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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Boat building News

Bassmaster expo at Convention Center is open for business Fri, 22 Feb, 2013 11:47 AM PST
Bassmaster officials along with Oklahoma's Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb and Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett, Jr., cut the ribbon to open the Bassmaster Outdoors Expo presented by Dick's Sporting Goods Friday at noon Friday. A crowd of just more than 1,000 got an early start to viewing the latest in boating and fishing equipment through the maze of booths at the Convention Center. The expo is open ..

Boat sales expected to surge
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013 01:14 AM PST
Visitors to the Halifax International Boat Show look over a wide selection of watercraft at Exhibition Park in Halifax on Thursday. (PETER PARSONS / Staff) 

130 Years of Chris Craft Boating History Sun, 24 Feb, 2013 03:13 PM PST
History of Chris Craft

  Boat show reflects strength of UAE's leisure marine market
Mon, 25 Feb, 2013 07:54 AM PST
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai International Boat Show's growth and international appeal reflects strength of UAE's leisure marine market, according to industry experts. The 21st edition of the

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Boat Building News

MarineMax Vacations Unveiled Their New 48-Foot Power Catamaran
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013 06:19 AM PST
MarineMax Vacations unveiled their brand new, highly innovative luxury power catamaran, the MarineMax 484 today at the Miami International Boat Show. (PRWeb February 18, 2013) Read the full story at
Maserati, World's Fastest Yacht, Sets Record Journey From New York To San Francisco
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013 11:49 AM PST
SAN FRANCISCO — A racing yacht named after one of the world's fastest cars has docked in San Francisco after what organizers said was the fastest passage of a single-hulled sailing vessel from New York to San Francisco. 
Liquidation after 'rough few years'
Mon, 18 Feb, 2013 02:47 PM PST
A Waikawa boatyard owner is wrapping up his boat building company after more than 30 years, to concentrate on his boat repairs and maintenance business. 
  Sea Ray wins Miami Boat Show innovation award Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 09:30 AM PST
Knoxville-based boat maker Sea Ray announced Tuesday that it won an innovation award at this year’s Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show
AMG and Cigarette Racing produce the world's fastest and most powerful electric boat
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013 05:47 AM PST
Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing have launched their latest collaboration at the Miami International Boat Show. The 38-foot Top Gun Cigarette Racing hull is powered by an AMG electric drive pumping out 2,220 horsepower (1,656 kW) and 2,210 ft-lb (3,000 Nm) of torque for a top speed in excess of 100 mph (160 km/h or over 86 knots). The electrics are taken nearly whole from the SLS AMG Coupé ...  

Lakeside boat workshop seeks tools
Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 06:08 AM PST
The Montana Wooden Boat Foundation, a non-profit organization in Lakeside, is seeking donations of gently used electric and hand-tools for its new wooden boat building center. 
  Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) applauds introduction of legislation to help marinas during dredging ...
Thu, 21 Feb, 2013 11:48 AM PST
LIVONIA, Mich., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) applauds the introduction of legislation that has been utilized in the past to help solve the private marina dredging crisis, which, in turn, will help thousands of...

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Boat Building News

Lakeside boat building workshop seeks tools
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013 07:43 AM PST
The Montana Wooden Boat Foundation, a local non-profit organization headquartered in Lakeside, is seeking donations of gently used electric and hand-powered hand tools for its new Wood Boat Building Center.

Why The Australian Boat Market Remains Buoyant in 2013
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013 11:04 PM PST
National usage study reports Australians love boats and boating, but with changes in consumer spending are their choices of vessel changing too? Recognising these changes, Bauer Media Group has now expanded into online classified advertising of boats and industry related products (PRWeb February 14, 2013) Read the full story at
  Cruisers Yachts Celebrates 60 Years Of Brand Excellence
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 04:11 AM PST
OCONTO, Wis., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cruisers Yachts launched its yearlong 60th anniversary celebration of brand excellence at the 2013 Miami International Boat Show and revealed the designs of the much-awaited 60th Anniversary Black Diamond Limited Edition models. Proudly... 
The Miami International Boat Show
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 02:16 PM PST
Three locations:Miami Beach Convention Center (1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach) will feature personal watercraft for every activity and...  

Michigan makes boats... lots of boats
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 01:44 PM PST
Michigan is known for its cars, but there are also many world renowned boat manufactures that are creating a full range of Made-in-Michigan watercraft and they have gathered at the Grand Rapids Boat show this weekend.

  O.C. Boat Show Raises Ethanol Fuel Concerns
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 07:06 PM PST
For three days you can get up close and personal with about 350 boats. The Ocean City Seaside Boat Show is back-- so, start your engines. Well, if you can. Environmental activists are pushing the throttle on mandating the use of ethanol fuel in boats.

Cigarette AMG Electric Drive concept gets 2,221 hp: Mercedes sends another vessel to the Miami International Boat Show
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013 01:13 PM PST
Apparently Mercedes and AMG have the performance car world locked down so thoroughly that they can now focus their efforts on Cigarette boats.

Ireland's boating heritage - a constant in the Emerald Isle’s thousands of years of history
Sun, 17 Feb, 2013 05:10 AM PST
Across Ireland's landscape thousands of years of history are recorded by ring-forts, round towers, castles, Georgian streets and thatched cottages. All are built to endure in stone. 

Enthusiasts find Detroit Boat Show bigger, better at larger Cobo
Sat, 16 Feb, 2013 10:38 PM PST
The Detroit Boat Show continues today, drawing watercraft enthusiasts of all kinds to Cobo Center. The show takes up 38 percent more space in the newly renovated center and is expected to draw 60,000 people during its nine-day run.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Boat Building News

Miss Tor Yacht building 55 and 72 metre superyachts
Superyacht Times
The Turkish company Miss Tor Yacht are building several superyachts, including a 55 metre superyacht, and a 72 metre superyacht. The latter measures 72 metres in length, with a 10.5 metre beam, and has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure

Yacht Club Kicks Off Inaugural Speaker Series
The Star Democrat
The new design by Farr Yacht Design, built to exacting tolerances using modern day computer controlled manufacturing processes, will assure that each boat including rigging and sails are exactly the same and truly a one design. The cost of a new 'Volvo ...

 Strong line up for Singapore Yacht Show grows
Superyacht Times
The Singapore Yacht Show 2013 will welcome S/Y Twizzle and Sunseeker to the growing list of high-calibre exhibitors already confirmed for the event, held at Sentosa Cove from April 18-21. Launched by award-winning Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman in 

  Made in Ark.: South's oldest pontoon boat builder
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013 03:14 AM PST
Many boat lovers say when you're on the water you feel at at peace and relaxed. That's certainly how Tom Cox feels. He's the owner of the south's oldest pontoon boat company. This week's Made in Arkansas takes us to Aloha Pontoons.

  Billionaire's superyacht refit big boost for Auckland
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013 08:59 AM PST
Australian billionaire James Packer has brought his 87.5-metre superyacht Arctic P to Auckland for a refit that could mean upwards of $10 million for the local economy.The giant vessel - the 50th largest yacht in the world - is..

 Boating Industry to co-host American Boating Congress
Boating Industry
The American Boating Congress is the National Marine Manufacturers Association's annual comprehensive legislative conference for the recreational boating industry. It is an opportunity for all industry leaders, from dealers to manufacturers to

  Authorities investigating whether bones found belong to missing Maine students
Wed, 13 Feb, 2013 09:18 AM PST
Authorities are investigating whether bones that were found on an island in Maine belong to two boat-building students who vanished in the area in December.

  Pros teach boat building to youngsters
Wed, 13 Feb, 2013 06:24 AM PST
A little girl with a brightly colored beanie hat, safety earmuffs and woodworking goggles takes a power sander to a large wood panel in Somers Middle Schools woodshop after school is over for the day. But she's not building something simple like a birdhouse; shes building a boat with other SMS students that will be donated to the Somers-Lakeside PTA.

Ilmor High Performance Marine Unveils the MV8-570 Marine Engine at the 2013 Miami Boat Show
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013 08:04 AM PST
Ilmor High Performance Marine unveils the new MV8-570 marine engine in the Miami Beach Convention center at the 2013 Miami Boat Show and is featured in Formula Boats' 353 FAS3Tech on-water display at Sea Isle Marina. (PRWeb February 14, 2013) Read the full story at

  Miami International Boat Show opens Thursday
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013 12:31 AM PST
The Progressive Miami International Boat Show opens Thursday for five days. Tickets to the 72nd annual event include entrance to three locations in Miami and Miami Beach. Until Monday, ticket-holders can visit displays at the Miami Beach Convention Center, the Sea Isle Marina, and Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina at Bayside. Courtesy shuttle buses and water taxis will transport event-goers ...

Monday, February 11, 2013

Boat Building News

Hakvoort's Largest Ever Yacht Project Signed by Moran
Hakvoort Shipyard and Moran Yacht & Ship has signed the contract to build a 63.30 m motoryacht. Given the project name Zeus, she will be the largest superyacht built to date by Hakvoort, which also recently started construction on a 61 m displacement ...

 Dubai International Boat Show showcases 'Super Yacht Experience' with 11 ...
AME Info (press release)
Visitors to this year's Dubai International Boat Show, the Middle East's largest and longest running leisure marine event, will have the opportunity to do business with the world's leading builders of large yachts, Super Yacht Experience, which falls .

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Boat Building News

DETROIT: Get a taste of summer at the Detroit Boat Show
Tue, 05 Feb, 2013 04:19 AM PST
DETROIT — Postholiday sales aren’t the only deals to be found during the winter months. Starting in February in Michigan, boat shows take place offering some of the best pricing and incentives of the year — a major draw for the 83 million Americans who take to the water each year. For those ready to plan their summer fun, boat shows are the place to start.

ISA's Marcello Maggi on the 66m Granturismo Yacht
Between mid-2011 and early 2012, ISA weathered the recession by selling three brand-new yacht models. ISA has now announced that the construction of these three projects is continuing according to plan. Marcello Maggi, President of Sales and Marketing, ...

  Cigarette Racing unveils Mercedes-Benz AMG-inspired luxury boat
Fox News
Custom boat builder and racer Cigarette Racing, based in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is set to debut a new version of its signature performance boats, the 42-foot Huntress. Why are we reporting on a boat? Because, like its previous 46-foot Rider XP and 

 Removing unfinished boat could cost Freeport more than $100K
The Forecaster
Will Graff. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 9:50 am. FREEPORT — The town could end up spending more than $100,000 if the foundation that owns a partially built 113-foot schooner can't come up with the money to finish or move the massive boat.

Pros teach boat building to youngsters
Flathead Publishing Group
A little girl with a brightly colored beanie hat, safety earmuffs and woodworking goggles takes a power sander to a large wood panel in Somers Middle School's woodshop after school is over for the day. But she's not building something simple like a ...

Granny Apple Publishing to Release "The Art of Wooden Boat Repair" by Allen Taube at Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival ... Wed, 06 Feb, 2013 12:14 AM PST
Author Allen Taube announces that the updated, revised and enlarged edition of his 1986 book "The Boatwright's Companion" will be on sale at the biggest boating event on Florida's East Coast.Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 "The Art of Wooden Boat Repair: Secret Tricks of the Trade" presents the experience and insights gained by author Allen Taube's 40 years of wooden boat building, wooden ...  

 How big is 'too big' for a super yacht?
(CNN) -- When pictures leaked out in December of the late Steve Jobs's new yacht, Venus, leaving The Netherlands, interest was once again sparked in the mysterious world of the super mega yachts, and in those who build them for the super mega rich.

 Eclipse shows Bermuda can make waves in yacht registry business
Royal Gazette
If there is one thing that Bermuda has over the Cayman Islands, it's a very large yacht. In fact, it's the largest privately owned yacht in the world — the 533-foot Eclipse owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich — now docked in Hamilton, which ...

 Feadship Launches Their Largest Ever Yacht
Not only will this superyacht be the largest yacht ever to be built by the revered custom yacht builders, but “she will be the largest yacht ever built in The Netherlands,” notes Henk de Vries. Feadship has started 2013 by launching their largest yacht

 Lumber theft at Watermen's Museum halts boat building
Daily Press
It's estimated that $1,500 worth of boat building lumber was stolen from within the museum's gates, according to a press release from Watermen's Museum Executive Director Dave Niebuhr. The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft. "It .

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Boat Building News

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February 27, 2013

Managing Emergencies on the Water
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 
12 NOON * FREE * Maritime Meeting Room (Above the Chandlery)

Medical care on deck 
Erik Wennstrom and Jordan Pollack will discuss common onboard maritime emergencies and how to mitigate hazards, along with training and equipment recommendations. Wennstrom brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with open-water preparedness, fire and medical incident management, and on-water rescue. Sharing stories and skills, the two will entice the audience to enhance their own preparedness through training and proper equipment onboard their own vessels. 

Erik Wennstrom is a Vessel Assist Captain and salvage diver, Wennstrom holds a USCG Master's license and is a certified IFSAC fire and rescue instructor. He's been an EMT for over 30 years, and has handled emergency calls and technical rescues in a huge variety of marine and extreme remote environments. He coaches students learning marine rescue skills for Salish Rescue, an all-volunteer marine search and rescue response team located in Port Townsend.

Jordan Pollack is a 30+ year veteran of the fire service serves as Fire Chief for a remote mountain community in Oregon and manages a fire-EMS training and consulting business. A fire service instructor since 1983, he continues to instruct structural and wildland firefighting, emergency medical, and incident management courses. In his spare time he coordinates two major development programs for the fire service in the states of Sinaloa and Nayarit, Mexico for the humanitarian group Firefighters Crossing Borders.
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Wooden Boat Wednesdays are FREE
but space is limited, so please reserve your spot.  These events are held upstairs in the Maritime Meeting room, above the Chandlery.   

A Comprehensive Guide to Marine Medicine, by MD's Eric Weiss & Michael Jacobs will be available for purchase.  This is a pocket size, maritime first aid book recommended for all boaters to carry. 

 Please click here to reserve your spot viaemail  or call the Chandlery at the number below.

Don't forget the Spring Boating Symposium is March 15-17.  To find out more about the speakers or to register to attend, click here. 

Hope to see you! 
Molly Klupfell, Chandlery Manager 
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Wooden Boat Chandlery 
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Sunday, February 3, 2013

Boat Buidling News

Preserving the Art of Boat Building
Thu, 31 Jan, 2013 01:55 PM PST
LAKESIDE  As Alex Berry sees it, when there is a complex problem, the solution likely lies in the basics. So when the Montana Wooden Boat Foundation decided to help keep at-risk kids out of trouble, they taught the kids how to build boats. It's a simple solution, one that helps kids learn life skills, Berry said, and keep them engaged in an activity that has kept humankind engaged since we ...

 Capt. Staples hooked on building boats
Destin Log
He was just a teenager when he first helped his dad build a fishing boat, and now at age 63 he's still building boats in his Destin back yard. "I'm addicted to it," said Capt. Harold Staples, who's been building the 36-footer in his backyard on 

 Boat show opens as industry regains footing
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The boat companies displaying their wares at the Minneapolis Boat Show are used to working on the top of the water - but they've seen the bottom. "Our 2010 show we shrank by 100,000 square feet, down to a three hall show, and we ..

Bluenose Yachts is Presenting the Award Winning S&S 30 at the New England ...
PR Web (press release)
SAILING WORLD magazine's 2013 award winning Sparkman Stephens 30 will be available for viewing at the New England Boat Show - Feb. 16-24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The exclusive S&S 30 distributor, Bluenose Yacht Sales, is also showing .