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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Boat building News

Boat builder secures contract
Daily Echo
A BOAT builder in the Isle of Wight has won a lucrative contract for offshore wind farm crew transfer vessels. South Boats IOW Ltd will deliver a £5.2m two-boat order for 24 metre vessels for Seacat Services. They will be built in Cowes and be ...


Rhode Island Boat Show highlights regional industry in five venues
Boating Industry
Bristol (R.I.) April 3, 2013 — The Rhode Island marine trades will have an opportunity to connect with customers at a unique event this May: the five-venue Rhode Island Boat Show. This statewide show—which takes place the weekend of May 4-5—will .


 A unique collaboration
Marinscope Community Newspapers
These words best describe the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center and the Arques School of Traditional Boatbuilding. The uniqueness is that Don Arques and Myron Spaulding both ended up leaving small fortunes to support boat building on the Sausalito ..


Price of former Rampage Yachts facility halved to $10 mil
StarNewsOnline.com (blog)
Illinois-based Brunswick Corp. has halved the price of its shuttered U.S. Marine boat-building facility in Navassa, according to Jim Bradshaw, executive director of the Brunswick County Economic Development Commission. The new price for the boatyard ...
 


 Remembering Wilfred Bunker: the captain sails on
Working Waterfront
In the meantime, one of Wilfred's brothers, Raymond, had partnered with Ralph Ellis to form what became the famed boatbuilding company, Bunker and Ellis, in Manset. In 1972, Bunker and Ellis, with Clarence Beal helping, built Beal and Bunker's next 


 Discover Boating debuts movie-theater ad at webinar
Trade Only Today
The spot is available on the newly revamped Discover Boating website and features the best of all of the Discover Boating video footage, combined and refashioned for a 30-second spot. Blackwell is urging the marine industry to come together for an 

  
Executive Director - National Safe Boating Council
Trade Only Today
Position Summary: Under direction of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director develops and advances the mission of the National Safe Boating Council, Inc. (NSBC), a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to recreational boating safety.


MRAA adds two staff members
Boating Industry
The MRAA names two new members to its staff, announcing Michele Rosacker as Administrative Assistant and Michael Geatz as Marketing Coordinator for the dealer association. Full press releases are below: ...


Marquis Yachts wins top Asian Yachting award
Trade Only Today
Marquis Yachts LLC won Asian Yachting's "Best of the Best" yacht award sponsored by BMW and Asia Boating magazine. Marquis Yachts co-owner Irwin Jacobs, president Robert VanGrunsven and Michael Marcotte, general manager of the company's Asian
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 Can a concrete boat float?
WACH
The American Society of Civil Engineers says on its website that concrete boat building dates back to 1848, when Joseph Louis Lambot built thin-walled, reinforced concrete boats at his estate in France. Concrete also was used to build barges during ...


 Judge in boat explosion trial tells attorney to not resort to 'gutter tactics'
WSOC Charlotte
The judge in a trial for a deadly boat explosion told one of the attorneys Friday he should not resort to gutter tactics. The family of the teenager who died in the explosion is suing the company that installed the fueling system. It now looks lik


 Paging Amesbury: City's boatbuilding history takes center stage
Wicked Local
One of the reasons Amesbury Public Library decided to look at the city's boatbuilding history for On the Same Page, is because it's timely: Lowell's Shop is restoring the Charles W. Morgan, the oldest American commercial vessel still in existence.


 German Shipyard Launches World's Largest Private Yacht At 591 Feet
Forbes
Construction costs vary widely at the superyacht end of the boat-building business, but a rough minimum for Azzam-class yachts is $1 million per meter. Ambramovich's Eclipse was estimated to cost at least $300 million, or more like $1.9 million per meter.


 Restoration joins groups together
New Post Leader
David Futers, from the project, said: “Using boat building as a catalyst, the project inspires young people to train in engineering, which in turn, helps many into work. “They will be restoring more boats in the future and they will be displayed within ...


 2013 American Boating Congress Agenda to Include Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Joe ...
BYM News (press release)
The 2013 American Boating Congress (ABC) announced its lineup of speakers, featuring an influential group of policy specialists and industry authorities, as well as legislative and regulatory officials including Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and ...


Concrete canoe races test engineering students' skills
WACH
Eight schools, eight concrete canoes and a whole lot of engineering students faced each other Friday, putting their engineering skills to the test as they hoped to sink the competition with the fastest, most buoyant canoe designs. "It's a lot of ..

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