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Sunday, May 20, 2012

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Sri Lanka to build marinas to promote boat building industry
Newstrack India
Colombo, May 18 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lanka is to build marinas for private boat parking in order to promote boating culture and support emerging boat building industry, a minister said on Friday. Opening the biennial boat exhibition, Boat Show Sri Lank 

 * Sri Lanka to impose tax on boat imports
Colombo Page
Addressing the audience at the opening of the 3rd international Boat Show 2012 on Friday at the BMICH in Colombo, the Minister has said that the government allowed duty free boat imports in the aftermath of the Tsunami to re-build the fishing industry

Rosbeg and Portnoo new boats blessed
Donegal Democrat
Rosbeg and Portnoo Community Boat-building Workshop recently celebrated the completion of a number hand-built 17ft wooden boats with a blessing of the boats. Rev John Deane and Fr Daley blessed the boats and there were readings from Owen Harkin and ...

Woodbridge campaign for derelict Whisstocks boatyard
BBC News
It plans to use it to teach heritage boat building and repair skills. The trust is presenting its case to Suffolk Coastal District Council on 24 May. The trust said it wants to set up a community interest company to run the boatyard and has more than

Boatbuilders vow to set sail again in Dover Bronze Age Boat
This is Kent
The boat build and launch has been filmed as part of a Time Team special and crew members including frontman Tony Robinson were present for the failed attempt. The craft had been lowered into the marina but had to be winched out almost immediately when

 Budding boat builders test their creations in powerboat challenge
Portsmouth News
ASPIRING boat builders raced each other in a competition to see who could design the best powerboat. Schoolchildren from 10 schools were challenged by defence giant QinetiQ to design and build their own model boats. Pupils from Springfield School i

 Huge survey aims to get read on boating
WWLP Springfield Sat, 19 May 2012 09:31 AM PDT
A major survey is aiming to get a handle on the reach and economic impacts of recreational boating in the Northeast, so the activity gets proper consideration as ocean development forges ahead. 

Florida boat sales on the rise
St. Petersburg Times Fri, 18 May 2012 19:16 PM PDT
By Elizabeth Behrman, Times Staff Writer Friday, May 18, 2012 Lynda Cori chats on her cellphone Friday while her husband and grandson look at a boat during the Tampa Bay Boat Show. Cori said she and her husband were watching their grandson while his father shopped around for a boat. Florida's economy remains sluggish in many areas foreclosures, home construction, job creation. But here's a ...

  The real cost of owning a boat
Washington Post
Bentley Collins of Sabre Yachts says to budget 10 percent of the boat's value annually to cover expenses. And then there are the extras. The fantasy: About 5 percent of the world's ultra-high-net-worth individuals own a yacht. Among them: David Geffen,

 Composting toilets an option for boaters
Victoria Times Colonist
By Richard Brunt, Times Colonist May 20, 2012 3:04 AM Overlooked in the discussion around sewage from pleasure boaters is a simple, low-cost and environmentally friendly solution - marine composting toilets. These have long been approved by the US .

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