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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Boat Building News

International Yacht Restoration School awards six scholarships
Sail World
The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport Rhode Island, has awarded six scholarships to students entering the school's full-time programs this fall. The majority of these scholarships are new awards and the direct result of the school's 

 $59M contract for Bremerton boat builder
The Seattle Times
Safe Boats International is building what's called "over the horizon" boats. Each is 26 feet long with an inboard diesel engine and no cabin. They are designed to be deployed from cutters for fast security or search and rescue work in cramped or shallow waters ...

 Fire guts Deltaville Maritime Museum
Richmond Times Dispatch
There was, however, substantial damage to a number of boat models in the museum, and in a shed outside the building, two vintage vessels were lost. One was a three logged bottom sailing canoe that had been built in 1920 and restored, and the other was a ...

 Boat building expert prepares for CFCC Boat Show
WWAY 3 Wilmington Fri, 20 Jul 2012 06:19 AM PDT
Wilmington, NC (WWAY) -- Tomorrow marks the 13th Annual Cape Fear Community College Boat Show. Lead Boat Building Instructor Ed Verge stopped by the 'Good Morning Carolina' set to sit down with anchor Ashley Jacobs. He talked about the dedication and countless hours that go hand in hand with crafting boats. This year see a wide variety of wooden boats, including kayaks, skiffs, and boats from ... 

 Zyvex Marine Introduces First Nano-Composite Manned Boat
Zyvex Marine, the division of Zyvex Technologies that employs molecular nanotechnology to marine design, engineering and manufacturing, has launched the Long Range Vessel, LRV-17. It is the first manned boat to be made of ...

 Half-built yacht to be auctioned off by Thomaston builder
Kennebec Journal
The 70-foot Deerfoot yacht recalls the golden age of sailing. She was intended for long-distance travel -- glamorous enough to cruise among the glitterati of the Mediterranean and rugged enough to round Cape Horn's swirling currents and vicious winds.

 CFCC Boat Show this weekend (blog)
Presented by the CFCC Boat Building programs, the show, held between the Hilton and the Coastline Convention Center downtown, serves as an annual celebration of the craft of boat building. The event will feature a variety of wooden boats, including ...

 Fire destroys Sydney marina boat repairer
The Australian
"That 40 per cent of the building is totally destroyed by fire, but firefighters were able to contain it, to stop it moving to the rest of the dwelling as well." More than 50 firefighters extinguished the blaze just after 1pm (AEST) on Saturday. No boats were damaged ...

 Calm after the storm
Alachua County Today (blog)
Like most American businesses, the Alachua-based sailboat manufacturer suffered during the economic downturn in the fall of 2008. On April 30, Morgan Industries, the parent company of Hunter Marine and other boat manufacturers, filed for Chapter 11 ..

 Hancock County Nonprofits Awarded Community Building Grants
Fenceviewer Sat, 21 Jul 2012 12:26 PM PDT
ELLSWORTH â The Maine Community Foundationâs Community Building Grant Program recently awarded $99,847 in grants to 25 Hancock County nonprofits, including Regional School Unit 24, which will use the funds to start an after-school boat-building club at Ellsworth High School in conjunction with WoodenBoat Magazineâs Boat Building and Rowing Challenge. Other grant awards went to: ⢠Acadia Choral

 Boat industry sees sales rise after some disastrous years
Los Angeles Times
It's official: The boat industry is no longer sinking. For the first time since 2006, sales of new boats and boating accessories were up last year, according to a report by the National Marine Manufacturing Assn. Industrywide sales were up 6%. That was mostly ...

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