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Monday, October 1, 2012

Boat Building News

My apologies to my followers.  I have not posted since the Sept 27 due to a serious problem with my ISP.  Because of this my ability to get online was limited. Thanks for your patience.

 Boatbuilding conference set for Maine in December
Trade Only Today
Maine Built Boats Inc. is organizing and hosting a boatbuilding industry conference in December that organizers say will offer executives, managers and marketers ideas for expanding their business outside Maine and the nation. The Maine Built Boats .

 Yachting industry hopes expo brings signs of economic uptick
The day before the Lido Yacht Expo opened off Balboa Peninsula, Bill King was at the docks, giving a Hampton 620 pilothouse motor yacht and five other large boats a careful inspection. Gleaming granite countertops, check. Plumped-up pillows in the ...

 High performance sailing yacht design by Owen Clarke Design
Superyacht Times
In recent years running parallel to their more prolific design of Open 60's, 50's and Class 40's Owen Clarke Design have been quietly carrying out development work on a number of existing large sailing and motor yachts. Working with owners, project ...

 Mercury Marine to launch Ships Log Mobile App
All At Sea
Mercury Marine will launch Ships Log, a free mobile app designed for boaters of all kinds, at the 2012 International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference trade show next week in Louisville, Ky. Ships Log provides an easy method of recording and ...

Stan Pocock to receive USRowing medal | NW Briefs
Seattle Times Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:31 PM PDT
Stan Pocock, a boat builder, oarsman and coach, is the 2012 recipient of the USRowing Medal of Honor.  

Argument preview: Defining a houseboat â a house or a boat?
SCOTUSblog Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:45 PM PDT
The Supreme Court at 11 a.m. on Monday will hold one hour of oral argument on how to define a âvesselâ for purposes of moving a dispute over a floating structure into the special court that handles maritime commerce. Arguing first in the case of Lozman v. Riviera Beach, Fla. will be Stanford law professor Jeffrey [...] 

 Groups report progress in Biscayne Bay talks
Trade Only Today
A coalition of national boating and fishing organizations sent a letter to legislators expressing appreciation for recent steps toward developing a general management plan for Florida's Biscayne National Park, but reiterated concerns about the ...

  AquaQuad Boats now sold with Suzuki engines
Boating Industry
“We wanted to offer boaters the best package deal, which includes a high-quality boat and a motor that is more than just compatible, but an ideal fit,” said Oliver Nudds, AquaQuad CEO. “An OEM agreement with Suzuki is a great way to pair our boats with ...

 Maryland boat sales drop while national market improves
Baltimore Sun
The doldrums that becalmed the national powerboat and sailboat industry four years ago did not spare Annapolis — or the two boat shows that have tied up in the harbor every October since the 1970s. But this year feels different, local boating experts say.

 Profiling Italy's Luna Rossa boats
San Francisco Chronicle
Piranha lost to Spithill in the match-racing quarterfinals, and the other Luna Rossa boat, Swordfish, helmed by Paul Campbell-James, also lost in the quarterfinals. There hasn't been much time for the Luna Rossa boats to practice on San Francisco Bay.

 Born on the bayou: New Coden shrimp boat almost ready (blog)
Now, Williams Fabrication employs more than a dozen people, and is also building two lobster boats for a company in New England. Having left Ingalls Shipbuilding after a 14-year tenure, he said the plan was to build just one boat, and now the company 

VAT on new and pre-owned boats â âMalta best in class for favourable tax structureâ
di-ve Sat, 29 Sep 2012 05:43 AM PDT
Malta is considered best in class when it comes to payment of value added tax on either new or second-hand purchased boats. âThis is what makes buying and registering a boat in Malta so attractive,â says Christian O. Senciuc, yacht broker and charter manager at S&D Yachts

  Boating means big business for US
Wetumpka Herald
Boating accounts for a $72 billion economic impact in the United States and is responsible for an estimated 350,000 American jobs, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Of course, if you throw in the fishing aspect for a .

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