Boatbuilding industry sinking
The boatbuilders said they have no objections to the importations but complained that T&T's boatbuilding
industry has declined significantly because of the foreign vessels. Had
government imposed VAT and duties, they said, it would have been
Fairhaven's industrial history tied to shipbuilding
however, did continue on into the early and middle 20th century with
local shipwrights such as David N. Kelly shifting from commercial
fishing or whaling to yacht building and repair. Today, Kelly's shipyard stands as "the only .
Don't sacrifice our maritime economy to poor transportation policy
The Seattle Times
These are big, expensive boats. Building
them will create hundreds of high-paying jobs, but many of those jobs
will not be here unless local government follows policies that
accommodate this industry. New construction already has started.