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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Boat Building News

Recreational Boat & Yacht Building in the UK Industry Market Research Report ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
The Recreational Boat & Yacht Building industry has been volatile in the past five years with the overall trend being downwards. The dramatic rise and fall in fortunes can be directly linked to the recession as pleasure and sports boats are .

 Bertram Yachts relocates to Merritt Island, creates 221 new jobs
South Florida Business Journal
Bertram Yachts' parent company is the Ferretti Group, one of the largest yacht manufacturers in the world. American yacht and boat building brand Bertram Yachts is relocating from Miami to a new facility in Merritt Island, beginning in June.

Boat building strengthens father-son bond
The boat itself is just a fortunate end result. “My dad and I just wanted to do something we could spend some time together on. We wanted a cool experience that would result in a sweet product at the end,” said Dan. Prior to building the boat, ...

Companies join on boatbuilding venture
Trade Only Today
Darling Yacht and Ship Builders and Paradigm Yacht Sales formed a partnership that will allow them to leverage their resources to build and market custom-designed commercial and recreational boats from start to finish. The two companies recently ...

  Sri Lanka boat builders say duty on imported parts pushing up costs
Lanka Business Online
The boat yards also want more access to harbours and waterways to expand the industry, officials said. "One of the biggest problems we are facing is that boats are now allowed duty free," declared Neil Fernando, chairman of the Boat Building Technology ...

 Nautical enthusiasts share love of watercraft at Percival Landing
The Olympian
A boat builder since the age of 10, Peck is president of the South Sound Maritime Heritage Association, which puts on the Olympia Harbor Days event each Labor Day weekend. He's also the founder of the association's Community Boat Building Program that ...

 Sailors building to teach
Montrose Daily Press
Recently, I traveled to the Great Northwest to learn how to teach math and science through boat building from sailors and master boat builders at the Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle. Just so ya'll know, this was on my own dime, as it would have been .

 Volunteer shipbuilders keep tradition alive
Cape Gazette
Although the wooden boat volunteer crew celebrates this program year-round, the main event will take place over Father's Day weekend when the art of boat building is rekindled in Lewes during the third annual family boat-building weekend.

 Employer spotlight: SAFE Boats International
Kitsap Sun
How it started: Scott Peterson and William Hansen started the boat-building company in Hansen's garage in 1997, and then moved the company to the Port of Bremerton Industrial Park in 2000. Since their start, they have built more than 1600 boats.

 Boatbuilder and/or Joint Venture Investor Partner(s) wanted
Trade Only Today
If you're tired of waiting for the RECREATIONAL boating market to come back and would prefer to be continually building boats for an established and growing billion dollar Business to Business Global Work-Boat Catamaran market then I have the ...

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