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Friday, December 28, 2012

Boat Building News

15th Annual Southern La. Boat, Sport and RV Show an economic draw
Tri Parish Times
“This is one of the largest and most respected RV, boat and sport shows along the Gulf Coast,” said Bart Caple, producer of the annual Southern Louisiana Boat, Sport and RV Show. “We fill the entire Civic Center and expand outdoors with another 100,000 .

Bremerton boat builder hopes to get bigger by going smaller
Kitsap Sun
Earlier this month, the sports-fishing boat manufacturer near Bremerton National Airport acquired Auburn-based Arima Marine International Inc. for an undisclosed sum. During 31 years, Arima has built more than 6,000 boats ranging in length from 15 feet ..

Seattle Boat Show coming up at end of next month
Thu, 27 Dec, 2012 03:54 PM PST
The Seattle Boat Show is coming up on Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union in downtown Seattle, and will offer more than 200 free seminars on boating and other water related activities, including 60 on fishing and crabbing. Boating seminars range from beginner topics (Anchoring Basics, How to Launch and Trailer your Big Boat Without Yelling, Tips for Choosing ...  

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boat Building News

2 boat-building school students missing
23 (UPI) -- Two Maine boat-building school students were still missing Sunday, nearly four days after they were last seen drinking with friends, police said. Zachary Wells, 21, and Prescott Wright, 23, students at Landing Boat School in Kennebunkport ..

  Great Outdoors Marine wins industry award
Tue, 25 Dec, 2012 10:05 PM PST
The Great Outdoors Marine in Lavalette, W.Va, recently received the most coveted award in the marine industry by being selected as one of Boating Industry’s Top 100 Boat Dealers, from over 8,000 d...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Boat Building News

Sun, 16 Dec, 2012 05:24 AM PST
The Tiliakos Boat Building Company completed a pilot boat for the St. Simons Island harbor. December 13, 1962 The deaths of five dolphins on Amelia Island beaches since Thanksgiving left researches puzzled and searching for answers.

Side venture a 'blessing' for boat parts manufacturing company
Ellwood City Ledger
And the big season for ordering Nativity scenes — October, November and December — coincides almost perfectly with the slow season for boat-related orders. So instead of layoffs, Brown decided to commit to manufacturing the scenes depicting Christ's ...

Solar-Powered Mini-Boat Launched
Monday, December 17, 2012, 3:12 AM. File Solar Boat: Photo credit Navgathi. Solar Boat: Photo credit Navgathi. Indian boat builders, Navgathi, launch a compact 4-passenger solar-powered boat, one of the smallest boats of this kind available in the world.

Patrol Boat Order for Kvichak Marine
Kvichak Marine Industries, contracted to build a 44.5' X 13.7' 'Response Boat Medium – C' for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department. The RBM-C is the sistership of the highly successful USCG RB-M having been adapted to meet the CBRNE Detection 

Bremerton company building Navy patrol craft at Tacoma port
Bremerton company building Navy patrol craft at Tacoma port. For the first time since World War II, a boatbuilding company is constructing Navy warships in a 96-year-old shipyard at the mouth of the Hylebos Waterway. JOHN GILLIE; Staff writer. JOHN ...

Fincantieri launches coast guard vessel
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 08:20 AM PST
TRIESTE, Italy, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A new multipurpose vessel for Italy's coast guard has been launched in Naples by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.  

  Fisherman and boat builder wants to retrieve 'sunken schooners'
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012 05:07 PM PST
Jeffrey Powell of Biloxi is passionate about boats and history. That's why he's excited about a project he's promoting to retrieve sunken schooners from the waters of the Tchoutacabouffa River. He pitched the idea to the Commission on Marine Resources this week. Powell says he knows of 29 schooners in the river waters. He'd like to raise at least one and donate it to the Seafood Industry Museum

 Search on in Kennebunkport for two Landing School students
Press Herald
Chief Craig Sanford said the school, which teaches people how to become boat builders, notified them that Zachary Wells, 21, of Burlington, Vt., and Prescott Wright, 23 of Barnstable, Mass., had failed to show up for classes on Thursday and Friday .

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Boat Building News

Survey of Published Data and Reports On Blended Fuels In Marine Applications

A report by the US Coast Guard on use of E-10 and other blended fuels in recreational Boats

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Boat Building News

Mon, 17 Dec, 2012 08:38 AM PST
The Tiliakos Boat Building Company completed a pilot boat for the St. Simons Island harbor. December 13, 1962 The deaths of five dolphins on Amelia Island beaches since Thanksgiving left researches puzzled and searching for answers.

 Boat sales jump 10% this year (registration)
Fueling the growth in new boat sales are purchases in the 15- to 26-foot range, which make up 96 percent of the 12.4 million boats registered in the U.S., according to the NMMA. While the numbers are up in almost every segment of the industry, the

 Malaysia billionaire invests in Italian yacht maker Wider
MILAN Dec 18 (Reuters) - Malaysian billionaire Sri Lim Kok Thay, whose luxury empire spans casinos and cruise liners, is to buy half of yacht maker Wider to expand into a fast-growing market in Asia, the founder of the Italian company said on Tuesday.

The 2013 Singapore Yacht Show Gets Extended
Andy Treadwell, managing director of the Singapore Yacht Show, says his team acknowledges the high cost and logistical effort of bringing a vessel and an exhibition team to a Yacht Show, and the date extension will allow both exhibitors and visitors to  

 Pressure on for a Super Bowl Boat Show (registration)
Miami-Dade's tourism bureau faces more pressure to endorse holding the 2016 Super Bowl during the Miami International Boat Show and drop objections that there aren't enough hotel rooms in the Miami area to handle both events. On Tuesday the mayor 

  Glen Raven Sponsors Marine Design Challenge at N.C. State University Wed, 19 Dec, 2012 08:32 AM PST
Fashion Design Students Target Female Consumers With Design Innovations for Enhanced Boating Enjoyment(PRWEB) December 19, 2012 While boating may appear to be a male dominated sport, research studies show that it's women who often drive buying decisions for watercraft purchases and upgrades. With this bit of consumer research in hand, Glen Raven recently sponsored a Marine Design Challenge ...

  Bay City boat builder, sailor Jan C. Gougeon dies at 67
Wed, 19 Dec, 2012 01:50 PM PST
Jan Gougeon discovered his passion in life when he started sailing. He never looked back.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Boat Building News

Seattle Boat Show drops anchor Jan. 25 in Seattle
Sat, 15 Dec, 2012 01:49 PM PST
The Seattle Boat Show is coming up on Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 at CenturyLink Field Event Center and South Lake Union in downtown Seattle, and will offer more than 200 free seminars on boating and other water related activities, including 60 on fishing and crabbing.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Boat Building News

'Boat of the Year': Bavaria Vision 46
Debuted at the Newport and Annapolis Boat Shows, the Vision 46 immediately captured the attention of US boat buyers, struck by her innovative styling, comfort and livability features. Add to this the performance of a Farr Yacht Design, German ...

The 2012 International WorkBoat Show A Success For World Wide Metric
Wed, 12 Dec, 2012 05:52 AM PST
As of December 10, 2012 World Wide Metric would like to announce a successful tradeshow exhibition at the 2012 International Work Boat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 5 - 7, 2012. Many attendees were able learn about our spotlight of products including Wouter Witzel Valves, Copper Nickel Tubes, Venthead Valves, Hydraulic Fittings, Pipe Couplings, and much more. Due to the success at ...  

What Is a Yacht?
Slate Magazine
Yacht mania dissipated during and after the Great Depression, but when conspicuous consumption came back into style in the 1980s and 1990s, American financiers began vying to see who could acquire the biggest motor-powered yacht. Sometimes called

  Crowley and Jensen Maritime Honored with Two Significant Boat Awards at International Workboat Show
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012 09:42 AM PST
Together Crowley Maritime Corp. and subsidiary Jensen Maritime, the company’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm, were honored with two of the top 10 Significant Boat awards during the seventh-annual International Workboat Show recently held in New Orleans. (PRWeb December 13, 2012) Read the full story at

  Winemaker fails to recoup yacht costs Thu, 13 Dec, 2012 05:03 PM PST
A judge says a Perth-based naval architect was the biggest loser in the demise of a luxury yacht maker which also left winemaker Jim Delegat out of pocket.

 North Norfolk jobs to be created as expansion of boat building business is approved
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012 07:06 AM PST
Up to 26 new jobs could be created in north Norfolk after plans to expand a successful premium boat building business were given the green light.

 Got $50 million? The Delphine, famed Great Lakes yacht, is for sale
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012 10:39 AM PST
Listed at 257 feet long with a 35-foot beam and a 14.5-foot draft, the Delphine is believed to be the largest private yacht ever built on the Great Lakes. Horace Dodge, the younger of the two Dodge brothers, had it built in 1920 in River Rouge by the Great Lakes Engineering Co. He named it after his daughter.

 Renaissance subsidiary wins boat-building contract | Oman Observer
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter — MUSCAT — Renaissance subsidiary Topaz Marine Engineering, a UAE-based full service ship building, ship repair and engineering services company, has been commissioned by the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) to design, build and .

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Boat Building News

Fishing Column: New York Boat Show a January treat
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012 05:30 PM PST
It's Christmas shopping season and here is a great gift idea. Tickets are now available for the 2013 Progressive Insurance New York Boat Show. The Northeast's premier boating event takes place January 3-6 at the Javits Center , providing post-holiday deals on everything from luxury motor yachts and sport fishers to performance boats, sailboats, and thousands of marine accessories.

Industry mourns Lightning class sailboat builder
Trade Only Today
In 1961 he founded the Allen Boat Co., in Buffalo, N.Y., where he built sailboats, but most notably, the Lightning class sailboat. His boats initially were built of wood, but over time their construction switched to fiberglass. He became the largest ...

  International meetings to be organised around Marine13
Marine Business
THE Marine13 International Conference and Exhibition being held in Sydney 28- 30 April 2013 is the catalyst for a growing range of international meetings linked to the conference streams of boating business, boating safety and marinas. Howard Glenn

Monday, December 10, 2012

Boat Building News

Tim Coats
Shock Mitigation
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 @ 11:30 a.m. EASTERN
At IBEX 2012 in Louisville, Tim Coats (Carderock Naval Surface Warfare Center) took part in a panel discussion about Shock Mitigation. For this week's show, Coats visits ProBoat Radio to continue this campaign of educating both industry and academia about this topic.

Why is he so concerned? He tells us, "It's about mission effectiveness and safety for those who serve our country operating and riding high-speed planing craft/boats, whether in a foreign land or in the littorals within our own borders." 
 For more details, visit the ProBoat Radio blog page for this show.   

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Boat Building News

Amesbury boat shop holding holiday open house
SHIPPING NEWS: Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury, which is dedicated to the art and preservation of wooden boat-building, holds its seventh annual Holiday Open House Saturday and Sunday. Located on the banks of the Merrimack River, the boat shop and

 Chantier Naval Couach starts construction of 26 metre yacht
Superyacht Times
Chantier Naval Couach recently introduced a complete and spectacular new collection of seven different yachts between 13 and 50 metres, including a new 26.50 metres motor yacht, now under construction at Gujan-Mestras. Hull n°1 of the Couach 2600 

 Students build boats with milk jugs
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Building a boat is no easy task, but that's exactly what a group of Mesa County middle and high school students had to do. Sixteen groups of students had twenty minutes to put together a makeshift boat that would support 

Hinckley partners with online boating community
Trade Only Today
Hinckley is the first strategic partner of Alexandria, Va.-based My-Villages Inc., which will include a limited number of boatbuilders, service yards and marine equipment manufacturers, all of whom are committed to leveraging the latest technology to ...

 Students At BMC Fine Tune Their Boat Building Skills
12-6-12 It won't be long before several students with the Erie School District will be able to row, row, row their boat. The students are part of the Bayfront Maritime 

 France's biggest nautical show casts off in Paris
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012 07:27 AM PST
There are some xmas stocking fillers that only a select few can afford and the International Boat Show in Paris perhaps most appeals to them. But…

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Boat Building News

Historic yacht will be restored by young apprentices
Portsmouth News
The Boleh is a junk yacht which dates back 60 years and was built in Singapore. So far four lucky apprentices, who are studying boatbuilding, maintenance and support, at Highbury College, will be working with the Boleh Trust to restore the vessel ...

 The Singapore Yacht Show, 20 weeks to go
Superyacht Times
It is well documented that the Asian market is one of the most vibrant and dynamic in the world. The Singapore Yacht Show has positioned itself as the focal point of yachting business, so that industry professionals can access buyers. The 2012 edition ...

 US Boatbuilding Students Can Get a College
IYRS students who complete the two-year Boatbuilding & Restoration program will be granted 30 credits toward the bachelor of general studies or associate programs at RWU. The credits will be applied toward elective requirements in both the bachelor's ...

Discover Boating brings press to British Virgin Islands
Boating Industry
Garnering favorable coverage for the marine industry as a whole, the National Marine Manufacturers Association's Discover Boating arm organized a press flotilla in the British Virgin Islands resulting in a feature article in an upcoming issue of the ...

 Fred Kiekhaefer will leave Mercury Marine
Boating Industry
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Dec. 5, 2012) – Mercury Racing President Fred Kiekhaefer has announced he will end his distinctive 22-year career with Mercury Marine at the conclusion of 2012. Kiekhaefer founded Kiekhaefer Aeromarine Inc. in 1983, and sold that ...

 Northwest trade group offers boating grants
Trade Only Today
Since 2003 the Seattle-based NMTA has spent more than $1 million to promote boating in the Pacific Northwest through events, sponsorships and programs. The trade group will award as much as $9,000 to one or more organizations on May 1. Organizations ...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Boat Building News

Vietnam bans construction of unsafe wooden tourist boats
Circular 43/2012/TT-BGTVT of the Ministry of Transport specifies boats providing tourists with overnight stays, along with floating hotels and restaurants, must be built of qualified steel, aluminum, glass-fiber reinforced plastic, reinforced cement or ...

BAE Systems to Showcase Maritime Capabilities at the International Work Boat Show
Tue, 04 Dec, 2012 08:04 AM PST
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BAE Systems will showcase a range of maritime capabilities, including new construction and ship repair services, at the 2012 International Work Boat Show, December 5-7 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Media representatives attending the show are invited to visit the BAE Systems booth (#2417) to learn more about the following: Build. Convert. Repair ...  

Senior Naval Architect
Tue, 04 Dec, 2012 12:02 PM PST
BS Degree in Naval Architecture or related discipline with 7-10 years experience. Must be well versed in the engineering of MODU's, jack-ups or semis. Pure naval architecture is what this company is after. Must be able to work in the US legally without company sponsorship.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Boat Building News

VIDEO: Pursuit debuts 36-foot sport yacht
Trade Only Today
pursuit1128 Pursuit Boats this morning unveiled its much anticipated sport yacht — a 36-footer with hidden outboard power and an expansive gin-clear windshield — that catapults the company into a new genre of the market.

 Ferretti yachts deal among Sino-Italian contracts inked
Hong Kong Standard
The six deals included agreements between 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 million, AFP reports.

Building boats, mending lives
ABC Local
The craft of boat building is helping a group of Wodonga TAFE students recover from mental illness. Print page; Email this · Permalink. Share. To view this media, please enabled Javascript in your browser setttings. Download this mp3 file. In a Wodonga ...

France Instructed To Tax Luxury Yacht Hire
Thu, 29 Nov, 2012 03:02 AM PST
The European Commission has sent a formal request to French authorities warning that they must revoke a value-added tax (VAT) exemption offered on the charter of yachts used for pleasure boating purposes or have the case referred to the European Court of Justice.  

 After a decade, Utah emissions rule set to make waves
Thu, 29 Nov, 2012 12:13 AM PST
After a decade, Utah emissions rule set to make waves by Brett Prettyman The Salt Lake Tribune Published Nov 29, 2012 09:33AM MDT Delayed for a decade, a regulation regarding emissions standards on personal watercraft (PWC) in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area will finally become law Jan. 1. Officials managing Lake Powell behind Glen Canyon Dam say citations will be handed out to people on ...

 Top NY court rejects state liability for inspectors' role in boat disaster ...
Washington Post
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's top court on Thursday rejected damages claims against state inspectors who continually recertified a tour boat for 48-passenger capacity before it overturned on an Adirondack lake in 2005, drowning 20 people on a fall foliage ...

 Ahoy! Luxury yachts have arrived
New Straits Times
The showcase of boats this weekend and on next Friday and Saturday will feature motor yachts and sailing boats from the Princess Yachts line, which range from 54ft to 78ft; the Ferretti 731, the Astondoa 102, Leopard Catamaran 39PC and Hunter 33.

Riva Yachts announces largest aluminium planing yacht
World Interior Design Network
Riva Yachts, the brand of the Ferretti Group, will launch the 37m 122' Mythos, the largest aluminium planing yacht ever produced by the shipyard and built entirely in light aluminium alloy. Suppliers to this sector. Barrisol - Normalu SAS · Surface ...

  Posh boats ride a rising tide
Thu, 29 Nov, 2012 04:19 PM PST
By Terry Tomalin, Times Outdoor/Fitness Editor Thursday, November 29, 2012 ST. PETERSBURG — You know marine manufacturers must be feeling good about the economy when the hottest thing at a local boat show is a 27-foot yacht tender that costs more than most homes. "We are definitely going after that upscale market," said Ken Rawley, spokesman for the Hacker Boat Company, manufacturer of high-end ... 

 106 Metre sailing yacht Solar by Nuvolari & Lenard under construction
Superyacht Times
Today Nuvolari & Lenard announced on their Facebook page, that they are responsible for the design of the yacht, project Solar. The designers unveiled to SYT today that the yacht is 106 metres long, 15 metre wide and is in the 3000 GRT range. Her Dyna

 Pursuit Boats of Fort Pierce debuts new technology, sweet ride
The company's Integrated Outboard Technology (TM) takes twin Yamaha 350 horsepower V8 Four Strike outboard motors and encases them under an electric-powered hood to provide a sleek, seamless look to the stern of the boat and added quiet comfort.

 Boat seller swindled customers out of nearly $400000, Seminole deputies say
Orlando Sentinel
A man who ran a boat-consignment business stole nearly $400,000 from customers by selling their boats and keeping the money for himself, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said Friday. Ralph Smith, 51, of Altamonte Springs was arrested Thursday on a ...