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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 ...

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