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Monday, February 28, 2011

Boat Building News

China to tax luxury yachts
The Australian
BEIJING'S campaign to narrow the wealth gap before it gets further out of hand has changed tack to focus on a classic symbol of bourgeois excess, the luxury yacht. Proposed regulation, which will involve a punitive, nautical tweak to the vehicle ...

Stafford Township man teaches the art of sneakboxes
Press of Atlantic City
Anthony Smedile Bill Gilliand from Hartland Conn. looks on as boat builder Ron Spodofora conducts a boat making workshop at Perrine's Boatworks at the Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton. Sunday February 27 2011.(The Press of Atlantic City/Anthony Smedile) .

Power and the real passion
The Australian
Richards, who has never owned a sailing yacht of his own, started a boat building apprenticeship at 17 and kept sailing and making his mark as someone to watch. At 20 he teamed up with Peter Gilmore in the World Match Racing series and won more than 20 ...

 Sea Ray Chooses KVH as Its Official Satellite Antenna Partner in Exclusive 3 ...
GlobeNewsWire (press release)
KVH's award-winning TracVision antennas bring reliable, high-quality satellite entertainment to boaters around the globe. This diverse product line offers solutions to meet the needs of any boater, on any vessel, anywhere in the world.

Houseboat Factory to Make Prototype Modular Home
LEX 18 Lexington Sun, 27 Feb 2011 14:03 PM PST
SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - A program would have factories normally used to build houseboats create homes for use on land, with the aim of aiding a beleaguered industry. Bruce Chesnut, a partner in Stardust Cruisers, told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the Wayne County houseboat factory will build two energy efficient modular home prototypes. The factory will use the same lines that normally produce .

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Boat Building News

Summit looks at yacht industry
The Triton
By Editor Almost 50 people attended a dinner-debate at the Yacht Club de Monaco in mid-January to discuss superyachts and the current economic situation in the industry. Organized with the support of Only Yachts, this third symposium featured an ...

Boating industry ready to ride out rising gas prices
Marina owners say when the price of gas rises, boaters simply adjust the length of their trip. Instead of taking a three hour trip, they may take a 45 minute drive to a closer destination. "Once a boater, always a boater. I don't think in the boating ...

US Boat Industry No Longer Floundering But Recovery Murky
Wall Street Journal
By Bob Tita Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES The US recreational boat industry has likely stopped sinking, but it faces a slow recovery and an unpredictable future. Sales of recreational power boats fell to a record low of 132000 vessels last year, a 55% decline ...

State to cut boat tax exemptions
The Triton
Dannel Malloy has proposed eliminating four tax exemptions for boating-related business, including labor fees on maintenance and repair and broker commissions, according to a story in Soundings Trade Only. The state has a 6 percent sales tax, ..

 Personal 'Ego' Submarine Unveiled
Raonhaje , a Korean manufacturer, unveiled a hot new vessel at this week's Miami International Boat Show . The Ego, a compact semi-submarine with features to make even Jules Verne jealous, was revealed at the show held February 17-21. ...

Seize the day (today)
Adelaide Now
Enjoy a day of fun in the sun at the biennial SA Wooden Boat and Music Festival. Held at the wharf at Goolwa, the festival has displays, boat building, music performances, fantastic food and wine and more. It's free today, 9am-5pm. ...

Friday Roundup: Monsanto and Houseboats
Daily Yonder
Lexington Herald-Leader The houseboat industry is down, so rural houseboat builders are now constructing affordable, energy-efficient houses. They were designed by students at the University of Kentucky and the transition from boatbuilding to housing

Peekskill Boatworks Launching in March
Coldspring and Garrison have similar programs and a couple of professional boat builders from that area have volunteered with Boatworks. The program receives most of its funding from the Youth Bureau, and materials are frequently donated by the King ...

China's tourism island to tap yacht market
People's Daily Sat, 26 Feb 2011 00:52 AM PST
Officials in China's southernmost island province of Hainan are hoping a fledgeling yachting industry would give the famed tourism destination the edge to draw wealthy tourists from home and broad. 

Bozeman: Safe Boats still deciding on whether to relocate
Kitsap Sun
By Rachel Pritchett The Port of Bremerton has presented an offer to Safe Boats International to build much-needed additional space for the company to lease at Olympic View Industrial Park, according to port CEO Cary Bozeman. The port would sell bonds ...

Friday, February 25, 2011

Boat Building News


House votes to block E15 from gas pumps

David Shepardson / Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington— The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly to bar the Environmental Protection Agency from moving ahead with allowing a higher blend of ethanol in the nation's gas tanks.
Just before 2 a.m. today, the House voted 286-135 to block the EPA from spending any money to carry out a waiver to allow E15 to be sold at the nation's fueling stations. Currently, most gas stations sell E10 — which is 10 percent ethanol.

Boat Building News

HPYD4: 12 - 14 MARCH 2012

The 4th High Performance Yacht Design conference will take place in Auckland, New Zealand 12-14 March 2012 during the Volvo Ocean Race stopover. The boats arrive on 8 March and depart on 18 March. The conference venue will be in the heart of the Visaduct Basin in the purpose built Marine Events centre. More details will follow later in the year!

At this stage we are inviting abstracts on a range of topics, including:
• Performance prediction and measurement
• Computational methods
• Wind tunnel and towing tank technology
• Materials and structural analysis
• Regulations and rating rules
• Hull and Appendage Design

Abstracts of no more than 400 words should be submitted in Word or PDF
format to

For further details please see

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Boat Building News

Teens learn what it takes to be shipshape
Waterloo Record
Teenagers from across Ontario tested their boat building skills on the chlorinated waters of the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex pool, as part of an annual cardboard boat racing championship. The teens designed and built boats of all shapes and 

Boat builder drops anchor in Friendswood
Friendswood Journal Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:36 PM PST
A business that is possibly one-of-a-kind in Texas has a new Friendswood home. 

Maha committed to develop boating industry: Bhujbal
PTI via Yahoo! India News Thu, 24 Feb 2011 08:32 AM PST
Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Stressing the need for creating infrastructure for setting up marinas (docking facilities for small boats), a senior state minister today said that the Maharashtra Government was committed to the development of the boating industry."There is a need for creating infrastructure for developing the boating industry, which offers a huge potential, particularly when the domestic .

Boating Is Back
The Moscow Times Thu, 24 Feb 2011 08:18 AM PST
Russia's pleasure boat market is showing signs of recovery after a two-year lull. The fourth annual Moscow Boat Show, a week-long exhibit that opened at the Crocus Expo center Tuesday, features 166 Russian and international participants, compared with last year's 124.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Boat Building News

Whale wins major deal with French boat builder
Belfast Telegraph
By Margaret Canning An engineering firm in Co Down has announced a major new deal with a French boat builder. Munster Simms, a maker of pump and plumbing products for caravans, boats and the healthcare industry, will supply BJ Technologie - a gobal ...

 ABBRA sets deadline for symposium proposals
Trade Only Today
The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association's Summer Symposium has an April 16 deadline for submitting speaking proposals. The symposium is a social event for the boatbuilding, service and repair industry. It's scheduled for July 18 and 19 at ...

Classe 950, designed for shorthanded racing
My Sailing
Dibley Marine is working alongside a Wellington sailor and an Auckland boat building company to develop a structure package for this exciting new design. Boat Builder, Richard Edlin, has worked closely with our client on a proposal that makes it very ...

PlanetSolar Aims for Guinness Record for Solar Vehicle
EV World
The crew of Turanor Planet Solar, the world's largest solar-powered boat, announced plans to apply to the Guinness Book of World Records for yet another recognition—the greatest distance ever traveled in a solar-powered vessel. The boat, which set .

Pearson Marine renews focus on boat building, sees growth
The Providence Journal Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:46 PM PST
Warren company has hired about 15 workers since 2009, when the recession forced layoffs 

UK. Composite Mouldings moves into new factory
BYM News (press release)
Southampton based boat builders; Composite Mouldings (CML) is pleased to announce they have taken on larger factory premises in Marchwood Industrial Park. The new facility is the former Maritime Education and Training facility which once housed a full ...

From boat-builderâs ashes springs a tech startup
Providence Business News Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:10 PM PST
When Goetz Custom Boats went bankrupt, the composite-material technology it developed could have been lost forever. But now a group of investors and the companyâs former owner hope to carry the same technology â and some of the same people â to a young company focused on more than just boats

Boating industry hits lull, rebound expected
Poughkeepsie Journal
Boating on the Hudson River is not only fun for the thousands of boat owners and their guests who do it, but it's a substantial industry in itself. The economic recession has knocked off some activity, as did spikes in gasoline prices, according to ...

Monday, February 21, 2011

Boat Building News

Riviera Syndication To Launch New 5800 Sport Yacht At Sanctuary Cove
Yacht and Boat Latest News
Riviera Syndication will launch its new Sydney/Gold Coast/Hamilton Island 5800 Sport Yacht “Bellini” at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. This boat to be based at Sanctuary Cove will spend 10 weeks each winter at Hamilton Island and 10 weeks ...

Dream boats
Helena Independent Record
Tracy Allen's been guiding since the mid '80s and building boats since the early '90s. When he came to a point in his life where he had to choose one over the other, he went with boat building. “Last year was the first year in 26 years that I didn't ...

NW School of Wooden Boatbuilding adds new boat shop to its growing ...
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding kicked off its 30th anniversary year by breaking ground earlier this winter on its fifth shop, the Jeff Hammond ...

Online and Correspondence Courses for Boat & Yacht Design
There are a lot of schools available for people interested in studying yacht and boat building and design. However most of them entail courses on campus, ...

Guide To The 2011 Miami International Boat Show
CBS Miami Sun, 20 Feb 2011 03:00 AM PST
While the weather in some parts of the country may still be cold, it's the perfect weather in South Florida for the annual Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail 

Solar powered yacht: 146 days and heading for Brisbane
Sail World
Last September, after many months of planning and construction, a very large solar solar-powered yacht called Planet Solar set out from Monaco, aiming to be the first to circumnavigate the globe in a 'solar' boat, ie one powered by a silent, 

`Work of joy' takes to the water
Marlborough Express
The replica whaling boat, Ron Perano and friends spent years building, takes to the water in Picton Harbour. Ron Perano made his replica out of kahikatea timber, used by many boat builders, but the original Swiftsure, built in Tasmania in 1863, ...

Going "green" on Montana waterways
KXLH Helena News
Mitch Posey, owner of Wallace Marine, explained, "The boats and the boating industry has gotten much greener over the last few years. Outboard motors have actually become better than 90 percent more efficient over the last 10 or 15 years. ...

Yachting: New boat goes through the shredder
New Zealand Herald
Photo / Natalie Slade The prototype for an America's Cup boat suffered severe damage after it capsized on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf yesterday. No one on board was hurt but the extent of damage to the wing-sailed catamaran was plain to see. ...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Boat Building News

The Restorer

In the world of wooden boats, Jon Wilson is a legend. Few know about his other life in troubled waters.

by Ian Aldrich

Credit: Shoshannah White
Credit: Kip Brundage
The water still calls to him. Nearly 40 years living in Down East Maine hasn't changed that for Jon Wilson. He's not on the ocean as much as he'd like--his work keeps him more tethered to the land than it used to, he'll say--but the longtime sailor still gets out there when he can. He's navigated a good portion of the East Coast and drifted around the Caribbean, but Maine's waters--"so raw in a way," he says--still captivate him. Penobscot Bay and its scattered islands, the expansive, never-ending feel of the Atlantic off Naskeag Point, the winds that rush along Eggemoggin Reach ... these are the places he returns to again and again.

See the complete article in Yankee Magazine at:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Boat Building News

New builders, yachts make debuts
The Triton
By Lucy Chabot Reed Despite a still-struggling economy, a number of builders in the mid-size megayacht range are debuting new yachts at the Yacht and Brokerage Show this week, and with flare. M/Y Primadonna, a 127-foot fiberglass yacht built by IAG ...

Not a yacht: Boat buyers look at smaller craft
Medill Reports: Chicago
“There are many factors that could deter someone from getting a yacht, as opposed to a speedboat—some being the upkeep, higher fuel expenses, marina costs, winterizing. It's going to cost less to upkeep a speedboat than a yacht. ...

 boatbuilder creates 25 new jobs
BBC News
The company, which is taking on skilled workers, is extending with three extra vessel bays in a new boat-building unit. "The expansion of our sister company Turbine Transfers into the wind turbine industry means we'll be building a new ship for them 

CNY boaters and marina owners at boat show fuming over ethanol in gas (blog)
And it looks like things could take a turn for the worse for recreational boaters. Currently, most neighborhood gas stations list the ethanol level in gas at 10 percent. Late last year, though, the federal Environmental Protection Agency gave tentative ...

Holyhead boat-builders may need graduate engineers
Graduate vacancies may be opening at a Holyhead boat manufacturing plant as it has announced it will be creating 25 extra jobs over the next year and a half. Holyhead Marine Services made the announcement yesterday (February 17th) that it was going to ..

Louisiana delegation presses White House on drilling permits
The Hill (blog)
Typical are boat builders who manufacture the ships that service and maintain rigs at sea employing thousands directly and indirectly. For example, in Louisiana, just one boat building company spends an average of $35 million per boat. ..

Summer Heidi Skiff Workshop - Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding
Boat building tools and what to look for when buying tools for boat building. 2. Tool care, use, and sharpening. 3. Skiff design and lofting. ...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Boat Building News

Kitsap Transit gets approval to build new Silverdale transfer station
Kitsap Sun
The motion passed, 6-2, however, to award the job to Devlin Designing Boat Builders of Olympia. They'll cut off the boat's stern and insert a section to boost seating from 84 to 120. That should be plenty of capacity on the Bremerton-Annapolis route 

County celebrates its MBEs in city ceremony
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Mr Chippendale, 87, who lives in Wroxham, was honoured for his contribution to the boatbuilding industry, which he has been involved for more than 70 years. Originally from Hampshire, he started his career in 1939 as an aprentice before founding ...

Sweet donation for the National Waterways Museum
Its aim is to preserve traditional boat building skills relating to inland waterways craft and pass on these skills to a new generation. In September, once the work is finished, the boat will make the trip through the canal network back to the ...

Singapore To Host Inaugural Yacht Show In April
The show organiser, Informa Yacht Group said today that international luxury boat builders, brokers, designers and naval architects would be among the participants of the show dubbed the premiere superyacht event for the Asian region. ...

Sealegs' chief executive steps down
ShareChat Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:56 PM PST
The chief executive of boat builder Sealegs has stepped down. David McKee Wright has resigned as chief executive and will take up a newly created role as global sales director, the company said today. 

Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding erecting the Jeff Hammond Boat Shop in ...
Port Townsend Leader
More than 60 full-time students learning boatbuilding, sail making and rigging need a lot of space to work in. Thankfully, the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has already broken ground on the Jeff Hammond Boat Shop. ...

Reviewing the Balangay's role in nation building
Philippine Star
Without blueprints, employing knowledge handed down from generations, the Sama Badjaos used ancient boat-building techniques and tools on these wooden boats with carved-planks utilizing dowels without nails, the cabo negro grass rope, sealing tree .

Four-day Miami boat show celebrates its 70th year
By Ina Paiva Cordle, The Miami Herald The Miami International Boat Show and Strictly Sail, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center and two other Miami marina venues, along with the Yacht & Brokerage Show on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, ...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Boat Building News

Battered but still building
Longtime custom boat builder Dusky Marine isn't manufacturing as many boats as it once did but it has weathered the economic storm. Its story highlights the ...

Boat Building Laws in the State of Washington |
Boat Building Laws in the State of Washington. Boat builders in the state of Washington must abide by federal regulations, as U.S. law regulates the ...

EPA And U.S. Coast Guard Step Up Efforts To Protect U.S. Waters Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:53 AM PST
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to protect people's health and the environment. 

Future of Kentucky's houseboat industry might be on land
Lexington Herald-Leader Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:51 AM PST
SOMERSET â An effort to revitalize the state's beleaguered houseboat industry is set to 

Liverpool Boat Show cancelled
Yachting Monthly Mon, 14 Feb 2011 09:58 AM PST
Organisers Marine Industry Events (MIE) said it had been forced to cancel the show due to the economic climate and poor take-up of exhibitors. 

Brunswick's Dusty McCoy Receives NASBLA Award; Challenges U.S. Power Squadrons ...
Trading Markets (press release)
The annual award is presented to companies that make significant contributions to boating safety. Brunswick recently formed a partnership with USPS to offer ..

Jobs boost for Holyhead boat firm
Daily Post North Wales
A BOAT building firm is creating 25 highly skilled jobs on Anglesey as it expands into vessels to support the booming windfarm industry. ...

South Florida boatbuilders survive cutbacks
Trade Only Today
South Florida's boatbuilding industry was hit hard by the recession, but remains a vital part of the region's economy. No one can say exactly how many 

SUBMARINES: The Fiberglass Wonder
Strategy Page
Local boat builders created and refined the current semi-submersible design. Some foreign experts have been seen in the area, apparently to help the boat ...

 Worldâs Premier Boat Show Anchors in Miami Beach Feb. 17-21
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Tue, 15 Feb 2011 12:00 PM PST
2011 Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail âmustsâ include new on-the-water education, scuba diving, a tour of the âQueen,â and boating celebs, plus thousands of the newest and best in boats and marine innovations

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Boat Building News

Builders Get Behind Boat Project
The group now hopes to have a keel donated and welcomes any boatbuilding community members to the classes, held from 8 to 9:20 am Monday through Friday. ...

Work on Bluenose II Attracts Global Audience
Canada Views
Using modern wooden boat building methods and Angelique timber for strength, the keel and frames are being laid and the hull is expected to be substantially ...

Yacht owners do good for the planet as they cruise the oceans
SeaKeepers, a group of yacht owners, has taken aboard an innovative new option: a specially designed sensing system for helping to measure changes in the ...

Biodiesel threat to yacht engines
Yachting Monthly Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:28 AM PST
A new grade of eco-friendly diesel , introduced on January 14 following an EU directive, could cause serious damage to yacht engines, warns the Cruising Association (CA). 

Nautique debuts boatbuilding app
Trade Only Today
The Design Your Nautique iPad app allows users to build their own custom Nautique while interfacing with five detailed boat views. ...

The Ardelle takes shape: Volunteers help Essex's Burnham raise new schooner
Gloucester Daily Times
The Ardelle, crafted outdoors in line with the town's boat building tradition, is Burnham's sixth boat and his largest since the schooner Thomas E. Lannon, ...

Australian Wooden Boat Festival Attracts Thousands to Hobart
They have even set up a traditional pit saw, to demonstrate how shipwrights historically cut their timbers for boat building. Tasmania grows three of the ..

Boat show: See worthy event
Cape Cod Times (subscription)
A melonseed skiff, foreground, made by Crawford Boatbuilding in Marshfield, attracts visitors to the Boatbuilder's Show this weekend at the Resort and ...

Boat Show highlights new safety product for kids
WIS News 10 Columbia Sat, 12 Feb 2011 14:44 PM PST
With the weather turning sunny and a little bit warmer, some of you may have spent your Saturday in a boat. 

St. Paul's Northwest Canoe Co. supersizes its voyageur-style watercrafts
Pioneer Press
The massive boat was positioned hull up, turtle-like, on a frame. Its smooth wood, all 24 feet of it, had a new coat of clear resin. ...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Boat Building News

Breaking News From ABYC

EPA Emissions Waiver
ABYC member, Perko, urges builders to file for an EPA NOW
An important reminder was issued earlier this week by Perko Fuel Systems and the marine industry publication, Trade Only. New EPA evaporative emissions standards will take effect July 31. A waiver is written into the regulations that give companies of 500 employees or less the ability to build as many as 1,200 boats in one year that are not in compliance. Boatbuilders that qualify for the small-business exemption are encouraged to file for a waiver now. Waivers are not automatically given. Builders must file for them. A sample waiver letter and directions about how to submit a waiver can be found on Perko's website.
Please take a moment now to file your waiver and avoid missing the July 31, 2011 deadline!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Boat Building News

Croatian Boat of the Year 2011 Worldwide boating industry choses its favourites
BYM News (press release)
For the past nine years, the worldwide boating industry has recognized the best in boat building through nauCAT's annual Boat of the Year awards, for boat ...

USA. Cigarette Racing Team gets social
BYM News (press release)
Cigarette Racing Team – the iconic luxury performance boat builder – is inviting its friends, fans and customers to join the newly launched official company ...

MBIA Says Boating Industry Recovery Begins at Detroit Boat Show
PR Newswire via Yahoo! News Tue, 08 Feb 2011 06:06 AM PST
Detroit Boat Show poised to see greater attendance and sales 

Yet another business goes under
Sunshine Coast Daily
Buddina's marine engineering and boat-building business Sealube shut down on January 31, leaving the six full-time staff unemployed and a string of ...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Boat Building News

Heritage Yachts Completes New Long Beach Docks
The Log Newspaper
LONG BEACH -- Heritage Yacht Sales recently completed the construction of new docks at the company's Long Beach location, at 231 Marina Drive. ...

Burger Boat Co. announces contract for steel passenger vessel
Herald Times Reporter
Chicago's Leading Lady is styled after the 1920s luxury cruising yachts such as the former presidential yacht “Sequoia,” according to a press release. ...

A new chapter
“When it comes to the actual building of the boats, nothing is going to change there,” said Giesler. The story of B. Giesler and Sons Boat Builders goes ...

A.C. Boat Show gets eco-friendly, but bad boys of power still reign
The Philadelphia Inquirer Fri, 04 Feb 2011 22:14 PM PST
ATLANTIC CITY - Going green while navigating the deep blue sea is a concept connecting mariners at this year's 32d annual Atlantic City Boat Show, which has dropped power from its moniker for the first time

A schooner with an interesting story
The Biloxi Sun Herald Sat, 05 Feb 2011 15:34 PM PST
Pictured in full sail, the Olivette was one of four working schooners completed in August 1902, by master boat-builder Martin Fountain at his Back Bay shipyard in Biloxi. 

Pontoons are big attraction at Rochester boat show
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Sun, 06 Feb 2011 02:41 AM PST
More than 300 boats are on display at this year's Greater Rochester Boat Show and Sale.

 Ethanol a contentious element in marine fuel
Dallas Morning News
Not only is the boat show an assemblage of the latest and greatest boats and all things boating, it's also a congregation of marine experts who can answer ..

Friday, February 4, 2011

Boat Building News

Boat Building Center open house Feb. 5
Coos Bay World
People interested in the Boat Building Center can attend an open house from 11 am to 1 pm Saturday, Feb. 5. The event is a chance for volunteers and ...

Float your boat
By Kevin VanDam Everyone in the fishing industry is concerned about the boat market. It's true, fishing boat sales are down nearly 50 percent during this ...

Discover Boating center docks in Miami
Trade Only Today
Exclusive to the 2011 Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami, the new Discover Boating Resource Center offers an on-the-water educational ...

MarineMax reports $4.7 million loss but remains optimistic about 2011
The long suffering Clearwater recreational boat retailer, the nation's largest with 56 stores in 19 states, reported a loss of $4.7 million, ...

X-Yachts Award
My Sailing
The X-Yachts Xc 38 was awarded the European Yacht of the Year Award in the Luxury Cruiser category. Managing director, Lars Jeppesen was handed over the ...

Firms team up on Bluenose II job
By IAN FAIRCLOUGH Staff Reporter A company made up of three South Shore boat-building firms hopes its contract for reconstructing Nova Scotia's iconic ...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Boat building News

Out and About 01/30/11
Bloomington Pantagraph
The Strictly Sail Chicago boat show, billed as the largest indoor all-sailboat show, is at Chicago's Navy Pier. It features the latest the sailing industry ...

Dubai International Boat Show rides high on a wave of industry confidence- 33 premiers now confirmed with many more to ...
Zawya Sun, 30 Jan 2011 01:05 AM PST
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Hundreds of marine industry leaders and thousands of boating enthusiasts will converge on the 19th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show in March for a spectacular display of the yachting world's most impressive offerings. 

Reggie Fountain Powering Up New Boating Company
The former owner of Fountain Powerboats, Reggie Fountain, tells WITN he is now starting up a new boating company. Fountain says the name of his new boating ...

Finding pure gas tough on boaters
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Ethanol-free gas is getting tougher to find, which is not good news with the fishing and boating season fast approaching. While the boating industry is ...

Bénéteau aims to double boat-building by 2015
Yachting Monthly
Bénéteau, the world's biggest sailboat builder, has announced plans to double its boat-building by 2015. The French group, which also operates the Jeanneau ...

Business: Boat builders see improvement; Regulator to add 15 new jobs
The Daily Advance Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:13 PM PST
EDENTON â After several years of flat sales, the economy is finally beginning to turn around for at least one local boat builder. Dear Reader, This content is only available to subscribers of The Daily Advance print and/or e-edition. 

Vicem unveils new yacht line
Trade Only Today
Composed of the Vanguard 45 and the Vanguard 33, the new line of yachts was developed by designer Michael Peters. "I've worked with open-class boats for ...

USA. New boat design from Captain Nat nearly complete
BYM News (press release)
Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff's (NGH) impact on the boat-building industry is undisputed, as he designed more than 2000 boats and developed many ...

Australia. New Mustang Sports Cruisers revealed
BYM News (press release)
The first model to be released under the control of boat building legend Bill Barry-Cotter is a two-cabin 32 Sports Cruiser. Lamination of the hull began on ...

Larsen tours marine tech program
Skagit Valley Herald Tue, 01 Feb 2011 08:55 AM PST
Rick Larsen rubbed elbows with marine industry business owners, professionals, teachers and students Monday afternoon in his new capacity as the top ranking Democrat on the Congressional Coast Guard⦠

Musician carves out business making canoes
Standard-Examiner Mon, 31 Jan 2011 23:23 PM PST
MINNEAPOLIS -- Boat shows are wondrous places for dreamers. But not just for those who dream of buying a glittering new bass boat, a 16-foot walleye rig, a wakeboarding plaything or a yacht awaiting a Lake Superior sea trial. It's also a place where boat builders dream of finding customers who share their visions of what a specific craft should look like, whether it's a retro-looking lake .

 Boat Building Center open house Feb. 5
The World Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:25 AM PST
People interested in the Boat Building Center can attend an open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. 

Research and Markets: The Boat Building Industry's Revenue for the Year 2009 Was Approximately $9.6 Billion USD, With ...
Business Wire Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:57 PM PST
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets( has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Boat Building Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [2010 Year-End Edition]" to their offering. The Boat Building Industry report contains the most recent data and analysis ...