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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Boat Building News

Boatbuilding - it's not rocket science
Wanganui Chronicle
His new job as project and operations manager at Wanganui's Q-West Boat Builders is proving pretty full on. Although he spent the last 10 years working for ...

ADTA appoints Farr Yacht Design to develop Team's State-of-the-Art Volvo Open 70
WAM - Emirates News Agency
WAM Abu Dhabi, Aug 31st, 2010 (WAM) -- US-based Farr Yacht Design (FYD), has been appointed to develop Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Open 70 for the ..

 Recession forcing yacht maker to shut down temporarily
Nordic Tugs, maker of hand-crafted yachts, will temporarily shut down and the CEO says he doesn't know if he will be able to reopen. ...

New England Boatworks to build Puma yacht
Trade Only Today
New England Boatworks has proven offshore boatbuilding experience, with projects that include the Whitbread 60, Toshiba for the 1997 Whitbread ...

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Boat Building News

Bellingham boat-building family regroups with new company, facility
Bellingham Herald
Before the US financial meltdown in the fall of 2008, the boat-building family had an important role in the local maritime sector: They operated BoonDocks .

Friday, August 27, 2010

Boat Building News

Keeping boat building alive in Kingston
EMC Kingston
EMC Business - Metal Craft Marine is keeping a four-century long tradition of boat building going at its inner city harbour location at the east end of ...

Boating Group Taps Olson
AdWeek Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:45 AM PDT
Independent Minneapolis agency Olson said it has added Discover Boating following a review. The agency will launch a national consumer push touting recreational boating in the U.S. and Canada.  

Xiamen's yacht industry sets sail
China Economic Net
By Xue Zhiwei, Yin Lujun With the reputation of "Garden on the Sea", Xiamen is accelerating the yacht industry layout and policy promotion from yacht ...

Boat owners' dreams sink with company
FISHERMEN who lost small fortunes when a Northern Territory boat-building company went bust fear they will have to pay for their vessels twice. ..

Port of Toledo Oregon: 2010 Wooden Boat Show
By Port of Toledo
Another fun event at our boat shows: the family boat building. Teams start out on Friday morning with all the materials they need to build their own 9 1/2 foot featherweight dory. They are finished by Sunday afternoon and launched in ...
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Boat Building News

Morse students build replica of 17th century boat
Will West, who is the master shipwright for the project, say building the 18-foot long boat is teaching the students much more than boatbuilding. ...

Real lives: George Scammell, model boat builder
Edinburgh Evening News Tue, 24 Aug 2010 04:31 AM PDT
Tributes have been paid to George Scammell, a renowned model boat builder, who has died at the age of 82.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Boat Building News

New Website to Boost Maryland Marine Industry | DIY Boat Building ...
The centuries-old maritime industry of Maryland has launched into the information age with a comprehensive website designed to answer all of a.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Boat Building News

Wright stuff for speed on water
Florida Today
"From being in fast boats while water-skiing, I just took a liking to boat building." Making a boat that can handle all that speed doesn't happen quickly. ...

Troubled boat-builder runs out of time
The New Zealand Herald Thu, 19 Aug 2010 11:22 AM PDT
Embattled boat-builder Ivan Erceg has exceeded the allowed time to file for a hearing to oppose his bankruptcy, the Court of Appeal confirmed this week.Erceg was bankrupted at the High Court at Auckland on February 2 by Russian-owned...

Austal posts $37m profit on US expansion, maintenance Thu, 19 Aug 2010 16:21 PM PDT
Henderson-based boat builder Austal has posted a hefty increase in annual profit, and says it's well placed to deliver value in the future. 

Newport gets input on South Beach plan
Newport News-Times Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:02 PM PDT
Past and present merge this weekend as Port of Toledo officials and staffers present the sixth annual Wooden Boat Show, while simultaneously celebrating the portâs centennial. 

July boat sales decline sharply
By (Mike Trocchi)
Fiberglass boat sales unexpectedly fell 31 percent in July in the popular 14- to 30-foot segment over much of the country, and the 5419 units sold marked a record low for the month in that category. ...
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Builders embrace new technology
Brisbane Times Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:05 AM PDT
Advances in boat building are coming at breakneck speed, writes David Lockwood

Sailboat Rigging Class Offered During Annapolis Sail Show (press release)
(I-Newswire) August 20, 2010 - Washington, DC – Annapolis boaters can learn the basics of sailboat rigging from veteran local instructors, ...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Boat Building News

Harbor Fest to feature community youth boat-building program
VillageSoup Belfast
Belfast — The Compass Project, an award-winning boat-building program for at-risk youth, will present its first community boat-building event in Belfast ...

Maine-built vessels are seaworthy and worth seeing behind the scenes
Press Herald
Boat building is big business in Maine. The industry generates more than $650 million in sales annually, with about 450 companies employing 5000 people. ...

NS: Funding helps boat builders craft marketing plan « Daily ...
By admin
Nova Scotia's boat building sector has diversified itself in recent years to make traditional fishing boats, custom pleasure craft, and commercial workboats for international markets and has developed a leading reputation for all three. ...
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Discover Boating adds iTunes, iPhone features to website
Trade Only Today
Discover Boating today announced the launch of several new features on its website to enhance its entertainment and information offerings while helping to ...

Boat society to give back
Flathead Publishing Group
In the entry level, students spent most of their time learning small wooden boat building at the foundation's shop, learning the tools and how to use them, ...

 Center for Wooden Boats cuts hours, regattas after hitting funding snag
Seattle Times
The Center for Wooden Boats, which operates on Lake Union, is cutting back its hours and canceling two regattas this year because of funding problems. ...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Boat Building News

Fleet of projects
The World Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:50 AM PDT
Ideas flew like sawdust Saturday morning around the Coos Bay Boat Building Center.

Belfast Harbor Fest announces schedule
VillageSoup Belfast
Belfast — With the National Boatbuilding Challenge, live music on the harbor, a Sardine Extravaganza, the "Bug Run," a 5K road race along the waterfront, ...

Coast Guard boating report a must read
White Lake Beacon
I often wonder what act of fate spared one boater and drew another into the data base. I believe it's often a slight nuance in fate that spares many boaters ...

Lake Coeur d'Alene Historic Hydroplane and Wooden Boat Exhibits
Travelers and local Northwest boating enthusiasts revel at Coeur d'Alene's Diamond Cup Regatta historic hydroplane exhibition and the wooden boat festival ..

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Boat Building News

Boatyards offer closer look at craft
Press Herald
Twenty-six boat builders will open their shops for the event organized by Maine Built Boats, the state's boat-building trade group. The event is free, ...

Tunes on the waterfront
VillageSoup Belfast
Belfast — Belfast Harbor Fest and 2010 National Boatbuilding Challenge has music to keep the weekend-warrior boat builders motivated. ..

Kids Build Boats, Self Confidence in the South Bronx
NBC New York Sat, 14 Aug 2010 07:33 AM PDT
In the South Bronx, a non-profit organization called Rocking the Boat is teaching kids how to build boats and self-confidence. South Bronx - Non-profit organization - Recreation - United States - Boating

Boat Show Hits the Maine Coast
WABI Bangor Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:05 PM PDT
Boat builders from around the world are gathered in Rockland for the state's only in-the-water boat show. The 8th annual Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show kicked off Friday morning. Boats are displayed in the water, and numerous exhibitors are on hand showcasing everything from boats and art . . . 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's 13th Annual Boat Auction is September 4 (press release)
Visit the historic waterfront town of St. Michaels, MD and for the 13th Annual Boat Auction while supporting the 'jewel of the Chesapeake" - the non-profit .

Building a better bridge
Florida Today
According to the National Marine Manufacturing Association, some 242 Florida boatbuilding businesses employed 10400 workers in 2008, the last year for which ...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Boat Building News

New memoir travels life's path to happy ending
MMD Newswire (press release)
LUMBERTON, NJ (MMD Newswire) August 12, 2010 -- Close Calls & Happy Landings: Adventures in Boatbuilding, Flying and Life by Fred McCarthy intends to relive ...

Boat builder's creditors fighting bank over chattels
The New Zealand Herald Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:19 PM PDT
Creditors of embattled boat builder Ivan Erceg will have to go to trial to keep damaged and half-finished luxury vessels docked in his former West Auckland boatyard.The legal battles keep mounting for Erceg who, since leaving... 

 NMMA partners with Affinity Events on 2011 Chicago Boat, RV &
Boating Industry (blog)
CHICAGO – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is joining forces with Affinity Events to produce the 81st annual Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors ...

A new schooner rising in Essex
Gloucester Daily Times Fri, 13 Aug 2010 20:10 PM PDT
ESSEX â Shipbuilder Harold Burnham says he's looking to revive a piece of Essex history on Labor Day. That's when he plans to "frame up" his newest full-sized schooner, the Ardelle. On Labor Day, Burnham and a few others at HA Burnham Boat Building, plan to hoist the nearly 9,000-pound boat's initial frames onto the keel for the start of its full construction.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Boat Building News

Boat building school pushes off over the weekend 11
-Much like building a boat piece by piece, Coos Bay's Boat Building Center too, is a work in progress. And docking off this week, was the programs very ...

Funeral for well-known boat builder
Falmouth Penryn Packet
By James Toseland » The family and friends of a much loved boat builder and sailor from Budock Water will gather at Truro's Penmount Crematorium today, ...

Public tours set for Maine boatyards
Trade Only Today
On those days, the public will be allowed to tour the inside of boatbuilding companies throughout Maine. "This is a unique opportunity for the public to ...

Teens Build Boats, Self Confidence in the Bronx
NBC New York Wed, 11 Aug 2010 08:33 AM PDT
In Hunts Point, the Bronx, a special program teaches boat-building and maritime skills to empower underprivileged youth. Rocking the Boat started as a volunteer project in 1996 and has since expanded... Bronx - Hunts Point Bronx - Boat building - Boat - Recreation 

Vessels to remain in Erceg boatyard
The New Zealand Herald Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:14 PM PDT
Creditors of bankrupt boat builder Ivan Erceg have been given a break as the High Court denied an application to have vessels removed from his former West Auckland property.Erceg left the country last year and has since been bankrupted.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Boat Building News

Sagging economy to blame for decline in number of NJ boaters
The Star-Ledger -
Nationally, boat registrations fell by one percent to 12.7 million last year, while in New Jersey registrations dipped by nearly twice that rate, ...

Concord artist uses boat building skills to carve intricate models
The Milford Daily News Mon, 09 Aug 2010 09:58 AM PDT
For 30 years Mark Sutherland has fashioned New England's maritime history from blocks of wood and bits of bone.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Boat Building News

Cape recreational boating industry treading water
Cape Cod Times
Red Brook Harbor as seen from Kingman Yacht Center in Cataumet.Cape Cod Times/Rachel S. O'Hara By Sarah Shemkus It is not easy to get Scott Dayton on the ...

Boatbuilding —one Idaho man's burnout cure
Hardy took a break from the boxy-building business and restored the boat in the driveway of his Boise home. It took three months. "It was such a change from .

Leadership change might save museum
Those attending also left the meeting with a sense of optimism for the future of the museum that celebrates the area's boat building, lumbering and social ...

Boat manufacturers report upswing in sales
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay Sun, 08 Aug 2010 04:42 AM PDT
The poor economy has affected many businesses over the past few years, with the boating industry being hit especially hard. 

RBIEF scholarship pays off for local student
Royal Oak Daily Tribune Sun, 08 Aug 2010 03:08 AM PDT
A Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation (RBIEF) scholarship has certainly helped Kristopher Tonjes of Harrison Township sail right through his first three years of the nursing program at the University of Detroit Mercy

Trying to revive boat building
Macomb Daily Sun, 08 Aug 2010 03:10 AM PDT
A Mount Clemens small business is teaming with a small Texas company to compete against a large international firm for a state contract to build boats. 

Peekskill Boatworks Project: Building boats, confidence, character
The Journal News Sat, 07 Aug 2010 23:33 PM PDT
PEEKSKILL â The Peekskill Boatworks Project teaches math and carpentry to its teenage participants, but a retired school principal who runs the boat-building project out of a Park Street garage said the teens leave with much more than just those skills.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Boat Building News

USA. IBEX 2010 The foundation of a renewed boatbuilding industry
BYM News (press release)
The marine industry's largest trade event is the driving force behind boat building - a collection of the forward-thinking companies that continue to shape ...

Apprentice Programs Keep Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Historic Fleet Afloat (press release)
Normally, apprentices in the Museum's Shipwright Apprentice Program have already successfully completed accredited boat building schools before joining the ...

Learn to build your own Canoe 11
-Coos Bay's Boat Building Center is finally afloat, starting it's very first set of classes this weekend, Aug. 6-7. What started out as a couple of sketches ..

Gov. Perdue To Visit Hatteras Yachts
WITN 7 North Carolina Fri, 06 Aug 2010 03:24 AM PDT
Gov. Beverly Perdue returns to her hometown Friday to visit the boat builder that is adding hundreds to its payroll. 

 Building upgrades, new hires expected soon at New Bern yacht plant
New Bern Sun Journal
The president of New Bern-based boatmaker Hatteras Yachts said as many as 100 workers will be hired by the end of the year to work at the company's facility ...

Tax exemption has been good for RI boating industry
Providence Journal
Every few years or so, recreational boater Angelo Ruo of Lincoln tries to upgrade by buying a larger vessel, encouraged, in part, by Rhode Island's tax ...

Saga signs sailboat deal with builder
Trade Only Today
JJ Taylor & Sons Ltd., owner of the Saga brand, and Bruckmann Yachts, entered into a strategic alliance to have the Saga line of ocean-cruising sailboats ...

Legacy lives on
Daily Pilot
For the next two decades, Parra, now 48, learned everything there is to know about boat building from the man whose copper and granite memorial stands in ...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Boat Building News

Boat-building center offers debut classes
The World Tue, 03 Aug 2010 11:11 AM PDT
A year from its inception, the Coos Bay Boat Building Center will offer its first boat-building class on two consecutive weekends starting Aug. 7. 

Boat-building classes offered in Bath
Washington Daily News Mon, 02 Aug 2010 23:20 PM PDT
Steve Bussiere has relocated from Maine to Bath to open his Little Boat Shop, which will offer handcrafted wooden boats as well as classes in boat-building

Trenton Boatbuilder Looks to Tax Break to Bolster Success
The Morris Yacht company in Trenton today celebrated some successes: a contract with the US Coast Guard, along with an award from Cruising World Magazine ...

Ordinance proposals to get public hearing Aug. 23
York Weekly
Selectmen unanimously chose, with member Mary Andrews absent, not to approve an amendment to allow boat building in a shoreland overlay district. .

Maine boat-builder wins prestigious award
WCSH 6 Portland Tue, 03 Aug 2010 14:13 PM PDT
TRENTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A local boat builder is being recognized as having the top yacht in the world. 

 Triton Fiberglass Boats Bought by Platinum Equity
Last Thursday morning another shoe dropped as the boating industry continues to consolidate. Brunswick Corporation, the largest builder of boats in the ...

Bristols Herreshoff Museum keeps R.I. boat-building, Americas Cup past alive
Providence Business News Tue, 03 Aug 2010 21:36 PM PDT
Despite a considerable surge of renewed local interest this year in the Americaâs Cup competition, the premiere race of the international sailing world, the Herreshoff Marine Museum and related Americaâs Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol have not been overwhelmed with visitors.

Sail and Oar Festival comes to shore
Largs and Millport Weekly News
On land, there will be boatbuilding, oar making, wood carving, timber milling, pottery, basket weaving, spinning & weaving, and an exhibition of traditional ...

Company slammed over boat blast deaths
The Age
A boat dealer who sold a faulty vessel that later exploded and killed two elderly people has today come under fire from a coroner, who has recommended the ...

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Boat Building News

Chris-Craft sees a sales turnaround
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
By Tom Bayles The Great Recession has reshaped Southwest Florida's boat building industry, eliminating entire brands while forcing others to merge or be ...

UK. Sponsorship opportunities for the 2010 Student Sailboat Challenge ...
BYM News (press release)
Each year the Solent Education Business Partnership run a Sailboat Challenge for year 9/10 students during the Southampton Boatshow. ...

Clayton's 46th Annual Antique Boat Show
YNN Syracuse Sun, 01 Aug 2010 15:07 PM PDT
Clayton's Boat Museum hosted more than 100 boats for this weekend's 46th Annual Boat Show.

Boat Building at Maine Discovery Museum
WABI Bangor Mon, 02 Aug 2010 20:16 PM PDT
It was all about boat building for kids at the Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor today. As part of the museum's summer programs. The kids were challenged to create a jet boat using simple materials, like a plastic container, a straw, and a balloon. Trudi Plummer, Director of Education for the m . . .

From pirogues to barges, man's hobby becomes career
The Houma Courier Mon, 02 Aug 2010 09:43 AM PDT
THIBODAUX â Jonathan Boudreaux, at age 13, was the youngest person to ever enroll in wooden boat-making classes at the Louisiana Center for Traditional Boat Building

Boat-building classes offered in Bath
Washington Daily News
Earlier this year, Bussiere and his wife, Ann, relocated to Beaufort County from Maine, bringing their boat-building business with them. ..

Boatbuilding school raffling off a skiff
Trade Only Today
The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship in Rockland, Maine, is offering one of its apprentice-built Susan skiffs in a ...

Lyman boat owners ride waves of history
Toledo On The Move
The reputation of the wooden Lyman's was great, but after fiberglass became the popular choice for boat building material, the demand for the wooden boats ...

Sunshine & Showers at 3rd North Wales Boat Show
Yachting and Boating World Mon, 02 Aug 2010 14:47 PM PDT
The third North Wales Boat Show opened on Friday 30th July to three days of (occasional) sunshine and (frequent) heavy showers.

Local Boat Business Receives Magazine's Top Honor
Sailboat company Morris Yachts in Bar Harbor received the Boat of the Year Award from Cruising World Magazine on Tuesday. It's the sixth time in the ...

Monday, August 2, 2010

Boat Building News

DAME fees to benefit boatbuilding school
Trade Only Today
Registration fees from the 2010 Design Award METS will be donated to the Whisper Boat Building Academy in South Africa, the only boatbuilding school for ...

Once-Fierce Competitors Now Under Single Roof
The Flippin workforce represents multiple generations reared in the tradition of fiberglass boat-building. Rick Pierce, who now heads Bass Cat and is the ...

A PLYMOUTH boat building firm has gone into liquidation with the loss of 30 ...
Plymouth Herald
Mount Batten-based Bridgend Boat Co Ltd claimed it was owed £750000 when costs over-ran on the construction of the 80ft TS Jack Petchy. ..

Brunswick halts 2 lines, lays off 135 in Ashland City
The Tennessean
By G. Chambers Williams III • THE TENNESSEAN • July 31, 2010 ASHLAND CITYBrunswick Corp. has shut down two of its three boat assembly lines in Ashland ...

Corona-based boat manufacturer struggling, financial documents show
Trading Markets (press release)
A Corona-based company that manufactures boats, mostly for fire departments, has issued an annual report and audit that suggest it is struggling to survive. ..

Finger Lakes Boating Museum president restores old sailboat
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Oben's interest in boat building and restoration took off after he retired from his manufacturing job at Kodak in 1995. Within a couple of years, ..