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Friday, December 30, 2011

Boat Building News

 Coast Guard seeking public comment
The Jacksonville Daily News Thu, 29 Dec 2011 04:53 AM PST
The Coast Guard is seeking public comments for a study on the shipping routes and waterway uses along the Atlantic Coast. Comments are requested from mariners, maritime industries, commercial fishermen, recreational boaters and other port and...


Yacht Rigging Part 1 - Design Particulars
All At Sea
Understanding yacht rigging, from an engineering perspective, should be of utmost importance to anyone heading offshore. A good yacht designer designs the rig around the hull itself – they work in concert to create a particular sailing experience. ...


 Boat builders on crest of a wave
Stuff.co.nz
Like many boat builders, Shaw's business is family owned. He's not sure why so few corporates get involved. "I don't really know, mate. It's one thing that is very common in the boatbuilding industry. Where the original owner has sold, they've almost 


 Annual Boat Show Sails Toward Javits Center
NY1 News Thu, 29 Dec 2011 12:31 PM PST
Manhattan's Twelfth Avenue was transformed into a marina of sorts Thursday as lifts and cranes moved several massive water crafts into the Javits Center for next week's 106th annual Boat Show


 Yacht builder layoffs not huge surprise
CBC Prince Edward Island Thu, 29 Dec 2011 11:24 AM PST
A woman operating a business close to a yacht parts builder in eastern P.E.I. said the layoffs are unfortunate, but not surprising. 


 Come for Chicago's Boat, Sports and RV Show and Stay at Chicago Marriott ...
Sacramento Bee
The Chicago hotel is just four miles from Chicago's Boat, Sports and RV show taking place January 12th through the 16th, 2012. The indoor marketplace is a chance for families to get together and discover all the fun they can have in the sun this summer ..


 A Classic American Boat Weds a Contemporary Japanese Engine
New York Times Fri, 30 Dec 2011 00:32 AM PST
Nashville Community College students and a boat builder in Maine are outfitting a Chris-Craft boat with an Infiniti engine.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Boat Building News

Broads boat-building boom heralds new upmarket era
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Mr Greasley said it had taken on five extra staff as it had doubled its boat-building programme from four to eight a year. It had also embarked on a major refurbishment scheme this winter to upgrade older stock. He said: “One big yard investing .


 Joint project for heritage maintenance
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Now the International Boatbuilding Training College (IBTC) at Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft, is embarking on an ambitious expansion plan to cash in on the growing interest in heritage vessels. In a joint venture with the locally run MTB 102 Trust, ...


 Concept: Barracuda Yacht Design 52M Sailboat
Yacht Forums (press release)
A new sloop-rigged sailing yacht concept has come to the fore from Spanish based Barracuda Yacht Design. She is 52-meters long with a straight bow slim and sleek lines with an overall modern design appeal. Entertainment, silent running and spacious ...


 Princess Yachts debut smallest ever boat at London Boat Show
Yachting and Boating World Tue, 27 Dec 2011 05:32 AM PST
The smallest boat ever made by Princess Yachts will make her international debut at the 2012 Tullet Prebon London Boat Show in January. The V39, which marks a stunning return to the sub-40 foot sector for the Plymouth yacht builders, will be revealed alongside the V57. 


 Naval Architect / Ocean Engineer
Rigzone Tue, 27 Dec 2011 09:13 AM PST
The Marine Engineering - Floating Structures Group is seeking to fill multiple Naval Architecture/Ocean Engineering staff contractor positions. 


 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379: Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Midsize Cruiser
Cruising World
With solid marks during the dockside-inspection and sea trials, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379 garners awards for Domestic Boat of the Year and Best Midsize Cruiser, 36 to 40 feet. by Herb McCormick "I got excited about this boat on the dock, ...


 Award and sales for Brundall boat builder
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Wed, 28 Dec 2011 03:11 AM PST
A Brundall boat firm has been nominated for an industry award for its new luxury motor cruiser. 


 Toms River Maritime Museum Plans New Boats & Exhibits in 2012
Patch.com
By Nick Malfitano The "Jet 14" sailboat, currently on display in the new gallery building of the Toms River Seaport Society & Maritime Museum. The new year will be an active one for the Toms River Seaport Society & Maritime Museum, as the Hooper Avenue ...


 Dominion Marine Media's Consumer Marketing Manager Addresses Boating Dealer Conference
PRWeb Wed, 28 Dec 2011 11:09 AM PST
Dominion Marine Media, the division of Dominion Enterprises that operates YachtWorld.com, BoatTrader.com and Boats.com, was invited to participate at the Boating Trades Association of Texas Dealers earlier this fall to share its expertise on consumer insights and methods of engaging with prospects. (PRWeb December 28, 2011) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/12 ...

Monday, December 26, 2011

Boat Building News

Maritime project may launch fresh boat building industry
Warrnambool Standard Sun, 25 Dec 2011 14:49 PM PST
AFTER sitting for 25 years at Mount Gambier, the replica Lady Nelson brig will be docked in Warrnambool for a major reconstruction, which could herald the start of a new boat building industry. 


 Work begins on community wharf near Gas Works Park
The Seattle Times
By Jack Broom Kyle Hunter is the project manager for Center for Wooden Boats' newest location at the north end of Lake Union. The building at left and shown below will become a facility where people can work on their boats. A future phase will develop ...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Boat Building News

Pershing Yachts to launch 24.97 metre Pershing 82 super-yacht
World Interior Design Network
Italian yacht maker Pershing Yachts, a Ferretti Group brand, is set to launch the 24.97 metre Pershing 82 super-yacht in early 2012. The vessel has been designed by a collaboration of Fulvio De Simoni, AYT, and Centro Stile Ferrettigroup. ...


 LIVONIA: Boat show going to be 'packed and exciting'
The News-Herald Fri, 23 Dec 2011 04:59 AM PST
LIVONIA â With the Detroit Boat Show still more than 7 weeks away (February 11-19), bulk space at the event is sold out. With more boats and more brands, the Detroit Boat Show continues its growth pattern for a second year in a row. âSpace sales and sponsorships are all trending in the right direction,â said Show Manager John Ropp. And it is going to be a packed and exciting show this year. 


 Two Giant Florida Boat and Watercraft Auctions This January
MarketWatch (press release)
23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Tampa Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival on the west coast of Florida and on the east coast of Florida the Indian River Nautical Flea Market and Seafood Festival will host a boat, watercraft and vehicle ...


Engineers alter typical yacht design, creating island-like vessel
Knovel
For travelers who have grown tired of the typical yacht experience, a group of design engineers have crafted a new vessel they contend represents the future of the industry. Engineers and designers from BMT Nigel Gee and Yacht Island Design have ...


  Boat Building In Indonesia on Vimeo
Boat Building In Indonesia. by Cleventine Harrell. 3 days ago 3 days ago: Tue, Dec 20, 2011 8 ...
vimeo.com/34002999


 Boat Building Program | The Landing School
The Boat Building Program offers two course concentrations, Wood Construction Boat building (formerly called “Small Boats”) or Wood Composite Construction ...
www.landingschool.edu/programs/boat-building-program/

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Boat Building News

Ferretti to be sold to China’s Shandong Heavy Industry Group

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Boat Building News

Sri Lanka boat builders face skilled labour shortage
Lanka Business Online
Dec 19, 2011 (LBO) - Sri Lanka boat building industry is growing fast with export earnings doubling in recent years but faces a shortage of skilled labour that is required to expand and remain competitive, industry officials said


 Eastport taxpayers finally escape expensive Boat School subsidies
Bangor Daily News
By Tom Walsh, BDN Staff EASTPORT, Maine — Eastport's taxpayers are no longer footing the bill to keep New England's oldest boat building school above water. Three buildings and 17 acres associated with The Eastport Boat School on Deep Cove Road ...


 “Hard work ahead” for boating stakeholders
Boating Industry
Boating Industry followed up with NMMA President Thom Dammrich to gather some insight about the summit's goals and outcomes. Who dreamed up the idea for the summit? What were your top objectives going into the summit? My goal was to assemble the


 Australia. New Marine Conference and Exhibition announced
BYM News (press release)
In a joint statement today the Boating Industries Alliance Australia (BIAA) and the Marina Industries Association of Australia (MIAA) announced the first whole of boating industry conference and exhibition under the banner of Marine 13. ..


 Casey floats his boat
Auckland stuff.co.nz
The dilapidated 8.5 metre Norwegian dory-style boat has now been restored to its former glory and the project has helped him get a boatbuilding apprenticeship.The Te Atatu Peninsula resident says the yacht was semi-submerged and full of mud when he


MRAA awards boating industry leaders
Boating Industry
The Jerry Martin Journalism Award is presented to the media organization that does the most to further the interests of the boating industry. In 2011, The MRAA presented the award to creative marketing agency Olson for its work with the “Welcome to the 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Boat Building News

Vantage Yacht Club Commissions Yacht Build for Fractional Ownership Program in ...
PR Web (press release)
Sunseeker is known to hand build a limited number of yachts each year. With only thirty-five Portofino 48 models scheduled for production in 2012 and a full order book, “Game Changer” will be a rare and distinctive complement to the yachting community 


 Ida May Keel Laying Introduces the IMP Board
Oyster Bay Enterprise Pilot
He said that was the original intention for the building, that after Jakes closed in 1995, there was a community focus group that determined what they wanted to see on the waterfront and one of those things was a wooden boat building and restoration ..


 Boat School ready to sail into new waters
WCSH-TV
The company has donated the rest of the land and the school itself to the "Friends of the Boat School." That organization now owns the school and will begin running boat-building classes next year. Members of the group say that they hope to expand


 ASRY Builds Four New Shipyard Tugs
MarineLink
While Bahrain's Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Co (ASRY) is an established power in the ship repair business, it had traditionally not engaged in the business of ship and boat building. “The very simple answer, really, is that we have found there is


Sailboats earns top 2012 honors
Trade Only Today
The VX One and three other new boats won awards from an independent panel of experts who evaluated 12 nominees after October's US Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md. Selections were based on extensive inspections and sea trials of the boats.


  Travel agenda: Looking ahead to the London Boat Show
AFP Relax via Yahoo! Malaysia News Fri, 16 Dec 2011 02:12 AM PST
After a break for the holidays, the world's nautical names will descend on London for the 58th London Boat Show, held in and out of the water at the ExCeL center in Docklands. Look out for debuts from British brands, although many will be holding fire until the larger Boot Düsseldorf event, which begins January 20


 RANGER BOATS ADDS NEW CONTENT TO MYDREAMRIG.COM
MuskieFIRST
FLIPPIN, Ark. (December 16, 2011) - Ranger Boats, in a joint effort with BRP's Evinrude outboard engines, announces its model-year re-launch of MyDreamRig.com, a website built to showcase the very best of the "dream rig" concept. 


 Love Me, Tender
The Sag Harbor Express
The tender and the other boats the society has crafted over the years, are based on designs that can be built using traditional boat building methods. The Sunshine tender uses plans from Maine's Duck Trap Press by Walter Simmons, which were pulled from ...

Friday, December 16, 2011

Boat Building News

Education Logo   ABYC Winter Education Update!
ELECTRICAL CERTIFICATION DVD -This new easy-to-use distance learning course is intended to substantially lower the overall cost for marine technicians to achieve the ABYC Marine Electrical Certification. Now anyone from any continent with access to a personal computer with a DVD drive can study for this non-proprietary, standards-based, technical certification when and where they want. The DVD is the next step in an evolutionary approach to distance and internet-based training, education and workforce certification.SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRICING for Members and Non-members.  Call ABYC for details 410-990-4460  Sandy X-101 or Cris X-104
Holiday STUDY GUIDE Special - $25.00 Off Every ABYC Study Guide with a Class Registration Discount with purchase!  For the month of December ABYC members pay only $50 each, and non-members pay $75 each (plus domestic S&H) OR purchase the complete set for $350.00 (Electrical Certification, Diesel Engines & Support Systems Certification, Gasoline Engines & Support Systems Certification, Systems Certification, Standards Certification, Composite Boat Builder Certification, AC/Refrigeration Certification and Laminator Certification.  Call ABYC 410-990-4460 to place your order today! 
Basic Marine Electrical, Miramar, Florida   Register Online! 
Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - Thursday, January 12, 2012 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Broward College, Marine Trades Training Center 
7451 Riviera Boulevard, Miramar, FL 33023
Click for Course Details -  http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=469
Marine Systems Certification, Tampa, FL  Register Online!
Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - Friday, January 20, 2012 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Mastry Engine Center, The Mastry Training Center
2801 Anvil Street North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710
Click for Course Details - http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=470
Marine Corrosion Certification, Gwynn's Island, VA, *Sponsored by RCC* Register Online!
Date: Monday, January 30, 2012 - Thursday, February 2, 2012 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Mathews Maritime Foundation, Inc.
Gwynns Island Boatshop, 616 Old Ferry Road, Grimstead, Virginia 23064 Click for Course Details - http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=492
Diesel Engine & Support Systems Certification, Rockland, ME **MMTA** 
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - Friday, February 3, 2012 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: The Apprenticeshop, 643 Main St, Rockland , Maine 04841
To register for this course contact: Susan Swanton, Email: 
swanton@mainemarinetrades.com 
Phone: 207-773-8725 Click here for course information:http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=489
If you are unable to attend the above listed courses please review the ABYC Education Calendar for a course in your area: http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/index.cfm 
REMINDER - The ABYC Office will be closed for the holiday from 12/23/2011 through January 2, 2012
Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Boat Building News

Miami International Boat Show 2012 Features the Best of On-The-Water Fun; Plus stay at the Beacon South Beach Hotel ...
PRWeb Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:27 AM PST
This time, the 71st Annual Miami International Boat Show partners up with US Dive Shows to create the 2012 Dive and Travel Harbor that promises to provide visitors a unique opportunity to get their âfeet wetâ in all-things diving and a one-stop shopping destination for every type of diving and travel enthusiast. Stay at the Beacon South Beach Hotel and enjoy extra perks for booking today (PRWeb ...


 West Marine raises nearly $28000 for Fort Lauderdale charities
Boating Industry
The West Marine Fort Lauderdale Boating Superstore celebrated its grand opening by hosting a “Cruising for a Cause” event to raise money for local marine charities. In all, West Marine raised $27800 for 13 non-profits. “We have received a tremendous 


 Sunsail 444 (Leopard 44) Wins SAIL Magazine's Best Boat of the Year 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
CLEARWATER, FL, Dec 14, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- The newest and most innovative catamaran to join the Sunsail fleet, the Sunsail 444 (Leopard 44) has received SAIL Magazine's coveted title of Best Boat 2012 in the Cruising Multihull under 50 ...


 LYME REGIS: Proud students celebrate boat launch
View Online
By Francesca Evans STUDENTS of Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy launched eight new vessels into the harbour on Wednesday afternoon. The new boats, which included a Caledonian Yawl, a Cat Boat, a traditional clinker built Pilchard Larker and a West ...


 Show producer adds spring event in Annapolis
Soundings Wed, 14 Dec 2011 16:26 PM PST
United States Yacht Shows, producers of the United States Sailboat Show and the United States Powerboat Show, announced it will produce a spring boat show called the Annapolis (Md.) Spring Sailboat Show, featuring Cruisers University. 


 Industry leaders gather for boating summit
Trade Only Today
Approximately 160 marine industry leaders from around the country gathered Tuesday and Wednesday in Chicago for a first-of-its-kind Recreational Boating Stakeholder Growth Summit. The summit was hosted by the National Marine Manufacturers Association .

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Boat Building Blog

Benetti Yachts launches 37-metre Benetti Classic 121' FF1
World Interior Design Network
Italian yacht maker Benetti Yachts has launched a 37-metre super-yacht named Benetti Classic 121' FF1. The exterior of the new vessel, styled by Stefano Righini, incorporates a conventional design.The super-yacht features five cabins including an 


 Building own boat is a breeze
Tasmania Mercury
"I think every boat has a soul and that soul is created by the blood, sweat and tears you put into it," Mr Clark said. "They've had a hand in all the building aspects, and learned a lot about what gets these boats on the water. .


 Massive fire ravages Gothenburg boat yard
The Local.se
The heavy build up of smoke forced police to quickly evacuate buildings north of the site. When emergency services arrived on the scene the fire was fully developed and was concentrated to a hall where boats, trucks and marine equipment were kept.


 Entrepreneur's new franchising idea: rent a rowboat
Globe and Mail
Raised on a farm in Sechelt, BC, Mr. Aune learned the craft of boat-building from his father and worked as a shipwright at various West Coast shipyards. He sailed the South Pacific for a year in the mid-1970s, then returned to Victoria, and soon after


British investor buys historic German super-yacht dockyard
Europe Online Magazine Mon, 12 Dec 2011 07:04 AM PST
Hamburg (dpa) - A British private equity group has bought the German dockyard that launched super yachts such as the Eclipse, the worldâs biggest private boat, vendor Thyssen Krupp announced Monday.Russian billionaire and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich took delivery of the 163.5-metre ship last year from Blohm + Voss in Hamburg. The buyer, Star Capital, said it would keep the Hamburg yard open  


NMTA offers grants for boating promoters
Boating Industry
The Northwest Marine Trade Association is offering grants to non-profits seeking assistance in the region to promoting boating, according to an article in the Seattle Times. Grants (worth up to $9000) will be awarded across three categories for


  Plan to refloat Newport VU course
Leader Community Newspapers Mon, 12 Dec 2011 16:04 PM PST
VICTORIA University's boat building apprenticeship course could be saved by a new partnership. 


Boat-building academy to offer program for high-school students
Charlevoix Courier Mon, 12 Dec 2011 11:55 AM PST
Starting in a few more weeks, a new program will open for some area high school students to introduce them to the skills and knowledge base involved in modern boat-building


 Making Waves in Boat Building
PR Newswire Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:44 AM PST
METEGHAN RIVER, NS, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Boats are not normally made to be sunk, but manufacturing a vessel to do just that has propelled 70-year-old A. F. Theriault & Son Ltd. from traditional boat building into cutting edge innovation, and helping to train navies around... 


  ThyssenKrupp sells 'mega-yacht' division
Financial Times
By Chris Bryant in Frankfurt ThyssenKrupp, the German steel and engineering conglomerate, has agreed to sell its Blohm+Voss “mega-yacht” shipyards to a British private equity group in order to pay down debt. Blohm+Voss was responsible for completing ...


 Yar Craft boat company acquired by Pierce family
WalleyeFIRST
The intent was to manufacture bass boats and the Pierce family is now in its 40th (fortieth) year of building Bass Cat for the fishing industry, as one of the oldest consistent family traditions in the marine industry. Norlen Inc. is a third generation .


 Excessive boating laws to cripple industry
Weekly Times Now
Sink or swim: President of the Boating Industry Association of Victoria David Heyes says proposed new penalties will cripple the industry. THE Victorian Government's proposed marine safety regulations will increase the burden on boaters. ..


 NMMA, BWI call for Innovation Award entries
Boating Industry
CHICAGO – The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International are now accepting entries for the 2012 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Innovation Awards. The awards will be presented duri

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Boat Building News

Isle of Wight helps build hydrogen boat
Isle of Wight County Press Sat, 10 Dec 2011 00:12 AM PST
A HYDROGEN-fuelled boat is to be developed as part of the Ecoisland project, thanks to a deal between an international green energy firm and a leading Island boat builder


 New Design: Westship 33.5M and 40M megayachts
Yacht Forums (press release)
Not one but two new designs surface from the 'resurrected' yacht company. Designs for a Westship 33.5-meter and 40-meter are now being showcased. WESTSHIP World Yachts is introducing a totally new series of megayachts including state-of-the-art 40 .


History relaunches on The Piscataqua
Seacoastonline.com
However, Rollins said the opportunity to build a gundalow was truly unique for him. "It's completely unique from building yachts. There are different puzzles to solve," he said. Despite his extensive boat building resume, Rollins said being involved in  


Northwest Marine Trade Association offering a boating grant program
The Seattle Times
Boater Education / Safety Grant: Awarded to a group or organization seeking funding support for an event or program aimed specifically at educating new or current boaters on how to be safe on the water. To apply for a NMTA Grow Boating grant,


  Heavier passengers sink boat capacities
Sun-Sentinel Sun, 11 Dec 2011 05:40 AM PST
When a paddlewheel dinner boat called the Crystal Queen sailed its maiden voyage in waters off the coast of Atlantic City in the early 1990s, the Coast Guard certified 153 passengers and crew members as a safe load. 


 Seattle Boat Show Jan. 27 to Feb. 5 offers a wealth of free fishing seminars
Seattle Times Sun, 11 Dec 2011 10:18 AM PST
The Seattle Boat Show is coming up on Jan. 27 to Feb. 5 at CenturyLink Field Event Center in downtown Seattle, and will offer more than 200 free seminars, including 65 related to fishing and crabbing.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Boat Building News

LYME REGIS: Boat building academy principal to give talk
View Online
THE Lyme Regis Society has joined forces with Lyme Regis Museum for a series of talks, the first being by principal of Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy, Yvonne Green. The talk will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 2.30pm in the Woodmead Halls and .


 Boating industry targets US $ 1 b
Daily News Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:49 AM PST
The boating industry in Sri Lanka will be looking to become a dynamic non traditional export sector with a revenue target of US $ one billion shortly. 


 Rigid Industries Appoints Northwest Marine Group and Great Lakes Marine Marketing to Represent their âM-Seriesâ Marine ...
PRWeb Thu, 08 Dec 2011 03:19 AM PST
Rigid Industries Appoints Northwest Marine Group and Great Lakes Marine Marketing to Represent their M-Series Marine LED Lighting Products for the Boating Industry. With this addition to the Rigid Industries Global Sales Network, the company continues to affirm its strategic initiative to provide customers with local design and sales support, as well as easy access to their broad offering of


 2011 Was a Good Year in Boating for the Boat Shopper and Florida Marine Times, The Crew Visited over 33 Shows with ...
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:17 AM PST
Boatshopper.com has been on the road all year to get the word out about the new publication, called The Florida marine Times. Over 33 shows and about 66,000 books distributed.Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 It was a good year in boating for the Boat Shopper and Florida Marine Times. The year started off with a large crowd in the Charlotte County Boat show in Port Charlotte and finished


 2011 Was a Good Year in Boating for the Boat Shopper and Florida Marine Times, The Crew Visited over 33 Shows with ...
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:17 AM PST
Boatshopper.com has been on the road all year to get the word out about the new publication, called The Florida marine Times. Over 33 shows and about 66,000 books distributed.Lakeland, FL (PRWEB) December 08, 2011 It was a good year in boating for the Boat Shopper and Florida Marine Times. The year started off with a large crowd in the Charlotte County Boat show in Port Charlotte and finished


 Leopard 44 Wins Sail Magazine's Best Boat of the Year 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
CLEARWATER, FL, Dec 08, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- SAIL Magazine recently awarded the Leopard 44, the coveted title of Best Boat 2012 in the Cruising Multihull under 50 feet category. The Leopard 44 represents Robertson and Caine's latest ...


 Octogenarian keeps building boats to order
The Daily News of Newburyport
Arnoux's boat, which took about 700 man-hours to build, puts his total for boats constructed beyond the 200 mark. Winninghoff said it was a midlife crisis in the 1970s that led him into the specialty boat-building business. A pilot who served in World .


 Landing School to offer winter sessions
Boating Industry
ARUNDEL, Maine – The Landing School has announced it will begin offering a February start for its Yacht Design and Wooden Boat Building programs beginning in 2012. The programs typically start in September, but the school will begin offering a February


Rescue vessels to be built in Bath
The Times Record Fri, 09 Dec 2011 06:59 AM PST
BATH â Hodgdon Defense Composites, an affiliate of Hodgdon Yachts, will begin building new, jet-ski-like rescue vessels for the U.S. Air Force Special Command at a new headquarters on the Bath waterfront


  USA. NMRA members appointed to Boating Growth Summit
BYM News (press release)
To help sustain and grow boating, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is hosting a Boating Growth Summit, December 13-14 in Chicago, Illinois. Two National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) members have been appointed to ...