft of wooden boat building. The building is a National Historic ...

Riviera steers clear of receivership
BigPond News Thu, 20 May 2010 05:41 AM PDT
Australian boat builder Riviera announced it has emerged out of receivership, and may expand production. 

La Conner yacht-builder moving this summer
Skagit Valley Herald Thu, 20 May 2010 12:04 PM PDT
LA CONNER  Pacific Mariner Inc. will be closed and consolidated with Westport Shipyards operations in Westport and Hoquiam by late summer, the company said this week. Westport¦ 

Boatbuilding teaches more than you'd think
Students at the tiny Georgetown School have taken to boat building like they were born to it. This is the fourth year the school has used the boat building ...

A really good article by Steve D'Antonio in the May 2010 Passage Maker Magazine on fuel tank installations:


By Steve D'Antonio When poorly or improperly installed, even the highest quality fuel tanks will fail—often quickly. On the other hand, I've seen many fuel tanks whose construction was, well, questionable, but they lasted for decades because the builder had done his or her homework when it came to installation.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Boat Building News

Hinckley rehires total 100
Mainebiz Daily
By The Mainebiz News Staff Boatbuilding company The Hinckley Co. is hiring back workers it laid off in 2008 and 2009, thanks to a boost in orders. ...

All hands on deck for hands-on learning
Times Record (blog)
Hudson said this year's launch was particularly special for classmate Caleb Voorheis, who Hudson said took part in last year's boatbuilding project. ...

Gulf Craft makes waves at Beirut Boat Show
Zawya Tue, 18 May 2010 05:13 AM PDT
Beirut, Lebanon, 18 May 2010: Gulf Craft Gulf Craft , the region's largest and internationally renowned boat manufacturer has announced its participation at the fifth Beirut International Boat and Super Yacht Show which will get underway from 19 th May. During the five day show, marine enthusiasts will be able to experience Gulf Craft Gulf Craft 's signature luxury yacht - the Majesty 88 through ..

America's Cup designers narrow down new boat class
AP In the most significant step toward creating a new class of boat for the 34th America's Cup, some of the world's leading yacht designers and engineers on ...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Boat Building News

Town Hall Seattle, old schooner win $125000 grants
Seattle Times
The museum, dedicated to wooden-boat building, offered its advice — and encouraged its fans to vote for the schooner as well. 

SoCal students prepare for solar boat race
(KABC) -- Students from 16 Southland schools will be harnessing the power of the sun this weekend for a boat race as the eighth annual Solar Cup Competition ...

Sitka builder launches new oil field boats
Anchorage Daily News
"It's been a neat process, it's totally different from what we normally do," said Ken Baker, who managed the project for the Sitka boat building company. ...

Ohio museum tells the tale of the once-mighty riverboat
Toronto Sun
The third building is about boat building. “That was big business,” Sutter says. “Almost every town (on the Ohio River system) had a boat builder until ..

Qld boating industry drifts towards better times
Brisbane Times Sat, 15 May 2010 17:23 PM PDT
Queensland's marine industry is brimming with confidence judging by the number of exhibitors booked for this weekâs Sanctuary Cove boat show.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Boat Building News

Lake Assault Boats moves work to Wisconsin
Milwaukee Business Journal
Fishing and work boat manufacturer Lake Assault Boats LLC has been awarded $111000 in economic development tax credits to move production from Minnesota to ...

GST changes to help Coast boat builders
Gold Coast Bulletin News
CHANGES to GST laws announced last night will give Gold Coast boat building company Riviera 'an edge' in the international market. ...

Boat builder cruises into black after years in red
The New Zealand Herald Tue, 11 May 2010 10:23 AM PDT
Listed amphibious boat-maker Sealegs' announcement of its maiden profit may come as a surprise to its critics after years of consistent losses.The North Shore manufacturer - which builds boats capable of travelling at up to 75...

Morris Yachts Win Building Contract
Fenceviewer Wed, 12 May 2010 07:29 AM PDT
TRENTON  The deck molds for the USCGA Leadership 44 training vessels arrived here on April 23. In short order, the Morris boat building crew will start the layup process. 

Boat-building course continues at arboretum
With Executive Director Jim Peck leading the workshop, seven boys from the township and Union continue their boat-building class in the Cora Hartshorn .

  Shaping the Skin of a Schooner: Anatomy of Life on the Waterfront
Martha's Vineyard Gazette
It's the same with every part of boatbuilding because so much of it is repetitive.” Nat slowly pushes a plank into the mouth of a planer. ...

Hybrid Sailboat Propulsion Proposed by Researchers
Gas 2.0 (blog)
Researchers in Portugal are working on an electric assist propulsion system for sailboats that harnesses the wind energy gathered in a ships sails to ...

Restoration of wooden boat at Antique Boat Museum
YNN Syracuse Thu, 13 May 2010 18:55 PM PDT
The Clayton Antique Boat Museum in Clayton specializes in the age of wooden watercraft and right now, a group of people are working on restoring a special vessel the "Wild Goose." It was built back in 1915 and later given to the museum for its collection. Photojournalist RD White stopped by while boat builder Mike Corrigan and a group of dedicated volunteers continue their restoration work on ...  

Boat builder wins award
Albany and Great Southern Weekender Thu, 13 May 2010 14:58 PM PDT
A LOCAL boat builder has again proven to be a producer of a quality product after winning an industry award. Westerberg Marine won the Western Australian Boat of the Year (aluminium under six metres) at the 2010 WA Marine Industry Awards.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Boat Building News

FEDERAL BUDGET 2010: Boat building and film sector get special assistance
Smart Company (blog)
The Government hopes to boost export sales of boat builders by changing GST laws such that recreational boats can be purchased GST-free if the boat is ..

Friday, May 7, 2010

Boat Building News

Despite headwinds, Minnesota's boating industry still afloat and trying new tack
MinnPost Wed, 05 May 2010 08:45 AM PDT
Despite headwinds, Minnesota's boating industry still afloat and trying new tack By Brad Allen | Wednesday, May 5, 2010 As the boating industry's fortunes have ebbed and flowed with economic cross currents  perhaps more than any other consumer discretionary expense â Minnesota has been at the center of many of those changes. 

Eastport Boat School Is “Alive and well—and thriving”
Working Waterfront
by Bob Gustafson The Boat School in Eastport is alive and well-and thriving. We're on a great growth curve," says Dean Pike, adjunct faculty member, ...

DCMIA hosts Chamber event
Outer Banks Sentinel Tue, 04 May 2010 23:19 PM PDT
The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce, the Dare County Marine Industry Association, and the College of the Albemarle recently teamed up for an Outer Banks Chamber Business After Hours event highlighting the boat-building industry in Dare. 

EPA addresses discharges at American Boating Congress
Trade Only Today
These practices, mandated by the Clean Boating Act of 2008, will cover discharges like gray water, trash, oil, deck runoff, boat washing, bilge water - "any ...

Michigan Boating Industries Association Offers FREE Boating Publication and Boating Safety Information
PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Fri, 07 May 2010 05:10 AM PDT
LIVONIA, Mich., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) is offering, free to the public, the 2010 edition of the Michigan Boating Annual Directory and a Boating Safety Information Kit. The Michigan Boating Annual Directory is the official handout at the Detroit Boat Show and Spring Boating Expo, and is also distributed throughout the summer at public 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Boat Building News

Boat lovers visit town
Carteret County News-Times Tue, 04 May 2010 09:27 AM PDT
JENNIFER ALLEN BEAUFORT â The cool breeze blew across Taylors Creek Saturday filling the sails of boats at the N.C. Maritime Museum on Front Street during the 36th annual Wooden Boat Show and stirring mounds of sawdust down the street at the Beaufort National Boatbuilding Challenge. 

Angry buyer sues HMY Yacht Sales
Sun-Sentinel Tue, 04 May 2010 07:56 AM PDT
A Fort Lauderdale yacht brokerage was found liable for nearly $2 million in damages after a Rhode Island man filed suit claiming the 66-foot yacht he bought in 2007 was ``unseaworthy.''

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Boat Building News

Resort museum offers boat building activity for kids
Ocean City Today
Three different boat-building kits will be available for a modest cost, and volunteers will be on hand to assist. With the purchase of a boat-building kit, ...

New book features Girvan boat-builders, Alexander Noble & Sons
Fishnewseu (blog)
A NEW book is to be published by History Press about one of Scotland's finest boat-building companies, Alexander Noble & Sons of Girvan. ...

New England Boatworks — up from the ashes
It will house composites fabrication operations, new boat construction and a machine shop. A second building will follow and plans are to use it for parts, 

Maritime Days are here again
Barnstable Patriot
Cape Cod Maritime Museum begins its eight-week “Introduction to Boatbuilding” course today. Learn more at ...

Analysts bullish on Brunswick's future
Trade Only Today
Brunswick reported a 15 percent increase in net sales for the first quarter, which includes a rise in sales in both the boat and engine segments. ...

Yacht maker closing, 55 jobs lost
The company makes houseboats and yachts, then services them and stores them. He says the economy has created a lack of orders, and it hasn't gotten any ...

Eichenlaub Marine: A Boater's One-Stop Shop
The Log Newspaper
Wooden boat building became his longtime passion. For two years in the 1960s, the skilled builder had so many orders for boats that he pulled out his phone ...

O.C. boat maker expands to East Coast
Willard Marine in Anaheim, which makes aluminum and fiberglass boats for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide, has opened a second ...

A wooden boat's beauty lies in its reflection of nature
Seattle Times Sat, 01 May 2010 20:09 PM PDT
Whether consciously or not, a wooden-boat builder taps into of nature, relying on its inherent order to guide the builder to a thing of beauty. It is, in fact, the underlying order and its reflection of the natural world that makes the boat so compelling.