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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Boat Building News

Boat builder opens training centre
The Kingston Whig-Standard
More than three centuries after the Great Lakes first boat building apprentice program began in Kingston, MetalCraft Marine has revived the practice.

 If the boat sings, will whales hear it?
Allentown Morning Call
In addition to his regular classes, he runs an after-school program in boat-building — 40-minute sessions, two days a week. This year, he and his students built a .

 Learn trades of Exeter's old seaport
This lineup includes boat building by the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers, ... The boat building demonstration will take people through the various steps of ...

 Mystic Seaport to welcome boat enthusiasts for three-day show
Ct Post
The days when bustling shipyards lined the Mystic River may long be gone, but organizers of an annual boating event say a love of wooden boatbuilding has ..

 Mahogany Memoriesâ Boat Show July 7 at Connecticut River Museum
Valley Courier Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:16 AM PDT
The Southern New England Chapter of The Antique and Classic Boat Society will present the 28th annual Mahogany Memories boat show on the grounds and docks of the Connecticut River Museum.

Naval Architect Advisor - Granherne - Job # 1010265
Rigzone Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:17 AM PDT
Position Description As Naval Architect advisor for Granherne, you will provide management, leadership and technical guidance to develop and evaluate complete solutions for offshore oil and gas field developments for a variety of clients.  

Safe Boats extends Bremerton leases to 2015
Kitsap Sun
Those include installing electricity in the 4300-square-foot "Butler Hut" near Safe Boat's main building and then leasing the space to the company for a year.

  MetalCraft seeking workers for its Cape Vincent boat shop
The Kingston, Ontario, custom aluminum boat manufacturer is asking those interested in boat building to bring their resumes to its Cape Vincent shop, 583 E.

 Building boats is in Falkirk man's blood
Falkirk Herald
When the word model is mentioned you instantly have visions of beauty.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Boat Building News

Euro Sail » Sri Lanka boat building industry to enter European ...
Lanka Business Today
Sri Lanka boat building industry to enter European market Jun 25, 2012 (LBT) - The Export Development Board is making all out efforts to tap prospects in the ...

 BelgradeCommunity Center camps, programs set
Kennebec Journal
Camp Loon and the Compass Project Boat Building Camp is for teens in sixth ... Compass Project Boat Building Campers will work together to build a Peace .

 Keeping it in the family
China Daily
Workers in Feng Huainu's boatyard are busy building dragon boats to meet the needs of this month's dragon boat racing in Guangdong province. Zou Zhongpin ..

Princess Yachts Luxury M Class Tri-deck Yachts get a lift from ...
Materials Handling World Magazine
Luxury yacht makers Princess Yachts are using freestanding Goliath cranes from Street Crane Company to produce their new 30 to 40 metre M Class tri-de.

  Petoskey boat school cruises along
Petoskey News-Review
Seventeen students participated during the past semester, with weekly after-school sessions taking place at the boat building school's quarters on U.S. 131 ..

 New additions expected at this year's boat show
Sun-Sentinel Tue, 26 Jun 2012 02:38 AM PDT
Boat show enthusiasts can expect to see several new enhancements to the 53rd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show this coming fall, according to Show Management, the company behind Fort Lauderdale's premiere boating event.

Brunswick Corporation : Sea Ray Announces New Jet Boat Initiative
Knoxville, Tenn. - June 26, 2012 - Sea Ray announced today that it will launch a new sport boat series featuring the very latest in jet propulsion technolo.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Boat Building News

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 10:44 AM
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Marine Systems Certification, Thunderbolt, Georgia
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Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - Friday, July 20, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Marine Diesel Engine and Support Systems Certification, St. Petersburg, FL
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Basic Marine Electrical, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
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Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - Friday, September 7, 2012
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ABYC Standards Certification, Mystic, CT
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Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - Thursday, September 13, 2012
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Basic Marine Electrical, Annapolis, Maryland
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If you are unable to attend the above listed courses please check the ABYC Education Calendar for a course in your area.

Boat-building tradition continues in modern vessels
MUSKOKA — It's rare to find hand-crafted watercraft today. But when George Rossiter founded Rossiter Boats almost 40-years ago, he was following a passion ...

Astoria Train Depot On Track For New Route
OPB News
“I'm a boat builder. And when boat builders look at empty space, they say, 'Let's build boats.'” The Columbia River Maritime Museum's plans for the depot were 

 Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Help Boat Builders Turn ...
Source: Derek Harper The Press of Atlantic City, Pleasantville, N.J. (MCT) -- A proposal that would help the region's ailing boat building firms move to.

  Keeping it in the family
China Daily
The skills required to build dragon boats have been passed down from generation to generation and they are carefully guarded so they never leak to other .

 Antique boats in the spotlight at Lake Hopatcong
New Jersey Herald Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:47 PM PDT
Photo by Lauren Scrudato/New Jersey Herald - Boy Scouts from Byramâs Troop 276 judge a 1929 Chris Craft Model 12 boat owned by Winfred Ginter, of Sparta, during the 38th annual Lake Hopatcong Antique and Classic Boat Show.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Boat Building News

Lyme Regis: Boat building academy students launch vessels
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
STUDENTS at the Boat Building Academy on Monmouth Beach in Lyme Regis launched the eight boats they built as part of their training to mark the end of their ...

 Solar Panthers splash into third place at international solar boating championship
The Northern Iowan Thu, 21 Jun 2012 05:36 AM PDT
The University of Northern Iowa solar boating team took third place overall at the 2012 Solar Splash World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boat Racing last weekend. 

 Sri Lanka Boat Building Industry to enter European Market
The Official Government News Portal of Sri Lanka
The Export Development Board is making all out efforts to tap prospects in the lucrative European boat building industry, which was successful to bring in 149 ...

 Portage Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show featuring rare Chris Craft Customs
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader Fri, 22 Jun 2012 05:07 AM PDT
COVENTRY â The 37th annual Portage Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show will take place June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the docks at the Harbor Inn and Hook, Line and Drinkers restaurants located next to each other on Portage Lakes Drive. 

 Classic boats to hit Lake Hopatcong
New Jersey Herald Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:17 PM PDT
HOPATCONG -- Lake Hopatcong will be brought back to its younger days of summertime leisure and luxury with the 38th annual Antique and Class Boat Show Saturday. 

Antique boat show set for Saturday
The News & Advance Thu, 21 Jun 2012 20:02 PM PDT
The Smith Mountain Lake Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will host a boat show at Parrot Cove Marina on Saturday. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Boat Building News

South Texas company launches build-a-boat concept
PORT ARANSAS — Pat Farley, 62, kicked rocks outside his uncles' boat-making shop as a 10-year-old, before mustering the courage to go inside — hat in hand ...

Elementary-school students build traditional Tao boat
Taipei Times
Building a traditional canoe-like wooden boat marked the end of elementary school for a group of students on Lanyu (蘭嶼) — also known as Orchid Island ...

Bristol museum building a super model
Halsey Herreshoff (left), grandson of Reliance's designer, and Sandy Lee, who's leading the ambitious effort to build a model of the boat, say many volunteers ..

New boat builder opens in Wanchese
Outer Banks Sentinel Tue, 19 Jun 2012 23:10 PM PDT
Gunboat, a new catamaran production facility, has opened its doors for business in Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Boat Building News

Father passes helm of boatbuilding firm to son
Andover Advertiser
ONE of the UK's best known boatbuilders is handing the management of the business over to his son after a half century of building iconic Contessa yachts.

 Secret Naval Project Has Nanaimo Roots
CTV Two: Vancouver Island Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:01 PM PDT
NANAIMO  A top secret naval project is being developed under the radar ar Nanaimos shipyard. The mid-Island operation has partnered with a boat building organization on the east coast, and are making plans for a small military grade vessel  Continue reading  

Sinking feeling for investors in super yacht company
Daily Telegraph Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:31 PM PDT
Shares in one of the world's leading super yacht companies, with clients including Roman Abramovich and Sir Phillip Green, have collapsed despite soaring boardroom pay, prompting outrage amongst investors. 

Back to building boats
It's mid-morning at Tacoma's Vigor Marine shipyard on the Middle Waterway. At the top of the shipyard's marine railway, the fishing trawler Pacific Ram sits high 

 Elementary school graduates build canoe to honor Tao culture
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, June 17 (CNA) Building a traditional canoe-like wooden boat marked the ending of elementary school for a group of students on the outlying island of ..

 South Texas company launches build-a-boat concept
Houston Chronicle
The Farley's inboard motor 22-foot slat-hull tarpon boat, constructed for six ... The difference today at Farley Boat Works: you build your own boat with the help of ...

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California abandons copper-paint-ban bill

Posted 02 June 2012

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Boat Building News

A wet final exam
Corvallis Gazette-Times Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:30 AM PDT
Students in the boat building class at Ashbrook Independent School put their work to the test Monday at Osborn Aquatic Center. 

 On the Horizon: Boat Building in the US Industry Market Research ...
PR Web (press release)
The Boat Building industry had a rocky past five years, with falling disposable incomes causing demand for boats to plummet. Smoother sailing is on the horizon, 

 New boat builder opens in Wanchese
Outer Banks Sentinel Tue, 12 Jun 2012 23:19 PM PDT
Gunboat, a new catamaran production facility, has opened its doors for business in Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park. 

 On the Horizon: Boat Building in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld
PRWeb Wed, 13 Jun 2012 02:19 AM PDT
The Boat Building industry had a rocky past five years, with falling disposable incomes causing demand for boats to plummet. Smoother sailing is on the horizon, however, as the economic recovery boosts consumer spending on luxury items like watercraft. Furthermore, growing demand for more advanced and custom-made boats will drive profit upward. Boat builders will increasingly target baby boomers ...

 As sales drop, boating industry struggles to stay afloat
The Hour
HARTFORD -- Just when boat dealers were expecting a promising recovery in boat sales this year, the state's luxury sales tax, which went into effect July 1, .

Boatbuilding without a plan
Indianapolis Star
Doug Jones is a retired aeronautical engineer who absolutely loves boats. When he's not on the water, he's probably in his workshop building a boat, using ..

Lewes Family Boat Build Weekend set June 15-17
Cape Gazette
Participating groups and families will build wooden boats called Bevin Skiffs, with help from the Lewes Boat Building Volunteer Crew Friday hrough Sunday

UNI to host solar boating championship
The Northern Iowan Thu, 14 Jun 2012 07:15 AM PDT
College students from around the world in solar boats will make a splash this weekend in Cedar Falls. The University of Northern Iowa is hosting the 2012 Solar Splash World Championship of Intercollegiate Solar Boat Racing from Wednesday, June 13 throu..

   Poor Economy Takes Toll On Luxury Boat Building Business
News Channel 12 New Bern Thu, 14 Jun 2012 13:40 PM PDT
Bill Schwabe is Vice-President of Lightning Yachts in Beaufort. Few years ago, his business was booming.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Boat Building News

Building and Boating on the Navesink
In an event hosted by the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, boats were built over the weekend and taken for a ride on the river. By Elaine Van Develde Several mariners were up the Navesink with a paddle on Sunday. Build a boat and paddle it up

 Museum exhibit can help you build Port A tarpon boat
Corpus Christi Caller Times
"The Farley boat was a good hook," Ford said. "It enhanced tourism visibility for Port Aransas with a boat specifically built for tarpon fishing." The difference today at Farley Boat Works: you build your own boat with the help of stalwart volunteers 

 Alnmaritec Press Release - Faroe - 8th June 2012 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 03:55 AM PDT
Alnmaritec, the specialist aluminium boat builder based in Northumberland, recently announced delivery of the first of boat that it has built to operate in the Faroe Islands

Retiree builds 50-foot sailboat from scratch
Trade Only Today
Rentmeester had never been on a sailboat. He knew nothing about building a boat and depended on information from more than 50 boatbuilding books in his collection, information on the Internet and help from Lee Patterson, who built a 42-foot trawler ..

  More Women Taking the Helm with Boating
As the summer boating season gets underway in north Iowa and southern Minnesota a new study shows more females are getting out on the water. It's not surprising when you consider the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation reports women make ...

Monday, June 11, 2012

Boat Building News

SCAMP Building Class 
Coming to the Northwest Maritime Center
August 6-17, 2012

SCAMP Camp poster 
The North West School of Wooden Boat Building, together with Small Craft Advisor and The Northwest Maritime Center is offering a SCAMP building class that is going to be an amazing experience.

Build SCAMP with the designer, New Zealander John Welsford, and Scott Jones, our own boatshop manager who built the first SCAMP. 

It's a new boatbuilder's dream come true! 

The tuition for the class is $995 (reduced from $1,200) for all participants whether they are building their own SCAMP to take home, or are participating as a student to learn the skills.

The kit is available fromSmall Craft Advisor. Normally the kit is $2,300, but they are offering it to class participants at a discounted rate of $1,800. You would also need to purchase the epoxy (the Boat School can help with that). And, you'll need to buy a trailer or bring a way to get your SCAMP hull home to continue working on it. We have arranged a special price with Westside Marine here in Port Townsend for a trailer.  

Call the North West School of Wooden Boat Building at 360.385.4948 to register, or if you have any questions. 

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Boat Building News

Maritime & Classic Boat Museum - "Not only do kids build boats, but boats ...
Jody says she basically found a “Hobby Shop,” where people who loved boats staffed the all-volunteer museum and enjoyed sharing its collections with the public. But for the museum to have real impact in the community, she had to build meaningful .

This weekend, the thirteenth edition of the boatbuilding event takes place behind the Fair Haven Fire House. The goal: to build a canoe in six hours. Starting at 8 am Saturday under large tents, would-be boatbuilders will assemble to find all the .

Boat Builder Fined after Worker Suffers Fall from Height Accident
Ashley Ainsworth
An Isle of Wight boat building company has been fined, after an employee broke his arm in a fall from height accident. The worker, who has not been named, was employed by Clare Lallow Ltd, at their site in Cowes and was working from wooden staging, ..

  Scituate Boat Works helps to revitalize Scituate Town Marina with opening of ...
Boating Industry
Massachusetts State Representative Jim Cantwell was among the dignitaries attending the recent grand opening of the new Scituate Boat Works (SBW) marine services building and Ship's Store. Left to right: SBW Vice President Scott Hamernick; ...

 Family opens boat-building business
The Post-Star Sat, 09 Jun 2012 16:49 PM PDT
WARRENSBURG -- If there's a gene for boat building, then it's a dominant trait in the Smith family. 

 Lyme Regis: Euro MP Graham Watson visits boat building academy
Bridport and Lyme Regis News
EURO MP Graham Watson visited Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy to discuss apprenticeships and funding. The academy contacted the South West MEP about issues involving sponsorship for international students. He said: “Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy is .