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Friday, April 12, 2013

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New Zealand's Luxury Boat Builders Seek Customers From Around World
New York Times
New Zealand is probably best-known in the sporting world for the All-Blacks, its bruising national rugby team. But as an island nation, it's also known as a bastion of hard-nosed sailing and boating knowledge.


Annual Oriental Boat Show signals upswing in industry
New Bern Sun Journal
“So far, two boat dealers have had to pull out of the show due to lack of boats to bring” said organizer Sam Myers of the sponsoring Oriental Rotary Club. “It seems the sales of fishing and small cruising boats has been very good since the first of the ..


 The most powerful electric outboard
Maritime Journal
These provide portable electric power and just introduced is a 180 hp unit that at present is the world's most powerful electric outboard. With this amount of power on the back of the boat it opens up the commercial harbour patrol and RIB sector to .


 Marine Engine Exchange Offers Grants for Motor Upgrades
MarineLink
In an ongoing effort to improve the air and water quality of San Pedro Bay, the Port of Los Angeles has made additional funding available for its Marina Engine Exchange Program, incentivizing boat owners to replace their older, high-polluting outboard .


VIDEO: Blackfin Boats makes a comeback
Trade Only Today
The former CEO of Allied Marine and a small Opa Locka, Fla., boatbuilding company have teamed up to reintroduce the legendary Blackfin sportfishing boats, which were some of the best-riding offshore vessels built in the 1980s and 1990s. Admirers of ...


 IYRS offers scholarships for upcoming fall semester
Jamestown Press
50/50 scholarships: A student entering either the marine systems or composites technology program, and a student entering the boatbuilding program, will receive a scholarship equaling 50 percent of the program's tuition. In addition, IYRS offers ...


Burger Boats awarded contract to build research vessel
Marine Log
APRIL 11, 2013—The U.S. Geological Survey, Ann Arbor, MI, recently awarded a contract to build a replacement vessel for the 38-year-old research vessel Grayling. The new Grayling will built by Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, WI, and operate on Lakes .
 


 Full steam ahead on future of Windermere boat museum
The Westmorland Gazette
In a statement, the trust said: “The design remains true to the original concept, a cluster of simple building forms arranged to frame and connect views to boats, views to water and views to distant landscape horizons. “This organisational idea breaks .


 Kirby Torch replaces Laser, production heads to Canada
Sail World
The Laser sailboat is no longer in production in North America and Europe and because the Laser trademark is being held by the former builder, the boat’s name had to be changed in order for Bruce Kirby’s design to continue to be sold world-wide as ...


 Asia Boating Awards honors international builders
Trade Only Today
The ninth BMW Asia Boating Awards 2013, organized by Asia-Pacific Boating and China Boating, was held March 29 at the Intercontinental Hotel Serenity Coast Resort in Sanya, China, and honored international builders at a gala dinner.


 NMMA offers statistical report for Canada
Trade Only Today
Tweet · Share on LinkedIn. The 2011-2012 NMMA Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available to order and/or download. The abstract is the most complete collection of facts and figures available for the marine industry in Canada.


 Yachts International names new editor-in-chief
Trade Only Today
Veteran yachting journalist and editor Kenny Wooton joined Active Interest Media's Yachts International as editor-in-chief. He will oversee the title's editorial department and digital properties and will work to advance its position as the most ...


 Concrete canoes float engineering students to victory
StandardNet
The canoe race at Hyrum Dam was the centerpiece of the Rocky Mountain American Society of Civil Engineers regional conference in Logan on Saturday. The concrete canoe races are part of the oldest civil engineering competitions in the country. Concrete ...

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