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Friday, March 30, 2012

Boat Building News

ON THE RIGHT COURSE - South Portland boat-building project inspires at-risk ...
KeepMEcurrent.com
The boat-building project is more than an excuse to get out of school for the afternoon, he said. It's a way to learn practical skills that, for whatever reason, just don't seem to stick in the usual theoretical setting. And the project, which is in ...


 Dinghy building subject of Speaker Series program
Green Bay Press Gazette
If you've always wanted to build a small boat but didn't really know how to start, now is your chance to see how it is done by the students in the Door County Maritime Museum boat building class. Bill Freyman will offer a look back at last year's class ..


 Green Marine creates Green Composites division
Reinforced Plastics
Italian boat builder Mattia's Mattia 60 catamaran was constructed using a vacuum infusion process to produce a vessel with reduced weight and greater speed and manoeuvrability. The continued evolution of composites materials means than boat building ...


 Boatbuilders transition to chicken coops
Trade Only Today
When Triumph Boats left Durham, NC, last year, two of its former engineers decided to put their boatbuilding skills into a new venture: backyard chicken coops. Boat hulls are no longer Randy Sweat's vocation. The former tooling foreman for Triumph, 


 Birchbark Revival
CANOE & KAYAK (blog)
By Conor Mihell New York City natives Adam Wicks-Arshack and John Zinser were boatbuilding neophytes before September 2008, when they paddled into the wilderness of northern Ontario in one canoe and came out a month later with two.


Australian boat builder nears deal for Fairhaven site
Bellingham Herald
BELLINGHAM - An Australian boatbuilding firm is poised to make a deal with the Port of Bellingham to lease a manufacturing site on the Fairhaven waterfront. Shirley McFearin, the port's real estate development manager, said Aluminum Boats Australia ...


  Boat School repairing historic sloop Felicity Ann
Port Townsend Leader
The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is restoring Felicity Ann, the 23-foot sloop used by Englishwoman Ann Davison when she become the first woman to sail solo across the Atlantic in 1953. It had languished out of the water in Alaska for 25 ..


 Antique boat festival scheduled for April 21
Anderson Independent Mail
The festivities will be from 10 am to 4 pm Activities include opening ceremony, captain start your engines, hands on youth boat building, remote control boat demonstration by the Southeast Modelers, boat rides to the public, the Porsche car exhibit and ...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Boat Building News

Yacht Builder Hanseatic Marine Successfully Launches Superyacht Smeralda
Haute Living
by Julia Jacobo Smeralda, the third superyacht in the multiple award-winning Silver Series designed by Espen Øino, was successfully launched by her builder Hanseatic Marine March 17. With her distinctive hull lines and sleek profile, ..


 HOLMES PUBLIC LIBRARY: Halifax Reads program holds first presentation
Wicked Local
The next event will be a presentation by Bob Fuller about boat building and traditional wooden ship steering wheels. In anticipation of a big crowd, the even has been moved to the Town Hall's Great Hall Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 pm The Holmes Public ..


 Boat builders build better chicken coop
Chapel Hill News
By Tom Hartwell, Correspondent SILK HOPE - High and dry after Triumph Boats left Durham last year, two local engineers have put old boatmaking techniques to a new venture they hope will cash in on a swell of enthusiasm for backyard chicken coops.


 Rosborough's new Catamaran can 'take a beating'
TheChronicleHerald.ca
“In Atlantic Canada, we've always worked with a very rugged marine environment. We build boats designed to take a beating,” said Rosborough. Rosborough Boats has just launched one of its latest innovations – the Nova Cat Power Catamaran.


 Grain Surfboards partners with UK's Fyne Boat Kits
Seacoastonline.com
Co-owner of Grain Surfboards, Mike LaVecchia, explained, "Grain began a similar arrangement several years ago with Cape Boat Works in Australia and now we're excited to be able to help builders from all over Europe get the experience of building and ..

Monday, March 26, 2012

Boat Building News

Geno Mondello teaches boatbuilding for teens at Maritime Gloucester
Wicked Local
By Jason Brisbois/capeann@wickedlocal.com By Jason Brisbois Geno Mondello's fascination with boat building began at an early age. “I was growing up on the Gloucester waterfront my whole life,” says Mondello. “I built my first boat when I was 11 years ..


 Protesters rally to save sailboat
Daily Pilot
Newport Beach resident Dennis Holland has until April 30 to relocate The Shawnee, the 72-foot ship that he's restoring on his side yard, which is in violation of a city ordinance. By Jenny Stockdale, Special to the Daily Pilot Dressed in festive pirate ...


 Is it a house or a boat? Clash over Fla. man's floating home reaches US ...
Washington Post
MIAMI — Court documents refer to it as “that certain unnamed gray, two-story vessel approximately 57 feet in length.” To Fane Lozman, it was a floating Florida home never intended to sail the seas. Now, a long-running dispute over exactly what the ...


Steve is buoyant!
The News and Star Mon, 26 Mar 2012 04:50 AM PDT
A SELLAFIELD engineer turned boat builder is courting considerable attention with his latest creation. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Boat Building News

Wooden boat builder still honing his craft at 91
Fenceviewer Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:38 PM PDT
SOUTHWEST HARBOR  Steve Spurling has been handcrafting skiffs in the woodshop behind his house for nearly 60 years. âWhat else am I going to do? Sit in a chair all day?â the 91-year-old asked, stuffing his hands into his pockets and nodding toward a recently planked and framed pram dinghy, beautifully crafted and nearly finished now. Mr. Spurling specializes in tenders of all kinds, some built .


Boat builder learned by doing, now passes it on
Bangor Daily News Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:14 PM PDT
Greg Rossel sits at his workbench inside his boat building workshop. Posted March 22, 2012, at 3:50 p.m. Last Sunday on the road to Troy, I passed a woman in a bright red dress on a stepladder, washing windows to let the sunshine in. 


Keel set for chalupa replica
St. Augustine Record
If things go as planned, the chalupa will be the start of a boat building operation that will feature replica 16th-century Spanish vessels and canoes used by the Timucuan Indians, plus support companion maritime events. A 16th century boat building ...


 Reliance on local buyers keeps boat kit builders The Mahogany Co. viable in ...
Press of Atlantic City
New Jersey's boat builders cut their number of employees from 2226 in 2005 to 947 in 2010, and their total payroll from $85 million to $41 million, federal figures show. In 2009 alone, boat building and repairing revenue fell 19 percent to $1.6 billion 


  Building begins on £35m luxury yacht facility
This is Plymouth
It comes as the French-owned business begins sea trials on its largest vessel, a 40m boat aimed at the top end of the market which has proved resilient in the face of the global economic downturn. The firm, which has four bases in and around Plymouth


 NEW: Hinckley Says Over-Regulation Hurting RI Fishing Jobs
GoLocalProv
Hinckley, who says he experienced first hand how over-regulation by the government decimated the family boat building industry in the early 1990's, sees strong parallels between what happened to boat builders at the hands of regulators and what's ...


 February boat sales continue upward trend
Trade Only Today
Right in sync with warmer weather, which arrived early in much of the country, the nation's boatbuilding industry saw its spring selling season get off to a surprisingly strong start in February. Sales in the industry's main powerboat segments jumped .


 Geno Mondello teaches boatbuilding for teens at Maritime Gloucester
The Cape Ann Beacon Sat, 24 Mar 2012 07:53 AM PDT
Geno Mondello is hoping to harness a youthful fascination with boat building in his Teen Boat Building Course, which begins on April 3. The class â which gives high school students a chance to contribute to the construction of a Susan Skiff for the fee of $50 â will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3-6 p.m. for an eight-week span at the Dory Shop. 


Boat builders and Dealers Expo
WMDT Salisbury Sat, 24 Mar 2012 13:16 PM PDT
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The Maryland Boat builders and Dealers Expo is this weekend at Sailwinds Park.Maryland has a long history as one of 4 states known for boat building - the others being Maine, North Carolina,
 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Boat Building News

Burger Boat picked to build new yacht model
The Business Journal
A Rhode Island yacht company has selected Wisconsin yacht-maker Burger Boat Co. to build a new class of long-range yachts at Burger's shipyard in Manitowoc. Burger Boat said in a press release that the company will develop and market with Seaton Yachts ...


 Proposed Brevard tax breaks advance for boating companies
The Bay Bulletin Wed, 21 Mar 2012 02:32 AM PDT
Bertram, a Miami boat manufacturer, is planning to move into the old SeaRay boat building on Merritt Island. Photo provided. VIERA â Plans to provide county tax breaks to two boating companies seeking to expand in Brevard County moved forward Tuesday. 


 Former politician Nick Loenen shares boat-building secrets
Richmond Review
Nick Loenen is the author of Wooden Boat Building: How To Build a Dragon Class Sailboat—a 200-page volume comprising boat-building advice and hints gathered over a lifetime of woodworking. "Woodworking of any kind is very satisfying in that you make ...


New Owner of YarCraft Boats, Rick Pierce, to Guest Host Monday Night Chat March 26
Walleye Central
Rick Pierce heads a family run boat building business in Mountain Home Arkansas. In the bass world Bass Cat is a top of the line bass boat who's business motto is, "We build dreams...It's a family tradition". A family tradition that began back in 1971  


 ICOMIA adds South African trade group
Trade Only Today
Since 2008, the South African Boat Building Export had been ICOMIA's South African member. However, after discussions between the South African Boat Building Export, Boating Industry Association South Africa and the Cape Town Boat Building Initiative, ...


 VIDEO: Multimillion-dollar boat explodes in flames
Soundings Wed, 21 Mar 2012 17:15 PM PDT
A new $4 million yacht delivered to the new owner at an Australian marina, went up in flames this week. The 79-foot 2010 model Horizon Skylounge , built in Taiwan, was a total loss as firefighters battle the dockside blaze for hours before extinguishing it. 


 Tropher Marine delivers made-in-Nigeria executive boats doing at port
BusinessDay
Tropher Marine, an indigenous boat building factory located in Ajah, Lagos State, has produced and delivered to the market, the first made-in-Nigeria executive catamaran boats. Catamarans are double hall boats that stand strongly on two legs, ...


 Jack Chippendale
The Guardian
Jack was one of the first to master this type of boat building. Early in his career, he was approached by the dinghy sailor Noel Jordan to build a 25ft Folkboat, a class in which he became the first commercial builder in Britain.


 USA. 2012 Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show sails into Jack London Square
BYM News (press release)
The 2012 Strictly Sail Pacific all sailboat boat show will sail into Jack London Square with everything that is hot in the world of sailing. Strictly Sail Pacific is the only all-sailboat show on the West Coast, featuring new sailboats, gear, ...


The Marine Industries Association of South Florida Announces Search for Executive Director
PRWeb Thu, 22 Mar 2012 05:13 AM PDT
Owners of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to Hire New Head of Marine Association (PRWeb March 22, 2012) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/miasfhire/2012/prweb9312695.htm 


 Discover Boating joins National Marina Day partnership
Trade Only Today
The Association of Marina Industries today announced a partnership with Discover Boating to co-brand the upcoming National Marina Day. The 2012 event, to be held June 9 at marinas around the country, will help create unity throughout the industry with ...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Boat Building News

City's boat-building heritage endures
Northern Star Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:17 PM PDT
THEY'VE been building boats in Sur, on the shores of the Gulf of Oman, for thousands of years. 


 Are Submarines the New Yachts for the Wealthy?
ABC News
For those who consider sports cars, yachts, and private planes old news, private submarines may be the new accessory of choice for the wealthy, ranging from about $2 million to $90 million, depending on the model. "Most people don't have any idea what


 USA. Burger Boat Company and Seaton Yachts announces development of Seaton ...
BYM News (press release)
Seaton Yachts from Newport, RI, USA is pleased to announce plans to develop and market with Burger Boat Company the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three. Seaton has chosen Burger to build the Seaton Expedition Eighty-Three to ICE CLASS 1D standards at ...


Great opportunities at hinckley yachts!
Trade Only Today
As we continue to grow, The Hinckley Company seeks experienced premium yacht sales directors to manage new custom boat sales. Responsibilities include establishing and executing aggressive sales plans and promotions, cultivating and maintaining ...


  Brevard Commission takes step toward tax break for boat builder
The Bay Bulletin Tue, 20 Mar 2012 10:32 AM PDT
Bertram, a Miami boat manufacturer, is pondering a move into the old SeaRay boat building on Merritt Island. VIERA -- The Brevard County Commission took the first step this morning to provide a tax break that would help Bertram Yacht move its boat-making operations from Miami to Merritt Island


 Few Big Boats, But Large Crowd Drawn to Boat Show
Fenceviewer Tue, 20 Mar 2012 08:25 AM PDT
PORTLAND â The Maine Boatbuilders Show usually marks the approaching end of winter, but on this past St. Patrickâs Day weekend the show on the Portland waterfront seemed to be ushering in summer rather than spring. Although fair skies and near record temperatures might have discouraged indoor activites, this 25th edition of the show drew a steady steam of visitors throughout its three-day run ..


 2012 Palm Beach International Boat Show: Hours, parking, tickets and more
Palm Beach Daily News Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:57 AM PDT
What The 27th Palm Beach International Boat Show will take place Thursday through Sunday in downtown West Palm Beach between Banyan Boulevard and Lakeview Avenue on Flagler Drive

Monday, March 19, 2012

Boat Building News


ABYC EducationABYC Adds Courses to Spring Education Schedule
Marine Electrical Certification, New Orleans, LA (NEW LOCATION!)
Register Online! 
http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=505 
Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Friday, April 6, 2012 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company, 848 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124
Marine Corrosion Certification, Seattle Washington 
Register Online! 
http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=498 
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Friday, April 13, 2012 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Sure Marine Service Inc., Seattle, Washington
ABYC Standards Certification, Annapolis, MD 
Register Online! 
http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=506 
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - Friday, April 13, 2012 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Annapolis School of Seamanship, 601 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403
Marine Electrical Certification, Kingston, Ontario 
Register Online! 
http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=522 
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - Friday, April 20, 2012 
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: Peachtree Inn, 1187 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario K7M 3E1
WEBINAR - Presented by Nigel Calder - Is Hybrid Propulsion Really More Efficient? PART 1 Register Online! http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=523 
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 
Time: 12:00 PM Eastern 
Location: Online - At Your Office or at Home
WEBINAR Presented by Nigel Calder, Is Hybrid Propulsion Really More Efficient? PART 2 Register Online! http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=524 
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 
Time: 12:00 PM Noon Eastern 
Location: Online - At your Office or in your Home
AC and Refrigeration Certification, Annapolis, Maryland 
Register Online! 
http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=500
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - Thursday, May 10, 2012 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Annapolis, Maryland 21403
EPA Coolant Certification Class, Annapolis, MD 
Register Online! 
http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=507 
Date: Friday, May 11, 2012 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Annapolis, Maryland 21403
Marine Electrical Certification, Point Richmond, California 
Register Online! 
http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/eventDetails.cfm?eventID=525
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - Friday, May 18, 2012 
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: Keef Kaplan Maritime, Inc., The Boat House, 530 West Cutting Blvd., Point Richmond, California 94804
If you are unable to attend the above listed courses please check the ABYC Education Calendar for a course in your area!http://www.abycinc.org/calendar/index.cfm

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Boat Building News

Luxury yacht sales in Singapore to jump 15% in 2012
Channel News Asia
Boat dealers here therefore expect more sales of luxury yachts - especially to meet demand from corporates. Experts say this emerging trend will likely propel luxury yacht sales higher this year. Alan Pickering, managing director of Prometheus Marine, 


 Plywood boat-building class in Ledyard
TheDay.com
Ledyard — The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for a plywood boat building class where participants will build a 17' plywood dory. The class is scheduled to meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 5-7 pm, from April 4 to June 1.


 BEUKEMA: Spring and boats go hand in hand
Royal Oak Daily Tribune
What begins at the front of one of the production buildings starting with a mold and jig, could end up as one of the James Bond boats. Besides boat building and the facilities that hold all of the molding and fiberglass installation, other facilities


New Olympia children's museum taking shape
The Seattle Times
The Puget Sound Gallery will dominate the first floor, including a cargo ship, model tide pool and boat-building area. A gallery of changing exhibits is nearby. Upstairs, galleries include Build It!, Our Fabulous Forest, The Pier and Snug Harbor.


  Boatworks goes above and beyond with environmental work
The Olympian Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:46 PM PDT
The Port of Olympiaâs Swantown Boatworks has received a green stamp of approval from the Clean Boating Foundation of Washington State


 PHOTOS: Check Out The Amazing Scene At The 2012 Dubai Boat Show
Business Insider Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:37 PM PDT
The 2012 Dubai Boat Show is currently going on and bringing in some of the largest and most exotic yachts from around the world. 


 Maine Boat Builders Show has strong weekend
Morning Sentinel
One of New England's premiere boat shows with close to 200 exhibiting businesses, the three-day event was expected to draw about 6000 visitors by the end of Sunday. “People are looking at boats and writing checks,” said Phineas Sprague, ...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Boat Building News

Yacht Club Builds New Fleet of Boats For Kids
Patch.com
Members of the Half Moon Bay Yacht Club volunteer their time and talent to build boats by hand for a younger generation of sailing enthusiasts. By Christa Bigue Turner Melley helps vacuum while Dave Morris sands. HMBYC A new fleet of boats dedicated to ...


 New 5 Series Brands Next Generation of Catalina Sailing Yachts
PR.com (press release)
There are currently four models in the Catalina 5 Series, the Catalina 445, 385, 355 and 315 – cruising yachts that are designed and built in the United States with custom features not found on many of the world's sailboats.


 Composite Yachts Build Unique Vessel Per Clients Request
WBOC TV 16
Entertainment News from AP By Steven Fisher - email TALBOT COUNTY, Md. - Composite Yachts have done all kinds of custom work on boats, but nothing quite like this. Composite Yachts Manager Lewis Hardy had a hand in building a vessel for a private .


 Boating symposium sails this weekend into Northwest Maritime Center
Port Townsend Leader
By Scott Wilson of the Leader Even with 25 of the region's and nation's top boating experts gathering in Port Townsend this weekend for the Spring Boating Symposium, there's still time for locals to get on board for the second annual event.


LOCAL HISTORY: Levi Barker, Hawley's boat builder
Waynesboro Record Herald
We do not know whether or not Levi Barker built this particular canal boat. SEE THE RELATED PHOTO GALLERY. By Peter Becker HAWLEY- If we were to talk of boat building in the Hawley region, it would not be hard to imagine. While boat construction may be ...


Boat show has whatever floats yours
Press Herald
"If you're really interested in boatbuilding and sailing and serious boaters, then you have pressing questions and you need to talk to someone who knows what they're talking about," he said. "If you've got blisters on the boat, you might want to talk ..


  Minesweeper to be rebuilt by Stockton students
Central Valley Business Times
Back in the day, Stockton in the Central Valley was a busy boat building port, at one point employing some 30000 workers building everything from rowboats to yachts to military craft, including minesweepers. Now, a minesweeper launched in the early ..


 Luxury yacht sales in Singapore to jump 15% in 2012
Channel NewsAsia Fri, 16 Mar 2012 06:22 AM PDT
SINGAPORE : Luxury yacht sales in Singapore are expected to grow 15 per cent this year.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Boat Building News

Varsity course in yacht design launched
Auckland stuff.co.nz
Expat Ron Holland, who has designed some of the world's most highly regarded super yachts, is one of the brains behind a new university course in yacht design. The inaugural Master of Engineering Studies in Yacht Engineering at Auckland University ..


 The Apprenticeshop receives boost in fundraising dollars
Trade Only Today
Officials from The Apprenticeshop, the Rockland, Maine, school for traditional boatbuilding and sailing, announced that a group of anonymous donors have stepped forward with a matching grant poised to enable the organization to leverage some $700000 in ...


 Samawy to unveil latest sports boat at show
Trade Arabia
The boat which has been manufactured and supervised by Samawy Marine's team; combines its extensive experience with latest boat building technology. A demonstration of the boat's special features and functionalities will be conducted during the event ..


 Michigan's Boating Industry on track for continued growth
Boating Industry
As Michigan's boating trade association prepares to move in its second boat show of 2012, the optimism from show management and exhibitors continues to rise. The Spring Boating Expo is scheduled for March 15 -18 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in 


 ABC Registration Opens as Cohost Support Continues to Expand
Boating Industry
WASHINGTON, DC – March 13, 2012– Registration for the American Boating Congress is now open and spaces are rapidly filling. The opening comes on the heels of the addition of two more event co-hosts; the National Marine Bankers Association and the 


 Learn to buildmodel boats
The Star Democrat
MICHAELS The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Model Guild in St. Michaels is offering a beginner model boatbuilding workshop, 9 am to 5 pm Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1. Participants will be led step-by-step by skilled craftsman to create a ...


 Farley boats being built locally on a smaller scale
Rockport Pilot
Seeing a market for sport-fishing boats, Barney invited his brother Fred to set up a boat building shop. Fred established Fred Farley and Son Boats in 1915. Barney became a fishing guide under the tutelage of Capt. Ed Cotter. The early boats were built ...


 Gig Harbor BoatShop invites you to become a boat builder for a day
The Peninsula Gateway Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:33 PM PDT
The Gig Harbor BoatShopâs first Boat Builder for a Day class started March 3 under the instruction of Tom Regan, a veteran boat builder and owner of Grapeview Point Boat Works in Allyn. 


 Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick Launches Exclusive Boat Discount Program for ...
MarketWatch (press release)
Now, just in time for the upcoming boating season, USAA members can save up to $1500 on a select 250 models from six great boat brands - Bayliner, Crestliner, Cypress Cay, Lowe, Lund and Trophy. These participating Brunswick boat brands offer USAA 


 Scouts participate in Southwest Florida Boat Building Festival
The Pine Island Eagle Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:28 PM PDT
The Pine Island Boy Scout Troop 20 joined four other teams under a tent Sunday at the Lee Civic Center to finish building their 12-foot Bevin Skiff during the first Southwest Florida Boat Building Festival, which was held in conjunction with the Fort Myers Boat Show.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Boat Building News

Sinking feeling might be over for boating industry
Florida Times-Union
George Cassel, owner of North Florida Yacht Sales, says, "The past three years have been pretty tough," but this year has started off well. By Drew Dixon While the automobile industry appears to be on the rebound from a stubborn recession, ...


 Back Pearl Bob's dream
Taranaki Daily News
It's quite another thing to build a 12-metre wooden schooner in your shed, using almost no plans. That's what retired engineer Bob Millen is doing in New Plymouth, building his dream boat, Black Pearl. He has hired boat builder Steve Grimwood to help 


 Superyacht will be classroom for postgrad engineering students
The New Zealand Herald Sun, 11 Mar 2012 10:12 AM PDT
Ten new arrivals at the University of Auckland discovered that their new campus included the deck of a 50m superyacht.The university has started the country's first post-graduate degree in yacht engineering, and the perks of the... 


 Bills could adversely affect boating industry
The Star Democrat
Jay Jacobs, R-36-Kent, said they have received a lot of feedback on boating and fishing bills under consideration in the General Assembly. Shore residents are concerned about a possible increase in fees and taxes that could have a negative impact on ...


 Bronze plaques for Legends project ready for spring installation
The Voice Sun, 11 Mar 2012 04:34 AM PDT
The innovative thinking that made the city of Algonac g
reat during its boat-building days still shows up in the hearts and minds of community leaders today. 

 Asia-Pacific Superyachts to join Phuket International Boat Show
Phuket Gazette
PHUKET: Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA) will be exhibiting at this year's Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) and Singapore Yacht Show (SYS). APSA members will be on hand to offer comprehensive information about the Asia-Pacific region, ...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Boat Building News

Southwest Florida Boat Building Festival runs through Sunday
The News-Press Thu, 08 Mar 2012 00:19 AM PST
Children will make boats from scratch this weekend at the Southwest Florida Boat Building Festival


 Haute Yachts: Aquariva by Gucci and Riva
Haute Living
by Alison Cavatore Italian fashion house Gucci has joined forces with Riva to create a luxury yacht that reflects the tradition of excellence in design and creativity that both companies have come to be known for. The Aquariva yacht is a made-to-order


 Boat builder floats idea for fun race in Alberni
Alberni Valley News
By Susan Quinn - Alberni Valley News When David Whitworth retired, he turned to boat building to keep himself occupied. Now, Whitworth is sharing his passion for boats in what he hopes will turn into an annual event for Port Alberni.


 Project launched to build replica of boat
Kent Online
by Graham Tutthill A project to build a replica of the Dover Bronze Age boat has been launched. The archaeological research project, called Boat 1550 BC, brings together seven partners from the UK, Belgium and France to build a replica of the 


New owner for Gold Coast boat builder Riviera
The Courier Mail Thu, 08 Mar 2012 17:51 PM PST
One of Australia's biggest boat builders has emerged from under the shadow of receivership and been bought by Longhurst Marine.  


Jack Chippendale
Telegraph.co.uk
His upbringing was strict, as was his civilian boatbuilding apprenticeship, which required him to work 80 hours a week, including four hours on Sunday mornings. Perhaps understandably, he soon fell out with his employer and set up on his own.
 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Boat Building News

Yacht Mechanic / Marine Engineer, Greece
This is South Wales
The Yacht Mechanic / Marine Engineer will take ownership of the maintenance yachts, providing excellent care and service to all guests according to agreed Company standards, policies and procedures. a) Take personal responsibility for the maintenance,

 Yacht Trainer / Sailing Instructor (Greece)
This is South Wales
The Yacht Trainer / Sailing Instructor will deliver sailing instruction and provide excellent care and service to child and adult guests according to agreed Company standards, policies and procedures. a) Working as part of a team to teach sailing to ...

French Team on Exchange to Irish Boat Building School
Afloat
#WOODEN BOAT – The ILEN School of Wooden Boat Building has welcomed this week a trainee ship's carpenter from the Brittany boat building school, Ateliers de L'Enfer, based in Douarnenez. Julien Blondeau, who is part-French and part-Brazilian is nearing ...

Blue Wave celebrates 20 years is business
Shawnee News Star
From the beginning, Blue Wave Boats has been located in central Oklahoma. Roger and Pam Parks started Blue Wave in a 1500 sq. ft. facility in Checotah. “We've always had a passion for building boats,” said Pam Parks. The Parks, along with their two

  The following information was released by the New Jersey State Senate, Democrats:
Utility Products
The boat building industry has done just that by creating a plan to reach into a growing segment of the economy green and renewable energy," said Senator Whelan (D-Atlantic). "By providing boat manufacturers with the tools necessary to transition to ...

 Industry mourns former NMMA board member
Trade Only Today
An avid boater, Sherman was active in the marine industry. He received the Mel Barr Award in 1992 and served on the National Marine Manufacturers Association's board of directors. Sherman was also active in his hometown of Pembroke, Mass., .

Naval Architect/Oceans Engineer
Rigzone Wed, 07 Mar 2012 13:48 PM PST
Job Description: The successful candidate will be a team member in the Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Facilities group. This individual will work to design, fabricate, and install the hull and mooring components of Anadarko production platforms. 


Yachting Australia Amendment 10 – Resistance to Capsize
YACHTe.com.au
Recently Yachting Australia issued an amendment to the Special Regulations for Resistance to Capsize for Category 1 and 2 races. This is referred to as Amendment 10 and will come into effect on July 1, 2013, to allow sufficient lead time for clubs and ...
  

 Learn to build and feel sense of accomplishment at Southwest Florida Boat ...
Lehigh Acres News Star
Bickel wants his students to know what he's known for decades: There's nothing quite like building a boat from scratch. “Building something from a pile of store-bought boards, it's quite a feeling of accomplishment,” says Bickel, a carpenter who ...

 Team works with local firms to design and build boat
This is Cornwall
JACK CUNNINGHAM, James McKiernan and I, all engineering students from Falmouth Marine School, are working with local businesses to design and build a 3m boat that will be used by Composite Integration in Saltash as a showpiece for its customers

 Robson Forensic Experts to Present Study Findings at the 2012 SNAME ...
MMD Newswire (press release)
Twenty recommendations are made with regard to boater safety and education to help commercial and recreational mariners avoid collisions with very small craft. This three-day symposium (April 3-5) brings marine professionals and historians together in

 Southwest Florida Boat Building Festival runs through Sunday
The News-Press
Special to news-press.com David Bickel builds his father a “car topper” boat. / Special to news-press.com An 18-foot Red Wing skimmer nears completion. / Special to news-press.com When David Bickel's students finish their woodworking project this ..