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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Boat Building News

Plain sailing for boat builder thanks to global contracts
Irish Examiner Sun, 05 Aug 2012 19:50 PM PDT
A small Cork-based boat-building company is enjoying major international success having recently won contracts to supply pilot and rescue vessels to a number of countries worldwide. 


 Floating Islands: When a mega-yacht just won't do
Yahoo!7 News
Islands and yachts may have been the “it” destination for high-end tourists for years, but no more. The newest thing for the wealthy vacationer is a combination yacht and island: your own floating, movable island. Floating islands have been in the .


 Beauty on the waterfront: The 35th annual Antique Wooden Boat Show
Sault Ste. Marie Evening News
“The oldest boat to register this year is an 1895 30-foot Truscott Launch owned by Ralph and Petra Shoberg, who summer in the Les Cheneaux Islands,” said Barb Smith, who's co-chairing the event along with Shirley Jewell. Opening ceremonies for the show begin at 10 a.m. .... From Tuesday, August 7 through Thursday, August 9, Ron Paquin will host an Ojibwa Birch Bark Canoe Construction Class demonstration at the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville. Paquin, an elder of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of ...


 Holland's by-gone wooden boat era still an inspiration
HollandSentinel.com
About a dozen employees at Anchorage Marine Service and Grand Craft Boats in Park Township still work re-furbishing antique boats and building new, classically-styled boats. Holland has been home to dozens of small businesses that pumped out .


 Richland boat maker golden in the Star Class competition at the Olympics
WKZO
The Star-class sailboat is the largest of the sailboats that race in Olympic competition. It requires a two man crew. Facility in Richland where the boats are manufactured. The Star-class sailboat is the largest of the sailboats that race in Olympic competition.


 San Diego Yacht & Boat Show attendance jumps 68 percent
Boating Industry
CHICAGO (August 6, 2012) – The 2012 San Diego Yacht & Boat Show, under the new direction of the National Marine Manufacturers Association, attracted 5026 boating enthusiasts to the four-day event July 26-29 – a 68 percent spike in attendance from the ...


Carver Yachts plans 34-footer
Trade Only Today
“We are developing new, finely crafted yachts while remaining true to what made Carver the respected brand it is today,” Carver president Robert VanGrunsven said in the release. “The 34 Fly will be the first in this series and it is sure to make a big ...


  Harbor Fest to feature National Boatbuilding Challenge
Bangor Daily News
BELFAST, Maine — The National Boatbuilding Challenge will be held as part of the Belfast Harbor Fest Friday-Sunday, Aug. 17-19. In the Challenge, teams of two have four hours to build a 12-foot wooden skiff. They then get into the water and compete in ..


New study shows women driving boating growth
Boating Industry
7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – A new study by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and The Outdoor Foundation reveals fishing and boating are among the most important 'gateway' activities that often lead people, especially youth, to pursue ...

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