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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
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
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 |
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.

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