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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Boat Building News

Research and Markets: Boat Building Industry in the U.S. and its International ...
The Boat Building Industry report contains the most recent data and analysis on the industry's key financial data, cost and pricing, competitive landscape, industry structure. Also updated are the latest trade, shipment, and inventory data available 

 Young boat builders start from scratch
Traverse City Record Eagle
For the third winter, the Inland Seas Education Association's Youth Boat Building class pairs adult volunteers with students. The result of the eight-week course is two Optimist sailing prams built from scratch using a kit. The completed boats will be .

 Throwback craftsman takes his time building boats from scratch
Bellingham Herald
"My father was a skilled shipwright in Ballard and a commercial fisherman, and I inherited my passion for boats from him," he says. "I really enjoy building boats that look really nice yet are functional." Custom artistry: Friberg acknowledges that ...

 DeLand boatmaker lands order for $2M powerboat
Daytona Beach News-Journal
(NJ file | Valerie Whitney) This is a model of the turbine-powered racing boat that DeLand-based Mystic Powerboats is building, which will be called the “Spirit of Qatar.” (Mystic Powerboats) DeLand-based Mystic Powerboats Inc. has inked a deal to ...

Appeasing boaters
Stamford Advocate
Residents are fighting to keep Stamford's last working boatyard on land now owned by Norwalk developer Building & Land Technology, which is rebuilding the South End. BLT owns a large portion of harbor waterfront; one upshot is that boaters now must go .

  From the home front: Tiny homes that move, including John Labovitz's housetruck, Escargot pedal-powered houseboat ...
The Oregonian Tue, 28 Feb 2012 05:41 AM PST
A sometimes-Portlander creates a house from a truck; a pedal-powered houseboat designed by a retired naval architect in Seattle; the live-aboard life; Roger Beck's firetruck house; and a horsebox converted to a home. 

  Yacht Broker Institute Launches Online Yacht Broker Training Manual To Aid ...
PR Web (press release)
Yacht Broker Institute LLC, a training and employment referral company, announces a comprehensive online course named "Fundamentals and Essentials of Yacht Brokerage" for people who aspire to enter the world of yacht and boat sales.

 Luxury Yachts from Sweden by J. Craft
Set Piece Analysts
Sweden has a history of seafaring voyagers and the luxury yachts made by J Craft are the end result of these many years at sea. J Craft is located in the heart of the Baltic Sea on the small island of Gotland. Gotland is the heart of Sweden's boating ...

 RI yacht co. relocating to Belfast's Front Street Shipyard
Mainebiz Daily
A Rhode Island yacht company is relocating to the new Front Street Shipyard facility in Belfast. Carbon Ocean Yachts, which makes carbon fiber yachts, and Front Street Shipyard will work together to build lightweight performance yachts, according to a ...

  Coastguard contract just swell
Wanganui Chronicle
Wanganui's AMF Boat Co has a $1.2 million contract to build a new boat for Coastguard Taranaki, owner Brian Collings says. Mr Collings and his wife, Jodi, returned to Wanganui from Tauranga a year ago, merging their business with Rivercity Marine in 

 Bluenose Yacht Sales, of Newport RI and Portland, Maine Announce their Presentation of the S&S 30 at the Maine Boat ...
PRWeb Wed, 29 Feb 2012 07:15 AM PST
The Sparkman Stephens 30, "BABE" has a design origination from 1935 when the original Olin Stephens design #97 successfully won a number of regattas and races in the Miami sailing area. In 2005, Olin Stephens was asked what design he was particularly fond of and would like to see re-introduced and he immediately chose one of his favorites, "BABE". The Maine Boat Builder's Show in Portland Maine 

 Rising fuel prices making waves in boating industry
WPEC CBS12 West Palm Beach Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:25 PM PST
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- Boating is one of the main draws to our area. But it's becoming more and more difficult to gas the boat up, without draining your wallet. "They're not going to go out as often, and they're not going to go offshore as often.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Boat Building News

One more sweet skiff from the master
He turned to the next obvious profession in Nova Scotia — boat building. For the past 60 or so years Richie has been building boats, and very fine boats at that. He lost count at around 800 or so. They ranged in size from a rebuild of the 65-foot 

Big spenders expected to flock to Dubai International Boat Show
Middle East North Africa Financial Network
Keen interest from the Middle East's high net worth individuals (HNWI) is predicted at the 20th Dubai International Boat Show where major luxury brands and equipment will be showcased next month. The show runs from March 13 to 17 at the Dubai ...

Yacht maker Blohm + Voss may IPO in 4-5 years -CEO
FRANKFURT Feb 27 (Reuters) - German super-yacht maker Blohm + Voss could be sold or floated on the stock exchange in a few years after British buyout firm Star Capital bought the company from ThyssenKrupp, the chief executive of Blohm + Voss told a ..

  Australia. Integrity to host Chinese delegation at 2012 Sanctuary Cove ...
BYM News (press release)
Set on a colossal 70000 square metre allotment backing on to the Pearl River in China and with a 100 Berth marina attached, this brand new state of the art boat building factory will have the ability to house and cater to the requirements of 1000 ...

 Boaters Gang Up on LightSquared
TV Technology
WASHINGTON: The boating public is lining up against LightSquared, if comments on the latest Federal Communications Commission public notice are any indication. “I'm sure my wife wants me dead; why do you? Please don't interfere with the GPS signal so ...

 Research and Markets: Boat Building Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [2012 Edition] Out Now
Business Wire Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:56 AM 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 [2012 Edition]" to their offering. The Boat Building Industry report contains the most recent data and analysis on the industry's key financial 

 RI Senate to host economic summit on state's ports
Boston Globe Mon, 27 Feb 2012 04:07 AM PST
The Rhode Island Senate is looking for ways to improve the state's waterfront economy. The Senate has scheduled an economic summit Monday in North Kingstown. The meeting will focus on how bolstering the state's shipping and boat building industries might help the overall economy.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Boat Building News

ETAP Yachts Rebranded as Armageddon Life Rafts
By Eric Spitznagel Early this winter, fans and owners of ETAP yachts noticed something peculiar on the official ETAP Yachting website. Although new ETAPs haven't been produced or sold commercially in the US since early 2009, when the Belgian yacht ...

 Historical yacht towed to save haven after dragging anchor, running aground
Peninsula Daily
The wooden yacht, which has a design inspired by the double-deck steamships that frequented Puget Sound from the 1850s to the 1930s, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It had broken its chain mooring near the Northwest School of ...

Boat Building Challenge For Local Students
KTUL (blog)
Hundreds of Tulsa-area students tested their boat building skills at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa's Engineering Design Challenge on Thursday. It featured students in elementary through high school. "The challenge allows us to combine science and ...

 Drawing By 10-Year-Old George Washington Found?
An illustration of a sailboat, believed to be 270 years old and the handiwork of a 10-year-old George Washington, might provide priceless insight into the childhood of America's first president. If genuine, the sketch would be the earliest known ..

 Another successful boat launch for Bellingham's All American Marine
The Bellingham Herald Fri, 24 Feb 2012 06:43 AM PST
BELLINGHAM - Boat builder All American Marine showed off what 70,000 hours of work can produce: A ve 

 Shipping & Boating Industry Can Become A Key Driver To National Growth
Mumbai: It is a general perception that boating is a lifestyle sector. This key myth hampering the growth of the boating industry was busted at the second 'International Boating Conference' organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at the ..

 Yacht builders team up in Maine
Boating Industry
BELFAST, Maine – Two New England yacht builders, Carbon Ocean Yachts and Front Street Shipyard, announced today that the two companies will be working together at Front Street Shipyard's new facilities in Maine, located on the waterfront in Penobscot .

 Gordon TAFE unsure whether to revive axed boatbuilding course
Leader News
Michael Soldatos, a 2nd year apprentice whose boatbuilding apprenticeship course may be picked up by Gordon TAFE after being axed by Victoria University (picture taken December 2011). GORDON TAFE is yet to decide whether to take on Victoria .

 BRP Wins Fifth NMMA Innovation Award in Four Years with Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 Watercraft
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Fri, 24 Feb 2012 22:02 PM PST
At the recent Miami International Boat Show, BRP continued its award-winning streak in the marine industry with its fifth National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Innovation Award in four years for its new high-performance 2012 Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 watercraft.Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 25, 2012 At the recent Miami International Boat Show, BRP continued its award-winning streak in the marine ...

 Boat builder rows to Ogden Point, California
Victoria Times Colonist
Whitehall Rowing and Sail, a row-boat builder with a global reputation for its durable polymer boats with sliding seats, is moving out of its obscure warehouse location in Esquimalt to the waterfront on Dallas Road. Harold Aune, who owns the company ...

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Boat Building News

Ipswich: Luxury yacht builder Oyster Marine acquired by Dutch investors
East Anglian Daily Times
NEW Dutch owners at Ipswich-based luxury yacht firm Oyster Marine have said their acquisition will be a long term investment. To send a link to this page to a friend, simply enter their email address below. The message will include the name and email .

 The markets: Boatbuilding (2012)
High Performance Composites
But the heart and soul of it, boatbuilding, is showing sign of life. In the span of just three years, the total retail value of new boats dropped from a decade... Moored offshore of Cancun, Mexico, the solar-powered Tûranor motoryacht shows off its ..

Peninsula Daily
All three women are interns in the Community Boat Project at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. Now awaiting restoration, Felicity Ann entered the record books in 1952, when Ann Davison sailed the 23-foot sloop across the ...

Retaining T ferries will help buoy Somerset boat manufacturer
Wicked Local
President Peter Duclos says Gladding-Hearn started out in the 1950s building steel fishing boats. The product line expanded over the years to include an array of pilot boats, tugs, research vessels and patrol boats. But the ferries are the ones that  

 Sailing industry thrives in regatta venue of Beijing Olympics
People's Daily Online
Thanks to the Olympic sailing events, there are already 28 sailing clubs, four training facilities and four manufacturers of sailboat now in Qingdao, said Lin Zhiwei, head of local sports association. Sailing was strange for local citizens before 2008, .

Southampton Airport
Royal Yachting Association Wed, 22 Feb 2012 04:05 AM PST
Celebrate the Centenary of legendary boat builder Jack Holt at the RYA Volvo Dinghy Show where you can learn more about his innovative boat designs as well as experiencing the largest ever collection of Jack Holt designed dinghies under one roof.  

 Supreme Court To Hear Fane Lozman's Houseboat Case
WPBF Palm Beach Wed, 22 Feb 2012 06:01 AM PST
Does a houseboat qualify as a vessel under maritime law? That's what the Supreme Court will decide in a case that's been going through the legal system for several years. 

 Is it a house or a boat? U.S. Supreme Court to decide case of Riviera Beach houseboat
Sun-Sentinel Tue, 21 Feb 2012 18:16 PM PST
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear the case of whether former Riviera Beach Marina tenant Fane Lozman's houseboat constitutes a "vessel" under maritime law.

 West Marine Names Green Boating Products of the Year
Best of Boating
West Marine, the country's largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced at the Miami Boat Show that three products were selected as “Green Product of the Year” Honorees. Entropy's SuperSap” epoxy, Torqeedo's Travel 1003 Electric ...

 Yachts run out of steam in Indian luxury mart
Luxury yachts, the ultimate show-off toy of the uber rich, have seen sales drop to just one or two units a year. “At present, yacht sales are almost half of what they should be if the required infrastructure were available. There are many buyers who 

 New Design: Hatteras Yachts 95' RPH
Yacht Forums (press release)
Hatteras Yachts is proud to announce plans to unveil its new 95 Raised Pilothouse in the summer of 2013. This new model brings styling cues from her classic lineage into the 21st century, and is designed to set the standard for Hatteras' next

 Gig Harbor BoatShop Opens Boat-Building Workshops to Public
Gig Harbor BoatShop announces the Boat Builder for a Day workshop. On Saturday, March 3, boat builder Tom Regan and workshop participants will begin the boatbuilding process by setting up station molds for a classic 15' 8” rowing boat.

 Veterans Rebuild Careers by Building Boats at Rhode Island Trade School
PR Web (press release)
But a new demographic of students is quickly emerging at this waterfront school: veterans hoping to rebuild their careers by building boats. An IYRS students learns to restore a wooden catboat in the school's Boatbuilding & Restoration Program.

 Croatian boat building company AD Brodovi sells fleet to Turkey Business News
Croatian boat building company AD Brodovi (boats) from the Adriatic town of Solin is celebrating another success as it sells yet another fleet, this time to Turkey. This comes on the back of extraordinary sales of their new model of boats "Salona 35" ...

Smooth sailing in forecast as Halifax boat show opens
(INGRID BULMER / Staff) THE NOVA SCOTIA boat-building industry has seen its share of rough waters, but local industry experts say 2012 promises clear skies ahead. Whether it is the renewed confidence in the economy, the strength of the Canadian dollar .

  Sailboat built with advanced materials
Press Herald
THOMASTON - Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding is using several advances in construction and materials to build the Paris 63 Kiwi Spirit for Stanley Paris' attempt at an around-the-world solo voyage. The sailboat's hull was made in a fiberglass form,

Brunswick Corporation : Lund Announces All New "Sport Utility Boat"
Reuters (press release)
Elvis and your focus on work have left the building. At home, blissfully loading the boat and truck, you hit a snag. Your teenage son is set on wakeboarding, while your daughter demands solar rays. Meanwhile, your wife craves a 'cruise around the lake.

  BMT Nigel Gee Partners with Alnmaritec for High Speed Patrol Boat
Defence Professionals Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:38 AM PST
In partnership with Northumbrian boat builder, Alnmaritec, BMT Nigel Gee Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd the leading international maritime design and engineering consultancy has recently...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Boat Building News

The latest news on Substituting Isobutanol for Ethanol:  From Ethanol Producer Magazine:

Coast Guard, ORNL test butanol in small marine engines

By Kris Bevill | February 21, 2012
The U.S. Coast Guard is working on a three-year project with researchers at the U.S. DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory to test the potential for butanol to be used in the Coast Guard’s smaller marine craft. The research project will test the effects of a gasoline/butanol blend containing 16.1 percent biobutanol on 225HP and 300HP outboard engines. Operational testing will conclude in mid-2014, with results expected to be released shortly thereafter, according to Rich Hansen, branch chief - surface branch at the USCG’s Research and Development Center. Findings from the USCG/ORNL testing may also be applied to civilian watercraft, he said.

The USCG currently uses commercially available gasoline, which often contains 10 percent ethanol, in its small marine craft. Hansen said biobutanol was selected for marine engine testing because it offers favorable properties and has the potential to become available in the marketplace in coming years. Biobutanol also offers the opportunity for the USCG to lower its carbon footprint, which is a priority of the U.S. military. “The USCG would like to position itself to be ready for alternative fuels that may become commercially available and help meet carbon footprint reduction goals and comply with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007,” Hansen said.

EISA requires any alternative or synthetic transportation fuel purchased by federal agencies to emit the same or fewer life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions than its petroleum counterpart. Corn-based ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel and biobutanol derived from corn starch all meet the emissions threshold reduction requirements. However, while ethanol is not currently recommended to be used at percentages greater than 10 percent in marine engines, testing conducted last year by the National Marine Manufacturers Association and the American Boat and Yacht Council showed promising results for butanol. Butanol is not yet widely available in the fuels market, but butanol technology developers have begun acquiring corn ethanol facilities with the intent to convert them for biobutanol production. The first of these facilities, a former corn ethanol plant in Luverne, Minn., was purchased by Gevo Inc. and is expected to begin producing biobutanol later this year. Gevo plans to sell some of its product for marine applications as an alternative to ethanol-blended fuels.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Boat Building News

Teaneck craftsman spreads his love of boat-building
The Record Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:15 PM PST
Jim Normanâs fascination for boats was launched when, as a child, he listened to his fatherâs stories about working on ships during World War II. On Sunday, a small crew of bystanders came to his workshop at the General Store in Teaneck, where he delivered pointers on building a kayak. 

 European Yacht of the Year, Performance Cruiser: Pogo 12.5
Sail World
The Pogo 12.5 was voted as the European Yacht of the Year in the 'Performance Cruiser' category. It is manufactured by French company Pogo Structures in Combrit - Sainte Marine near Brest on the northern shores of the Bay of Biscay

 Miami Boat Show Attracts High-End Crowd
NPR Mon, 20 Feb 2012 01:53 AM PST
The Miami Boat Show, which is held on Presidents Day weekend, always promises a look at nice, new toys. This year, the show is aiming at the rich and fabulous yachting set. One of the new "yacht toys" being demonstrated: a personal submarine for just $50,000. 

 NMEA releases boat electronics buying guide
Boating Industry
SEVERNA PARK, Md. – The National Marine Electronics Association has released a six-page guide to help boaters identify the right place to purchase boating electronics, whether at a marine electronics dealer or Internet marketplace.

 You can't force the issue
Boating Business
Dennis London of Cobham agrees that there's generally much more legislation addressing leisure boating safety in places like France and Australia, the generally larger forces of the commercial world “tend to also drive the leisure market”.

 NBS needs to rethink its inland efforts
Boating Business
But a criticism of the IWA exhibit could be the almost dearth of display photographs of inland boating: after all, it is a boat show. The association should take a leaf from the RYA campaign, of which inland waterways constitutes just a part, 

 The industry working together?
Boating Business
The second is the Recreational Boating Stakeholder Growth Summit hosted in December by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and attended by approximately 160 executives and leaders from all industry segments. The summit was facilitated ...

 Leading yacht brands coming to the Singapore Yacht Show
Superyacht Times
Organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show are delighted that more and more heavyweight international yachting brands including Palmer Johnson, Feadship, Westport and San Lorenzo will be heading to Singapore to participate in this year's show.

Egypt begins restoring ancient boat near pyramids
The boats are believed to have been intended to carry pharaohs into the afterlife. Khufu, also known as Cheops, is credited with building the Great Pyramid of Giza, the largest of the pyramids. Khufu, son of Snefru, was the second ruler of the 4th ...

  Sunfish North Americans Golden Anniversary
J/Sailnig News (blog)
It became the most popular sailboat ever built worldwide with over 300000 built to date. For a brief period, Bob Johnstone ran AMF Alcort in Waterbury, CT helping to re-energize Sunfish marketing from 1975 to 1977. When AMF didn't want to build the ...

 Ipswich: Luxury yacht builder Oyster Marine acquired by Dutch investors
East Anglian Daily Times Tue, 21 Feb 2012 10:36 AM PST
NEW Dutch owners at Ipswich-based luxury yacht firm Oyster Marine have said their acquisition will be a long term investment. 

 Greenpeace ship highlights sustainable boating
Sustainable Business Oregon
Greenpeace's $32 million vessel is aimed at showing the boating industry new ways to go green. Even if you are not a fan of Greenpeace, you may want to admire the organization's new ship – the Rainbow Warrior III – for its unique design and emphasis on .

 Marine industry begins hiring, carefully
Boating Industry
MINNEAPOLIS – The marine industry is hiring again, Neal Harrell of Brooks Marine Group told Boating Industry in an interview, but not like they ever have before. They're hiring carefully, just like customers are taking longer to make the decision to ...

 Brunswick Corporation : Sea RayR Wins 2012 Innovation Award For Quiet Ride (TM ...
21, 2012 - Sea Ray, the world's leading manufacturer of superior quality pleasure boats, is proud to announce that it was honored for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) ..

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Boat Building News

GRAND BANKS YACHTS : Grand Banks Announces Two New Models At Yacht And ...
MIAMI - February 16, 2012 - Grand Banks Yachts today kicked off the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami Beach with the announcement of two new models and news of strong sales going into this year's event. The all-new 50 Eastbay is the company's latest

 Oconto yacht-maker announces expansion
Pierce County Herald
A yacht maker in northeast Wisconsin has gotten bigger. KCS International of Oconto said today it acquired all the assets of the sport-boat maker Azure. KCS made the announcement at the Miami International Boat Show in Florida. MIAMI - A yacht maker in .

Sheikh Hassan announces new programme at Miami Boat Show
Gulf Times
Sheikh Hassan bin Jabor al-Thani on Thursday announced at the Miami International Boat Show that the Qatar Marine Sports Federation (QMSF) has agreed a partnership with Mystic Powerboats and Whispering Turbines to build the ultimate turbine-powered ...

  Southwest Florida businesses show wares at Miami boat show
The News-Press Sat, 18 Feb 2012 00:58 AM PST
The buzz among those selling everything from high-performance boats to family runabouts is the consumer is no longer just looking. 

 ACR Electronics rolls out revamped locator beacon
Soundings Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:30 PM PST
MIAMI - ACR Electronics' better mousetrap for the 2012 Miami International Boat Show is an inherently buoyant version of its ResQLink, the smallest and lightest personal locator beacon on the market, which it debuted last year at the show.

How to make your boat better
Sun-Sentinel Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:12 PM PST
Boat show exhibitors offer lots of upgrades If you want to upgrade a boat you already own, chances are you'll find what you're looking for at the Miami International Boat Show and the Yacht & Brokerage Show, which both run through Monday.  

 Yamaha Receives Design Achievement Award at the Miami Boat Show
Best of Boating
MIAMI — Best of Boating presented Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA the 2012 Design Achievement Award at the Miami International Boat Show today for their new 19-foot boat series that includes the Yamaha SX190 and Yamaha AR190 models.

 Boat sales expected to hit highest level in 5 years
Enterprise News
By Steve Adams Recreational boating sales are expected to rise to their highest level since 2007 as consumer confidence improves. The increased optimism is reflected in the expanded Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show, which occupies 360000 ...

Friday, February 17, 2012

Boat Building News

Demand for luxury yachts doubles sales at DiMillo's
Mainebiz Daily
Although those in the yacht sales business might shirk from that metaphor, there is no denying the confluence of forces that has seen DiMillo's sales double twice over the last two years as larger, more expensive yachts steadily increase their market ...

 Martinac celebrates new contract
The Foss Waterway shipyard will build its first fishing vessel since 1991 for Lynden-based Alaskan Leader Fisheries, that company announced this week. The 88-year-old shipyard spent much of its existence building fishing boats for the Alaska fisheries ...

 Boats crafted from best quality woods
This is Hull and East Riding
The company was founded in the 1890s when the Bridlington- born Baker Siddall started building boats. Baker's workshop in Bow Street still stands to this day. During boat-building season, the workshop was a popular place to spend an hour or so watching ...

 West Marine Announces "Green Product of the Year" Honorees:
PR Newswire Thu, 16 Feb 2012 10:23 AM PST
WATSONVILLE, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- West Marine (Nasdaq: WMAR), the country's largest retailer of boating supplies and accessories, announced today that three products were selected as "Green Product of the Year" Honorees.  Entropy's Super Sap epoxy,.

 Boat show cruises into Miami Beach
Local 10 Miami Thu, 16 Feb 2012 09:10 AM PST
Hundreds of boats and multimillion-dollar yachts dropped anchor at the Miami Beach Convention Center Thursday for the Miami International Boat Show.  "There is such a huge audience here with people coming from 80 countries and all 50 states," said Cathy Rick-Joule, of the Miami International Boat Show.  Visitors can check out the latest gizmos and gadgets, come face to face with a real shark and ... 

 AIM acquires rights to publish Power & Motoryacht and Sail magazines
Soundings Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:30 PM PST
On the eve of the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail, Active Interest Media Inc. announced that it reached a definitive agreement to acquire the rights to publish the marine and online properties currently published by Source Interlink Media, including Power & Motoryacht and Sail magazines. 

Boating Industry Groups Name Innovation Award Winners
Best of Boating
MIAMI — The National Marine Manufacturers Association and Boating Writers International awarded their annual Innovation Awards at the Miami International Boat Show today. The Innovation Awards, organized by NMMA and judged by BWI, recognize products .

  NMMA reveals additions to Discover Boating efforts
Boating Industry
MIAMI – As part of the GE Capital & NMMA Industry Leadership Conference, Discover Boating's Carl Blackwell discussed recent and future additions to the online boating awareness campaign Welcome to the Water. In 2012, Discover Boating will work to ...

 Neiman Marcus Edition Hacker-Craft on Display at Miami Beach Show
Best of Boating
A combination of cutting edge technology and retro glamour, the 27' all mahogany speedboat is hand built by master boat builders who labored more than 1400 hours to build this magnificent vessel. The gleaming hull and decks have 15 coats of varnish.

 KCS International Inc. Acquires Sport Boat Line
PR Newswire Fri, 17 Feb 2012 05:20 AM PST
OCONTO, Wis., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KCS International Inc., (KCS) parent company of Cruisers Yachts and Rampage Sport Fishing Yachts, announced during a media event at the Miami International Boat Show, the group acquired all of the assets of Azure, a world class line of sport.

Boat Building News


How do you deal with 
training new and incumbent employees?
ProBoat E-Training recently conducted an informal online survey to find out. More than 100 marine-industry employers responded, telling us that their most common training methods are working with a supervisor or shadowing another employee.
At the same time, though, only half the respondents indicated that they were "very" or "extremely" satisfied with their training methods. This is not surprising in that traditional on-the-job training often means asking key employees to take valuable time away from their usual activities when new hires come on board.
Many employers are now looking for ways to maximize their available training time and dollars. Still the jump from one-on-one skill building to other methods can be precarious, and it's important to develop a strategy.
Here's where we come in. When ProBoat E-Training asked how it could support training needs, the top request was for help in making more effective classroom presentations, followed by learning about video, and then moving into online training.
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ProBoat E-Training Manager
41 WoodenBoat Lane
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Boat Building News

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