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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boat Building News

Marco man works to restore historic yacht
The News-Press
Craig Jones stands in front of the Red Barron as Ron Miller, Jr., county environmental, health and safety manager, left, and Ray Carter, Collier County manager of risk finance, discuss the next move for the historic trimmer ship. / Ann Hall/Sun Times ...

 Boatbuilding and restoration students get an edgeBoating Industry
Marlborough, MA—October 25, 2012—Whether recreating the clean lines of a 1930s fishing boat or bringing back to life the glamour of a 19th century luxury yacht, precision is key to the art of boatbuilding and restoration. Now student craftsmen at the .

 Phoenix Boats Inks Deal with Hite
“After 20 years as a pro angler, I know bass boats and I am blown away by Phoenix's quality and passion for building the best boats possible,” Hite said. “I am also amazed by the success and growth they have achieved in the tough economic times we've ...

 FF plant to produce boats in 6 weeksFergus Falls Daily Journal
Electric boat manufacturer Go-Float has the keys to a new home in Fergus Falls, and the first batch of boats should be coming out the door in about six weeks. The business became official owners of the old ShoreMaster Fabric building Tuesday, and ..

 Boat show open in spite of weather
Sun-Sentinel Fri, 26 Oct 2012 02:17 AM PDT
Organizers committed to putting on a safe show, but looking beyond 2012 In spite of a wet and windy reception, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is expected to open again Friday at 10 a.m., show producer Show Management said in a statement late Thursday. 

Hard Times in the Mega Yacht Market
CNBC Fri, 26 Oct 2012 08:24 AM PDT
Spending by the super-rich has largely recovered in areas like art, wine, super cars and mansions. But new orders for yachts over 130 feet are down by half since 2008.  

 NISI Sells First XPRESSO Class Yacht
PR Newswire Fri, 26 Oct 2012 06:18 AM PDT
Prominent Northeast American commissions new NISI 1700 XPRESSO FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - NISI Yachts has been awarded a contract for a NISI 1700 model, from the company's new XPRESSO Class, by a successful Northeast American entrepreneur, politician and... 

MarineMax Expands with Azimut
Business Wire Fri, 26 Oct 2012 06:18 AM PDT
CLEARWATER, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MarineMax Inc. (NYSE: HZO), the world√Ęs largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, today announced that it is has expanded its relationship with Italy-based Azimut Benetti Group. The expansion with Azimut encompasses areas such as the Midwest, including Ohio, Michigan and Illinois, Texas, the northern Gulf Coast, and the West Coast of the United States. With

 American workers excel at building boats
In all the presidential debate and discussion about U.S. workers and industries, no one has mentioned the strength of America's recreational boat builders. From runabouts and high performance models to center consoles and flats skiffs, Americans make ...

European yacht makers target on Chinese wealthyAsiaOne
European yacht companies have turned their eyes to China as their home market still suffers from economic crisis. Vincenzo Poerio, CEO of Benetti Yachts, a leading Italian mega yacht maker, says they sold two over 50-meter-long luxury mega yachts in  

 New Zealand takes top honours in Superyacht Design Awards
Sail World
She is a remarkable composite performance sloop designed by Bill Dixon of Dixon Yacht Design, measuring a LOA of 30 metres. She was built to comply with stringent Germanischer Lloyd and MCA classification requirements and 25% - 30% lighter than

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