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Monday, August 20, 2012

Boat Building News

Solar Power Allows Luxury Yachts To Cruise In Silence
Wired (blog)
For luxury yacht owners, switching to solar power isn't about saving money on electricity costs. It's about silencing a noisy generator that threatens the tranquility of a cruise off the coast of Saint-Tropez. That's why the Ned Ship Group and STR ...

 The bipartisan importance of recreational boating
The recreational boating industry contributes a staggering $72 billion in economic impact to the United States annually. That's an estimated 350000 direct American jobs. What's more, approximately 83 million adult Americans went boating last year.

 Italian yacht owners move to Malta to avoid new taxes
Malta Independent Online
Italy's super rich luxury yacht owners are reported to be leaving Italian ports in droves in the wake of a tax crackdown and inspections by the Italian authorities. With Italian public debt at some €2 trillion, Italy is cracking down on rampant tax ...

Crew pulls to re-create Perry boat
Toledo Blade
"We decided that building this boat would be a visual metaphor for the Battle of Lake Erie event," said Peter Huston of Put-in-Bay, a member of the Perry Group and coordinator of projects by the nonprofit group for the bicentennial celebration of th

Photo of the Week: Boat Building the Traditional Way in Malawi ...
Local fishermen on the Lake Malawi use traditional methods to build wonderful wooden fishing boats that can last for over 25 years, as well as engage in ...

Coeur d'Alene Resort hosts 27th annual Wooden Boat Show Spokane Sun, 19 Aug 2012 09:19 AM PDT
COEUR D'ALENE-- One of Coeur dâAleneâs most popular events kicked off Saturday. The 27th annual Wooden Boat Show features wooden and classic boats, and gives participants a behind-the-scenes look at how those boats are built. âWhy do we build them out of wood? Itâs that theyâre so romantic looking, and tradition. People just love the look. Theyâre literally pieces of furniture,â designer Jerry ..

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