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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Boat Building News

Sailboat breaks speed record
An advanced multihull sailboat has broken the world record for the fastest speed over one nautical mile. The DCNS Hydroptere sailed one mile in San Francisco Bay at a speed of 37.5knots or 43.2mph. The San Francisco Bay Area Multihull Association were ...

 Boat sales hold steady before boat show season
Sun-Sentinel Sun, 02 Sep 2012 22:39 PM PDT
With less than two months until Fort Lauderdale's premiere marine event, boating dealerships in South Florida are noticing renewed interest from those looking to purchase a vessel this year. 

NATURE REPORT: Dargel Boats a Family Tradition
Word quickly spread around the Rio Grande Valley that Rusty Dargel built quality boats, and soon he has so many customers clamoring for boats that the family farm took a backseat to boat building. In the 50's he started working on a scooter design that ..

Island Packet Yachts debuts 40-foot sailboat
Trade Only Today
“For some time now Island Packet has been considering adding a line of performance-oriented cruising sailboats to expand our market,” Johnson said in a statement. “Tim and I have had a long friendship and a respect for each other's work, so when I ...

 Boating group entertains delegates on Lake Norman (blog)
Boating is fun but it is also a huge economic engine,” says Jim Currie, legislative director for the National Marine Manufacturers Association. It's a $72 billion industry that employs 350,000, says Thom Dammrich, NMMA president. The NMMA hosted the ...

Minn. boat plant settles sex discrimination claim
Sacramento Bee
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. -- Brunswick Corp. and Lund Boat Co. have agreed to pay $295,000 to settle a sex discrimination claim at a Lund boat plant in Minnesota. The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs announced ...

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