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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boat Building News

Flying start for boat builder
Hawke's Bay Today
MERIT: Boat builder Simon Lack has won $3000 for a business plan submitted for his fledgling company. Photo / Glenn Taylor Setting up in the boat-building business is not always plain sailing but Hawke's Bay competition rower Simon Lack has already

More Details Revealed About Government Visit
Isle of Wight Radio
Lib Dem and Eastleigh MP, Chris Huhne will visit Cowes boatbuilding company South Boats and AJ Wells in Newport. As Isle of Wight Radio revealed earlier this month Mr Huhne is also expected to visit the new Vestas building on the outskirts of Newport.

Rising to the 'Challenge'
Petoskey News-Review
We're all very excited the boat is finished," she said. Four years ago, Mike Hurchick and several others at Challenge Mountain began plans to develop the adaptive sailboat. Dave Lesh, then director of the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville,

CRCF Director Tours Boating Heritage Center
Jamestown Post Journal
A major function of The Lawson Boating Heritage Center will be presenting classes with workshops, as well as teaching the traditions and skills of the past with respect to boat building and restoration. The Lawson Center was established by eight local

 Boats remain buoyant as retail keels over
Fairfield City Champion
Local boat builders may not have the advantage of a favourable exchange rate, but sales are still, erm, buoyant. Riviera has been building superyachts in Australia for 30 years and its brand director, Stephen Milne, said the sector was firmly afloat.

Deadline for Grew Boats
Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre
by Kevin Bernard Senior Vice President of BDO Canada, Bill Courage, tells Bayshore Broadcasting News there has been a number of interested parties inquiring about the boat building operation just south of Owen Sound. Courage says the interested parties ...

New gundalow takes shape Craftsmen,volunteers building new replica of river ...
Foster's Daily Democrat
A protégé of Bud McIntosh, he started boatbuilding in 1974 by constructing a boat for himself. Rollins has over 35 years of experience designing, building and rebuilding vessels ranging from small craft to 100-tons. His most recent launch was a 56-foot ...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Boat Building News

RM14.5bil golden super-yacht fake, says Italian ship builder
Malaysia Star (blog)
It seems Motor Boat & Yachting's scepticism was well placed - Baia Yachts of Italy have confirmed this morning that the story about the £3 billion golden superyacht is fake. This is despite it being picked up by half the nation's press and reported

UK. Princerss Yachts to make big splash at Southampton Boat Show
BYM News (press release)
Princess Yachts International is set for another impactful Southampton Boat Show this September with the World Premiere of the 98 Motor Yacht and the Princess 60, the first UK showing of the new V72 and the unveiling of a brand new show location,

Economy taking toll on Bucksport boat builder
Bangor Daily News
By Kevin Miller, BDN Staff BUCKSPORT, Maine — Six years after upgrading to a larger facility because of growing demand, a small boat-building company that has won critical acclaim is being forced to downsize as the economy continues to wreak havoc on

Currach launch symbolises revival on Bofin
Galway Advertiser
Islanders had conveyed their concern about the disappearance of the once-strong tradition of boat building; County Galway VEC responded by providing the community with a part-time programme in currach-making. Seosamh MacDonnacha, CEO of County Galway 

Annual festival in Skaneateles keeps nautical traditions, classics alive
Auburn Citizen
“The boats are high quality, and there are a lot of unique boats — like the Penn Yan and the Lightning sailboat — that we don't usually see outside central New York state.” The show, in Clift Park, features land and water displays of some 80 antique 

Ranger Boats Launches New Sportswear Website
Boating World
FLIPPIN, Ark. (July 28, 2011) – Ranger owners, tournament anglers and fans of the legendary boat brand can now shop for the latest Ranger-branded clothing, gear and accessories in one place, thanks to the newly redesigned 

Congress could review styrene designation
Trade Only Today
Executives representing the styrene, styrenic composites and boatbuilding industries praised the co-chairmen of three House caucuses for urging congressional leaders to convene bipartisan oversight hearings and submit letters of inquiry challenging the 

Volvo ends low hp engines
The Triton
“For many years, a low horsepower engine was a boater's first experience with a sterndrive boat,” said Clint Moore, president and CEO of Volvo Penta of the Americas, in a statement. “Times have changed. “As with today's car buyers, a new boater is more 

'Neighbour from hell' says sorry for boat-building shed
The Press Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:10 AM PDT
A Christchurch boatbuilder who has been called "a neighbour from hell" has apologised for an ugly shed built to house the 20-metre, ocean-going catamaran he is building. 

Artisan Boatworks
Soundings Fri, 29 Jul 2011 08:03 AM PDT
When Alec Brainerd talks classic wooden boats, the conversation drifts from the philosophy to the business to the practical issues of wooden-boat building and ownership.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Boat Building News

LYME REGIS: Raffle to raise money for boat builder Gail
View Online
A BOATBUILDING course worth over £3000 is up for grabs as first prize of Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy's grand raffle. The raffle is raising money for a new workshop for local boat builder, Gail McGarva, who has built Lyme's two gigs and recently

Boat builders wanted
Campbell River Mirror
21 at the Robert Ostler Park as part of the 6th Annual Discovery Passage Boat Rodeo. By Contributed - Campbell River Mirror Think you and a friend can build a boat/canoe/raft in under four hours from $90 in materials (supplied at no cost)? ...

Port of Cork Award Safehaven Marine New Pilot Boat Contract
We are pleased to announce that "Safehaven Marine", a Cork based boat builder has been successful." He continued: "Safehaven Marine pilot boats are highly regarded in the industry and have a reputation as very sound sea keeping vessels; this is in part 

New Ross Standard
They were treated to a barbecue in New Ross boat yard that evening to mark their arrival to the town. A boat building workshop in The Shambles and a display of boat designs and boat-building techniques with local craftsmen building rowing and sailing 

Infiniti Working On QX56 V-8-Powered Boat Project
Motor Authority
Read More It's not really car-related, but since it uses the 5.6-liter V-8 from the Infiniti QX56, we find the company's plan to build a boat around the big engine pretty interesting. So far, Infiniti has done little more than reveal it's working on .

Economy taking toll on Bucksport boat builder
Bangor Daily News Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:54 PM PDT
BUCKSPORT, Maine  Six years after upgrading to a larger facility because of growing demand, a small boat-building company that has won critical acclaim is being forced to downsize as the economy continues to wreak havoc on the luxury boat industry. Union River Boat Co. and Bucksport officials are hoping

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Boat Building News

Boatwright keeps history afloat
Bonner County Daily Bee
Boat builder Troy Weill planes a wooden Caledonia Yawl in his shop near Sagle. Once finished, the two-masted boat will travel west to sail the waters near Seattle, Wash. (Photo by DAVID GUNTER) SAGLE — If you focused your attention solely on the hands

Australia. New Ocean Yachts makes major commitment for the future.
BYM News (press release)
Keith, Ryan and the team have agreed to significant research and development investment with the renowned big boat building team from New Ocean Yachts, that will deliver the best built, most modern and exceptional value for money 54-61 foot boats on 

New Officers Elected by Grow Boating Board of Directors
Boating World
CHICAGO (July 24, 2011) – The Grow Boating Board of Directors has elected new officers to serve for the 2011-2012 term. Joe Lewis, president of Mt. Dora Boating Center in Mt. Dora, Fla., was elected Chairman, replacing D. Scott Deal, president and CEO ..

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Boat Building News

Yacht maker scraps Boat School plans
Mainebiz Daily
By The Mainebiz News Staff Florida-based luxury yacht manufacturer Marlow Yachts has backed out of proposal to buy the Boat School in Eastport, leaving its future in question. David Marlow of Marlow Yachts informed city officials this week he is ...

If You Build It, Will it Sink?
Boat building is underway for the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta which attracts all sorts of cardboard contraptions. By Angela Morrey Races in progress and boats sinking quickly at the 2010 Cardboard Boat Regatta. Grayslake Park District It's crunch

Cultural Olympiad boat project visits Milton Keynes
BBC News
It is led by artists Gregg Whelan and Gary Winters from performance company Lone Twin, who are collaborating with Olympic sailor and boat builder Mark Covell and international boat designer Simon Rogers. A professional boat building team based at

CT boat workers demand pay
Primedia Broadcasting - Eyewitness News
Cape Town workers from a luxury boat building company on Friday said they will not leave the site until they are paid. Around 30 workers are camping outside the Gunboat offices for nearly a week. They were told that the company would be closing its 

12th Annual CFCC Boat Show celebrates the craft of boat building
WWAY 3 Wilmington Sat, 23 Jul 2011 10:30 AM PDT
Wilmington, NC (WWAY)-- Boat lovers from as far as Charleston came to Wilmington Saturday to show off their wooden vessels in the 12th Annual Cape Fear Community College Boat Show. Most boats that were on display were either hand built or wooden boats that have been refurbished. There was also sections for kids and adults to build their own boats. "One of the reasons for the boat show is to gain 

Building boats and memories
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Cape Fear Community College's "Build-a-Boat" had first-timers finishing their own row boats in just a day. Sharon Armstrong said she's wanted to build her own boat for years, and Saturday's workshop was a dream come true. 

Boatbuilding in Philly helps to steer youths in the right direction
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Members of the Boat, Build and Sail team work in the shop at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory in Philadelphia. Alisha Rothwell, 14, displays a newly completed picture frame she made during free time at the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory in .

Learn while you play with an edu-vacation
Boat-building is one of the more intensive crafts open to the masses through unique learning vacation options. If you've got a week and money for a moderately priced boat, check out programs offered by the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville

Whitewood man launches dream vessel
KOTA Rapid City Sat, 23 Jul 2011 22:13 PM PDT
For Whitewood boat builder Martin Houston, its no fairytale dreams do come true. His childhood dream of building a tug boat never sank. After 5 years of hard work and labor, he will launch his boat into 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Boat Building News

Builder admits Malu Sara 'totally unseaworthy'
Torres News
Boat builder Subsee is being prosecuted by Australia's workplace health and safety regulator Comcare in an unprecedented case before the Federal Court in Brisbane. Comcare said it is the first prosecution of its kind of a supplier to or manufacturer .

The Phuket International Boat Show announces dates for 2012
Superyacht Times
The new dates at the end of the season mean that an exciting range of new boats from some of the biggest brands in boat building will be available for the show, providing the best in-water display in the show's history. Exhibitors at PIMEX 2012 will 

Crafted By Hand at Long Island Maritime Museum
Sayville News
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, boat building on Long Island was both an art and a craft. The design and construction of boats required the skills of carpentry, smithing, sailmaking, ropemaking, rigging and more.

Sacramento's Victor Silva was a notable ship builder
Valley Community Newspapers
Victor, who was born in Pico island in the Azores Islands of Portugal on May 18, 1898, made the trip to America aboard a steamship with his cousins Manuel Nunes – later of Nunes Bros. boat builders, which was located at the foot of Y Street/present day

Navy testing remote controlled jet ski to detect swimming attackers
SlashGear Thu, 21 Jul 2011 05:33 AM PDT
The US military is constantly adding new remotely controlled and automated weapons and surveillance systems to its arsenal. The USAF has a fleet of drones that can perform surveillance at a location or attack targets when they have weapons onboard. The US Navy is now testing out a remotely controlled platform of its own that  

Port Seeks SD Boaters for Alternative Bottom Paint Program
The Log Newspaper
SAN DIEGO -- The Board of Port Commissioners approved another prong in the Port of San Diego's multifaceted copper reduction program at its July 12 meeting, launching a Hull Paint Conversion Project to help boaters moored within Shelter Island Yacht ...

Boater wins $1.1 million verdict against Tiara, Volvo Penta
Trade Only Today
The client, an unnamed 20-year boater, purchased a new Tiara 4300 Sovran late in 2006. But after experiencing four failures in the first 66 hours of operation, the client “attempted to exercise his right of rescission under California law,” according 

Yacht builder abandons plans to buy Eastport boat school property
WCSH 6 Portland Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:30 PM PDT
EASTPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The future of the boat school in Eastport is now in question.  Eastport city leaders announced Thursday that Marlow Yachts has backed away from plans to buy the boat school facility and property. 

No Mutiny, Sunken Ship May Soon Help Teach Ship Building and Repair in Westport
Newstalk 1450 KBKW
Mark Mercell, owner of the boat tells us a Rusty Skupper Pirate might be the one to make it happen. Peter Newday, better known as Irish Blackie around Pirate Daze in Westport, plans to take the sail boat and use it to start a boat-building class in 

Antique, classic boats at Penn's Landing
The Times Herald Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:14 AM PDT
The Philadelphia Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and Independence Seaport Museum present the first Antique and Classic Boat Show on Pennâs Landing. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Boat Building News

Education Logo   ABYC Education Northwest Schedule
Basic Marine Electrical, Seattle Washington
Register Online!  
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Sure Marine Services, 5320 28th Avenue, NW, #100 Seattle, Washington 98107

Notes: This three day basic marine electrical course is designed for the marine professional who is an electrical novice with minimal or no electrical experience. Topics include basic theory, alternators, battery charger, and bonding. AC & DC standards are covered in detail as well as troubleshooting practices. The text for the course is The Powerboaters Guide to Electrical Systems 2nd edition, written by our Curriculum Director, Ed Sherman. This book is included in the cost of the course and will be shipped to the meeting location.
Please feel free to call Kevin Ritz, our local ABYC representative in the Northwest region. Kevin can be reached at (503) 543-9777.

ABYC Standards Certification, Costa Mesa, CA 
Register Online! 
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - Thursday, September 15, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT
Location: Boatswain's Locker Inc, 931 West 18th Street, Costa Mesa, California 92627-4541

This three day course will provide the student with a comprehensive and focused look at the key ABYC standards. Class discussion will address specific compliance issues relevant to engineers, installers, compliance inspectors and marine surveyors. Common non-compliance areas will be discussed and how to address these issues in both the factory and field environments. Where it is relevant, US code of Federal Regulation (CFR) will be reviewed as they relate to ABYC standards. The course is followed by a 100 question exam for standards certification.
The ABYC standards manual, ABYC study guide, and your class 

Electrical Certification Course, Seattle Washington
Register Online! 
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - Friday, September 23, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: TBD, Seattle, Washington 

Notes: This 4 day course is designed for the marine technician with at least 3 - 5 years experience working with marine electricity. The student also needs some familiarity with ABYC electrical standards. Course topics include electrical theory, lead-acid batteries, using a multi-meter, battery testing, generator sets, inverters, grounding and bonding systems, troubleshooting and more. At the time of registration, each student will be shipped an ABYC Study Guide which should be studied prior to class. Your ABYC study guide contains all the pertinent ABYC Standards for this class. This class concludes with a 200 question certification exam.  
AC and Refrigeration Certification, Costa Mesa, California
Register Online!  
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - Thursday, November 10, 2011
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Boatswains Locker Inc, 931 West 18th Street, Costa Mesa, California 92627-4541

The ABYC Refrigeration and Air Conditioning certification course is designed for the marine technician that has at least a rudimentary level of experience and or prior training in working with these systems. The ABYC certification course consists of two and one half days of extensive material review covering the following areas: Installation and troubleshooting of both AC and DC electrical systems related to refrigeration, Installation and troubleshooting of air management system, Installation and troubleshooting of related plumbing systems, Installation and troubleshooting of the refrigeration system, Troubleshooting and repair of system mechanical components, Installation and troubleshooting of reverse-cycle air conditioning systems. The AC and Refrigeration ccertification exam will be given on the third day of the A/C and Refrigeration class. Optionally, the attendee of this program may attend a fourth day for a thorough review and exam to achieve EPA coolant certification for these systems. The ABYC standards manual, ABYC study guide, and your class notes may be referred to during this exam. The current ABYC Standards are available to members as on-Line (WebStir), the book, or CD; however no laptops or mobile phones will be allowed to be used during the exam. The standards manual (book) or another ABYC Standards publication is a helpful tool with the class. Check with your employer or contact our office if you require a copy of these publications. 

EPA Coolant Certification Class, Costa Mesa, California
Register Online! 
Date: Friday, November 11, 2011 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Boatswains Locker Inc, 931 West 18th Street, Costa Mesa, California 92627-4541

This one day class is offered at the conclusion of the A/C Refrigeration Certification class. It is designed to equip the student with the EPA coolant certification necessary to purchase bulk refrigerant. The EPA Section 608 test is intended to measure a technician's knowledge of refrigerant containment laws as established by the Clean Air Act. Areas covered by the test include modern service, installation and disposal practices for refrigerant bearing appliances and the proper use and maintenance of equipment required for this purpose. Questions also require knowledge of how and why refrigerants effect our environment. 

If you are unable to attend the above listed ABYC courses please check the ABYC Education Calendar for a course in your area

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Boat Building News

Boatbuilding helps steer youths right | Philadelphia Inquirer | 2011-07-19
Philadelphia Inquirer
Boat, Build and Sail is a free, after-school, 13-week program each semester in which groups of 10 to 12 construct a wooden boat. Youths 12 to 18 go to the factory in Frankford to learn carpentry, use professional tools, and work together to build ..

P1 Boats Appointed California Distributor for Elan – Nautical Division Sailboats
P1 Boats today announced that the Company has signed an agreement with Elan – Nautical division, of Slovenia, to represent exclusively their line of Sailboats for California, USA. The Elan – Nautical division Line of Sailboats includes many award .

Changing Places
Trade Only Today
Louisa Beckett, founder of Turnkey Communications & Public Relations Inc., rejoined the firm, leaving her position as editor of Southern Boating and Marine Business Journal. Under the guidance of her husband and business partner, Gary Beckett, 

Greenberg Glusker Trial Team Secures $1.1M Judgment in Faulty Boat Case
Business Wire Tue, 19 Jul 2011 10:06 AM PDT
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Greenberg Glusker announced today that it has secured a $1.1 million judgment on behalf of its client in a Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act case against boat manufacturer, Tiara Yachts, and engine manufacturer Volvo Penta of The Americas. Litigation Partner Lee A. Dresie led the two-week jury trial in the Superior Court of California, County of Ventura, which ...

Fishing tournament this week at Pirates Cove
Outer Banks Sentinel
The Dare County Boat Builders Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes public awareness of the historical and cultural heritage of boat building in Dare County, but its main mission is to support educational opportunities for Dare County .

Fort Lauderdale show adds superyacht pavilion
Soundings Wed, 20 Jul 2011 05:14 AM PDT
This year's Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will feature a new 16,000-square-foot Superyacht Builders Association pavilion. 

Bids called in Grew sale
Owen Sound Sun Times Wed, 20 Jul 2011 20:04 PM PDT
The receiver controlling Grew Manufacturing called for bids Tuesday to sell all or part of the boat-building operation south of Owen Sound. Tenders were called and interested parties were being contacted, Bill Courage, senior vice-president at BDO Canada, said Wednesday.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Boat Building News

Olympiad boat made from wooden donations
Eagle Radio
The donations will be used to make a 30-foot sailing boat. "We're combining very traditional boat-building techniques together with modern technology to create marquetry panels really. So if you can imagine a very detailed marquetry table where you see 

Superyachts On Sale? Market Pressure Brings Significant Value to Superyacht Industry
PRWeb Sun, 17 Jul 2011 01:07 AM PDT
The recent million Euro price reduction on the worldâs first explorer yacht - SHANDOR - is just one indicator that now is the time to buy. (PRWeb July 17, 2011) Read the full story at 

Boatbuilding gives man new 'tack' on life
Daytona Beach News-Journal
"I'd go on one other ride to please them, but then I'd go back to the boat ride." Growing up in a Massachusetts seaside town, Lamothe found the love of his life somewhere around kindergarten. One of his dad's cousins was a boat builder, ..

Fishermen and Businessmen Resurrect Warrior Boat Brand
The Warrior boat brand is back in the marketplace. Four businessmen/anglers purchased all rights to the name, trademark, molds, jigs, tools and other assets and are making plans for the future, according to Chuck Barth, one of the owners, ...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Boat Building News

Brunei can make mark in yacht-making industry
BRUNEI - A Brunei company has set its sights on entering the multi-billion dollar luxury shipmaking market by making world class yachts. Atoll Yachts Chief Executive John Mallory Bromage said Brunei could make its mark in the economy not just in the 

Yacht Restoration Company Hired to Refurbish The Woodlands Waterway Cruisers
The Paper Magazine
The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) Board of Directors has awarded a contract to renovate the six Waterway Cruisers to Professional Yacht Management (ProYacht) of Kemah, Texas. The Woodlands CVB conducted a Request for Proposal process to

Luxury boat firm sets sail from Southwold
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
At the opening of its office at Southwold Harbour, he said: “My father's business was boatbuilding, and after I left the navy in 1986 I took that on. Sadly, it didn't work out and I went into bespoke furniture. It was successful, and for a while I was  

Wooden boat show in Toms River this weekend
Asbury Park Press
Family boat building classes by the New Jersey Museum of Boating and pond boat kits for small children are other features of the event in downtown Toms River's waterfront. Despite the tough economy, some 40 nautical vendors and a number of food vendors

A SEA TRIAL AND SCAVENGER HUNT: Legendary Marine partners with Four Winns Boats and Cox Media for event
The Destin Log Fri, 15 Jul 2011 13:30 PM PDT
Legendary Marine has partnered with boat manufacturer Four Winns of Cadillac, Mich., and Cox Media to host a series of special summer boating promotions. The Legendary Marine Four Winns Demo Day event is slated for Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to

McLay rises to challenge
New Zealand Herald
In boatbuilding terms, they don't come much more remote than McLay. Their base, Milton, is a town of just 2000 people, 50km south of Dunedin. Yet that isolation has not proved any sort of brake on creative ideas. In the early years of the company, 

Mystery hangs over cause of blaze at Peterhead harbour business
Aberdeen Press and Journal
By Jamie Buchan The cause of a massive blaze at a north-east boatbuilding business remained a mystery last night. Fire investigators spent most of yesterday at Peterhead harbour, sorting through the remains of an extensively damaged boat shed owned by

MasterCraft could owe $3.3 million more in boating accident
By KATY SWEENY-Staff Writer CHICO — A Butte County judge will decide if MasterCraft Boat Co. has to pay $3.3 million more in a Lake Oroville boating injury case after attorneys argued on a motion Friday. Judge Sandra McLean said Friday she will .

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Boat Building News

Australia Sees Rise of Superyachts
Wall Street Journal (blog)
The vessels cost upward of US$6 million, according to Erwin Bamps, chief operating officer of Gulf Craft, a yacht maker based in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates. “In the last five years, buyers have been moving up from 50- to 100-footers,” he said.

Advanced Composites Group Prepregs and Films Used in Audi MedCup Racing Yachts
Longitud Cero has years of experience in boat building and their expertise is reflected in their choice and application of ACG's materials. We hope that this is the beginning of a long standing business relationship between ACG and Longitud Cero".

Wooden yachts made by Matthews Boat Company converge on Port Clinton
Zanesville Times Recorder
Although the company sank, its boats, examples of beautiful craftsmanship and wood boatbuilding, still range the Great Lakes and other waterways. "I've had it nine years," said Ross Stone, 84, as he glanced longingly at Once Again, a 1948 40-foot Delux ..

Moody's Lifts Brunswick Credit Ratings On Improving Boat Demand
Wall Street Journal
s (BC) speculative-grade rating a notch, saying the boat maker stands to benefit from improving demand and a better cost structure. Brunswick, which also makes fitness and bowling products, has had stronger earnings on a sales rebound after wallowing ...

Effort To Bring Back Farley Boats in Port Aransas
KIII Corpus Christi Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:44 PM PDT
PORT ARANSAS ( Kiii News) - A unique and special effort is underway in Port Aransas to preserve that community's history and at the same time, bring back a special boat-building skill. As an extension 

Rockland gives OK to yacht firm's expansion
By Stephen Betts | Jul 13, 2011 Rockland — The Rockland Planning Board gave the go-ahead July 12 to plans by a Rockport yacht company to move into a vacant building. The planning board voted unanimously to approve the site plan application by Yachting ...

Lyme Regis: Boat building academy raffle for gib builder's workshop
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
By Adrianne Maslen » Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy is giving away prizes worth thousands of pounds to help provide a new workshop for well-known boatbuilder Gail McGarva. The academy at Monmouth Beach is raffling prizes for places on the woodworking ...

Historic boat handed back to Conwy
North Wales Weekly News
A HISTORIC boat called Emma was handed back to the town of Conwy last Friday by the students who helped restore her. Since last September students from Coleg Llandrillo's marine department have used their newly acquired boat building and marine .

Classic small boats in Belfast
Exhibitors may sell their boats and are encouraged to demonstrate boatbuilding techniques to the public. Commercial boat builders will be charged $25 to exhibit, but there is no charge to exhibit all other boats. The Belfast Harbor Fest begins Friday

DEEP grants $1M to area marinas and boat facilities
Alberto Ortiz, coordinator for the program for the US Fish & Wildlife Service's northeast region, said funding for the program comes from the Sport Fishing and Boating Trust Fund. It is supported by excise taxes on fishing and boating equipment and ...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Boat Building News

8th Annual Compass Boat Building Festival
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Youth groups and families make boat building in two and a half days look easy and fun. All weekend, people participated in the 8th Annual Compass Project Boat Building Festival on Back Cove where the challenge was to .

The Ardelle's debut
Gloucester Daily Times
By Gail McCarthy Staff Writer Close to 2000 spectators watched the 60-ton splashdown of the Schooner Ardelle in Essex on Saturday evening at high tide at the historic Burnham Boatbuilding yard. Then, within about 15 minutes, it was all over.

Alaska boat builder crafts more than 100 vessels
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Sun, 10 Jul 2011 11:27 AM PDT
HOMER, Alaska - The Tolman skiff was designed in and for Kachemak Bay. Renn Tolman has built more than 100 since establishing the design in 1984 and sold more than 6,000 do-it-yourself books on the.

 Whidbey boat builder scrubs stormwater clean, winning local fans
Everett Herald Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:02 AM PDT
Scott Statia (left) and Phil Taylor, of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, follow a small path from the boat building facility's surface water treatment area to a wetland pond, where the treated water is piped. 

Stephens Waring Yacht Design to sponsor Penobscot Bay Rendezvous
18-21, Maine's latest sail and power event presented by Wayfarer Marine and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding. "SWYD is very enthusiastic about joining with two of Maine's industry leaders to present this new and vibrant event for sail and power alike," said ...

Galveston's tall ship Elissa no longer seaworthy
San Antonio Express-News Tue, 12 Jul 2011 10:03 AM PDT
share: digg facebook twitter The iron and steel bottom of the three-masted 1877 Elissa is nearly rusted through in places, prompting the U.S. Coast Guard to declare that the vessel is not seaworthy. Elissa rode out the September 2008 storm at a special mooring designed for violent storms, losing a sail, a spar and suffering some other minor damage. [...] occurring electrical currents draw the .

Nautical Structures Industries to expand in Pinellas Park, add 30 jobs
St. Petersburg Times Tue, 12 Jul 2011 11:12 AM PDT
By Anne Lindberg, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, July 12, 2011 PINELLAS PARK â The national outlook for new jobs is pretty grim, but one local company appears to be bucking the trend. Nautical Structures Industries, a manufacturer of yacht accessories, says it plans to add about 30 jobs over the next three years. The new jobs are part of an expansion made possible earlier this year when the

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Boat Building News

Teams build boats, more
Press Herald
By ELLIE COLE Staff Writer Lisa Hjelm helps John Ebinger, 8, drill holes at the eighth annual Boat Building Festival, which began Friday at Back Cove. Watching is Betty Ebinger. Marc Anderson, a volunteer for the Compass Project, assists members of the

Boat dealers meeting set to begin Tuesday
Baxter Bulletin
Hopper said Fishing Holdings' parent, California-based Platinum Equity, brings an added sense of security to the boat-building industry, especially to lenders who held dealer floor-plan financing contracts during the Great Recession.

Family Boatbuilding week starts July 10 at museum
The Deltaville Maritime Museum is buzzin' with sound and activities as the Boatshop volunteers get ready for the 9th annual Family Boatbuilding Week,

 Bad gas could lead to problems for boat engines
The Seattle Times
Like many boaters throughout the United States we often take our boats get refueled at the local gas station or minimart, which may soon offer a fuel, E15 (or 15-percent ethanol), that is prohibited by the federal government for use in boat motors and ...

FULL SPEED AHEAD: As Bombardier cuts 1400 rail jobs, a yacht yard takes on ...
This is Money
But while the massive shipyards of the Clyde and the North-East are long gone, British yacht-makers are thriving on the world stage in an industry worth £3billion that employs 32500 people in 4200 businesses across Britain. And more than 3.7million ...

No Child Left Inside, No Parent Left Dry
Families from all over the state converged on Mansfield Hollow for a boat building contest as part of Family Boating Day sponsored by the state Department of Energy & Environmental Protection. By Beren Jones | Email the author | 5:00am Kenneth Reeves, .

Alaska boat builder crafts more than 100 vessels
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner Sun, 10 Jul 2011 06:41 AM PDT
HOMER, Alaska - The Tolman skiff was designed in and for Kachemak Bay. Renn Tolman has built more than 100 since establishing the design in 1984 and sold more than 6,000 do-it-yourself books on the...

China Int'l Boat Show kicks off in Zhoushan City
People's Daily Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:51 PM PDT
A visitor tries a yacht at an international boat show in Zhoushan City, east China's Zhejiang Province, July 9, 2011. The China (Zhoushan Archipelago) International Boat Show will be held from July 9 to 11 in Zhoushan

Let's Go Boating!
Ellen Hopkins, spokesperson for Discover Boating joined us from DuSable Harbor to talk about the organization's latest additions in watercrafts. Discover Boating) is a national awareness campaign developed by the North American recreational boating

Friday, July 8, 2011

Boat Building News

Homer boat builders have crafted more than 100 vessels
The Republic
He said the process of building a Tolman skiff has more in common with welding an aluminum boat than with conventional wooden boat building, offering many learning opportunities for the trained woodworker. Topping off five weeks of work in the shop, ...

Nichols considers Oak Harbor expansion
Whidbey Examiner
By Gordon Weeks If Nichols Brothers Boat Builders lands the contract to build parts of Washington's next 144-car ferry, the work might be done in Oak Harbor rather than the company's shipyard in Freeland. Nichols Brothers is in discussions with the

Editorial: A tradition very much alive
Gloucester Daily Times
But this weekend, another piece of our regional heritage takes center stage with Saturday's launch of the "pinky schooner" Ardelle from Burnham's boatbuilding yard in Essex, where up to 2500 people are expected to turn out for the occasion. ...

Sydney Boat Show- An internal view of the boat industry
Online PR News (press release)
Sydney boat show is one of the trendiest tradeshows being organized since the year 1968. The trade event has various attracting features like Discover Boating Harbour Tours, Marine Precinct, Boat Building Competition, Berkley Evinrude Team Series and

Fort Lauderdale show plans new features
Soundings Thu, 07 Jul 2011 22:15 PM PDT
Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show said plans are under way for enhanced logistics, improved signage, a new layout at the convention center and more parking for the 52nd annual show, which runs Oct. 27-31.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Boat Building News

The World's Largest Sailing Catamaran Nears Completion
The yacht will join Pendennis' impressive roster of over 30 new build projects, completed in their extensive 150m long covered dry dock facility. With over 20 years of combined refit and new build experience, Pendennis is proud to be partnering with 

Full steam ahead for Taree boat manufacturer
Manning River Times
BY HELEN MANUSU TAREE boat manufacturer Steber International has propelled itself onto the competitive national and international stage with the company now producing the largest commercial range in Australian boat building

Bangor to reconsider fire boat purchase after no in-state firms solicited
Bangor Daily News
But in a state that has more than 80 boat-building firms, Gratwick said he could not understand how none were contacted about crafting a fire boat for the Bangor Fire Department. Gratwick cast the lone dissenting vote last week when the council

New Hanover News & Notes - Build a boat; pirates invade museum
The Wilmington Star-News Tue, 05 Jul 2011 19:10 PM PDT
WILMINGTON | If you've always wanted to build your own boat, now's your chance during the Build-A-Boat event July 23 at Cape Fear Community College. As part of the 2011 CFCC Boat Show, teams of amateur boat builders spend a day with an experienced boat builder to build a full size row boat in just one day. No previous experience is necessary and participants get to keep the boat when they are ...

MIRA LOMA: Trying to stay afloat in rough economic waters
The Press-Enterprise Tue, 05 Jul 2011 14:52 PM PDT
The sinking U.S. economic recovery hasn't been kind to a boat builder trying to stay afloat during these troubled times. "This is absolutely, by far the worst economic downturn we've seen," said Bob Leach, president and CEO of Mira Loma-based Eliminator Boats. "We had a speed bump during the 90s recession, but nothing like this," he said. 

Honors: Alyssa Giles
Ile Camera Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:49 AM PDT
Alyssa Giles of Grosse Ile was among the students who were awarded scholarships recently from the Recreational Boating Industries Educational Foundation. 

Boating generates $53 million for county
Southside Sentinel Wed, 06 Jul 2011 10:12 AM PDT
A Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) report completed in March states that Deltaville is the largest recreational boating community between Annapolis, Md., and Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and the economic impact of boating in Middlesex County is $53.9 million annually. 

Boat builders welcome in Oak Harbor | Editorial
PNW Local News
Some rare economic good news surfaced last week with the announcement that Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland is considering expanding to Oak Harbor, with a new facility to be built at the Navy's Seaplane Base. The company, founded in the '60s,

Historic boat the 'Emma' handed back by Coleg Llandrillo students
North Wales Weekly News
The boat, called Emma (pictured), will be handed back by students from Coleg Llandrillo in an official ceremony on Conwy Quay tomorrow. Since last September students from Coleg Llandrillo's marine department have used their newly acquired boat building ..

Essex ready to greet crowds at schooner launch
Gloucester Daily Times
By Jesse Poole Staff Writer ESSEX — The launch of a new schooner Saturday from Burnham's Boatbuilding yard here is expected to draw large crowds to the Essex River, and town and other public safety officials are gearing up to deal with them

The Landing School awards first associate degrees
Students who attend The Landing School annually select one of the four available programs in which to concentrate for the school year: Wooden Boat Building, Composite Boat Building, Yacht Design and Marine Systems. Each distinct field of study

Museum seeks information on unique sailboat
By Dan Pearce Local sailboat aficionado Peter Sly and the Mariners Park Museum are looking for information on a unique sailboat believed to have been constructed in the Trenton area. The sailboat has potential to be a local pedigree, and an important ...

Cat set for Whitsunday cruises
Bayside Bulletin Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:39 AM PDT
THORNLANDS boat building company Aluminium Marine is about to send a new, custom-built boat to Fantasea Cruises in the Whitsundays

Build a boat in just three days
Eagle Star-Review Wed, 06 Jul 2011 23:17 PM PDT
The H. Lee White Marine Museum is partnering with the Oswego Maritime Foundation, and the Dept. of Technology at SUNY, to offer Family Boat Building in Oswego's "Historic Maritime District" on Friday July 22, Saturday July 23 and Sunday 24.