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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Boat Building News

Why boats prove lucrative for Turkey
BBC News Sun, 28 Nov 2010 05:46 AM PST
Boat building is helping to boost Turkey's economy with clients from both east and west. 

"Green Product of the Year" Contest Deadline Extended to December 31, 2010
MarketWatch (press release)
"We hope to increase the number of entries and be able to highlight green boating innovations at the Miami International Boat Show in February, 2011. ...

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Boat Building News

C. Hope Clark: Boating Writers International Writing Contest
By Hope Clark
BWI is accepting entries to its 18th Annual Writing Contest that recognizes excellence in boating, fishing and travel journalism. There are 17 categories that each will award $500 for first place, $300 for second and $200 for third ...
C. Hope Clark -

Saudi International Boat Show 2010 to attract Saudi's biggest marine and leisure suppliers
Zawya Sat, 27 Nov 2010 02:50 AM PST
27 November 2010 Saudi International Boat Show 2010 will host the biggest marine and leisure supply companies and distributors, with more than 124 local, regional and international brands seeking to capitalise on the boom in the Kingdom's boating market estimated at around SAR 500 million, according to Alkhorayef Commercial Marine Division, one of the top Saudi companies participating in the ...

International WorkBoat Show to bring 10,000 visitors to New Orleans this week
New Orleans Times-Picayune Sun, 28 Nov 2010 04:48 AM PST
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, the Gulf oil spill's national incident commander, is the keynote speaker

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Boat Building News

I apologize for being off-line so long. My internet connection died on Nov 17th.  It has taken until today to get it fixed. I was able to use other wi-fi services several times during the past week but it has been a long slog with the foul weather we had.  So I am back on line and I hope this doesn't happen again.

The following is for Nov  23-25. 2010
Boat jobs to buoy county
Washington Daily News
By JONATHAN CLAYBORNE CHOCOWINITY — The expansion of boat-making operations here could bring 411 jobs — perhaps more — to Beaufort County over the next ..

Dania Beach boat dealer charged with organized fraud
Orlando Sentinel
By Sofia Santana, Sun Sentinel Broward Sheriff's detectives arrested a Dania Beach boat dealer Tuesday on charges he defrauded 45 customers by selling them ...

Manufacturer Completes New Fire/Rescue Boat for Potomac Heights VFD
Southern Maryland Online
MONTICELLO, Ar. (November 23, 2010)—SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently completed a 27-foot Commander RAM fire/rescue boat for the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire ..

New Design: 44-meter 'Scorpio' motor yacht
Yacht Forums (press release)
French yacht builder and famed design studios Bannenberg & Rowell have collaborated to design new lines for the CMN 44-meter platform. ...

In Build: Galeon 780 Crystal motor yacht
Yacht Forums (press release)
In 2011, Galeon yachts will unveil and premiere its largest yacht and flagship, the Galeon 780. She is being built to a design by Tony Castro and is being ..

New Model: Abati Yachts 58' EastPort
Yacht Forums (press release)
Italian builder Abati Yachts introduced the 58-foot EastPort lobster styled yacht. The yacht was introduced at the 2010 Cannes International Boat Show. 

Hainan Makes Way for Booming Yachting Industry
Hainan, a tropical island province in south China, adopted a new regulation Tuesday, giving more freedom to foreigners yachting on the island's waters ...

Christmas Comes Early at Morris Yachts
TRENTON — In what promises to be a cold winter for most of the Maine boatbuilding industry, there is a distinct glow of warmth at the Morris Yachts shop. ...

Sailboat falls out of cradle, hits power lines, causes nearly a thousand to ...
Muskegon Chronicle -
Whitehall Police DepartmentA sailboat at Crosswinds Marine Service in Whitehall fell onto its side and its mast struck power lines Monday afternoon after ..

UK & USA. Discovery 50 Catamaran achieves two top US Awards
BYM News (press release)
US Sailboat magazine SAIL has presented the Discovery 50 Cat with two Awards following its appearance at the US Sailboat Show in Annapolis. ...

Boating Industry Resists Safety Systems
Southern Maryland Online
First, the engine malfunctioned on the duck boat, an amphibious craft popular with tourists visiting Philadelphia. The boat's master turned off the engine, .

Boat builder Knierim mills large parts with WorkNC CADCAM (SESCOI)
MCADCafe (press release)
November 24, 2010, WorkNC CADCAM software has made it possible for German boat builder and composite mold manufacturer Knierim Yachtbau GmbH and its ...

Anchorage area students' curriculum goes robo
Deseret News
The eighth-graders just think robot boat-building is way more fun than taking a quiz. "This is easier because it's hands-on learning," said student Chantel ...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Boat Building News

Tide rising for Boat School
Kennebec Journal
"We took a tour of the school when we were juniors, to see what it was all about," said Stevens, who had "been thinking about boat building for quite a ...

Boat company to consolidate 3 brands in 1 NC plant
WFLX FOX 29 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:03 AM PST
Associated Press - November 22, 2010 11:54 AM ET RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A boat builder is consolidating three brands of fishing and speed boats at a North Carolina plant as the recession-ravaged...  

Boatyard keeps skill, craftsmanship afloat
The Jacksonville Daily News Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:51 PM PST
BEAUFORT â Nestled among the marine businesses that call Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park home, thereâs a boatyard where skill and craftsmanship keep history afloat. Moores Marine Yacht Center has become known as a sort of rescuer of American...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Boat Building News

51st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show a sea of success
Superyacht Times
The 2010, 51st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show® delivered an overall increase over last year in attendance, number of exhibitors and sales. 

Efforts for Queen pick up steam
Stockton Record
She's the masterpiece of Stockton's boatbuilding era and an American treasure, the last traditional steamboat plying America's rivers. ... - Make a Splash at the Goa International Boat Show from 4 to 6 ... (press release)
Exhibitions at the event are expected to include accessories for boats and yachts, wind surfing equipment, boat building, repair and maintenance material, ...

Maine yard turning out new Coast Guard sailboat
TRENTON, Maine (AP) -- A Maine boatyard is in the process of creating the first of what could be eight new sailboats for the US Coast Guard Academy in ...

Small boatbuilders square off in brands dispute
“For any youth sailors and their parents, the lack of quality and affordability in the small one-design sailboat market has served as the most significant ...

Boating Industry Magazine Announces the 2010 Top 100
Boating Industry
MINNEAPOLIS – As current boaters and prospects gain confidence in exploring purchase decisions, it is increasingly vital that they are directed to ...

Knotted Up
The Post and Courier Sat, 20 Nov 2010 03:06 AM PST
The Renken and Hanckel families go back years in the Charleston area, and the pairâs longtime boating ventures have often crossed paths. Even so, their direct business ties have been spotty at best. That all changed in October, when Sea Fox Boat Co. Inc. chose Hanckel Marine at 2445 Savannah Highway as the brandâs local sales outlet.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Boat Building News

Grow Boating assessments restored for 2011
Trade Only Today
Grow Boating Inc. said today that the board of the National Marine Manufacturers Association approved full restoration of Grow Boating assessments, ...

BI to cover MDCE on social networks
Boating Industry
ORLANDO — During this week's Marine Dealer Conference & Expo, Boating Industry and its staff will be devoting extra time to social networking to give ...

 Students use boat kits to learn the craft of boat building
WLBZ Bangor Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:07 PM PST
DEER ISLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- What's become a phenomenon in Scotland's coastal communities is finding its way to the shores of Maine. 

Communities pulling together to build rowing boats
The Caledonian Mercury
“It certainly seems to have struck a chord,” says Alec Jordan, the boat builder behind the new design, watching as a damp bagpiper heralds the latest ...

Jobs blow for Mallaig with closure of boatyard
Aberdeen Press and Journal
The proposed closure of Mallaig Boat Builders and Engineering Co Ltd, with the loss of skilled jobs, comes not long after the once busy Fishermen's Mission ...

USA. NMMA warns of Significant Risks of E15 misfueling at EPA Pump Labeling ...
BYM News (press release)
95% of these boats are less than 26ft in length, meaning they are towed to waterways behind a boater's vehicle and fueled at regular automotive gas stations ...

Ryder Boats Earns Kudos: “Presto” Is Boat of the Year
Don't answer, but if you check out the December issue of Sail you can read about a Maine-built cruising sailboat that draws all those encomiums. ...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Boat Building News

Super result for Kiwi builders at design awards
New Zealand Herald
By Mike Rose The Alloy Yachts Kokomo was judged the world's best sailing yacht over 40 metres. Photo / Supplied Kiwi superyacht builders have again sailed ...

Ketchikan man nearly done building commercial boat
Anchorage Daily News
"I'm building a boat that I think is logical for the task at hand," said Dale Pihlman of Alaska Coastal Quest Cruises and Charters. 

Collaborative tradition lives on
New Zealand Herald
Its healthiest stronghold these days is in the world of aluminium boatbuilding, especially at the larger end of the field. Companies like White Pointer, ..

Report: Boat market will bottom out in 2010
By (Mike Trocchi)
"In terms of specific boatbuilding industry trends, there is an ongoing shift in product mix toward larger and more expensive boats," Lucintel said in a statement. "Azimut-Benetti ranked No. 1 in the global recreational boat market, ...
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Greenline 33 rides the recession
Motor Boats Monthly
Japec Jakopin, who set-up the Slovenian boat manufacturing company in 1989 with his brother Jernej, said that the boat's revolutionary hybrid and .

Optimism swells for boat repair sector
Annapolis Capital
But several boat businesses say they have reason to believe a turnaround is on the horizon for 2011. By Joshua McKerrow — The Capital David Hymas and Mike ...

Friday, November 12, 2010

Boat Building News

Fiction turns to reality
The Bay of Plenty Times
Mr Mattson, sole owner of Hutcheson Boat Builders since 2000, had a team of four building the Fiction - the fifth Elliott performance cruising yacht to come ...

LaserPerformance sues Gecko Marine for sailboat trademark infringement
Providence Business News
By Bloomberg News PORTSMOUTH - LaserPerformance LLC, holder of the IP rights connected to the Laser and Sunfish sailboats, sued a Warren-based ship broker ..

Soapbox yacht to be built for Olympics
Yachting Monthly Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:59 AM PST
A 30ft yacht is to be built from scrap timbers to celebrate the Olympics. The contemporary design will be made from wooden toys, chairs, tables, picture frames, garden sheds, cricket bats, cupboards, beds, pencils, rulers, doors, picture frames and even a dance floor. 

Oceanco's SUNRAYS yacht scoops 'Best Power Yacht' title from ISS
World Interior Design Network
Dutch yacht builder Oceanco's recently launched 85.5m 'SUNRAYS' motoryacht has received the 2010 International Superyacht Society (ISS) Design and ...

 Yamaha VXR WaveRunner Rolling Off Production Line to Loud Acclaim
PitchEngine Thu, 11 Nov 2010 06:26 AM PST
KENNESAW, Ga. - The all new 2011 Yamaha VXR WaveRunner is the industrys first affordably priced, ultra high performance personal watercraft. Yamaha announced today that initial production of the VXR has begun with full production beginning next month in time for the 2011 boat show season. For a full schedule of 2011 boat shows, visit Among ..

USA. RBFF President to present new boating research at Marine Dealer ...
BYM News (press release)
The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that President and CEO Frank Peterson will speak at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo ...

Students find project that floats their boat
Press Herald
BRIDGES, a 5-foot red sailboat built by Gorham and South Portland students in the Compass Project's "Math and Science through Boat Building" program, ...

Lucintel Analyzes Global Boating Industry Outlook for 2010 and Beyond: Market to Bottom Out in 2010
Business Wire Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:07 AM PST
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Economic recovery holds the key to the global boating industry regaining a positive growth trajectory. There were dramatic changes in the boat market during 2009 and 2010 with prominent regions such as North America suffering double-digit decline in 2009 due to economic downturn and credit crunch. The European boat market started feeling the brunt of the economic ...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Boat Building News

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Dear Friend,

IBEX is past, METS looms -- we hope you will stop by our booth at METS (stand EL.13).

And the new issue of Professional BoatBuilder is in the mail to you, just today.  (Digital subscribers will receive their copies today or tomorrow.  Do YOU have a digital subscription?  It's FREE.  See details below...)
IBEX 2010 Was GREAT!
IBEX 2010 logo and Now We're Working on IBEX 2011.

Thank you, all, for helping to make our first IBEX in Louisville such a great success.  (

We're always interested in learning your thoughts for next year's event (October 17-19, 2011, in Louisville, KY).  You can always email me here:

IBEX is -- of course -- jointly produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and NMMA.

My Next-Favorite Marine Trade Show
METS 2010    is, of course, METS.

    November 17-19, 2011
    Amsterdam,  The Netherlands

We've been going to METS since their second edition -- in 1988, I believe.

Please stop by our stand (EL-13) and meet our editors.  We're always looking for good writers, or just to talk to you.

Other  Marine (& Other) Trade Shows Of Interest
to PBB readers:
IMBC -- January 26-28, 2011 -- Tampa, FL
Composites 2011 -- February 2-4, 2011 -- Ft. Lauderdale, FL
JEC -- March 29-31, 2011 -- Paris, France
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My best wishes to you, and I hope to see many of you at METS next week. 


P.S.  What will I do for fun now that my boat is hauled for the season?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Boat Building News

Kha Shing Enterprises builds 'ecHo' yacht
World Interior Design Network
Taiwanese yacht builder Kha Shing Enterprises is constructing an 85ft yacht christened 'ecHo', designed by UK-based Humphreys Yacht Design (HYD). ...

Fire destroyed Kent County meeting place
Boat building was a family affair for the Carruthers family who used to work on the boats together and gather at weekend races. 

Fine set for Lake Tapps boat noise
Boaters who violate the new ordinance can be fined up to $500. Officials say most boats won't be affected. It's the dragster-style vessels with larger ...

Pacific Northwest Boating News: NW boating industry recovery still ...
By Deborah Bach
Washington state's beleaguered boating industry isn't likely to see significant improvement until 2013, one industry expert predicts. But Paul.
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Boat building targets Rs 8 b
Daily News Mon, 08 Nov 2010 11:49 AM PST
Sri Lankas boat building industry is making steady progress and exports are on the increase. The industry is expected to generate Rs eight billion revenue this year. 

Research and Markets: US Boat Building Report: 1,000 Companies Such as Brunswick, Genmar and Yamaha with Combined ...
Business Wire Mon, 08 Nov 2010 09:02 AM PST
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Boat Building" report to their offering. The US boat building industry includes about 1,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $11 billion. Major companies include Brunswick, Genmar, and Yamaha Motor Corporation .

Monday, November 8, 2010

Boat Building News

Your labor force data is essential in assessing industry-wide employment needs.
Please complete the MITEC
survey before November 15, 2010
Dear Colleague:

If you are a U.S. employer in the marine industry, I urge you to complete the MITEC labor-needs assessment survey today.

On November 15, the National Skills Coalition will meet with White House and Congressional leaders to discuss The Sectors Act of 2010, which focuses on building new workforce pipelines where skilled worker shortages exist, transforming the ways the labor pool is utilized, retrained, and compensated.

Your input is invaluable in demonstrating the workforce-development needs of the marine industry. This survey will provide me, your representative in the National Skills Coalition, with answers to many of the questions I will be asked at this important meeting, such as:      
  • Does your industry have current job openings?  
  • What challenges, if any, do you face in filling these positions?
  • Are there impending shortages of skilled workers in your industry, particularly as we start to come out of the recession?
Bottom line? The Sectors Act requires the Secretary of Labor to provide assistance to eligible entities -- such as MITEC -- in applying for and administering the grants, and disseminating information on best practices in industry or sector partnerships through conferences, websites, and annual reviews. 

Translation: Money to stimulate growth of new jobs in the marine industry is available.

Let's make sure the marine industry is on the receiving end of this program: You can
help ensure that the marine industry is represented with enough solid data to educate the Administration about our labor and training needs. Fill out the survey now. It will take you only a few minutes.

To date, we have 150 responses, but we need at least 500 to build our case.
Please complete the survey today, and pass the link ( or this letter on to other employers in the marine industry.

Thank you!

Pam Lendzion
Vice-Chair MITEC (Marine Industry Training & Education Council)
Vice-President ABBRA (American Boat Builders & Repairers Association)

For more information about this request, contact
Pam Lendzion
11226 Indian Trail, Suite #200, Dallas, TX 75229
Tel: 972 331-6644, Cell: 214 543-6124
Fax: 972 488-1874

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Boat Building News

NS boat builders eye calmer future
By BILL POWER Business Reporter BOAT BUILDERS across Nova Scotia have struggled to diversify and find new markets for years. So it goes without saying a ...

Pamlico boatmaker awarded contract for new Savannah ferry
ENC Today
The 29-year-old, family-owned company has historically been in the pleasure-boat side of the boat building industry, Flowers said. ...

Real McCoy Rum Runner party slated for Nov. 19
Stuart News Fri, 05 Nov 2010 15:30 PM PDT
The Maritime & Classic Boat Museum will host the second annual Real McCoy Rum Runner Party from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Frances Langford Pavilion at Indian RiverSide Park to unveil its new exhibits and kick off the Nov. 20 Antique & Classic Boat Show.

Life jacket design
The Star-Ledger - (blog)
The finalist entries will then be reviewed by a special panel of judges convened at the International Boating and Water Safety Summit in Savannah, Georgia, ...

DMG Productions is Proud to Announce the Launch of Their New Television Series ... (press release)
Broadcast is scheduled to align with National Boating Safety Awareness Month this May and will run on a combination of national and international cable ...

Rich Chinese buy super-yachts (for business, not leisure)
PRLog.Org (press release)
China's boat business has been picking up steam especially after Beijing specified "leisure boating" as a direction for tourism development. ...

The old man and the sea
Attleboro Sun Chronicle
In 1957, the couple learned about a boat building method called "strip plank" construction during a visit to Maine. It caught their attention. ...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Boat Building News

A Calling To Build His Own Boat Prompts A Career Shift For Northtec Student
Fellow student Murray Reid has also been a big help in terms of Jeffrey's boatbuilding project. "He's been fantastic. He has a wide knowledge of the ...

The following article should be of interest to small boat builders.  SBA has a lot of programs for small business and boat builders should take advantage of them. See.

Talking leadership with the Small Business Administration's Karen Mills
Washington Post (blog)
We were able to bring together the Maine Boat Builders and local technologies from the University of Maine to create a cluster around the more innovative ..

Youth Boatbuilding Program Director | Job Vacancies USA! - Latest ...
The Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory seeks a Program Director as a managing director and direct service provider for its programs. The Program Director should have a background in traditional wooden boat building.
Job Vacancies USA! - Latest Graduate... -

German boatbuilder eyes purchase of Dufour
Trade Only Today
A purchase of French sailboat builder Dufour by German boatbuilder Bavaria could be a positive move for the brand, Erik Macklin, distribution manager for ...

 Area manufacturers showcase boats
Daytona Beach News-Journal Tue, 02 Nov 2010 21:49 PM PDT
Three Southeast Volusia boat manufacturers made their presence felt at the 51st annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, over the weekend

Fire damages Oklahoma factory that manufactures boats
(AP) — Authorities say about $30000 in damage was done when a fire broke out at a Miami, Okla., boat manufacturing plant. Crews were called about 4:12 am ...

Cornish yacht builder expands into Australia
Insider Media
Cornwall-based yacht builder Cornish Crabbers has signed a deal with Brisbane-based distributor Azzura Marine to expand into the Australian market. ...

Ray of hope for young Lethbridge boat builders
Geelong Advertiser
Lethbridge students have spent the past two months building and refining model boats which run completely on solar power. And, after achieving good results ...

SUNRAYS Wins 2010 International Superyacht Society (ISS) Award
PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance Thu, 04 Nov 2010 04:47 AM PDT
Oceanco's recent launch, M/Y SUNRAYS, has won the 2010 ISS Design and Leadership Award for Best Power Yacht in the 65m+ category. The award, which represents a superlative achievement, was presented on October 28th, the first night of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, at the 20th Anniversary ISS Awards Gala. 

Short takes, November 5
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Thu, 04 Nov 2010 17:01 PM PDT
Solar boat workshop set at Three Valleys CLAREMONT - Three Valleys Municipal Water District will hold a solar boat building workshop for high school teams competing in the annual Solar Cup put on by the Metropolitan Water District. 

Alexander Bryan And Cort Heyniger Caught A Crest With Their Sunfish Sailboat
Investor's Business Daily
Ultimately the two friends created the Sunfish, the most popular sailboat ever made. The Sunfish debuted in 1952 and sailed to the mass market, ...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Boat Building News

Sunbird Yachts Inc. - No.1 Boat Builder in China for FRP Boats
Yacht Forums (press release)
Sunbird Yacht Co., Ltd. has got initial approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) to raise 159 million yuan ($23.48 million) through ...

Xiamen to build Int'l Yacht Exhibition & Sales Centre in Wuyuan Bay
What's on Xiamen
The China (Xiamen) International Boat Show 2010 opened in Xiamen Wuyuan Bay on Oct 29th,and brought Wuyuan Bay International Yacht Exhibition & Sales Centre ...

Fall Lecture Series at IYRS
The International Yacht Restoration School hosts a four-part lecture series that explores the boatbuilding methods of yesterday, today and tomorrow. 

Top yacht builders confirm their debut at boat show
Zawya Sun, 31 Oct 2010 22:28 PM PDT
Dubai Saudi International Boat Show have announced that Trinity Yachts and Westport, two of the world's most renowned superyacht builders, have confirmed their first participation in Saudi Arabia's largest annual leisure marine tourism event running from December 8 to 11 at the Al Furusya Marina and Yacht Club in Jeddah.

Analyst: Republican wins are good for boating industry
Trade Only Today
A new report from Wells Fargo Securities says a series of wins for Republicans in Tuesday's elections could be good news for the boating industry. ...

Trenton Woodlot Conference: Biodiversity, Birds and Boat Building
The Community Press Tue, 02 Nov 2010 11:42 AM PDT
The 21st annual Trenton Woodlot Conference will focus on biodiversity, birds and boat building. The event Nov. 19 even takes place in Trenton featuring expert advice, presentations and tours.[..