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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Boat Building News

Boatbuilding classes offered at maritime museum
The Star Democrat
By constructing a boat from start to finish throughout the process, traditional Chesapeake boatbuilding techniques will be taught to participants of all skill levels under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. The process includes lofting; steaming and ...

US EPA Updates Recreational Water Quality Criteria
Tue, 27 Nov, 2012 06:49 AM PST
Yesterday, the EPA recommended new recreational water quality criteria that will help protect peoples' health during visits to beaches and other waters. The last time the EPA issued recommendations for recreational waters was in 1986 so updating these criteria are crucial in the continued protection of the public who partake in water-related activities like swimming, boating, and beach combing ...  

20 years of the Single Market
Boating Business
It has not all been plain sailing for the industry or users, though. Looking to the future, we would like to see more integration in areas such as training and professional qualifications to continue attracting qualified young people to the boating ...

Malaysians slowly embracing the luxury boating lifestyle
Wed, 28 Nov, 2012 09:41 AM PST
GEORGE TOWN: Princess Yachts Malaysia is targeting to sell six yachts from its line of luxury boats by 2013.  

China signs major deals with Italy
Wed, 28 Nov, 2012 11:56 AM PST
Italian and Chinese firms have signed deals worth US$1.27 billion in Rome at talks attended by Prime Minister Mario Monti and senior Chinese politburo member Jia Qinglin. The six deals included agreements between Chinese telecoms giant Huawei and Italian Internet provider Fastweb for US$557 million and between China Everbright and Chinese-owned Italy-based yacht company Ferretti for US$480 .

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Boat Building News

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Boat Building News

New General Manager for Yacht Shippers of Miami
PR Web (press release)
Yacht Shippers, a marine transportation company that specializes in yacht shipping has named Jonathan Banks as its new General Manager to lead operations in the United States, based at the company's new location in Miami. Banks comes to the U.S. from

 Wooden boats festival threat rejected
ABC Online
The Tasmanian Government rejects claims the state's Wooden Boat Festival is under threat because of the forest peace deal. Festival founder Andy Gamlin says the wooden boat building industry is already struggling to get the specialty timbers it requires.

 Advisory - Additional Banana Boat Sun Care Products Recalled Due to Fire Risk
Sacramento Bee
Energizer Personal Care has expanded its recall of continuous spray sun care products (see list below) in Canada because there is a possibility that these sunscreens could ignite on the skin if the consumer comes into contact with an open flame or ...

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Boat Building News

Oman-owned Dutch super-yacht yard to double its capacity
Oman Daily Observer
MUSCAT — Prominent Omani businessman Dr Mohammed Al Barwani, who is Chairman of the multinational MB Holding Group, plans to double the capacity of his wholly owned yacht building yard in the Netherlands. Dr Al Barwani made the announcement ...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Boat building News


Traditional Boatbuilding Skills Project In Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ...
Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust (PNBPT) has received initial support* for a £3.9m bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its Boatbuilding & Heritage Skills Training Centre project, it was announced today. The project aims to ensure the ...

  Luhrs to resume boat building in St. Augustine Mon, 19 Nov, 2012 06:08 PM PST
St. Augustine's Luhrs Corp., which built sport fishing boats on 47 acres off the San Sebastian River until its 2008 bankruptcy, has announced that new investors plan to manufacture 25- to 50-foot boats again in St. Augustine within six months.

 Carnegie Mellon's Solar-Powered Boating Team Awarded Research Grant from ...
Carnegie Mellon's Solar-Powered Boating Team Awarded Research Grant from Constellation Energy. Targeted News Service. PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19 -- Carnegie Mellon University issued the following news release: Carnegie Mellon University students have ...

 Fish and Wildlife Budget Troubles
Nationally, the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Programs and the Boating Safety Trust Fund would each be cut 7.6 percent, a loss of $74 million in 2013 that would normally be distributed to state fish and wildlife agencies. Congress can ... - Foam Core boatbuilding
Office Depot sells a polystyrene board in 40x60 3/16, After reading I found that Polystyrene has utility in boat building. Would it be at all possible/worth while to ...

Made-in-Michigan: Quadski travels on land and water
Wed, 21 Nov, 2012 11:46 AM PST
Production has started on a unique vehicle that could give a boost to the state's manufacturing industry. It's an all-terrain vehicle that converts to a watercraft in five seconds. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Boat Building News

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MS400 Marine Systems Certification, Seattle, WA
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Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - Friday, December 14, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Sure Marine, 5320 28th Aves NW, #100, Seattle, Washington 98107
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CB400 - Composite Boat Builder Certification, Biddeford, Maine
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Date: Monday, December 17, 2012 - Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Maine Marine Trades Association, 2 Main Street Bldg. 18, Biddeford, Maine 04005
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ELC200 Introduction to Basic Electric and Corrosion Protection, Lake Ozark, MO
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Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - Friday, January 11, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Marine Max Lake Ozark, 3070 Bagnell Dam Blvd., Lake Ozark, MO 65049
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GE400 - Gasoline Engine Certification, Sandusky, Ohio
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Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - Friday, January 25, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Hoty Marine, Venetian Marina, 2035 First Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870
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SC400-ABYC Standards Certification, Costa Mesa, CA
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Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Boatswain's Locker, 931 West 18th Street, Costa Mesa, California 92627
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If you are unable to attend the above listed courses please visit the ABYC Education Calendar to find a course in your area.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Boat Building News

NASBLA calls for proposed revisions to National Boating Education Standards
Boating Industry
15, 2012) Originally adopted in 1999, the National Boating Education Standards prescribe the minimum body of knowledge to effect safe, legal, and enjoyable recreational boating. These Standards continue to serve as the basis for boating education ...

 Industry Leaders panel packs room at MDCE
Boating Industry
ORLANDO, November 16, 2012 – Hundreds of boat dealers came out to hear from four industry leaders, as the Industry Leaders panel wrapped up the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo here this week. This year's Industry Leaders panel featured Dusty ...

 MRAA and Engaged! launch social media benefits for members
Boating Industry
MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas has partnered with Engaged! to design social media benefits and resources exclusively for MRAA members. “Social media has become an essential strategy for marine retailers to connect ...

The Boat Synonymous With Excellence Just Got Better As Venture Boat ...
Sacramento Bee
Distinguished for their unmatched craftsmanship and uncompromising attention to detail, ACY was the natural choice to help build the new Venture line, combining state-of-the art boat building technology with experience that is second to none. Featuring ...

Teams announce for fifth anniversary of 'Whatever Floats Your Boat'
AME Info
"We look forward to seeing many individuals, schools and organisations getting involved in this year's Whatever Floats your Boat by building their own recyclable boat or joining the crowds of spectators, while learning more about the importance of ..

  Quickboats Breaks Crowd Funding Boundaries with Launch of New Generation Boat
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:10 AM PST
Quickboats Holdings Pty Ltd has taken its cutting edge, award-winning folding boat to the global fundraising stage â with spectacular results. Just over 24 hours after launching a worldwide campaign on leading crowd funding platform Indiegogo, the company surpassed its $20,000 financial target.(PRWEB) November 15, 2012 On November 8 2012, Quickboats initiated what it hailed as 'a boating ... 

UPDATED + GALLERY Macatawa Bay Boat Works featured in Travel Channel ...
A vintage runabout — known as the Ferrari of motorboats — was so broken down it couldn't float. That was nine years ago. This Sunday, the 1960 Riva Ariston is the star of an episode of the Travel Channel's "Extreme Yachts" show. The credit for the ...

 Boynton-area man builds boat to help keep kids out of trouble
Palm Beach Post
A. When I called around for the Make-a-Wish kid, there was not a boat in Palm Beach County that could help them. The idea for the catamaran was in my head, I just had to build it. Then, lo and behold, somebody offered me the outside hulls in the exact ...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Boat Building News

Formula 1 brings a yacht to Austin: The man behind My Yacht
CultureMap Austin
Let's first be clear, there is no yacht anchored in Lady Bird Lake, that would be silly. Yes, there is a yacht party, well, more than a "party" really, it's an experience — a luxurious, not to be duplicated experience being held in Austin on My Yacht ...

 Christensen Shipyards inks deals to build yachts
The Columbian
Vancouver-based Christensen Shipyards reported Wednesday that it secured three contracts at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October, enough to keep the shipyard operating through 2015. Those contracts include construction of two ...

 Head Turner wins major USA award
Yacht and Boat
One of the latest creations by the Gold Coast based luxury cruiser manufacturer, Maritimo, the M58 Motor yacht has taken out one of the top marine industry awards in the USA. The M58 with its luxurious full beam master cabin, was the talk of the recent ..

 Back Cove Yachts celebrates 500th yacht build
Trade Only Today
"Nine years, two shops, six models, 500 boats and 100 top-notch boatbuilders ... we are, indeed, thankful for our success," Back Cove COO Jason Constantine said in a statement. Back Cove and its sister manufacturer, Sabre Yachts, displayed the Back 

Web Entrepreneur Launches All-Purpose Boating Website and Blog
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Thu, 15 Nov 2012 07:38 AM PST
Founder of Life Has Everything, Connie Davis is proud to announce the launch of her new website venture, The website features many different boating-related products from anchors and propellers to boating GPS systems and fishing rod holders. For more information, visit the websiteâs blog at, Tennessee (PRWEB) November 15, 2012 Connie Davis is ...

Boating Industry announces Top 100 Boat Dealers in North America
Boating Industry
“This group of dealers truly represents the elite of the boating industry, companies that are excelling in customer satisfaction, service and overall business success,” said Boating Industry editor in chief Jonathan Sweet. “From thousands of dealers in ...

  MDCE 2012: Demographic trend could boost industry
Trade Only Today
No, but I agree with Dusty that one of the biggest opportunities we have through that Grow Boating campaign is to expand opportunities in the marketplace, but we have to do it deliberately. It's not just going to happen without taking the time and ...

 MDCE 2012: Certification program honors dealers
Trade Only Today
Marine Five Star Dealer Certification, one of the core elements of the Grow Boating initiative, announced on Wednesday the recipients of two new awards to honor certified marine dealerships for best practices and for being the best places to work.

 Learn model shipbuilding
Harwich Oracle Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:44 AM PST
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St., South Yarmouth. will host a class on building a 1:12 scale Grand Banks fishing dory from a kit produced by Bluejacket Shipcrafters Nov. 16 - 18. The course is designed for first time builders with an eye towards demystifying the process of model ship and boat building. The goal of the class is not necessarily that you will have finished a model at ... 

 Students put handmade boats to test
Prince Albert Daily Herald
Members of boat 1 from John Diefenbaker Elementary School hang on during the durability event at the annual boat building and race competition on Thursday at Carlton Comprehensive High School. The team claimed bronze on the day. Alex Di Pietro ...

New volunteers, old salts and older boats.ABC Local
From Launceston to George Town, boat building was a major industry up until the mid 20th century. There is no maritime museum in the region, and a lot of the associated history, and the boats, have disappeared over time. The Wooden Boat Shed ,a part of  

 Renewed efforts to revive the gandelow in Limerick city
Limerick Leader
The Ilen wooden boat-building school, which is based in the LEDP centre in Roxboro, is offering free rowing classes on Saturdays. The ambitious school has trained hundreds of young Limerick people, as well as international students, in the craft of .

 Joshua Kerrigan Announces Goals for Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show
PRWeb via Yahoo! News Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:14 AM PST
Each year, Joshua Kerrigan brings his team to the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show and asks them to meet and greet potential clients and tell them about what Yacht Management can do in order to keep their watercraft in pristine condition.Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) November 15, 2012 Each year, Joshua Kerrigan brings his team to the Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show and asks them to meet and greet potential ...

Monday, November 12, 2012

Boat Building News

$8 million yacht is now trash on beach
San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
Chunks of the America's Cup racing yacht that flipped over in San Francisco Bay and was pounded by rough seas as it was carried out to sea were collected by volunteers this week along the Point Reyes National Seashore. The lightweight remnants of ...

 Boothbay boatbuilder's notice of violation upheld
Boothbay Register
It was a sad day for David Stimson and his supporters after the Boothbay Board of Appeals upheld the code enforcement department's notice of violation 3-2, which banned Stimson from resuming the boatbuilding career he had practiced for more than 30 ...

 Dickson Marine negotiates sale
The sale of Nelson boatbuilding firm Dickson Marine Refits is close with talks progressing among parties interested in the business, general manager Anita Gardner said. The boatbuilding firm in Akersten St near the Nelson Marina was started by former .

Coalville man builds boat to spend retirement in at
Chris Berrier is about to head out to sea on a boat he's been building since 1999 inside a temporary work-shed made of blue tarps. His goal is to spend the rest of his life on the world's oceans. "It's just always been my dream," Berrier said. "You ...

 High School Student Teams Begin Quest to Harness the Sun as Metropolitan's ...
Green Building Elements
Solar Cup, which began in 2002 with just eight teams and about 80 students, has become the nation's largest solar-powered boat competition. Along the way, about 8,300 students have participated in Solar Cup competitions, which allow students to apply ..

 Brett Thurley sees clear sailing for Clipper Motor Yachts in venture with China
Courier Mail
Mr Thurley said in tough times for the boating industry the arrangement enabled the company to bring its boats to market faster, quickly pick up on new market trends, and provide a more personalised service. "It allows us to fine-tune every component ...

 A lifetime spent crafting wooden boats by hand
Henley Standard
A BOATBUILDING business in Hambleden has celebrated its 30th anniversary by releasing a book about wooden craft. Colin Henwood, who runs Henwood & Dean from Greenlands Farm in Dairy Lane with his wife Lucie, wrote Head, Heart, Hand to reflect 

 Coastal Marina and Central Gulf Marine Trades Association to co-promote 2013 ... (blog)
CGMTA represents the recreational marine industry by promoting the regional boating environment, advocating on issues that affect the boating community and providing networking opportunities for its members. Inappropriate post? Alert us. Related topics

 Changing Places
Trade Only Today
The board of the Michigan Boating Industries Association announced the selection of director of communications Nicki Polan as the trade group's interim executive director. “Nicki has been with the MBIA for 24 years and has in-depth knowledge of our ..

 MDCE 2012 VIDEO: Organizers talk about show opening
Trade Only Today
"We're excited, attendance is up a bit and we still have to look forward to onsite registration, as well — that is usually another 50 people," said Amy Collins, the group publisher of Boating Industry, which co-produces the show with the Marine ..

 MDCE 2012: Discover Boating plans movie-theater ads
Trade Only Today
The Discover Boating program, which has been so successful on Facebook that Facebook did a case study on the program to ask how it was able to grow so fast, is going to market-test 30-second videos in movie theaters in 2013. “Imagine that on the big ...

Bonus sessions set tone for biggest MDCE yetBoating Industry
Grow Boating update: Carl Blackwell, chief marketing officer for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) updated attendees on the results of the 2012 Grow Boating campaign, as well as revealed preliminary plans for 2013. In 2012, more than ...

 Princess Yachts unveils the Princess 82 motoryacht
Superyacht Times
2012 was a significant year in the history of Princess Yachts International with the launch of five new models including both the smallest vessel it has produced for over a decade and the largest the company has ever built. 2013 promises to be as busy 

Kha Shing launches 85 foot motor yacht ecHo
Superyacht Times
The Kha Shing shipyard has launched the 85-foot motor yacht ecHo. Echo is an eco-friendly yacht project, created in collaboration with Humphreys Yacht Design. The concept of the Monte Fino ecHo is based on the principals of energy efficiency and ...

  Ship building revival
Fiji Times
GOVERNMENT'S determination to revive ship building in the country was reiterated by the Minister for Works, Transport and Public Utilities Colonel Timoci Natuva at the launch of the inaugural 2012 Denarau Boat Show in Nadi last week. Col. Natuva said ..

 Gibbs Quadski production kicks off in Detroit
SlashGear Wed, 14 Nov 2012 04:17 AM PST
About a month ago we talked about a cool amphibious vehicle that was a sort of cross between a four-wheeler and a jet ski. That vehicle is called the Gibbs Quadski and laid claim to the title of the worldâs first high-speed sports amphibian. That vehicle has now gone into production inside 54,000 ft.² assembly Read The Full Story 

 Coast Guard begins mandatory exams of commercial fishing boats
Newport News-Times Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:07 AM PST
The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to conduct Operation Get Decal, performing mandatory dockside examinations of Dungeness crab vessels at ports throughout Washington and Oregon, Monday through Friday. 

 MDCE 2012: Discover Boating joins with marina initiative
Trade Only Today
Discover Boating is joining the initiative, launched years ago by the Association of Marina Industries, that had primarily been a celebration of marinas, Discover Boating vice president of marketing Carl Blackwell said at the Marine Dealer Conference ...


Friday, November 9, 2012

Boat Building News

 NMMA looks forward to new boating caucus in Congress
Trade Only Today
The Boating Caucus went into the 2012 election with 130 members: 21 in the Senate and 109 in the House of Representatives. Coming out of the election, the caucus stands at 111. Three members left the Senate — two voluntarily — but two members from ...

Grant Affirms Apprenticeship in Wooden Boatbuilding
Working Waterfront
These distinctions come at a difficult time for the boatbuilding industry in general, as builders of pleasure boats strive to maintain and build new markets while the economy continues to founder. In an industry that has turned mainly to fiberglass and 

 Replica Bronze Age boat to go on show in Falmouth
BBC News
The boat, which will weigh around five tonnes (5,000kg) when finished, is being built by a team of students led by a Cornish boat builder. The group is using replicas of ancient tools to build the wooden boat. The craft, which is being built to scale ...

 Camaraderie keeps Fort Myers Boat Show afloat for 40 years
The News-Press Thu, 08 Nov 2012 00:03 AM PST
Boats have changed a lot in 40 years. Wood and aluminum are out. Fiberglass is in. Motors are bigger and stronger. 

 Fort Myers Boat show looks to help buoy sales
The News-Press
Nationally, the foundering economy battered the boating business, said Thom Dammrich, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association. Between 2007 and 2011, “we lost about 55 percent of new boat sales,” he said. The peak performing year ...

 Pacemaker Beneteau records loss in boating division
Sail World
They have posted a loss for their boating division. What will surprise many sailors who are familiar with the Beneteau brand is that the manufacture of sailing boats comprises only 41% of their business, while housing and motor boats account for the ...

 Yacht-builder cleared of forging document
Dubai: An owner of a yacht-building company has been cleared of forging an authorisation notarised by the Foreign Ministry over a deal to build a yacht worth Dh4 million. Citing lack of corroborated evidence, the Dubai Court of First Instance acquitted ...

 British Expert to Define Traditional Gandelow Design
With lines drawn up, the Ilen Wooden Boat Building School will then proceed to build a fleet, in readiness for the Great Limerick Gandelow Race, of May 2013 and the Greater Limerick Gandelow Race of 2014, when Limerick becomes the Cultural Capital of ...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Boat Building News

how a Discovery Yacht is built
Britain's long seafaring heritage is just one of the reasons Discovery Yachts choose to build their boats in the UK. Trading off more expensive land and staff costs with the flexibility and depth of skills building on home soil allows, Discovery 

 Marlow-Hunter celebrates 40 years with launch of new 40
My Sailing
Life begins at 40, and with Hunter Yachts celebrating 40 years of operation this year, new life has certainly begun with a splash. With new owner David Marlow at the helm, Marlow-Hunter has launched the brand new Hunter 40 (H40) at the Annapolis Sail . - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news
The Chattanoogan Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:19 AM PST
There is a looming crisis in the Third Congressional District, one with a direct impact on the commercial and recreational boating industry on the Tennessee River. 

 Powerboat racers must file escape plans to compete after 3 deaths in last year ...
Washington Post
To improve his chances, Staubo is bringing two Superboat Unlimited class catamaran boats to Key West so he'll have a backup. Each boat, equipped with two 1,350 horsepower engines, is worth about a million dollars. Tomlinson said the team will spend ...

German Boat Show Reaps Reward of Northern FocusAfloat
Torsten Conradi, President of the German Boat and Ship Building Association (DBSV, one of the official supporters of hanseboot), is convinced that this sharpening of hanseboot's profile is a good thing. "The new orientation of hanseboot in terms of its ...

How Discovery Yachts survived the recession
Business during the recession has not been plain sailing for Discovery Yachts, a bespoke, luxury boat-building firm based on the south coast of England. But MD Nigel Stuart says the company has weathered the storm by using the recession to their ...

  Why Jaguar designed a boat
Autocar (blog)
“If we built this boat without engineering it to be able to do what we claimed was possible, it would be like building a concept car around a chassis that didn't exist,” says Callum. So will Concept Speedboat ever see the water? Officially, the answer ...

 Two superyacht contracts signed at Bilgin Yachts
Superyacht Times
Just before the summer, Turkish superyacht builder Bilgin Yachts launched their first Bilgin 160 Classic superyacht M&M, which was very well received at the Cannes and Monaco Yacht shows. SuperYacht Times visited the shipyard in Istanbul where we ...

 Annapolis boat brokers encouraged about 2013
Ten percent. That's the upward adjustment Laurent Fabre is making for his 2013 Beneteau boats sales projections following the U.S. Sailboat and Powerboat shows in October. It's a modest change but after a half decade of stagnant boat sales industrywide ..

Move over, drones: US Navy tests new robotic boat for firing missiles from afarNew York Daily News
Future commanders might hunt for Robot October, now that the Navy has developed a fully automated missile-launching boat. Navy personnel at the Patuxent River base in Maryland fired six missiles remotely from an unmanned boat off the state's coast late  

 Sailing in Marin: Sausalito boat builder turned a recycled boat into a winner
Marin Independent-Journal
Sausalito boat builder and sailor Gordie Nash inspects the bow of his boat Arcadia on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, in Sausalito, Calif. He saved the old boat from the dumpster and completely rebuilt it as a modern race boat. (IJ photo/Frankie Frost) Frankie ...

 This Old House' back in Essex
Gloucester Daily Times Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:21 PM PST
ESSEX -- The PBS series "This Old House" was on location at H.A. Burnham Boat Building and Design this past Monday morning, according to Jessica Hartzell, an account executive with WGBH National Marketing in Boston. In an email to the Times, Hartzell 

UPDATE 1-Yacht maker Ferretti cruising for China middle market
Considering Chinese brand acquisition in 12-18 months. * Eyeing IPO in Asia stock market in 3-4 years. * Shandong Heavy owns 75 pct of Ferretti. By Antonella Ciancio. MILAN, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Ferretti, the Italian luxury yacht maker favoured by Chinese ...

Florida broker partners with Dutch boatbuilderTrade Only Today
The Dutch ShipYard Group and Dwight Tracy and Friends Yacht Sales are partnering to expand the Holland-based firm's presence in the U.S. market. “We've wanted to have a larger presence in the U.S. market for some time now, but felt it required having

 Engineering firmâs work âlike CSI,â founder says
Washington Post Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:31 AM PST
ANNAPOLIS, Md. â When portions of a Wiseco Bombardier exploded two years ago, the manufacturer launched an investigation into the cause. The case is still winding its way through the court system. Meanwhile, a replica of the Seadoo personal watercraft sits in the Annapolis headquarters of CED Investigative Technologies, where a team of engineers put it through a series of tests to determine the ... 

 What's next for marine industry after status quo election?
Boating Industry
As results rolled in Tuesday night, what had once been eyed as a transformative election turned out to be anything but. Instead, voters left the state of Washington relatively unchanged, with a re-elected President Obama, a Democratic Senate and a .

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Boat Building News

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 Boating Industry receives award for overall design
Boating Industry
The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association recognized Boating Industry with the highest honor in the category of Overall Design for a Business/Trade Magazine. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — Boating Industry, a publication for marine professionals, ...

 MRAA Rewards Pavilion to launch at MDCE
Boating Industry
The 2012 MDCE, produced in partnership between MRAA and Boating Industry, will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 11-14. The companies participating in the MRAA Rewards Pavilion include: ADP Lightspeed; ...

Miss Yacht Model Bahamas, Gabrielle Wong Leaves For
Freeport, Bahamas - The Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization is once again preparing three beautiful young ladies to compete in there prospective international pageants in China. Ms Gabriele Wong Miss Yacht Model Bahamas leaves for opens online gear and parts store
Trade Only Today is evolving,” Sonya Schweitzer, director of business development at the division of Dominion Marine Media, said in a statement. “We are building on our unique knowledge of boats and boaters to provide boating enthusiasts with everything they ..

COTECMAR to sign patrol boat deal with MBIHS Jane's
Colombian shipbuilder COTECMAR is expected to sign a contract by November with the Brazilian Navy (MB) to build four Lancha Patrullera de Río (LPR) fast riverine patrol boats. The boats are to be built in Colombia and customised for the MB, a company ..

 Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival enjoyable for the whole crew: Northshore ...
The New Orleans Quarter Shanty Krewe entertained with sea shanties at a rollicking party that kicked-off the Wooden Boat Festival in Madisonville. Captains, first mates, festival judges and committee chairs were piped aboard the Lake Pontchartrain ...

 Handmade boats
The Advocate
Some of Keith Felder's and Jules Lambert's finely crafted wooden boats go straight to storage. “The people who buy them,” Felder said, “know these boats won't be built much longer.” Tom Butler, 74, director of the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat ...

 More evidence needed in Boothbay boatbuilder case
Boothbay Register
The board could either uphold the notice of violation banning Stimson from building boats on his property, reverse the violation and subsequently lift the ban, or remand it to the town's Planning Board for further review. Stimson's attorney, Michael ..

Friday, November 2, 2012

Boat Building News

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The Nunes Brothers Boat and Ways Co.
Marinscope Community Newspapers
The Nunes brothers, Manuel and Antonio, came from the island of Pico in the Azores. They emigrated to California in the late 1800s and began boatbuilding on the Sacramento river circa 1898. In 1925 the brothers made the move to Sausalito, taking over ...

Day Trips: Shipbuilding in Port AransasAustin Chronicle
The Farley Boat Works in Port Aransas is back after an absence of nearly 40 years. The Farley brothers, who started building pleasure crafts in 1915, are long gone to their happy fishing spot. A group of volunteers have reopened the brothers' former ..

Hatteras uses customer input to redesign motor yacht
New Bern Sun Journal Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:35 AM PDT
Hatteras Yachts rolled out a redesign of its popular 80 motor yacht in October during the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show

  Maine boat builder launches new yacht
Boston Globe Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:31 AM PDT
THOMASTON, Maine (AP) â A Maine boat builder is launching a custom-built yacht for a Florida man who plans to sail it around the world alone. launches new online retail gear and parts store
Boating Industry
“We are building on our unique knowledge of boats and boaters to provide boating enthusiasts with everything they need to ensure great experiences. We want our visitors to rely on for all of their boating related needs.” The Gear ..

 Woodshop may do boat building
Bainbridge Island Review Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:15 PM PDT
The Bainbridge Island Community Woodshop is considering sponsoring a boat building program and is trying to gauge the level of interest in the community. 

For Some Reason, Jaguar Makes a Speed Boat
Wired News Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:29 PM PDT
In an odd partnership tangentially related to the towing prowess of the XF wagon, Jaguar commissioned a boat with naval architecture consultancy Ivan Erdevicki Naval Architecture & Yacht Design Inc.