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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Boat Building News

The 16 Best Superyachts On Display At This Year's Monaco Yacht Show
Business Insider
Last week's annual Monaco Yacht Show featured some of the most luxurious ships on the water today. Since with yachts, luxury usually means size, it comes as no surprise that the most attractive offerings were also among the biggest. The 103 superyachts ..
Building 75-foot schooner a huge undertaking
Truro Daily News
"Building this vessel was my vision," he said. "We're talking a big schooner here." "Warren seesboats in his dreams," added his wife Andrea. "He builds them in his dreams and then his dreams often become reality." That passion dates to the early 1950s ...
NZ company wins big for work on luxury super-yacht
Newstalk ZB via Yahoo! New Zealand Finance Tue, 25 Sep 2012 11:47 AM PDT
A super yacht with all the bells and whistles has helped put a New Zealand based automation company on the world stage
Third launch by Brightlingsea boat-builders
Gazette News Tue, 25 Sep 2012 06:32 AM PDT
BOAT-BUILDING firm in Brightlingsea has seen its third catamaran launched at an off-shore windfarm.

Floating home or houseboat? Supreme Court will hear Riviera Beach case
WPBF Palm Beach Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:11 AM PDT
A legal battle in Riviera Beach that's been raging for years will now be heard by the highest court in the land. Fane Lozman has been battling the city of Riviera Beach for the past six years regarding a number of issues, including his dog, his rent, his insurance and a city plan to privatize the marina where he lived. THOUGHTS ON THE CASE? Share Them On Facebook Along the way, Lozman saw his .
Fort Lauderdale boat show just 30 days away
Sun-Sentinel Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:57 AM PDT
Annual event has an economic impact of $500 million-plus In just 30 days, the curtain will open on the 53rd Fort Lauderdale InternationalBoat Show, often billed the "largest in-water boat show in the world."
Kymera powered body board gets electrified, approaches commercial release
gizmag Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:49 AM PDT
Itâs been over 20 months since we last looked at the Kymera jet-powered body board and itâs great to see that its creator, Jason Woods, has stuck with his dream of developing a compact and lightweight personal watercraft. In the time since our last story, Woods has continued to plug away in his garage refining the Kymera, which now sports a new hourglass shape, has made the switch from gasoline .
College students build robotic boat in Rhode Island
Trade Only Today
Bucknell University engineering student Daniel Flanigan and his friends worked all summer in hopes of launching Scout — a 12-foot autonomous robotic boat designed to cross the Atlantic Ocean, relying only on preprogrammed commands and information it ...
Building boats in a Vineyard
Langley Times
Building a boat from scratch is not an easy task, especially if you have never done anything like it before. That's what Leith White, pastor of Friends Langley Vineyard Church, and several of his students quickly discovered when they were put to the task.
Yachting industry hopes expo brings signs of economic uptick
Orange County Register Thu, 27 Sep 2012 07:04 AM PDT
The day before the Lido Yacht Expo opened off Balboa Peninsula, Bill King was at the docks, giving a Hampton 620 pilothouse motor yachtand five other large boats a careful inspection. Gleaming granite countertops, check. Plumped-up pillows in the living area, check. Polished and smudge-free teak,..

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Boat Building News

Drydocks World weighs warships and yachts venture
The National
Drydocks World is considering a joint venture to build warships, yachts and support vessels in South East Asia with the international investment house Privinvest Holding. Yesterday, Drydocks World, based in Dubai, said it had signed a memorandum of ..
Resort explores yacht industry
Fiji Times
FIJI'S local yachting industry has the potential to bring in more money for the country. Musket Cove Island Resort general manager Olivia Mavoa believes that the industry has the potential to grow. Ms Mavoa said Musket Cove Resort had benefitted from ...
Mercedes mastering the seas with 'Silver Arrows' yacht concept
Autoblog (blog)
Now its UK-registered Silver Arrows Marine division will get the brand back in the water in 2013: it has showed off concept looks for a 14-meter "Granturismo" at the Monaco Yacht Show that will soon go into production. Silver Arrows Marine is being ...
Feadship presents 2012 Future Concept at Monaco Yacht Show
World Interior Design Network
Share This. Print. Email. Feadship presents 2012 Future Concept at Monaco Yacht Show. Published: 24-Sep-2012. Dutch yacht building company Feadship has presented its Future Concept 'Relativity' at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show. Suppliers to this sector ..
Annapolis Boat Show Set Sail to Seafaring Traditions
All At Sea
The Annapolis Sailboat Show is near and dear to me as a sailor. My dad Dennis (who writes the AAS SE Pro Tips column) and a friend actually designed a small plywoodsailboat to display at the first show in 1970. They built two – if neither sold, they'd
Senior Structural Engineer
Rigzone Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:28 PM PDT
Installation Engineer, Naval Architect, Structural Engineering, Structural Analysis, MathCAD, etc.... Position Summary This position supports projects as necessary with the FEA and structural analysis input to improve the structural design integrity.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Boat Building News

West Hartford designer's boat concept to help third-world fisherman
West Hartford News
Murphy, a cabinetmaker and part-time boat designer/builder, developed the concept for an economical, easy-to-build fishing boat and presented it to the non-profit Oil Drum Art organization. ODA invites artists to create works using recycled 55-gallon ...


New Mastercraft CEO looks to build on brand
Knoxville News Sentinel
Vonore is an ideal location for boat building for several reasons, he said. Probably most important is the access to workers with experience building boats, he said. Also, the local highway system makes for efficient transportation of materials from ...


Boothbay boatbuilder shut down in zoning dispute
WLBZ-TV
BOOTHBAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A small family boatbuilding business in Boothbay has been shut down, after the town decided the business was violating local zoning ordinances. Owner Davis Stimson says he's been building and repairing boats on ...
Sen. Landrieu announces $250M for La. shipyard
Washington Examiner Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:02 AM PDT
LOCKPORT, La. (AP) â Lockport-based Bollinger Shipyards Inc. will receive $250 million from the federal government to build six Fast Response Cutters for the Coast Guard.
Classic yachts visit Poulsbo this weekend
North Kitsap Herald
POULSBO — See some floating beauties this weekend at the Port of Poulsbo — more than 30 classic yachts are in town. The Pacific Fleet of classics has docked for the 16th annual Poulsbo Classic Yacht Rendezvous, Friday through Sunday. Boats will be .

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Boating Building News

Solar Boat Club enters third year of competition
The Poly Post Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:15 AM PDT
The Cal Poly Pomona Solar Boat Club is designing and testing their newboatbuilding off of what they learned last school year at the 2012 Solar Splash competition. The Solar Boat Club finished in si
Brunswick Corporation : Hatteras and CABO Yachts Announce New Dealer for ...
Reuters
Reel Torque Yachts Assumes Representation of Hatteras and CABO Brands. NEW BERN, N.C., Sept. 18, 2012 - Hatteras and CABO Yachts are pleased to announce that Reel Torque Yachts will become a leading partner, representing these prestigious .
Mayor: BRP closure 'devastating'
The Southern Illinoisan Tue, 18 Sep 2012 05:00 AM PDT
BENTON â The sudden closure of boat manufacturer BRPâs Benton plant took workers and city leaders by surprise last week.
Boatbuilding school for Fairlie?
Largs and Millport Weekly News
Martin Hughes, a former boatbuilding lecturer at James Watt College, is hosting a special open day this Saturday from 1-4pm. based at unit 1B at Fairlie Quay, for anybody interested in taking part. The aim is to get the whole local area involved to
Traditional boat building – an endangered species? | Boothbay ...
However, there is nothing in the ordinance that specifically prohibits boat building . On the contrary – in section1.8.3.3 the ordinance specifically includes boat ...
www.boothbayregister.com/article/traditional-boat...–.../3079
Sailboat Water Turbine Doubles Energy
MarineLink
Once a sailboat has left the docks, is totally isolated from utility (grid) power. The production of energy on any boat is crucial to powering communications, navigation lighting and other energy consuming devices. Operating diesel engines and
Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 Watercraft PWCToday â2012 Ski Of The Year'
Scoop.co.nz Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:58 PM PDT
Bombardier Recreational Products New Zealand, a division of BRP Australia Pty Ltd. Media statement 19 September 2012 Sea-Doo RXP-X 260 Watercraft Named PWCToday.com â2012 Ski Of The Yearâ
Boat builder sets sights overseas
Stuff Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:55 PM PDT
An Invercargill boat building company will export its first products to Australia next month.

Woodman Institute Museum seeking boat exhibit items
Foster's Daily Democrat
DOVER —The Woodman Institute Museum is looking for items to be displayed in their newboatbuilding exhibit. Ned MacIntosh, a 96-year-old Dover native, provided the museum with the 25th Merry Mac boat that he built. Wally Johnson, and other volunteers, .
Houseboat builder turns his attention to tsunami survival pods
gizmag Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:04 PM PDT
Australian houseboat builder Matt Duncan was stunned when he saw footage of the Japanese tsunami on television. He was so taken aback, in fact, that he decided to do something to help people survive future tsunamis. The result is his Tsunami Survival Pod (TSP), and you can buy one of your own for AUS$8,500, or about US$8,900... Continue Reading Houseboat builder turns his attention to tsunam
Weatherly on National Register of Historic Places
The Inquirer and Mirror Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:17 PM PDT
(Sept. 20, 2012 ) The 1958 sailing yacht Weatherly , a frequent participant in Nantucketâs annual Opera House Cup wooden-boat regatta and its 2001 winner, has received federal recognition for its contributions to the history of naval architecture, engineering and recreation.
Shanty boat goes on display
Marietta Times
Shanty boats, a common sight during the first half of the 20th century, have all but disappeared from the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. But visitors to Marietta's Campus Martius and Ohio River Museums will soon have a chance to tour one of the vessels
Take a Good, Hard Look at Mercedes-Benz's #@*&% Boat
By Andrew Wendler
Mercedes-Benz Style and Silver Arrow Marine presented designs for an all-new 14-meter yacht at the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show. To be developed and built by U.K.-based Silver Arrows Marine, the seagoing vessel is intended to convey the ...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Boat Building News


         
 Workshop on Problem Solving
 
                   Presented by David Veech
      IBEX 2012, Louisville, Kentucky
October 1, 2012 / Noon to 4:00 p.m.
"Any time something happens that we don't expect, we have a problem," says David Veech of The Lean Institute (Louisville, Kentucky.) At IBEX 2012, Veech will present his four-part system for dealing with the unexpected, and coming out ahead of the pack. Targeted specifically at the marine industry, Veech's workshop is sponsored by MITEC (Marine Industry Training and Education Council).

As a member of MITEC, and a top consultant in lean manufacturing, Veech is well aware of the concerns of boatbuilders, repair yards, and other related businesses. "There is no shortage of problem-solving processes," he says. "What's missing seems to be discipline (the stick-to-it kind, not the punishment kind)."

To help organizations and individuals move forward with solutions both large and small, Veech has developed his C4 approach: Concern, Cause, Countermeasure and Confirm. "This system enhances people's ability to think critically--and to diagnose and solve problems." Veech has designed MITEC's afternoon to teach participants the skills they need to put these problem-solving concepts to work immediately.

The first hour of the workshop, however, will be an opportunity for participants to find out how MITEC is changing and growing as it becomes a membership organization, rather than an appointed board.

The cost for the four-hour workshop is $75, which includes membership in MITEC for calendar year 2013, a box lunch, and a copy of Veech's book on the C4 Process.

MITEC is also sponsoring six IBEX seminars dedicated to workforce development and training issues, as well as an exhibitor workshop being offered to encourage networking among marine-industry professionals involved in training, education, and workforce issues.

For more information, visit the MITEC website at www.MyMITEC.com or send email tomymitec@gmail.com.

To register for any of these events, go to www.ibexshow.com.
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MITEC (Marine Industry Training & Education Council) | NEIT | One New England Tech Blvd. | East Greenwich | RI | 02818

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Boat Building News

CUBE luxury yacht concept by Newcruise
World Interior Design Network
CUBE luxury yacht concept by Newcruise. Published: 17-Sep-2012. German superyacht design firm Newcruise has presented the 75m luxury yacht CUBE concept, the design of which is a combination of straight and clean shapes. Suppliers to this sector .


Boating, a Quincy tradition
ConnectTriStates.com powered by KHQA
QUINCY, ILL. -- The 12th annual Quincy Classic Boat and Outboard Show concluded this weekend. This year's show brought in over fifty classic wood and fiberglass boats. The boats varied in age, dating back to the 1930s all the way to the 1970s.


Brunswick Corporation : Crestliner Receives Fifth Consecutive NMMA CSI ...
Reuters
"We strive to deliver products that are 'Built Right' for our customers and their boating lifestyles. This honor is an ongoing testament to the success of those efforts. We also share this award with our outstanding network of dealers, whose tireless ..


Ready for wind to change
FM.co.za
Catamaran building in SA, by far the biggest sector of the local yacht-building industry, dates back to 1984 when the first was built by Atlantis-based Dean Catamarans, now one of the top five producers worldwide. Today there are about 30 local players ...


French boat show Le Grand Pavois celebrates 40-year anniversary
AFP Relax via Yahoo! Philippines News Tue, 18 Sep 2012 05:14 AM PDT
Launched 40 years ago in La Rochelle on the Bay of Biscay on the Atlantic coast, Le Grand Pavois is a magnet for boat enthusiasts and seasoned seamen. For the 40-year anniversary, from September 19 to 24, organizers are bringing back some of the show's most popular boats from the 1970s.
Floating Down Newtown Creek, Boats Made From its Trash
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Nine miniature boats zigzagged across Newtown Creek Saturday, chugging along at the command of landlubbers grasping remote controls. The three-feet novelty boatsaren't just zooming around the contaminated creek – they were pieced together by three

Benton mayor: Boat plant's closure 'devastating'
Sacramento Bee
BENTON, Ill. -- A southern Illinois mayor says a manufacturer's plan to close a boat-making plant that employs 340 people is devastating. Canadian-based Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. announced last week that it's closing the plant in Benton.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Boat Building News

Yacht Feature - the Morris 48GT: more different than you think
Sail World
If you want a boat that's excellent for short-handed sailing but is a great performer as well, last month, Morris Yachts announced the introduction of its new Ocean Series 48 GT, a contemporary redesign of its classic Ocean Series 48 RS.
Sport boat manufacturer to halt production, impacts 350 jobs
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:55 AM PDT
A sport boat manufacturer in Benton, Illinois will not resume production for the 2013 season
 INNER HARBOUR
CKWS
"We can say that boat building began here at the time of the French, when they came in 1673. And, so boat building has been happening here for 300 years and most recently, it was the Davis company that built the Phoebe, and they were quite famous for
Master boat builder brings skills to life at Tryon Palace
New Bern Sun Journal Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:44 PM PDT
For the next six weeks, visitors at Tryon Palace can witness the preservation of a Down East maritime tradition. A 20-foot wooden Core Sound sail skiff will take shape under the guidance of master boatbuilder Heber Guthrie of Gloucester and his son Clifford.

Newport Beach boat builder's dream may have finally run aground
Los Angeles Times Fri, 14 Sep 2012 11:06 AM PDT
A Newport Beach boat builderâs efforts to restore a historic 1916 sailboat in a yard at his home may have finally run aground. After Dennis Holland, 67, missed an Aug. 30 date to disassemble the Shawnee, Newport Beach city attorneys...

Sunseeker earnings boost
The Herald Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:21 PM PDT
Luxury yacht maker Sunseeker has posted an 18% rise in underlying earnings to £30.5 million in the year to July 31 after sales rose to £288.8m.

High Costs Limit Popularity of Yachting in China
CRIENGLISH.com
Industry insiders have called for making yachting more accessible to the general public during ayacht exhibition held in the first half of this month in northern China. Due to the high cost of buying and maintaining yachts, as well as costs associated ...
 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Boat Building News

See the West's Largest and Latest Yachts, Sept. 27-30
The Log Newspaper
NEWPORT BEACH -- The 34th annual Lido Yacht Expo, Sept. 27-30 at Lido Marina Village, will offer a rare, “up-close-and-personal” viewing opportunity, where show-goers can step aboard and compare the finest in luxury yachts -- including cruiseworthy ..
New Morris Yachts 48 GT Is a Harbinger of Change
Fenceviewer
Last month, Morris Yachts announced the introduction of its new Ocean Series 48 GT, a contemporary redesign of its classic Ocean Series 48 RS. This week, the yachting press, Newport show-goers and, most important, potential customers will get the .
Nautor's Swan announces relationship with Gazprom
Yachting World
Nautor's Swan, one of the leading brands in the luxury sailing-yacht market, is delighted to announce the introduction of Russian energy giant, Gazprom, to their family of ClubSwan Partners. The relationship will span many activities over the next six ...
MetalCraft Marine celebrates 25th anniversary
Boating Industry
MetalCraft Marine is thrilled to be celebrating our 25th anniversary of building boats along the waterfront of beautiful Kingston Ontario and we would like to welcome everyone in Kingston and the surrounding area to join us in this celebration. We are ..
Sak Marine sells local manufacturing plant
Americus Times-Recorder Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:59 PM PDT
AMERICUS â David Garriga, executive director of the Americus-Sumter County Payroll Development Authority, announced Tuesday that boatmanufacturer Sak Marine Co. Inc. has sold three lines of boats to the company Boat N RV. According to Garriga, the new company will have ownership of the manufacturing facility in Americus and will produce Caravelle boats as well as the salt water lines Key Largo ...
Boatbuilders are getting set to show their new craft
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:42 PM PDT
Boatbuilders from across Norfolk and Suffolk are gearing up for this yearâs Southampton Boat Show with the launch of new craft
NMMA Customer Satisfaction Index Program recognizes 41 boat and engine ...
Boating Industry
“Recipients of the CSI Awards are leading the recreational boating industry forward by ensuring feedback from their customers is an integral part of their planning and manufacturing functions.” The following companies are being honored with 2012 CSI ...
Newport Beach Once a Boat-Building Hub
Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
I think I've mentioned before that for as long as I can remember my Dad is my idol. His achievements and charity in helping his community and people have always been a humane example of a self-fulfilled lifestyle. Since I was quite young spending time ...
Decades of boat-building ends in splash at Pillar Point
Half Moon Bay Review
It was almost by accident that White discovered this type of concrete and its use in boat-building. He hasn't forgotten the day in October 1970, not long after relocating to California, when he happened upon a “big cage,” a wire frame made to hold ...
Scouts get creative building boats at camporee
Clarksville Leaf Chronicle
Fall seems to be just around the corner, and everything outdoors seems to be more fun when a little less sweating is involved. I spent a few days in Gatlinburg recharging the batteries with the wife and simply relaxing. The Cogioba District, however ...
2012 Southampton Boat Show
Motor Boats Monthly
Some of the big boat building names are about to unveil their latest models, including the Princess 56 and V62S, Sunseeker's Portofino 40 and Predator 80, and Bavaria first ever flybridge , the 420 Virtess. Fairline will be releasing its racy Targa .
Gibbs Acquires Auburn Hills Factory to Build Quadski
CBS Detroit Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:38 PM PDT
Gibbs Sports Amphibians Thursday announced the opening of a 54,000-square-foot factory in Auburn Hills to produce the Quadski, a combination jet ski and four-wheel all-terrain vehicle.
Sea-Doo Exits Sport Boat Business
Best of Boating
VALCOURT, Québec — BRP announced today it will exit the sport boat business over the coming months, citing the continued global sales decline in the marine industry, particularly the drop in sales of sport boats since the financial crisis. “This is a ..
Newport Beach boat builder's dream may have finally run aground
Los Angeles Times
A Newport Beach boat builder's efforts to restore a historic 1916 sailboat in a yard at his home may have finally run aground. After Dennis Holland, 67, missed an Aug. 30 date to disassemble the Shawnee, Newport Beach city attorneys this week asked the ...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Boat Building News

Vintage Car Museum to open Saturday at antique boat show
Asbury Park Press
The New Jersey Museum of Boating will be open during the show with its displays about the history of fishing and boating, with an emphasis on Barnegat Bay. The museum recently opened a newboat-building shop, and during the show, two families will ...


Imtra launches Side-Power 'Put a Throttle In Your Thruster' promotion
Boating Industry
Award-winning Side-Power SEP Thrusters from Imtra provide control capabilities unavailable in other thruster systems on the market, and allow boaters to select the power they need from 0 to 100% for precise docking procedures and boat movements in any .


IBBI names InnerWorkings as exclusive partner
Boating Industry
However, more relevant to the boating and marine industry we serve over 30 hull builders, marine electronics companies and engine manufacturers including Yamaha, John Deere Power Systems, and Caterpillar. We also proudly already serve IBBI members ..


At Rocking the Boat, kids don't just build boats, the boats build kids
New York Daily News
Adam Green started Rocking the Boat in 1996 as a volunteer project in an East Harlem junior high school. He and his students built an 8-foot wooden dinghy and launched it in the building's basement pool. Since then, Rocking the Boat has built 40 wooden 


Research and Markets: Boat Building - US Boat Industry Has Annual Revenue of $5 Billion
Business Wire Tue, 11 Sep 2012 04:41 AM PDT
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ssp379/boat_building) has announced the addition of the "Boat Building" report to their offering. First Research is the leading industry intelligence company that helps sales teams perform faster and smarter, open doors, and close more deals. First Research performs the heavy lifting" by synthesizing ..
Proposed repair yard for large boats could triple the size of Portland Yacht ...
Bangor Daily News
Portland Yacht Services owner Phineas Sprague is proposing to move from 58 Fore St. and expand at the new location, setting up berthing, dry dock and brokerage services for yachts and large boats for the industrially zoned site just west of Casco Bay ...
Business boost from boat show
Daily Echo
He added that not only is it those involved in the boat building industry who add to the city's revenue but also those who come to visit Southampton . “It's those people running, building the pontoons and people exhibiting here, it has enormous impact ...
Industry mourns West Coast sailboat designer
Trade Only Today
Industry mourns West Coast sailboat designer. Posted on 12 September 2012. Attention: open in a new window. Print · Share. Tweet · Share on LinkedIn. George Griffith, a passionate West Coast sailor and the man behind the Cal 40 design, died Tuesday
Business Digest
CapitalGazette.com
The dates of the 2013 United States Powerboat and Sailboat Shows have been released with the Powerboat event preceding the sailboat show by two weeks. The U.S. Powerboat Show will be Oct. 3-6 with the sailboat show to follow on the traditional ...
Carbureted 2-stroke personal watercraft to be banned on Lake Mohave as of January 1
The Laughlin Times Wed, 12 Sep 2012 00:15 AM PDT
LAUGHLIN â After Dec. 31 no one may operate a personal watercrafton Lake Mead and Lake Mohave that does not meet the 2006 emission standards set by EPA for the manufacture of two-stroke engines.
New and unique all-industry networking event announced for IBEX 2012
Boating Industry
“IBEX has a well-earned reputation as the venue where the business of boating gets done, offering three full days of learning opportunities and meetings with boatbuilders, designers, marine suppliers, customers and distribution partners from all over ..
Teleflex Marine receives 2012 Best Store Sales Support award from West Marine
Boating Industry
Because Teleflex products are so important, West Marine sales personnel must be able to provide guidance to boaters who need to repair or replace one of these vital systems. To help equip sales and service personnel with the n-depth product information .

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Boat Building News

 This is interesting.  I wonder if there is really anything to it considering all the propeller research that has been done over the last century.
Southland inventors revolutionise boat propeller system
3news Sat, 08 Sep 2012 23:43 PM PDT
A couple of Southland blokes reckon they've found the holy grail of boating.

 
Weathering the storm at Winter Custom Yachts
Durham Herald Sun
APEX – Although the boat building industry as a whole has seen revenue declines in recent years according to one market research firm, the president of a local inland custom boat building company said they have all the business they can handle.


We should never forget the value of craftsmanship
La Crosse Tribune
Ole Lind immigrated to the United States in 1902, learned the craft of boat building from Erick Erickson in Alexandria, Minn., and then set up his own shop in Detroit Lakes in 1913. He was a true craftsman, in the days when the product of one's hands ...


  Boat built in memory of Malvern teacher almost ready
Worcester News
DEDICATED students have spent their summer holidays building a boat in memory of a much-loved teacher. Everyone at the Chase School in Malvern was devastated when head of business and economics Derek Lang died after suffering a heart attack ...


 Boating tax cap deserves study
Baltimore Sun
No one benefits more than members of the boating industry and the boating communities from a well-funded and robust Waterway Improvement Fund. That is why our continued goal is to partner with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to increase ...


 Rising mileage standards could impact boaters
Tbo.com
It could be bad news for boaters, though – especially those who enjoy anything larger than a canoe or kayak. Tow vehicles capable of pulling even flats boats that get that kind of mileage do not exist – and possibly never will. It's true that past ...


 Wooden Boat Festival wraps up today in Port Townsend [ *** GALLERY *** ]
Peninsula Daily
PORT TOWNSEND — Hundreds of boats — up to 300 — are expected to circle Port Townsend Bay in the Festival Sail-by at 3 p.m. today in the culminating event of the 36th annual Wooden Boat Festival. The boats will begin to leave Port Hudson at 3 p.m ...


 Yachts make debut at Boats Afloat Show
TheNewsTribune.com
The 2012 Lake Union Boats Afloat Show, one of the largest West Coast on-water shows, opens Wednesday. The 34th annual show will include more than 50 distinct brands of yachts and 50 brokers and dealers from Washington, Oregon, California, Florida ...


 Research and Markets: 2012 Report on the $5 Billion US Boat Building Industry
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com
The US boat building industry includes about 1,000 companies with combined annual revenue of about $5 billion. Major companies include Brunswick, Marine Products, Trinity Yacht, and Viking Yacht. The industry is concentrated: the largest 50 companies .


 BIAA leads ground-breaking study on value of Australian Boating
Sail World
The scope and value of Australian boating will be the focus of the BIAA's ground-breaking study – the first of its kind in this country – which will begin in November 2012 and aims to demonstrate the importance of boating, both economically and socially.