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Monday, August 29, 2011

Boat Building News

Boat-building college for Limerick
Irish Times
YOUNG PEOPLE from Limerick regeneration areas may be able to study traditional boat-building to university level under a scheme being developed on the banks of the Shannon. The State's first college in traditional boat craft aims to recruit students

Wacky boaters take on the wakes
Paul Birkey and Joe Petrich had funkiness in mind when they started the Quick and Dirty Boat Building Competition seven years ago. Jet Mills of Custer, right, and teammates carry their boat, Shark Bait, during the parade of boats, part of the Quick and ...

On the Road for Aug. 28: Wooden Boat Festival
The Olympian
What else: In addition to the boats, there will be indoor and outdoor presentations and demonstrations given by wooden boat experts. Presentations include technical topics such as anchoring and bottom paint, skills such as boat building and celestial ..

High tide for Brazilian yacht market
Meanwhile, in the more traditional boating markets in the US and Europe, sales of high-end boats have dropped by 70 percent, analysts said. For the Italian boat maker Ferretti, one of the world's leading yacht manufacturers, sales in Brazil represented

Paul Mann Custom Boats winner in woodworking competition
Outer Banks Sentinel Sun, 28 Aug 2011 07:30 AM PDT
Paul Mann Custom Boats' entry of an 81-foot sportfishing yacht, Georgia Girl, won the Cabinetry category and grand prize in the seventh annual Veneer Tech Craftman's ChallengeTM, one of the most highly respected and well known design and craftsmanship competitions in woodworking. 

Buizen Yachts invests in superyacht expertise and technology
My Sailing
Australia's Buizen Yachts has invested heavily in superyacht expertise and technology for its new 52 Pilot House yacht. Australian superyacht design companies Peter Lowe Design and Anthony Starr Design were commissioned for the new Buizen 52 project

LA's Wooden Boat Festival Brigantine Race
Exec Digital
The Wooden Boat Festival by American Legion Yacht Club is welcoming another year of antique and classic wooden boats, boat-building soiree's for the entire family and a slew of boat themed and articulated activities for the enthusiast. ..

Friday, August 26, 2011

Boat Building News

A rendezvous of boats fills Penobscot Bay
The Rendezvous was organized by Wayfarer Marine, of Camden, and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, of Thomaston, and represented the first year of what is to be an annual event celebrating power and sailboats, their design and construction. All manner of boats,

NC council approves lease for new boat builder
The newly-created boat building firm could also consider a Florida site. Sport fishing boats and trawlers already are built and repaired at the Wanchese industrial park. The recession has hammered the boat-building industry, but some manufacturers last

 Wooden Boat Festival activities gaining steam in Madisonville
By Iris Vacante It's that time of the year again as the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum casts a net in hopes of capturing new and returning volunteers for the 22nd annual Wooden Boat Festival, which will be held Oct. 15-16 in Madisonville.

Keeping the tradition alive
Business Cornwall Magazine
The fact-finding tour was part of a three-year transnational project aimed at preserving specific traditional boatbuilding skills and techniques currently known only to a reducing group of experts. Jos Denis, project lead partner from Maritime  

Young firms dominate Windermere shortlist
Building Design
The Windermere Steamboat Museum houses a collection of historic vessels demonstrating the development of boatbuilding in the Lake District, and includes exhibits dating from 1200 to the late 20th century. Client Lakeland Arts Trust has been managing

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Boat Building News

NC council approves lease for new boat builder
North Carolina's Council of State on Monday approved unanimously a land lease for a lot at the Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park in Dare County to a company that could launch boats it builds nearby. The newly-created boat building firm could also

New Swan Boats Resurrect Asbury Park, NJ Tradition
ABC News
A new concession offers a modern twist on Asbury Park's century-old tradition: swan boats on Wesley Lake. A short stroll from the Atlantic Ocean boardwalk, locals and tourists alike are now happily pedaling around the shallow inland waters while .

Piping contractor puts boat builder âin the dockâ
The Star Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:54 PM PDT
SHAH ALAM: A piping contractor has sued a boat building company for more than RM6mil over breach of contract in fixing pipe works for 15 boats. 

Whitehouse to meet with RI's maritime industry
Boston Globe
Whitehouse, a Democrat, plans to hold a round table discussion with industry leaders Tuesday morning at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport. The meeting will include representatives from the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association,

Boat company supervisor sentenced for stealing 180 tons of aluminum - Tue, 23 Aug 2011 PST
The Spokesman-Review Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:19 AM PDT
COLVILLE â A trusted supervisor whose thefts nearly bankrupted a Colville boat manufacturer was sentenced Monday to six years in prison  two years more than a deputy prosecutor recommended. Stevens County Superior Court Judge Al Nielson said Chris Boring was remorseless and relentless
in his theft of 360,799 pounds of aluminum sheet from his employer, Hewes Marine. 

Powassan boat manufacturer expands

Powassan boat manufacturer expands

Ontario is helping an iconic wooden boat manufacturer in Powassan grow and create new jobs. B. Giesler & Sons Ltd. is an integral part of the Powassan community and has been since Barney Giesler first opened his workshop in 1921. Today it is operated by Barney's four sons, along with the same staff of experienced boat builders and two of Barney's grandsons.

Building boats – and character: Deputies work with youth on handmade rowboats
Naples Daily News
With dark clouds sending warning raindrops and thunder rumbling in the distance, Groos was the only one of the teen boat builders to show up at Lake Avalon, where the rowboats had their final “sea trials” before being turned over to the local sponsors

 Lewis & Clark center builds up its profile
The Free Lance-Star
That was before volunteer Fran Lawrence and a group of youngsters on a one-day visit from a Charlottesville day camp began the boat-building project at the Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center. First came the 2-by-4 hull frames, with the high school .

Canada. NMMA Hall of Fame Award to ecognize Canadian Boating Industry Icon
BYM News (press release)
The NMMA Hall of Fame Award is a top honour, recognizing an individual who shows extraordinary achievements in the recreational boating industry. The award acknowledges individuals who over the years have made lasting contributions to the betterment of

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Boat Building News

Boat building company closes, leaves unpaid taxes
NBC 10 Providence Tue, 16 Aug 2011 05:32 AM PDT
J&J Marine, a boat manufacturing company, owes the town of Somerset more than $80,000. 

Huntsman material featured in new carbon fiber racing yacht
High Performance Composites
The CODE8 carbon fiber racing yacht, designed by Andrej Justin and manufactured by Carbon Innovation Ltd., uses Huntsman material in tooling, prepreg, bonding and other applications. Huntsman Advanced Materials (The Woodlands, Texas, USA) reported on .

If I were an alloy boat builder
But as you've probably guessed by now, what master boat builder Dale Smith and his crew have created in his shed is more like a cross between a V8 Supercar and a Leopard tank! For those who don't know, Dale is the NT's premier custom alloy boat

New twist on catboat building
Caymanian Compass
This summer he's had a chance to hone his boat building skills at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, Rhode Island, as the first recipient of the Gwen Bush Memorial Scholarship, which awards $20000 annually and aims to revive

Space Boat: A Nautical Mission to an Alien Sea
Popular Science
By Adam Hadhazy Posted 08.17.2011 at 10:11 am 9 Comments TiME This capsule designed to explore Titan's seas is one of three projects being considered to receive NASA funding next year. Graham Murdoch In 2006, while flying by Saturn's moon Titan

Head to Gabriola Island's Silva Bay Shipyard School to build a boat
And that's not hyperbole: it's the only accredited wooden-boat-building school in Canada. The Shipyard School is also a bit of a paradox: its instructors, such as Trevor Henderson, teach very specific techniques while aiming to instill a generalist's

Port Hadlock's boat school celebrates 30th anniversary
Port Townsend Leader
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding celebrated its 30th anniversary with a waterfront open house at its campus in Port Hadlock on Aug. 6. Despite a cloudy opening, the clouds had blown away by 1 pm, and the sun shone on more than 500 visitors 

Boat builder sets course for Poland
Views and News from Norway
Askeladden went into bankruptcy in 2008, but production resumed the year after. The company started building its large boats in Poland but small-boat production continued in Norway. Sales, however, have reportedly declined this year.

Eastport council mulls Boat School solutions
Bangor Daily News Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:53 AM PDT
EASTPORT, Maine â City councilors were devastated last month when David Marlow of Maine and Florida backed out of his proposal to convert The Boat School, a nationally known marine education facility, into a world-class luxury yacht manufacturing facility and school. Now, the councilors have a different problem: Two, possibly 

Oracle's Ellison, Coutts on America's Cup Rules
Bloomberg Thu, 18 Aug 2011 09:13 AM PDT
Aug. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Russell Coutts, chief executive officer of defending-champion Oracle Racing and a four-time America's Cup winner, and Larry Ellison, chief executive officer of Oracle Corp. and founder of the Oracle team, discuss race competition rules and boat design. (video)

Boat designed for wheelchairs means Ketchikan man can put wind in his sails
The Republic
KETCHIKAN, Alaska — Mike Fitzgerald was seated in a motorized wheelchair on the aft deck of his boat Encore as he welcomed two visitors aboard at Ketchikan's Casey Moran harbor. The gracious, 70-year-old former dentist accompanied them into the main 

Belfast Harbor Fest features boat building, maritime fun
Bangor Daily News
The annual festival will showcase a brand-new beer, a rowing regatta and all the spills, chills and thrills that any gawker could want during the National Boat Building Challenge and relay race. First, five teams of boat-building amateurs start .

 Boatbuilding students launch their creations
BRISTOL -- Last week, the young teens who had completed a summer boatbuilding program launched three 12-foot wooden skiffs into Bristol Harbor and took turns rowing around their creations. At Bristol Marine last Thursday, a recognition ceremony and ...

Boat building skilling up CT's deaf youngsters
"I used to sit at home, doing nothing, until my mother told me about this boat building school for the deaf," he explained. "She had seen an advert in the newspaper and so I approached the school. In July I started with my training and am very happy .

Coast Guard officer, 3 others indicted in Norfolk
13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads Fri, 19 Aug 2011 07:08 AM PDT
NORFOLK (AP) -- A federal grand jury in Norfolk has indicted a U.S. Coast Guard officer and three others in an alleged kickback scheme involving ship-repair contracts. According to Thursday's indictment, 35-year-old Lt. Danielle Dainiese Ferreira of South Mills, N.C., was a manager in the contracting section of the Coast Guard in Norfolk. She allegedly steered contracts to a company owned by her 

Creating China's largest yachts distribution centre at Wuyuan Bay
What's on Xiamen
Xiamen is focusing on building a yacht industry cluster here and the initial stage and achievements of this cluster have been already made, and is moving to the fast development stages. According to the most recent data (up to June 30, 2011), 

Newcastle launches largest yacht ever at 55m
The Triton
11, Florida-based Newcastle Shipyards launched its largest yacht, the 180-foot (55m) M/Y Harbour Island. The yacht, hull No. 1 of the Newcastle 5500 Series, planned to spend a few weeks in St. Augustine, Fla., for sea trials before heading to Rybovich 

Pensioner keeps art of boat-building alive
The Borneo Post
Building a boat using wood is simply tough and hard work, but it is very rewarding, especially when you see the boat completed. Satisfaction and fine craftsmanship are important,” said the former Land and Survey Department (Landas) employee.

Saturday is the exciting Quick & Dirty Boat Building competition, pitting 10 three-person teams against each other in a bid to build a boat using limited materials in six hours. Be one of the hundreds of people that gather to see which boat will sink

Green machine!
Kingsbridge Salcombe and South
A POWERBOAT designed and built by a South Hams boat-building firm, which is completely carbon neutral, was launched in Salcombe at the weekend. BananaShark's spectacular new 37ft powerboat was unveiled for the first time at a launch party at Salcombe's .

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Boat Building News

Tow-boat industry faces new inspections
Houma Courier
The US Coast Guard released new rules this week that will soon require all towing vessels, from small inland tugs pushing barges to large ocean-going boats that haul offshore rigs, to begin undergoing regular inspection. 

Boat builder leaves Somerset high and dry
Fall River Herald News Sun, 14 Aug 2011 21:41 PM PDT
J&J Marine, a boat manufacturing company on the Taunton River, has closed, leaving the town with more than $82,000 in unpaid bills on the property.  

Grandweld Shipyards Delivers the First Forward Landing Crew Boat Design in the Region
Zawya Mon, 15 Aug 2011 02:45 AM PDT
Grandweld Shipyards announced the successful delivery of the first forward landing crew boat design in the region. The 24M vessel features a customized forward bow fender, designed for steady and secure landing into a dedicated offshore landing structure

Brunswick Boat Group Names Jorge Valdes
Reuters (press release)
15, 2011 - Brunswick Boat Group, a unit of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC), today announced that Jorge Valdes has been named managing director - Brazil operations, effective immediately. Brunswick recently committed to building a boat manufacturing 

Boatyards across state open to the public for annual boatyard days
Participating boat builders from Eastport to Kittery will be welcoming in visitors to see how small sea vessels are made. The Hinckley Yacht Company in Southwest Harbor gave hourly tours to any guests who happened to stop by the yard Monday afternoon.

Federal government grants Port Townsend $1.3 million for new foot ferry
Peninsula Daily
By Charlie Bermant PORT TOWNSEND — The Port of Port Townsend will receive $1.3 million from the federal government toward building a passenger ferry boat to run between Port Townsend and Seattle. US Rep. Norm Dicks said Monday that he was informed of 

Innovative Sport Fishing Boat to Be Unveiled in Las Vegas
Marketwire (press release)
Moon has been tinkering for years with new designs of fishing boats, which are manufactured by his company, Master Marine Yacht Building Co. At 9:30 am on Thursday, Aug 18, 2011, Rev. Moon will unveil the prototype of his newly invented, 23-foot sport

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Boat Building News

David Marlow's letter regarding the Boat School
Bangor Daily News
I write to respond to your recent query regarding the intentions for the sale and purchase of the property referred to as the Boat School encompassing a variety of smaller parcels attached. Please pardon the delay in responding as I have been traveling ..

Northport OKs boat building in marina
Leelanau Enterprise
Schafer said at the most recent boat building done at Mackinaw City, he was up between 7 and 8 am working. “A lot of times I'd be out there working and people would stop by to talk about what we were doing,” he said. “As part of my 12-16 hour day,

Hands on Traditional skills and where to learn them
Irish Times
Traditional boat building involves making boats by hand with timber as a key material. It has taken on many different styles and sizes over the centuries, from the simplest dug-out canoes to more advanced 19th century galleons and warships. 

Quadzilla Boat Lets Sailors Leave Wheelchairs on Shore
They come out and say, 'Oh my gosh a quadriplegic can sail,'" Hansen said. More than a dozen participants jetted out Friday as part of the annual sail. Many steered the 25-foot sailboat with the help of a joystick before returning to shore to enjoy

Waka changes lives
Southland Times
LABOUR OF LOVE: Kevin "Stoney'' Bourke with one hull of a Waka he was building in Bluff, holding two pre-Maori, stone, boatbuilding tools, which marked the beginning of a dream. A set of pre-Maori, handcrafted, stone boatbuilding tools inspired a ...

Boat Building News

Italian Shipyard Completes World's 9th Largest Yacht
Haute Living
Italian shipyard, Fincantieri, has just completed the world's 9 th largest yacht, Serene, which is the perfect solution for one super rich buyer looking to take to the water. The $300 million yacht is the only Italian-built vessel among the world's top

Open Boatyard Days offers inside look at Maine boat builders
"Boatbuilding is Maine's oldest industry, going back more than 400 years, and yet few people actually get to see the craftsmanship as it unfolds in Maine boatyards," said Kerri Russell, president of Maine Built Boats, in a news release.

Lake Tahoe Wooden Boat Show stars handcrafted classics
Sacramento Bee (blog)
Reader comments on are the opinions of the writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click the "report abuse" button below it. We will delete comments containing inappropriate links, obscenities, hate speech,

John Wayne Yacht Earns National Historic Status
Now, John Wayne's former yacht, the Wild Goose, has sailed onto the National Register of Historic Places. The 136-foot vessel, which is docked in Newport Harbor and currently serves as a charter dinner-cruise boat, was recognized for its connection to

Friday, August 12, 2011

Boat Building News

Ignorance, Stupidity or Connivance?
FrontPage Magazine
Within eight months after the change in the law took effect, Viking Yachts, the largest US yacht manufacturer, laid off 1140 of its 1400 employees and closed one of its two manufacturing plants. Before it was all over, Viking Yachts was down to 68

Research and Markets: China Yacht Industry Report, 2010-2012: International ...
Business Wire (press release)
The vast and diversified water area definitely provides favorable natural condition for the development of a yacht industry in China. The developed area is concentrated mainly in the southeast of China, where there are abundant water resources such as

New boat needs a name
Carrick Today
School pupils in Maybole and Troon, supported by South Ayrshire Council and local community members, are taking part in an ambitious boat building campaign run by the Scottish Coastal Rowing Project. Delivered through the Duke of Edinburgh's Award ..

Winning won't cut it at Sika Challenge
Green Bay Press Gazette
Brothers Jim and Mark Grabowski were mighty excited upon hearing that they had won the 2011 edition of the Sikaflex Challenge boat building competition Sunday at the Door County Maritime Museum's Classic & Wooden Boat Festival.

Boat Buidling News

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Online Courses
Summer 2011

ProBoat E-Training has a variety of web-based courses that are available in a work-at-your own pace format.  We also have an ongoing offering of Rhino for Marine Designers, with a new session starting each month.

Course Descriptions

Rhino for Marine Designers (Six-week course, starts August 14): Learn to enhance your boat and yacht design skills with Rhino 3D Modeling software. We'll teach you how to work with curves, then surfaces, then we'll move into fairing a simple chine hull, followed by a more complex sailing schooner hull. Finally, when you have mastered the skills necessary for the foregoing projects, you'll go on to a self-directed project of modeling a complete hull/deck/superstructure of your own design. Note: You must have access to a copy of Rhino to complete this course.
Price: $390 (student discount available on request)
Instructor: Cliff Estes

Intro to Marine Electrical Systems Part One (Four-part course, work at your own pace.): Here you'll gain an understanding of the terminology, theory, and practical knowledge regarding marine electrical systems. Since this course is an overview, there is no hands-on component involved. If you have wired a boat, or assisted in wiring one, then this class will complement that experience. If you have not had any hands-on experience, that is fine too as this course's purpose is to teach you the theoretical knowledge involved in designing and specifying marine electrical systems.
Price: $200
Instructor: Ed Scott

Intro to Marine Electrical Systems Part Two (Five-part course, work at your own pace.): In this course, you will learn terminology, theory, and practical knowledge regarding marine electrical systems, specifically batteries, circuit protection, distribution panels, and wiring design. Again, there is no hands-on component involved. The purpose of this course is to teach you the theoretical knowledge involved in designing and specifying marine electrical systems.
Price: $200
Instructor: Ed Scott

Designing Yacht Interiors (Introduction): This interactive course in interior design will introduce you to a number of elements and details to be considered when making decisions about materials, colors, textures, furnishings, and work flow. At present, we are only offering the first component: The discovery process, which focuses on dealing with a new client.
Price: $75
Instructor: Judy Bell-Davis

Color-Matching Gelcoat (Four-part course, work at your own pace):Here you'll learn about types and causes of damage, how to document your repair work, and how to prepare the surface. For each segment, you will have lab work to complete, and at the end of the course, you will send your color samples to your instructor for evaluation.
Price: $200.
Instructor: Charlie Teran

Load Capacity and Flotation (Five-part course, work at your own pace): This highly technical course covers the  rules and standards for maximum weight capacity of small boats; calculating displacement weight and maximum weight capacity; testing a boat for displacement and maximum weight; rules, calculations, and installation procedures for flotation; and USCG and ABYC regulations.
Price: $300
Instructor: Peter Eikenberry

Propeller Selection for Boats and Small Ships
(Three-part course, work at your own pace.): Materials for this course include a 32-page text, as well as prop-calculating formulae and spreadsheets created by the instructor. First you'll study the text, then work on problem solving, then finally review your solutions and compare them with the instructors conclusions.
Price: $79
Instructor: Christopher Barry

The Marine Survey Report (Four-part course, work at your own pace.): A survey is only as good as the report that communicates the work of the surveyor, and a good surveyor's findings (and reputation) can be lost in a poorly written report. This course will help you bring your writing skills up to a new level.
Price: $200
Instructor: Patricia Kearns

The Marine Survey Report Practicum: Looking for more of a hands-on-the-keyboard experience? Our instructor will critique one or more of your existing survey reports, showing you exactly where you need to improve your work, and how to do it.
Price: $95 per survey
Instructor: Patricia Kearns

Tech for Trainers (Three segments): This course if FREE to you if you are willing to help create new short courses for ProBoat E-Training. We'll explain how PBE-T works, we'll introduce our learning platform (MOODLE), and we'll describe best practices for teaching online. Much of this material can be adapted to both classroom and in-house training programs.
Price: $200
For more info, contact instructor: Barbara Jean Walsh

ProBoat E-Training Open House 

If you have ever wondered what a ProBoat E-Training course really looks like, visit the Online Open House to sample all of PBE-T's currently available offerings. The Open House is set up as an online course, so you'll have the chance to see what a class might be like. (No homework, though.)  

To access the Open House, click here
  1. Log-in with your PBE-T username and password  
  2. Or . . . Sign up as instructed
  3. Select the Open House from the list of courses
  4. Enter the key fHOUb3U when prompted

If you any questions at all about  
ProBoat E-Training,  
don't hesitate to contact us:

Barbara Jean Walsh, ProBoat E-Training manager
.41 WoodenBoat Lane, Brooklin, Maine 04616
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Boat Building News

Boats and Associated Equipment Recalls

As always, we urge owners of products made by the companies listed above to check the USCG recall report. If you do not own one of the effected products please alert anyone you know who may. This report covers all USCG recalls from March, 2011 through July, 2011. Consumers with questions should call the USCG Product Assurance Branch.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Boat Building News

Abandoned Boats Become Unofficial Economic Indicator
Fox News
By Jonathan Serrie While no exact national figures exist, authorities in most states with a coast or large body of water have reported increasing numbers of boat owners abandoning ship in recent years. "Certainly the economic downturn did seem to

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Boat Building News

Greek shipyards kept afloat by luxury yachts for the super-rich
The Guardian
Shipyard workers in Perama, where there is some work building luxury yachts and refitting ships but unemployment may be nudging 80%. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian In the Halkitis shipyard in Perama, the Azul dwarfs everything.

Burger Boat Company: Burger's first Great Lakes Gathering
Burger Boat Company held its first Great Lakes Gathering July 22 through July 24, 2011 at Bay Harbor Resort, Bay Harbor, Michigan for yacht owners, their guests, captains and crew. A variety of yachts ranging from a 1937 36' Burger to a 2003 127'

Plans for boat building cluster
The Phuket News
PHUKET BUSINESS: The International Maritime College in Si Racha, Chonburi Province, is promoting the development of a cluster of small and medium business enterprises (SME) to join forces to develop the boat-building and repair industry for pleasure 

Australia. Riviera continues to defy the market
BYM News (press release)
Riviera, Australia's largest and most awarded pleasure boat builder has continued to defy the market with $14.7 million in retail sales over the five days of the 2011 Sydney International Boat Show that concluded on Monday of this week

MasterCraft could file suit to get millions back from driver in Lake Oroville ...
Contra Costa Times
By KATY SWEENY-Staff Writer CHICO -- MasterCraft Boat Co. can try to get $3.3 million of a jury award back from the driver in a 2006 Lake Oroville boating accident after a Butte County judge issued a ruling this week in the landmark civil case.

New launch for Rye Harbour
Rye and Battle Today
The three previous vessels were built in Rye but with the demise of ship building in small ports the 39 ft “Rother IV”, designed by Lochins (ex Rye Boat Builders) was constructed in Great Yarmouth by the yacht building firm of “Goodchilds Marine”.

Ct Consumer Complaint: Cabela's Speedboat Has Safety Issues
Connecticut Watchdog
Chet Sergey of Wolcott, an avid boater for 50 years, contacted me this summer asking for help with the $15000 speed boat he purchased two years ago from Cabela's megastore in East Hartford. He complained that he hardly had a chance to use the Maxum

Classic boat show arrives at DCMM
Door County Advocate Sat, 06 Aug 2011 02:19 AM PDT
The annual Door County Classic and Wooden Boat Festival opens today on the grounds of the Door County Maritime Museum. In addition to the Sikaflex Challenge boat-building competition and an assortment of power, sail, and rowing vessels, this years Classic and Wooden Boat Festival returns the Paint the Bay plein air painting event and adds a Maritime Mart nautical flea market. 

Port hosts event to encourage boaters to remove copper-based hull paint
Channel 8 San Diego Sat, 06 Aug 2011 11:36 AM PDT
The Port of San Diego is hosting an event Saturday to encourage boaters at the Shelter Island Yacht Club to apply for grants to help pay for removing copper-based hull paint. 

Land-boat now available in new Hingham store
Boston Globe
The boat, built for both the water and for land, is said to be the first-ever commercial amphibious vessel available in this country. According to Sealegs spokespeople, it was named one of the top 100 Best Innovation of the Year by Popular Science and

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Boat Building News

Legend Boats announces facility expansion in Midway
Baxter Bulletin Tue, 02 Aug 2011 05:22 AM PDT
MIDWAY â A local boat manufacturer has announced it will be expanding to a new facility and has plans to add another boat line to its plant. 

'Big Oh' wins Boat Builders Tournament
Outer Banks Sentinel
The Dare County Boat Builders Foundation have announced the winners of their 8th annual charity tournament. First place went to 63-foot Ricky Scarborough boat, the "Big Oh" whose crew landed 1 sailfish, 1 blue marlin, and 5 white marlins, ..

Landlocked boat builder renowned by sea travelers
Grand Junction Sentinel
By Richie Ann Ashcraft Being landlocked between peach trees and desert doesn't stop Jim Thayer from building boats strong enough to sail the ocean's currents. “This is a terrible place to be… This article and other exclusive local content now require .

Grew Manufacturing/Profisher Boats for Sale
Trade Only Today
Still on the shores of Georgian Bay, Grew has now moved to Owen Sound, a city with the richest history of boat building in Central North America. Here in our Quality Controlled environment, our team of dedicated and experienced Craftsmen continually

Shows and Events
Trade Only Today
Boat Show, the United States Sailboat Show and the United States Powerboat Show. Thousands of new and seasoned boaters are expected to visit the 46th annual Tampa (Fla.) Boat Show, set for Sept. 9-11. In addition to boats and marine products on land ...

Maine's First Ship building site OK'd
Times Record
By Seth Koenig, Times Record Staff BATH — Members of a group building a replica of the 1608 pinnace Virginia, the first English ship built in the New World, won city approval Tuesday to erect a temporary boatbuilding shed on the southern end of .

New boat company launches in Stourport
Kidderminster Shuttle
A NEW boat company has launched in Stourport, saving staff of a collapsed business from unemployment. When Sandy Lane Industrial Estate based M&D Boat Builders ceased trading on June 30 after running out of cash local businessman Derek Fradgley and his 

South Africa boating industry working together for growth
BYM News (press release)
The organisations behind the new MIA are the Boating Industry Association of South Africa (BIASA), the Cape Town Boatbuilding and Technology Initiative (CTBI) and the South African Boat Builders Export Council (SABBEX). Says Heidi Warricker, MD of Biz

Metal thefts nearly sink Colville boat firm
The Spokesman Review
He said the thefts began in 2008, leaving the company in a weakened condition when the recession bottomed out for the boat-building industry in 2009. A workforce of 120 was cut to 40 and so far has been restored only to a few more than 90. .

Hull Paint Expo Focuses on Benefits of Eco-friendly Paints
The Log Newspaper
Boater Benefits — The Port of San Diego's Eco-Friendly Hull Paint Expo Aug. 6 will focus on the benefits of non-biocide paints, as well as financial assistance available when boaters change their bottom paint. The expo will feature two speakers: San ...