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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!

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