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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Boat Building News

Nanaimo yard closes in on deals to make 'robot ships'
Victoria Times Colonist
Nanaimo Shipyard Group president Ron van Wachem is partnering with d'Eons Boatbuilding Ltd., of Nova Scotia, in the hope of winning contracts to produce light, unmanned vessels. "There is no contract but we are working with four countries on contracts .

Local Content: Indigenous firm to build own offshore boat in six years
The Guardian Nigeria
TO expand its scope and services through Local Content in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, Arco Marine and Oilfield Services, a subsidiary of Arco Petrochemical Engineering Company Limited has affirmed that plans are underway by the company to build  

Oldest Sailboat on the Coast is Getting a Makeover
CTV Vancouver Island
Dorothy, a 9-metre sailboat built in Victoria back in 1987, is the oldest known yacht in the pacific northwest, possibly even Canada. It was built at James Bay's old boatyard and designed by Linton Hope. She cost $1800 to build, a pretty hefty sum for ...

 Johnson Outdoors announces plan to enhance competitiveness of Watercraft via Yahoo! Finance Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:11 PM PDT
Johnson Outdoors unveiled a comprehensive plan to improve the profit profile of its Watercraft business. The effort includes a restructuring of the unit's U.S. and European operations and streamlining .

  Glenn County probes personal watercraft crash
Red Bluff Daily News Wed, 11 Jul 2012 08:27 AM PDT
The Glenn County Sheriff's Office Boating Enforcement Unit is investigating an accident that occurred on Stony Gorge Reservoir and sent three victims to the hospital. 

 Yacht school raises $700K for educational programs
Boston Globe Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:46 PM PDT
A Newport-based school that focuses on preparing students for work in the boat building industry has raised $700,000 to support its educational programs. 

 Family Boatbuilding Week set for July 16-21
Urbanna Southside Sentinel
The 10th annual Family Boatbuilding Week at Deltaville Maritime Museum is set for Monday through Saturday, July 16-21. The program is a wonderful hands-on school teaching family groups how to turn stacks of wood into their own sleek, versatile, work skiff.

 John Yothers; Much more than a boat builder
Petoskey News-Review
Van Dam identified with a young Yothers, because the reason he began building boats is he too wanted to sail around the world in a boat he had built himself. Yothers apprenticed for two years under Van Dam and credits him with igniting his love for .

 Launching Reflects New Math: At Hinckley, 34 + 48 = 200
SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Skies were blue and expressions sunny last Monday (July 2) when workers from The Hinckley Co. gathered at its Manset boatyard for the launching of the first T34 jet boat to roll out of the company's Trenton boatbuilding plant.

 Gibbs & Cox Awarded Contract for Design and Integration of Manned and Unmanned Craft Systems
Defence Professionals Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:03 AM PDT
ARLINGTON, Va. | Gibbs & Cox, Inc., one of the world's leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firms, announced the award of a $10,799,969 indefinite-delivery/indefinite.

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