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Monday, May 30, 2011

Boat Building News

Website touts area as shipbuilding center
Green Bay Press Gazette
The website is the latest initiative of the organization, which includes seven manufacturers and three schools determined to put the region on the map as "a shipbuilding and yacht-building center of excellence." The alliance formed in September 2010 to .

NJ boat industry tries to turn the tide
Asbury Park Press
After luxury boat-builder Viking Yacht Co. furloughed more than 200 workers last fall amid a downturn in boat sales, executives looked to the Fort Lauderdale, Fla., International Boat Show in October. At the seminal event, prospective customers from

Ships, boats have a lot in common
"It would definitely have a big impact on the boat-building industry." Yet the connection between rural boat building and urban shipbuilding was almost entirely overlooked in three economic reports released Friday by the Greater Halifax Partnership

Boat show displays wooden classics
The Biloxi Sun Herald Sat, 28 May 2011 19:51 PM PDT
The Billy Creel Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden Boat Show at the Biloxi Schooner Pier Complex on the beach across from the Ohr-OâKeefe Museum of Art features 31 wooden boats. 

Wooden boat traditions live on in Australia
Reuters Sun, 29 May 2011 20:20 PM PDT
FRANKLIN, Tasmania, Australia (Reuters Life!) - On the banks of the Huon River, a small Australian boat building school is looking to the past to keep a centuries-old tradition of local boat-building..

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Boat Building News

Tax loopholes for yacht owners
He is a co-sponsor of the “Ending Taxpayer Subsidies for Yachts Act” that is going after the hundreds of thousands of boat owners taking advantage of the loophole. But Walz wanted to clarify, “this is not your person with your pontoon with your canoe ...

 The most radical offshore racing yacht to be launched in decades
My Sailing
The most radical offshore racing yacht to be launched in decades is to compete at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2011. The 42-footer, simply named Q, has been created to capitalise on the exceptional performance gains that come from canting keels by 

Two yachts share Motoryacht of the Year award
The Triton
Each yacht also won its category, Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 3000 tons and above for Eclipse and Best Displacement Motor Yacht below 500 tons for Exuma. Sailing Yacht of the Year was awarded to the 50m Zefira, built by Fitzroy Yachts. .

Boat of the week
Homer News
By Lindsay Johnson How many college students does it take to build a boat? Eight, in the case of the 12-foot, 4-inch rowing boat built during the 2011 spring Small Boatbuilding I class at Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College-University of

Salon owner says boat builder wouldn't fix fumes
The Adirondack Daily Enterprise
When it became evident the shop couldn't operate without it, staff visited the site to inspect it and had Moore describe the boat-making process. The only ventilation modification DEC staff required was that an exhaust vent be modified so it extended

IYRS Student Projects launch in public ceremony
Sail World
The public is welcome to join 'Launch Day' festivities and see the fine craftsmanship produced by IYRS students in the school's three programs in Boatbuilding & Restoration, Marine Systems, and Composites Technology. This is the first graduating class ...

This student exhibition at Bronx River Arts Center is a real work of art
New York Daily News
That building on Boston Road is expected to be completed within two years. The Rocking the Boat program is planning to end its semester with a splash. Students in the boat-building youth program will launch their new 19-foot sailboat, Legacy,

 Yachtmaker Gets $2M in State Funds
TMJ4 Milwaukee Thu, 26 May 2011 12:16 PM PDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Brown County yacht maker will receive a $2 million loan through the state and county for a project that's expected to create 379 jobs. 

Students get lessons in their Maine heritage
WCSH 6 Portland Thu, 26 May 2011 14:46 PM PDT
SEARSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Seven students at Searsport High school hand built two shell back dinghies and got lessons in Maine boat building heritage. 

Boat manufacturer is charting new waters
All my dreams are connected to my job - of building Gulf Craft into an international brand. When I interviewed for the job I told the chairman that I wasn't a boat builder and that I learnt to swim when I was 31 years old. I also told him that I didn't 

NEW Contract for 120 Foot Raised Pilothouse Trinity Motoryacht
All At Sea
Trinity Yachts, LLC announces a new construction contract for a high speed, 120' x 26' (36.6mx 7.9m) raised pilothouse motoryacht for an experienced American yachtsman. As with every Trinity, this newest yacht will feature the kind of exquisite custom .

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Boat Building News

Forman students make boat for auction
Foothills Media Group
LITCHFIELD — The Forman School held an auction for a wooden skiff from May 16 to May 22, with the money going to the school's boat-building program. Th auction closed after the Litchfield News went to print, so results were not known.

Everett boat builderâs African dream nearing reality
Everett Herald Tue, 24 May 2011 02:12 AM PDT
EVERETT -- Thain Boatworks' effort to bring reliable ferry service to east Africa's Lake Victoria is about to bear fruit, albeit two years later than expected. 

Fuel costs, economy causing ripples throughout area boating industry
Boaters, from left to right, Bill Rivkin, Trevor Roach, and Lincoln Schoenberger put a mast on a sailboat at Cedar Point Yacht Club in Westport. Photo: Stephanie Paulino/ For The Westport News / CT Boater Cary Huidics prepares for a ride at the dock of

Great potentials in Vietnam's yacht market
VietNamNet Bridge
VietNamNet Bridge – The yachts worth tens of millions dong have appeared in Vietnam. In HCM City, a marina project with the consultation of foreign experts is about to kick off soon. Owning yachts worth millions of dollars is now “in fashion” among 

USA. More than 20 Years honoring the greatest yacht designs annually
BYM News (press release)
International Superyacht Society: Now in its 21st year of presenting yacht builders and designers with the highest accolades presented on the global superyacht stage, ISS is pleased to announce that it is adding the ISS Best Yacht Refit Award in 2011.

LYME REGIS: Lerret launch off the beach before jurassic tour
View Online
MARITIME history was made in Lyme Regis on Sunday when a traditional lerret fishing boat was launched off the steep shingle shelf at Cobb Gate. The Littlesea, made by boat builder Gail McGarva at the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy, was rowed across ...

Salon owner says boat builder wouldn't fix fumes
Adirondack Daily Enterprise Wed, 25 May 2011 07:38 AM PDT
LAKE PLACID - A salon owner whose complaint led to Placid Boatworks being shut down says she wanted to stay in that building but was driven out by a fume issue the owner didn't address. 

Boat builder produces company mold
The Daily Advance Tue, 24 May 2011 14:31 PM PDT
As the Albemarle embraces the economic possibilities that accompany the prospect of wind farms, an Edenton boat builder has partnered with a group set on promoting renewable energy

Five plead guilty to fraud involving Mesa business
25, 2011 11:03 AM Five men pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to defrauding banks out of $5.4 million, in a conspiracy involving Surfside Boat Center, a now defunct high-end boat dealership out of Mesa. The defendant's, David Orville Allen, 57,

Monday, May 23, 2011

Boat Building News

A truly seaworthy invention: Groton man dreams up new safety device
The man had pulled his boat into a dock to gas up when his 4-year-old daughter accidentally hit the throttle, sending her and the vessel hurtling out to sea along with his 7-year-old son - until the boater hit his Autotether panic button to shut the .

Everett boat builderâs African dream nearing reality
Everett Herald Mon, 23 May 2011 08:55 AM PDT
EVERETT -- Thain Boatworks' effort to bring reliable ferry service to east Africa's Lake Victoria is about to bear fruit, albeit two years later than expected.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Boat Building News

Litchfield's Forman School students auctioning hand-crafted boat
Torrington Register Citizen
By RICKY CAMPBELL LITCHFIELD — The Forman School is hosting an auction for a wooden skiff until Sunday, with the money going to the school's boat-building program. According to coordinator Wendy Welshans, the “Julie Forman” is a 13-foot, 7-inch-long 

New Zealand. International Boat Building competition ; One design, many ...
BYM News (press release)
On Saturday, 17 September 2011, the International Boat Building Competition will be held for the first time during the Auckland International Boat Show. The key word is: international. Marine industry apprentices and boatbuilders who are working in New 

Boat-building buoys awareness of pollution
Bend Bulletin
Marcus Eriksen, co-founder of 5 Gyres of Santa Monica, Calif., shows second-graders from Bear Creek Elementary how to build a “cola kayak” out of plastic bottles in Bend's Drake Park on Wednesday. Eriksen helped the students build a river craft and

Cool Schools: Academy of the Pacific
Hawaii News Now
NU'UANU, Oahu (HawaiiNewsNow) - Using mathematics and physics concepts, Academy of the Pacific science classes are designing a life-size sailboat and plan to set sail within the next year. They also have a compost, garden and water catchment system.

Kenny Chesney Extolls the Virtues of Boating
The Boot
"That line came from a gentleman and his daughter I met in St. Croix," Kenny explains in the June issue of Boating magazine. "I think anybody who has a boat has an emotional attachment to it. It has a way of healing a person and gives him a sense of .

Hall of Fame welcomes boatbuilder
New Zealand Herald
Long-time boat builder and marine dealer Lionel Sands was inducted into the New Zealand Boat Show Hall of Fame last Saturday during the show's Boat of the Show awards evening. As master of ceremonies Geoff Bryan noted as Sands was inducted, 

Antique and Classic Boat Show returning to Skaneateles July 29-31
The Oneida Daily Dispatch Fri, 20 May 2011 18:06 PM PDT
SKANEATELES â Dozens of preserved and restored wooden boats from a bygone era, strolling barbershop quartets, glistening lake waters at the center of a historical, picturesque village â all this and more await visitors to the Antique and Classic Boat Show in Skaneateles, July 29-31

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Boat Building News

Boat building starts for Cardboard Cup
Northwest Herald
CRYSTAL LAKE – Boat building is under way for the 27th annual America's Cardboard Cup Regatta. Four skids of 8-foot-by-8-foot cardboard sheets were dropped off last week at the Crystal Lake Park District's Main Beach in advance of the yearly boat race .

Morris Yachts shipping out first US Coast Guard Academy sailboat
Bangor Daily News
It has been almost two years in the making and next week Shearwater will leave Morris Yachts for her career as a training vessel for the US Coast Guard Academy. To celebrate, on Wednesday, May 18th as part of the annual Service Open House, 

Harken to build new HQ in Pewaukee
Milwaukee Small Business Times
Sailboat hardware and accessories manufacturer Harken Inc. plans to build a new, 175000-square-foot corporate headquarters facility at N15 W24887 Bluemound Road in the city of Pewaukee. Construction is expected to begin in July, said Harken co-owner ..

Super rich propel luxury yacht sales
Sydney Morning Herald
With their sleek, modern lines and polished finish, the two yachts built by Samuel Wong's shipyard fit right in among the multimillion-dollar floating palaces moored at a Hong Kong yacht club. Onboard, a disco ball, karaoke system and garish neon blue 

Coast company defies marine sceptics
Gold Coast Bulletin News
Pics: Jay Nel-McIntosh WHEN Gold Coast boat building company Coral Sea Marine launched in July last year, more than a few sceptics doubted whether it would survive the first six months. Almost a year on the company has defied the marine downturn and, 

Pair wins national boat-building title | Georgetown, South ...
Clint Goode and Sean Hoelscher won the national boat-building challenge in Beaufort, N.C. last weekend. Both men have Georgetown connections. ...

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--WEBINAR-- with Kevin Ritz, Fundamentals of Marine Electricity

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011  Time: 1:00 PM  Location: Online in your home or at your office desk!
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--WEBINAR-- with Dwight Escalera, Conversion Factors from Lead Acid to AGM Batteries

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011  Time: 1:00 PM  Location: Online in your home or at your office desk!
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--WEBINAR-- with Capt Dave Rifkin, Conducting a Corrosion Survey a Two-Part Webinar Series Part 1

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2011  Time: 1:00 PM   Location: Online in your home or at your office desk!
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--WEBINAR-- with Capt Dave Rifkin, Conducting a Corrosion Survey a Two-Part Webinar Series Part 2

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011  Time: 1:00 PM  Location: Online in your home or at your office desk!
Information:     $49 ABYC Members  $99 Non-Members (click here) Register Online! 

--WEBINAR-- Joe Derie, "Introduction to Marine Accident Investigation"

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2011  Time: 1:00 PM  Location: Online in your home or at your office desk!
Information:     $49 ABYC Members  $99 Non-Members (click here) Register Online! 

--WEBINAR-- with Ed Sherman, Using A TDR to Trace On Board Electrical Faults

Date: July 20, 2011  Time: 1:00 PM  Online in your home or at your office desk!
Information:  $49 ABYC Members $99 Non-Members  (click here) Register Online! 

--WEBINAR-- with John Adey, "What has just Changed in the ABYC Standards"

Date: August, 24, 2011  Time: 1:00 pm  Online in your home or at your office desk!
Information:  $49.00 ABYC Members $99 Non-Members  (click here) Register Online!
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