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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 ...


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