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Monday, July 30, 2012

Boat Building News

Mystery Billionaire Builds World's Largest Yacht (blog)
Lurssen, the German mega-yacht company that's building the yacht, declined any comment on the boat or its owners. Despite its size, Azzam has remained a closely kept secret in the yachting world. Lurssen is known for its near obsessive discretion.

 Recent yacht launches in the news
The Triton
Trinity Yachts has delivered the 187-foot (57m) M/Y Lady Linda, the third Trinity for this Florida owner. The aluminum-hulled yacht was built to park behind the owner's house and to cruise the Bahamas. It has a 33-foot (10m) beam and 8-foot (2.4m) draft, ...

 Chalupa boatbuilding volunteers to host fundraiser Sunday at O'Malley's
In the words of chalupa volunteer, Bob Wundschel, “There is no APP for this...” Chalupa boatbuilding project volunteers from the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation (SAMHF) are hoping for a double-dose of Irish luck with a fundraiser this Sunday from 

Harbor Revitalization: County Engineering Report Recommends Dry Stack Boat ...
Dana Point Times
The report compares the two options, favoring an enclosed dry stack five-level, 50000-square-foot building with a 400-boat capacity and an automated craned boat delivery system. The remaining 93 boat spaces would be located in a surface storage area ...

  PENINSULA PROFILE: Man uses boat building, fishing to help veterans, others ...
Peninsula Daily
The midwesterner-turned-Pacific Northwesterner has been and done a lot in his 69 years, but there are two activities that continue to fill his life with beauty: flyfishing and wooden boat building. Kindler, who shares his home near the Elwha River with Trudy, hi

Designing, building and racing plywood boats at the Center for Wooden Boats
The Seattle Times
Students in the the Center for Wooden Boats Youth Quick and Daring boatbuilding class had just five days to design a boat, build a cardboard model, then construct an actual vessel out of plywood and 1X2-inch wood pieces. A total of four boats were built

  Feds to auction off 'robust' 70-foot sailboat in Thomaston
Bangor Daily News
The unfinished sailboat sits at Lyman Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston. The sailing vessel was commissioned in 2008 by Richard Lee, a citizen of the United Kingdom who resided in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The price of the boat was to be $3.69 million. According 

 Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy principal tackles Deputy PM over red tape
Dorset Echo
THE principal of the Boat Building Academy in Lyme Regis has tackled the Deputy Prime Minister about red tape. Yvonne Green was among a small group of regional business leaders invited to meet Nick Clegg in Exeter. Mr Clegg, heading up projects such ..

 Birch Bark Canoe Demonstration | Great Lakes Boat Building School
Home. Great Lakes Boat Building School ... Coming up on August 7th though the 9th, Ron Paquin will give a free demonstration on Birch Bark Canoe Building.

 Historic Chesapeake Bay boat spared from fire
The Virginian-Pilot
A log-hulled boat built in 1924 was spared July 18 when fire destroyed the Deltaville Maritime Museum and many of its exhibits. The F.D. Crockett was in the water at the time of the fire. The Crockett is an example of traditional Tidewater log boatbuilding.

 Antique and Classic Boat Show has successful year after battling early Saturday rain
Skaneateles Press Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:35 AM PDT
The annual Antique and Classic Boat Show achieved another successful year with thousands of visitors despite an early Saturday morning downpour. The 34th annual event â and the 18th consecutive one to be held in Skaneateles â which ran from 3 p.m. Thursday, July 27, to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 29, offered more than 80 boat displays on water and land with participants coming from across Central New

 Made In Michigan: Dux Boats made in Greenville
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:45 PM PDT
GREENVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- On the outskirts of Greenville, Michigan there is a growing manufacturing company that makes boats, but it doesn't use metal, plastic, or wood. It uses fabric and air, and the watercraft they make are used for racing, recreation, and rescue.

 Boating enters realm of affordability
While the idea of buying and maintaining a boat may seem impossible to some, boating industry representatives say that creative options exist to meet almost any budget. Aaron Fell, the co-owner of Break Water Marine in Surrey, says the toughest part of his ...

 Boat Magazine: The Experience of Others
Huffington Post
About two years ago, my husband and I started Boat Magazine. We run a studio in London that does branding and content creation for different companies and we began Boat Magazine as a project we could work on when things slow down in the studio.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Boat Building News

ABYC Logo  ABYC Offers NEW COURSE in Your Area!
ELC200 (NEW COURSE) Introduction to Marine Electricity and Corrosion Protection, Seattle, WARegister Online!  Date: Tuesday, August 14 – Friday, August 17, 2012 (4 days)
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: Sure Marine, 5320 28 Aves. NW, #100, Seattle WA 98107
Course Details:
Other ABYC Scheduled Courses:
EL200 Basic Marine Electrical, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Register Online!  Date: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - Friday, September 7, 2012 (3 days)
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: San Diego Model Railroad Museum 
Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101
Course Details:
MC400 - Marine Corrosion Certification, Pt. Richmond, California Register Online!  Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - Friday, September 21, 2012 (4 days)
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: Keefe Kaplan Maritime, Inc.
KKMI, 530 West Cutting Blvd., Richmond, California 94804
Course Details:
EL400 Marine Electrical Certification, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Register Online!  Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - Friday, September 28, 2012 (4 days)
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: San Deigo Model Railroad Museum
Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, California 92101
Course Details:
EL400 - Marine Electrical Certification, Portland, Oregon Register Online! Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - Friday, November 2, 2012 (4 days)
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: Portland Fire & Rescue Training Center, 4800 N.E. 122nd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97230
Course Details:
MS400 Marine Systems Certification, 2012 Seattle, WA Register Online! Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - Friday, December 14, 2012 (4 days)
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 
Location: Sure Marine, 5320 28th Aves NW, #100, Seattle, Washington 98107
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If you are unable to attend the above listed courses, please check the ABYC Education Calendar to find a course in your area. 

ABYC Edu Logo  ABYC (NEW COURSE) Introduction to Marine Electricity and Corrosion Protection
ELC2 - Introduction to Marine Electricity and Corrosion Protection
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - Friday, August 17, 2012 
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Sure Marine, 5320 28th Aves NW, #100, Seattle, Washington 98107

Notes: This 4 day program with instructor Kevin Ritz will present the newcomer to marine electrics with the basic information to get started in this interesting area of marine service and troubleshooting. The program will explain all common terms used and discuss fundamental electrical theory as it applies to marine electrical systems and cathodic protection systems used to help mitigate corrosion on boats.
During class students will be taught how to use a common digital multi-meter to measure volts, electrical resistance and amperage, both AC and DC. Perhaps more important, this class will teach the successful student what the readings they get on their meter actually mean and what some of the corrective actions that may need to be taken are.
This class will also review some of the common causes for marine corrosion and how to provide suitable protection against it.
Course materials will be handed out during the first day of class. 
Registration Fees: ABYC Member $700.00      ABYC Non-Member $985.00 
Contact Info: Sandy Brown   Email:,   Phone: 410-990-4460 X-101


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Friday, July 27, 2012

Boat Building News

Pay up or weigh anchor? Italy's yacht owners feel the tax collector's heat
Christian Science Monitor
Tax dodgers – as well as the black market – cost the state 275 billion euros annually, or 17.5 percent of GDP. Still, said Attilio Befera, the head of Italy's tax collection agency, conducting raids on yacht marinas was effective in striking a degree of “healthy fear” .

Boat building company fined
Radio New Zealand
A boat-building company has been fined $39000 for failing to prevent a worker from being seriously injured when he fell nearly 3.7m. In the Waitakere District Court on Wednesday, Alloy Yachts International was also ordered to pay $14000 reparation to the ..

  Measure Twice -- Two buddies build their dream boat in Daphne (blog)
View full sizeGreg Mercer, right, and Pete Hotard sand the bottom smooth as they work on building a 22-foot Panga-style motor boat out of wood and fiberglass on Mercer's driveway in Daphne, Ala., Thursday, July 19, 2012. (G.M. Andrews/Press-Register) .

 The Inaugural Journey of the Valkyrie
Working Waterfront
In keeping with the island's boatbuilding tradition, Vinalhaven High School's vocational technology teacher, Mark Jackson, and his shop students launched Valkyrie, a Scottish Saint Ayles Skiff, on May 25. The Saint Ayles Skiff is a four-seat rowing boat that is ...

Carey's goes under the hammer
Marlborough Express
Carey's goes under the hammer. JARED NICOLL. Last updated 11:30 26/07/2012. 0. Auction. Boat building booty: People mill around during the auction at Carey's Boatyard which was described as an Aladdin's Cave of boat-building tools.

 Michael row the boat ashore: Noonan visits city maritime project
Limerick Leader
The Minister for Finance was visiting the AK Ilen Boat Building School at the LEDP in Roxboro, which has trained hundreds of young Limerick people in the craft of wooden boat-building over the past three years. Run by a not-for-profit company, the school ..

Australian boat builder transfers manufacturing centre to Philippines
Asia News Network Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:15 AM PDT
Australian military and commercial boat builder Austal has chosen the Philippines as the future centre of its global manufacturing operations, taking advantage of competitive labour costs that do not .


ABYC Hosts FREE WEBINAR Part II - Electric Shock Drowning...The Invisible Killer - Marina Electrical Safety
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Time: 1:00PM – 2:45PM  Eastern
Location: At your Desk, in your Office or in your Home!
Presenter: Chris Dolan
Free Registration Click Here:
Notes: Following an overwhelming response to Kevin Ritz's recent webinar, ABYC has teamed up with the Association of Marina Industries (AMI) to bring you the land based side of this tragic accident scenario. Through ABYCs second free webinar, AMI will be providing information tailored for the marina by Eaton’s Chris Dolan. Part I thoroughly addressed the aspects of the shore to boat connection; Part II is in response to many waterfront property owners and marina managers asking what can I do?
The Webinar speaker will be Chris Dolan who is an application engineer with Marina Power & Lighting and Eaton Corporation since 2000. He oversees the design and development of over 600 marina plans per year. He is a member of the editorial board for Marina Dock Age magazine, regularly speaks at the University of Wisconsin's Docks and Marinas Conference, and wrote the utilities portion of the newest American Society of Civil Engineers marina design manual.
Please visit the ABYC Education Calendar for upcoming Webinars and ABYC Education Courses!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Boat Building News

We are building boat in memory of loved teacher
Ledbury Reporter
STUDENTS at The Chase School in Malvern are putting all hands on deck to build their own boat in memory of a muchloved teacher. Everyone at the school was devastated when head of business and economics Derek Lang died aged only 48, after suffering ...

 Damen to Build New Boats for Port of
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) recently awarded Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) preferred bidder status to build a pilot boat and a tug boat for the Port of Saldanha in the Western Cape. The vessels, customized for the South African market, ...

Monday, July 23, 2012

Boat Building News

Hancock County Nonprofits Awarded Community Building Grants
ELLSWORTH — The Maine Community Foundation's Community Building Grant Program recently awarded $99847 in grants to 25 Hancock County nonprofits, including Regional School Unit 24, which will use the funds to start an after-school boat-building ..

A love-hate affair with wooden boats
Tuscaloosa News
She was building a classic drift boat that she could row while her clients fished. She sawed, filed and sanded on it while I talked to her and took notes. There was something about it that made it look so appealing. I know damn well I shouldn't feel that way.

  Old and young show off their boats at CFCC
"I became somewhat demented and decided to build a boat," he said. He's not the first person you'd expect to build a boat. "My career was in the Air Force as a fighter pilot and they didn't teach me much about building boats doing that," he said. He said he .

 BOI inks $ 44m deal with Saudi investor
Daily News Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:49 PM PDT
The Board of Investment (BOI) signed a US$ 44 million agreement with a Saudi Arabian investor to establish a project to undertake yacht, boat and pleasure craft repair facilities at the Galle Harbour.