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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Boat Building News

Building a future
York County Coast Star
It draws people in, I think," he said looking at the pea pod he's creating with partners in the wooden boat building program at The Landing School in Arundel. The post-secondary educational institution, which offers diploma and degree programs to ...

Industry mourns former Starcraft Marine president
Trade Only Today
Harold A. Schrock, who grew his father's boatbuilding business into a recognized and respected industry name, died Saturday in his Syracuse, Ind., home at age 97. His businesses included Starcraft Marine, Smoker Craft, Goshen Sash and Door,  

 Robot Sailboat Out to Break World Record
Discovery News
An autonomous sailboat designed by Austrian scientists is programmed to cover 150 nautical miles. The boat's solar panels generate up to 285 watts of energy in full sun. During its journey the vessel will collect data on a Baltic Sea porpoise.

 Restored Thunderbird Sailboat to Relaunch This Saturday
By Gig Harbor Patch Staff Join the Gig Harbor BoatShop at Eddon Boat Park this Saturday, May 19, for the historic re-launch of Pirouette – the restored Thunderbird sailboat hull #2. The sailboat, which has been restored by volunteers at the Gig Harbor

Research and Markets: Research Report on Chinese Yacht Industry, 2012
Business Wire Thu, 17 May 2012 09:22 AM PDT
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Research Report on Chinese Yacht Industry, 2012" report to their offering. Over a decade ago, in the consciousness of Chinese people, the yachts are the exclusive for the rich and it is out of reach for ordinary people. However, affected by a ...  

Maryville native hopes to ride wave of success
Maryville Daily Forum Thu, 17 May 2012 05:47 AM PDT
A hometown Maryville boy is hoping to make a big splash in Florida with a recreational watercraft he's invented called the Surf Strider. 

National Marine Manufacturers Association Annual Statistical Report Shows ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The recreational boating industry has not seen an increase in retail sales since 2006, and the jump in participation is the largest proportion of adults (34.8 percent) who went boating since 1997, when 35.8 percent participated.

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