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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Boat Building News

Come Watch Boat Building in Eastport
The Capital Sun, 27 Jun 2010 18:52 PM PDT
Annapolis Family BoatBuilding will be build International Optimist Sailing Dinghy at 222 Severn Avenue on the grounds of the former Trumphy Boat Yard in Eastport, Annapolis over the 4th of July weekend come watch the event take place. Help support Annapolis Family BoatBuilding Sign up for next year. 

Great Lakes Boat Building School teaching craftsmanship
Royal Oak Daily Tribune Sun, 27 Jun 2010 03:07 AM PDT
Not a single Bunsen burner. Not any cafeterias that specialize in deep fried gruel. No lectures delivered by disinterested, droning professors to an array of droopy eyelids. 

 To Do List
Concord Monitor Sun, 27 Jun 2010 21:15 PM PDT
Want to build a boat? The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro has several slots still open for its second session youth boat building class, from Aug. 9 to 20. Interested youths can apply for a scholarship to take the class, valued at $450. The boat building class offers young people the chance to build an actual boat, ready for a lake or river, said Ann Sprague, executive director at the ... 

SkipperLiner employees return to finish building two boats
La Crosse Tribune
About half of SkipperLiner Industries Inc.'s La Crosse workers returned to the company's French Island boat-building facility Monday to finish work on two ...

Future is now for Coos Bay Boat Building Center 11
By Tim Novotny KCBY News COOS BAY, ORE - The sign out front still read "Future home of the Coos Bay Boat Building Center," but the official Grand Opening on ...

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Boat Building News

Oh Canada!
Ottawa Citizen
The Winterton Boat Building Museum explores its nautical heritage dating back to the 1700s. Nature lovers can hike the trails that wind through the hills, ...

Making Boats from Junk
The Bay Citizen
The HMS Roswell — or perhaps it would be named The Flying Wedge — crew made boat-building look fun, with periodic “union breaks” and much good-natured ...

Statues to honor Algonac legends of boat building
Times Herald Sat, 26 Jun 2010 03:49 AM PDT
Two local heroes of industry are to return home Sunday. 

  Great Lakes Boat Building School teaching craftsmanship
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Why not consider the Great Lakes Boat Building School (GLBBS) located in the Upper Peninsula town of Cedarville which is nestled along the northern shore of ...

River Rendezvous features art, boat building
Herald Times Reporter
Another new element for the second year of River Rendezvous was a boat-building competition. Four "Bow to Stern Build a Boat Challenge" teams created ...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Boat Building News

NMMA Reports Number of Boaters Rising
Marisys (blog)
The program, called the Grow Boating Initiative has resulted in a 14 percent increase in boating participation since 2005. According to Thom Dammrich, ...

Dock of dreams' set to open
The World Thu, 24 Jun 2010 11:51 AM PDT
Leaders of Empire's new Boat Building Center see themselves like Kevin Costner, building a baseball field in the farmlands of Iowa. 

Eco-friendly superyachts of the future
Aside from the more general push across all industries, yacht owners have a number of added incentives to go green. Fuel costs for many superyachts can run 

Want to build a boat? Now's your chance!
The show is held on the banks of the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington and serves as an annual celebration of the craft of boat building. ...

THE founder of a hugely successful Whitby boat building business has died aged 60.
Whitby Today
The company is now considered one of the best boat builders in the UK and is currently building its 28th and 29th vessels. Mr Oliver was married to Esther ...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Boat Building News

Ethanol-blended gas costs boater thousands of dollars in repairs
10 Connects
St. Petersburg, Florida - Summertime means more boaters are heading out on the water, and more of us are working on our yards. ...

Reg White: Yachtsman and boat-builder who won Olympic gold in 1976
Independent Mon, 21 Jun 2010 16:25 PM PDT
Reg White was one of Britain's best known yachtsmen as well as an internationally renowned boat-builder. He partnered John Osborn at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, winning gold with a day of racing to spare, and dominated the world of catamarans for nearly three decades, winning three World Championships in the 1970s and the Little America's Cup a record five times between 1963 and 1968. Much to 

Smoother waters for boating industry?
Skagit Valley Herald Tue, 22 Jun 2010 09:54 AM PDT
A leaner local marine industry seems to be emerging from a rough couple of years, during which few consumers had the discretionary spending to splurge on pleasure boats. As buyers begin shopping

MRAA applauds Grow Boating relaunch
Trade Only Today
The Marine Retailers Association of America, in an advisory to members, said it is pleased that the redirection of 85 percent of the Grow Boating Engine ...

Brunswick Shares Fall On Worries About Weak Retail Boat Sales
Wall Street Journal
(BC) fell Tuesday on worries that boat sales this year may be weaker than previously expected. Raymond James analyst Joseph Hovorka said his firm's survey ..

PSP Ships Vital Boat Building Equipment To South Africa
International Sailing Federation Tue, 22 Jun 2010 05:38 AM PDT
Worldwide boat transportation and freight forwarding firm, PSP, has shipped vital boat building equipment to South Africa to allow the country to build Finn Class dinghies for the first time.  

Boat-builder launches into an £800,000 commission
Northumberland Gazette Tue, 22 Jun 2010 16:10 PM PDT
MASTER boat-builders in Alnwick have been commissioned by scientists at Newcastle University for an £800,000 state-of-the-art research catamaran. 

Boat Company Owners Design Special Boat To Rescue Wildlife In Gulf
The Huffington Post Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:44 AM PDT
Co-owners of Dragonfly Boatworks, a Gulf Coast boating company, have decided to use their business to help Gulf wildlife in the best way they can: with a boat.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Boat Building News

JFK's yacht getting makeover
Boston Herald
The Honey Fitz, a former presidential yacht, has called many ports home, but this elegant boat, constructed in 1931 and later adored by President John F. ...

Fathers' boat story binds families
Bonner County Daily Bee
On a recent drizzly morning, the two kids of the boat-building dads got together to row around in the Whitehall. Even under a sky obscured by low-hanging ...

The Landing School Wood Composite Boat Building |
By admin
Students in the Wood Composite Boat Building Program learn to use wood in conjunction with various composite materials such as cores and fi berglass to. -

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Boat Building News

Boat builders need to innovate
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Boat builders in the region have to face up to the need to innovate or get left behind, a talk given by Anglia Boat Builders Association heard yesterday. ...

Moore turns into boat builder
Delmarva Daily Times
Moore said boat building is in his blood, although he didn't always know it. His grandfather was a shipwright in Bethel, Del., and research done by family ..

Boating industry cruising out of doldrums
The Capital Fri, 18 Jun 2010 09:12 AM PDT
Nationwide sailing representatives gathered in Annapolis this week to learn how to tack out of the economic doldrums that befell the industry following the near-depression of 2008. 

Boating in Chicago
About DiscoverBoating is a national awareness campaign developed by the North American recreational boating industry and managed by the ...

Member of Parliament Randy Kamp Announces Funding for Boat Building in North Vancouver
Marketwire Fri, 18 Jun 2010 16:51 PM PDT
NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2010) - Randy Kamp, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and Member of Parliament for Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge - Mission, will announce a significant job creating contract awarded under the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan to build four new hydrographic survey boats. 

Seacrets owner launches boat-building business
The Daily Times Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:27 AM PDT
BISHOPVILLE -- The man who gave Ocean City its most famous nightclub has traded his bayside-bar lifestyle for a riverfront boathouse, working to build a vessel for firefighters and law enforcement that he says is unlike anything on the water -- except, of course, for the one he already owns. 

Boat building craft alive and well in Lake Placid
Lake Placid News Fri, 18 Jun 2010 05:36 AM PDT
    LAKE PLACID â Joe Moore pushed off from the grassy shore of the Chubb River and dug one edge of a double-bladed paddle into the rippling water.

Rybovich offers to add business incubator, community boating program to ...
Palm Beach Post
An offer of assistance for a community boating program intended to improve residents' access to the water. The new terms were suggested to council members ...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Boat Building News

Carver, Marquis Yachts recall 250 employees
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
By Rick Barrett of the Journal Sentinel Carver and Marquis Yachts, a boat builder based in Pulaski, has recalled 250 employees from layoff. ...

Reg White
At the age of 15 he was taken on as an apprentice to the boatbuilders James and Stone and, by 21, he had his own boatbuilding company. ...

Offshore wind power center earns praise
Mainebiz Daily
The plan calls for the windmills' components to be manufactured in Maine by boatbuilding firms familiar with composite materials. ...

York middle-schoolers build, launch boats at Scituate Pond
York Weekly
The boat-building class met every other morning during school for 40 minutes to discuss working drawings, measuring, the history of Maine boat building, ..

Dealers report rise in boat sales
Florida Today
Paul Berube, general manager of Boater's Exchange in Rockledge, said that although revenue and boat sales are both up from last year at his dealership, ...

Brooklyn Students Set Sail In Their Own Handmade Boats
Some sixth-, seventh- and eigth-grade students in Brooklyn launched wooden boats they made themselves on the Hudson River today. Twenty students from the ...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Boat Building News

Yacht for billionaires transforms into a submarine
But what do you do when you want to rub yacht owners' noses in your even greater wealth? You turn that yacht into a submarine, naturally. ..

San Diego Wooden Boat Festival Celebrates 20th Year
The Log Newspaper
As boating enthusiasts take their time walking the docks, kids can enjoy hands-on activities such as model boat building, painting and take a ride aboard a ...

Boating Industry's June issue
Boating Industry (blog)
Many mixed messages are being sent about the state of today's boating market, and yet having a firm grasp on market conditions is vital for marine ...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Boat Building News

Canoe Building Course, Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 5-Day Course ...
By Mark Bransfield
Do you have an interest in boat building? If you do, this five-day program, Build Your Own 10 ½'-15 ½' Canoe, at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Essex, MA is for you. In this 5-day course held at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum you will ...
Greater Newburyport Today -

Mystic Seaport to host the 19th annual WoodenBoat Show
Stamford Plus Magazine
Additionally, Family Boatbuilding will return to the 2010 WoodenBoat Show. Originally started in 1998, Family Boatbuilding introduces adults and children to ...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Boat Building News

Famous yacht hauled out river for restoration work
Irvine Herald
A GIANT crane gingerly lifts the historic steam yacht Carola out of the water at Irvine Harbour. The massive crane gently lowered the 70 foot vessel on to a ...

Boat building program sails to Downe Academy
Vineland Daily Journal
Downe Academy junior Rakeem Hill, 17, said he never sailed before, but loved the experience of building a boat and taking it out on the water. ...

Vintage wood, fiberglass boats take center stage
Soundings Thu, 10 Jun 2010 17:13 PM PDT
The 38th annual Lake Tahoe Concours d'Elegance, set for June 18-20 in Carnelian Bay on Lake Tahoe's North Shore, will feature an unusual marquee class for a wood boat show - "classic glass." 

Boat-building an 'incredible feeling of accomplishment'
Salt Lake Tribune
By Brett Prettyman Jeremy Christensen of Salt Lake mans the oars of his boat as he tries to position his good friend Richard Hemingway on a good line for ...

South Kitsap senior's class project had better float — oar else
Port Orchard Independent
He settled on boat building. “It's a lot more fun and I think I've learned a lot more building this boat than I would have with cabinets,” Fretz said. ...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Boat Building News

State loans help Pulaski Yacht maker create 300 jobs
CBS 5 - Green Bay
Governor Jim Doyle was in town to provide Marquis Yachts with $1.5 million in loans to create the jobs. Doyle expressed the importance of keeping the water ...

Boat Builders
St. Ignace News (subscription)
By Josh Perttunen The sound emanating from the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville Friday, June 4, was not the usual din of wood striking wood, ...

Need a Vacation? Boating Industry Announces Top Boating States
PRWeb Wed, 09 Jun 2010 07:36 AM PDT
Discover Boating Adds Fun, Affordable On-the-Water Destinations for Top 10 (PRWeb Jun 9, 2010) Read the full story at 

Morris Yacht Gets High-tech Help from Imager
Fenceviewer Wed, 09 Jun 2010 11:21 AM PDT
TREMONT â Visitors recently got a chance to see the internal workings of the Morris Yacht repair facilities, in both Bass Harbor and Northeast Harbor, where the company is utilizing the latest repair techniques and management approaches to provide their customers with innovative services and products. 

Styling Software for Yacht Design Comes of Age
Marisys (blog)
Award winning yacht companies, such as Azimut Yachts, take yacht design seriously. And one of the most serious aspects of yacht design is accurate styling ...

Outdoor Expo is place to start
Boat building. Ever dream of building a wooden boat? Don Welch, Dave Murphy and Mark Rakestraw show you how. For more information on the Expo and a workshop ...

Ready, Set, Float
Guilford Courier Thu, 10 Jun 2010 01:07 AM PDT
The perennial question a boat-builder must often ponder, "Will it float?," was answered loud and clear last week as a fleet of student-built vessels successfully plied the waters of Lake...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boat Building News

ABYC Webinar "Changes to Marine Fuel Systems"

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Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST
Location: In Your Office, On Your PC
Notes: Join the ABYC Technical department for a thorough overview of the current status of Marine Fuel Systems. We are all facing new government regulations affecting fuel systems in boats. We can all assume that these systems will become more and more complex. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Research Board (CARB) have both imposed requirements that will directly impact what you see on newer boats. They begin to affect boats built for the 2012 model year. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) and the National Marine Manufacturers’ Association (NMMA) are working together with industry volunteers to develop industry standards covering the installation and performance of these new fuel systems. Attend this seminar and become familiar with what you will be seeing in the showroom and at your dock.
Registration Fees: Member $49.00       Non-Member $99.00
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This webinar will be presented by the ABYC Technical department Director and Manager. This is a great opportunity to hear the latest from an authoritative source.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Boat Building News

Sarasota boatmaker gambles on 32-footer
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
In a way, he was the family's first connection to the art of boat building. Now 58, he spent most of his working life in the business of auto body repair, ...

Revelers celebrate at Barnegat Bay Festival
Asbury Park Press Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:05 AM PDT
ISLAND HEIGHTS â Visitors to the 13th annual Barnegat Bay Festival got a glimpse of the past â built with some modern materials â when they ran into boat builder George M. Kerr and his new melonseed skiff down by the water's edge

Wooden boats made to run
Grand Haven Tribune Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:45 AM PDT
FERRYSBURG: More than two-dozen boats and several hundred spectators turned out for the seventh annual Spring Lake Wooden Boat Show at Keenan Marina on Saturday.  

Wooden Boats Evoke Classic Era
Lake Arrowhead Mountain News Mon, 07 Jun 2010 09:28 AM PDT
There's nothing quite like the sound of wood on water. That sound will resound across Lake Arrowhead on June 5 and 6 as the 26th Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show takes place. 

Wholesale Boat Parts Supplier, Palmer Power, Has New Site
MarketWatch (press release)
HOUSTON, TX, Jun 07, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Palmer Power, Houston's wholesale boat parts and boat repair company, announces the launch of its newly ...

Italian yacht designer honored for his work
Trade Only Today
The Boating Pioneer 2010 award was presented to Italian yacht designer Gianni Zuccon at the Italian Marine Industry Association, UCINA-SATEC annual meeting ...

Jazzing up Janet
Australian Star
Newport's Victoria University Boat building co-ordinator Eric Sandberg is restoring a 1922 vessel. 48262Picture: JOE MANN The Janet, a 1922 vessel, ...

Boating Industry Magazine announces 2010 Top 100 and Leadership
Boating Industry (blog)
Thanks to Boating Industry magazine and its soon-to-be-published list of the 2010 Top 100 Dealers, it won't be long before consumers have access to those ..

Senators push for boat-dealer exemption in reform bill
Trade Only Today
In the letter, the senators said that "the same rationale for excluding auto dealers from the new consumer agency applies to boat and RV dealers. ...

Woodshop class builds drift boat to raise money
Some Glide High School students are helping fund their shop class by building a boat that they plan to sell. The Woodshop class decided to build a drift ...

Students Launch Homemade Boats
FOX 23 Maine Tue, 08 Jun 2010 04:11 AM PDT
On Monday afternoon, students at the East End Community School in Portland launched boats they built themselves in boat-building classes this winter.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Boat Building News

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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Boat Building News

Cardboard boat building seminar offered June 13
A 10-page basic boat building set of instructions is available at along with registration forms and other information about ...

Toledo Maritime Academy launches students with boat project
Toledo On The Move
Maritime Academy's boat building class launched a 12 foot wooden pram row boat into the school's pool. The students spent months building the vessel which ...

High school physics students build a sailboat to learn about buoyancy and ...
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
"I built my own sailboat last summer as a warm-up to this project," he said. The sailboat his students began work on in January was constructed with African ...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Boat Building News

Students build boats, sail on Cooper River
Cherry Hill Courier Post
"It was cool, very nice," said Rivera, wearing a red life jacket after stepping onto the floating pier at the Cooper River Yacht Club. ...

Keeping A 400-Year-Old Tradition of Boat Building
Eric Stockinger and Michael Norgang are boat-building apprentices at Atlantic Challenge in Rockland, Maine. They are upholding a 400-year-old tradition of ...

Plywood Cup participants practice boat building skills
Global Edmonton
Participants in the Plywood Cup were practicing their boat building skills Wednesday to promote the 6th annual event. Teams getting ready for the 6th annual

Brunswick Corp. asking $20 million for Navassa's U.S. Marine facility
He also is representing Brunswick in the sale of its Swansboro boat-building facility. Brunswick is asking $20 million for the Navassa facility. ...

NMMA board votes to end redirection of Grow Boating funds
Trade Only Today
As the industry explores recasting its Discover Boating campaign, the NMMA's boat manufacturers divisional board voted June 1 to end the redirection of Grow ...

CFCC Boat Show
Presented by the CFCC's two boat building programs, the show serves as an annual celebration of the craft of boat building. The event features dozens of ...