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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Boat Building News

IYRS students to launch careers and boats on graduation day
Boating Industry
Newport (R.I.) May 28, 2013 — On Saturday, June 1, students from the IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration Program will launch their careers into the workforce, along with the boats they restored this past year, at the school's annual Graduation & Launch Day.

LCHS's Engineering Team Wins Technical Writing Award for Solar Boat
Working since the “Boat Build Workshop” in November of 2012, the team brought a jet drive propulsion system to the normally propeller driven Solar Cup competition. Most have said it was a first for Solar Cup, Zimmerman pointed out. While not performing .

 York Suburban students apply physics lessons to keep boats afloat
York Daily Record
Students Donovan Sellman, left, and Tom Garncarz, paddle to the finish line in their cardboard boat at the York Suburban High School pool. Students studying physics recently spent the day building and racing cardboard boats to apply what they had ..

 R.I. boating industry buoyant despite drop in registrations
The Providence Journal
BRISTOL, R.I. -- Despite a drop in boat registrations over the past two years, Rhode Island's boating industry has stabilized, according the president of the Rhode Island marine Trades Association. "There's evidence of recovery, there's evidence of ...

 Boost in boating business after drought
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - From the drought last year to the snow in the spring this year, the changing weather is changing business when it comes to boating, but business owners are expecting a boost this boating season. The current water level is the reason ...

 Hatteras Yacht Rendezvous scheduled for June 27-29
Ultimate Clear Lake
Lakewood Yacht Club will hold its third annual Hatteras Yacht Rendezvous from Thursday to Saturday, June 27-29, at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook. According to a release from the club, there will be an informal gathering of early arrivals June 27 at 

Best of the Best 2013: Production Boats: Azimut 55S
Robb Report
The shipyards of Italy's Azimut Benetti Group regularly produce lavish yachts that measure well over 200 feet in length. With the Azimut 55S, which debuted in September at the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes boat show, the builder has packed its ...

The 39 metre luxury motor cruiser Rennaisance launched
Superyacht Times
The 39 metre luxury motor cruiser Rennaisance has been launched, and is available for sale with Equinoxe Yachts. The yacht will offer accommodation up to 10 guests in 5 suites. Details are still scarce, but we can tell you the yacht was built at ...

 The Landing School Learning Resource Center Receives Significant Donation
The Maritime Executive
Bruce Johnson, a Landing School Yacht Design student, has donated over 200 marine-based design, business and engineering books to their Learning Resource Center. The S/V Patience Learning Resource Center is a focal point of The Landing School.

 Fun by the water in Edmonds
The Seattle Times
The Classic Yacht Rendezvous hosts 20 wooden power-driven pleasure craft built before 1960 on display in the water at Edmonds Marina all weekend, with many available for boarding from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (soft-soled shoes required).

 CIMF closes with bumper harvest
China Daily
Luxury yachts worth millions of dollars such as the Ferretti, Princess and Beneteau found buyers. In addition, ship design and supporting companies, fleet clubs, and other related industries also took part in the CIMF. Thanks to China's fast growing ...

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Boat Building News

Boat-building booms in Basra as Iraq marshes are restored
“We stopped making boats in the 1990s when the marshes were drained, no one wanted boats any more. We completely abandoned the boat craft industry and resorted to other crafts. Some of us worked in construction, while others chose different crafts,” .

 Boat builder invests in Australian manufacturing
Manufacturers' Monthly
The chairman of luxury boat building company Riviera will purchase the company's 14-hectare Coomera facility on Queensland's Gold Coast. reports that Riviera chairman and owner Rodney Longhurst's family will buy the facility which is the ...

Devlin Boats Built Locally, Sailed Globally
Using a methodology called “stitch and glue,” Devlin literally stitches pieces of marine plywood together before encasing the entire boat in fiberglass and epoxy resin. Devlin was the first boat builder to show that this structural boat building method ..

Wooden Boat Show set for June 1
Grand Haven Tribune
Boats from Chris Craft, Century, Hacker Craft and Lyman, to name a few, as well as many custom-built boats will be on display. The show starts at 9 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. with awards, and a boat parade down Spring Lake. A children's boat ...

 DAVID G. SELLARS ON THE WATERFRONT: Port Angeles-made work boat ...
Peninsula Daily
On Saturday, Platypus Marine Inc., the full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, moved Adamant from the Rubb Building to the Commander Building. She is a 58-foot steel limit seiner that ...

Alternative energy - being embraced by the sailing world
Sail World
It may seem silly to talk about renewable energy in the sailing world - aren't sailboats powered by the wind after all? But look a little more closely, and for each sailboat on the water, there are a slew of energy consuming generators, outboards and

 The In View Series Announces Plans for a New Series About Boating
San Francisco Chronicle
The television series In View hosted by Larry King will look at some of the many improvements and advances across the boating industry in an upcoming series, and spotlight some of the leading companies across the industry. The In View series, which is ...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Boat Building News

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Yamaha celebrates production of its 10 millionth outboard!
Sail World
Fittingly, the 10 millionth outboard off the production line was Yamaha's revolutionary new F200, the company's incredible new lightweight, four-cylinder, four-stroke, 200hp outboard. 'Reaching this milestone is an incredible achievement,' says Yamaha ..

 Wooden boat shows aplenty in Michigan
Rex Larsen/ Michigan's wood boat building history comes to life every summer in Great Lakes shoreline communities. It's a time when quaint harbor towns celebrate the state's boating heritage with wooden boat shows that showcase the gleaming ...

Riviera invests in Australia's manufacturing future
Sail World
It is the largest luxury boat building facility of its type in the Southern Hemisphere and the purchase of the property and all of its capital improvements will be completed before June 30. When Mr Longhurst purchased Riviera on eight March, 2012, he .

Abbott Boats Fire Settlement
Blackburn News has learned a settlement has been reached in a multi million dollar lawsuit stemming from the June 2006 Abbott Boats fire. The blaze extensively damaged the world-renowned boat building company on London Road. The owners and ...

Four boats in four days to aid Seacoast Youth Services
Hampton Union
It was Mother's Day weekend when a hangar at the Hampton Airfield, donated by owners Mike and Cheryl Hart, became the scene of a boat-building project that turned out four 26-foot wooden boats that will soon add seamanship to the countless ...

 French court seizes Swiss explorer's sailboat
The sailboat of Swiss explorer and adventurer Mike Horn was ordered seized by a Marseille court in a southern French port over a dispute involving a naval architect, according to a media report. French embassy rapped for online banking link (22 May 13) ...

 Moonen Launch New Explorer 100 For World Cruising
Moonen Shipyards in the Netherlands has launched the all-new Moonen 100 Explorer. This long distance, expedition-type yacht was custom-developed with Vripack Naval Architects for a repeat client, combining a robust performance with stylish looks and ...

America's Cup safety ideas to become rules
China Post
Tom Ehman, vice commodore of the host Golden Gate Yacht Club, said the 37 ideas to make the powerful AC72 catamarans safer were part of an overall safety plan submitted to the U.S. Coast Guard of part of the request for a race permit. “We attached ...

Research and Markets: Overall Global Boat Industry Expected to Witness a ...
The Herald |
The market for composite materials used in the global boat industry is expected to reach $1.2 billion in 2018 with a CAGR of 4.0% for the next five years, growing from a level of $954 million in 2013. The overall global boat industry is expected to  

 Boatbuilding back in Fairlie
Largs and Millport Weekly News
Martin explained: "We reckon it may well be the first boat built and launched since the McMillan boat yard closed down in Fairlie in 1985. so Saturday's big launch day was a unique occasion for the village of Fairlie and the wider community. The fact

 Qatar's Nakilat set to enter luxury yacht business
Once we get in the business of fibre glass boats then anybody can apply to have a boat and we can build it,” Ghannam said, adding that the average price for a small boat would start from QR1m ($275,000). Earlier this year Nakilat Damen Shipyard Qatar

New MCC summer program to teach science, math through experiments
Today's News-Herald
Building bridges and boats to discover what floats, and what doesn't, is part of a new summer program Mohave Community College is offering to students entering sixth, seventh and eighth grades in the fall. “Buoyancy, Boats and Bridges” will teach

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Boat Building News

Mar 28, 2013
Marine Safety Alert - Counterfeit Portable Fire Extinguishers 
Marine Safety Alert - Counterfeit Portable Fire Extinguishers The Coast Guard has recently become aware of counterfeits of U.S. Coast Guard approved portable fire extinguishers manufactured by Amerex Corporation and Buckeye Fire Equipment. Both companies are major producers of genuine approved fire extinguishing equipment and serve a worldwide market. For more information click here.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Boat Building News

Searsport Students' Boat Building Efforts Were Seaworthy
"That sense of accomplishment that they actually built these boats that will be sold. The profits from the boats help fund the following year's program. It's really important to this school and this community," said Searsport High School science ...

Reviving the Piscataqua River Wherry
The Union Leader
Under the tutelage of Master Boat Builder Geoffrey Burke of Tamworth, students are building a reproduction of a historic boat model, the Piscataqua River Wherry. The Wherry is a type of boat widely used as a water taxi to take workers back and forth ...

Yacht Fires Pose Challenge to Firefighters and Insurers
The training was held because yacht fires at marinas and boatyards are typically fought by firefighters using land-based techniques, trained only to fight building fires. In fact, a large yacht fire precipitated the training, said Ron Lauth, battalion 

  Ski-Doo Maker BRP Raises $254 Million in Biggest 2013 Canada IPO
BRP makes Sea-Doo personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles including the three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder roadster, according to a regulatory filing last month. The company will trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol DOO ...

 Robalo makes Australian debut at SCIBS
Marine Business
THE US-built range of Robalo fishing/crossover boats makes its official Australian debut today at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Imported by Chaparral Australia, the boats will be sold through an existing Australia-wide network. (Check out ...

 2013 Club Marine Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Industry Awards
Marine Business
The 2013 Club Marine Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Industry Awards were held on the Gold Coast this week, ahead of today's opening of the 25th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. VEEM Limited won the prestigious 'Exporter of the Year' ...

 Supra Boats Takes Wake Boating Beyond Better In Chattanooga, TN
Water Ski Online
As experts in high performance boating, Moses Powersports, Chattanooga, TN's newest wakeboard and water ski boat dealership concentrates on what they do best. Moses Powersports, knows water sports boating and service because that is what they do .

 Birch bark canoeing building film, class
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS — If you've ever wanted to learn how to build a birch bark canoe, now's your chance. In preparation for a class it's hosting next month, the Folk School of Fairbanks is sponsoring a film about the art of birch bark canoe building at 7 p.m ...

Gypsy Rose II pirate ship: Man builds ship, sells it on Craigslist for $80000 ...
The professional boat builder first started making pirate ships five years ago, converting ordinary house boats into fairytale vessels. "I wanted to find an old boat that I could transform into something really cool," said Woodson. "My girlfriend asked

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Boat Building News

How Chris-Craft Weathered the Storm
CFO Magazine
In 2000, its parent company, Outboard Marine Corporation, filed for bankruptcy. The following year, private-equity group Stellican bought Chris-Craft and hired CFO Mark Poncin to help grow it to its previous glory. “When I first got here we had 10 ...

2 more historic boats coming to Tall Ships Festival in Cape Charles
Delmarva Daily Times
Built in 1924, the nearly 63-foot F.D. Crockett is one of only two log-bottom buyboats built exclusively for power now existing on the bay, and represents the apex of log boat building on the Chesapeake. Built by the same techniques as the early

Physics students test waters on cardboard boats
The Tennessean
Students have nine weeks to design and build their boats. They are allowed to use only cardboard, duct tape and maybe a little caulk if the holes are big. They're also allowed to paint the boats. “This isn't usually just paint and we're done with it ...

 CEO Corner: Model of a successful boating business -
Van Lancker and Deknatel also discuss the business they outsource and the uniqueness of their design and boat building partnership. C. Raymond Hunt designs yachts. Hunt Yachts is a sales company. See the attached video for the full interview.

Boating museum looks for new home
Steuben Courier
The museum's collection stays in storage for most of the year, and is brought out once a year for its summer boating festival. The museum also offers occasional boat building and restoration programs, and displays a few of its boats at Cayuga Lake ...

Boating show returns to New York airwaves - Trade Only Today
Trade Only Today
The educational outreach is a collaboration among New York Sea Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York and Your News Now in Syracuse. The first segment will focus on boating apps for smartphones and other electronic devices, ...

 The promotion of the yachting industry
Malta Independent Online
One area with excellent potential is the yacht and super yacht sectors. If we make the right moves now it should be possible for Malta to considerably increase its market share in this sector. Many new jobs would be created across different sectors ...

 In Build: Cristiano Gatto designed 34M Leopard motoryacht
Yacht Forums (press release)
There is a 34-meter Leopard performance motoryacht currently under construction and it has just been signed for sale. She is a very open-concept yacht on the interior with views outward enhanced by the large windows to the side and also above. The very .

 Co Down boatbuilder reels in export contract
Belfast Telegraph
Photo by Aaron McCracken/Harrison PhotographyAnnalong based G Smyth Boats has secured its first export business for a new boat design with research and development support from Invest Northern Ireland. Pictured (L – R) are Carol Keery, Invest NI, and .

 Christchurch boat builder vindicated over speedboat deaths
Bournemouth Echo
A CHRISTCHURCH boat builder has been vindicated over the death of a father and daughter on an estuary in Cornwall. Steve Arkell, owner of Cobra Ribs, said after the tragedy that killed Nick Milligan and his daughter Emily that there was no problem with ...

Grady-White game changer promotion to launch at SCIBS - Marine Business
Marine Business
The Grady-White Game Changer Promotion will be launched at this week's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, where the biggest Grady-White in the range, the 360 Express, will makes its debut. Also on display for the first time in Australia will be ...

 Amphibious boat maker turns a profit
NZ City
Sealegs Corp, which makes amphibious boats, posted a return to full-year profit after raising prices while sales of its vessels slipped. Profit was $204,000 in the 12 months ended March 31, from a loss of $1.86 million a year earlier, the Auckland ...

Solar Boat Breaks Speed Record
Domestic Fuel
Switzerland's MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world's largest solar boat, has set a new speed record for a transatlantic crossing by solar electric vessel. The boat left from Las Palmas, Spain, on April 25, 2013, and sailed 2,867miles (5,310 kilometers ...

 Boat sales drop for third straight month - Trade Only Today
Trade Only Today
Sales of aluminum fishing boats were up 3.8 percent to 3,365, helping to balance the decline among pontoons and typifying an up-and-down April pattern among the industry's main powerboat segments, a group that consists of two aluminum and five ...

 Boat building project builds character for local youth
EXETER — Youth from the Great Bay Charter School (GBeCS) and the Cooperative Middle School have spent the last seven months building a boat in the basement at the New Outlook Teen Center. The teen boat builders and their mentors will push off from .

Gurit to Showcase Composite Solutions for One-Off Boat Builds at Sanctuary ...
Gurit will promote its epoxy laminating resins, adhesives and repair kits, as well as its composite panel boatbuilding system, at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show taking place in Gold Coast, Australia between 23 - 26 May on Stand 68. The 

Regality onboard
Hong Kong Standard
The newest models display the supremacy of British craftsmanship and engineering - and are a testament to top- notch skills in boatbuilding. Princess Yachts, based in the southwest of England and firmly established as one of the most advanced ...

 Superyacht in Focus: Imperial Princess
The 40m Imperial Princess is the largest production yacht ever launched in Britain and the largest flagship of the Princess Yachts fleet. From her successful debut at the London Boat Show in 2012 to today, Imperial Princess' distinctive style is truly 

 Maiden voyage of Chinese-made aluminum alloy yacht - China Daily
China Daily
The Chinese-made aluminum alloy yacht Tiger Shark leaves on her maiden voyage from Qingdao Olympic Sailing Center on Saturday. The 734-ton yacht is 50 meters long, 10 meters wide and 16 meters high. It can sail continuously for 6,000 nautical miles, .

 Toronto man drowns after canoe capsizes on Otonabee River
Kawartha Media Group
According to police, Toronto's Michael Magdaluyo, 23, and six other men were on the river aboard canoes and paddle boats when one of the canoes capsized. Mr. Magdaluyo and a 26-year-old Toronto man fell into the river, about 100 feet from the shore.

 Vanquish Boats delivers first 26-foot dual console - Trade Only Today
Trade Only Today
Once the prototype is delivered today, Huntley says the plan is to begin building in-house the tooling for the dual console model and have his first production boat ready for display at the Newport International Boat Show in September. “The economy is

Monday, May 20, 2013

Boat building News

Ride Safe: Personal Watercraft Industry Stresses Safety & Fun as
1 million PWC Take to the Water this Summer

USCG, Industry Leaders, Elected Officials and Environmental Organizations will Join PWIA in Kicking-Off the “Summer Safe Rider” Program

WHAT:            As boating season kicks off this Memorial Day, more than 1 million personal watercraft (PWC) will take to the water in the United States. PWC have become an increasingly popular choice for marine recreation; but as Americans get ready for fun on the water, it’s important they know how to play safe.

                        The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) will kick off its “Summer Safe Rider” Campaign with safety demonstration events in Lake Lanier, GA, as well as a social media awareness campaign focused on safety tips and a “safe rider” pledge. The goal is for 100,000 PWC riders of all ages to sign the pledge by July 4.

WHEN &         Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 11:00am-1:00pm
WHERE:          Port Royale Marina on Lake Lanier (9200 Lan Mar Road, Gainesville, GA)

WHO:              Confirmed supporters include:
·      Representative Josh Clark, Buford - District 98
·      David Dickerson, Director - State Government Relations for the Personal Watercraft Industry Association
·      Representative Geoff Duncan, Cumming - District 26
·      Representative Lee Hawkins, Gainesville - District 49
·      Darren Kendall, District Director for Congressman Doug Collins
·      Patricia Lindsey, USCG Auxiliary Commander - Lake Lanier Flotilla
·      Representative Kevin Tanner, Dawsonville - District 9
·      Senator Renee Unterman, Buford - District 45
·      Lt. Colonel Jeff Weaver, Assistant Chief of Law Enforcement – Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division

·      Engaging visuals including an on-water, follow-the-leader safety demonstrations by PWC industry experts
·      Presentation about national PWIA programs and initiatives
·      Information about Summer safety and PWC enjoyment
·      Remarks from Marine Industry professionals, local officials, local law enforcement and environmental agency representatives

Founded in 1987, PWIA was created to promote the safe, responsible and enjoyable operation of personal watercrafts. As advocates for PWC manufacturers, including Yamaha, Kawaski and BRP, the organization provides a unified voice for the industry and represents the interests of personal watercraft manufacturers in legislative and regulatory concerns. 

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Boat Building News

Boating in 2013: There's an App for that! NY's Discover Better Boating series ...
Boating Industry
The Discover Better Boating in New York television series of monthly tips resumes May 18. The educational outreach is a collaboration by New York Sea Grant, the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York (BIA) and YNN, Syracuse. The first ...

Boat building boost for jobs at Mustang
Maritime Journal
Kevin Lewis, founder and managing director of Mustang Marine, which builds and repairs workboats, pilot boats, passenger and commercial vessels said: “This is fantastic news for the local economy. Once these buildings are completed we expect to at ..

 "3D Laser Scanning for the Boatbuilding Industry" Topic of Free May 29 ...
EIN News (press release)
How 3D laser scanning technology is ushering in a new era of engineering and design in the maritime and boatbuilding industries is the topic of a free Webinar on May 29. The webinar is sponsored by the SPAR Point Group. NEW ORLEANS ...

 Searsport high schoolers set to launch their dinghies
Additional boatbuilding assistance was provided by community volunteers Bruce Brown, Rick Fitzsimmons, Jeanne Gail, Rob Giffin, Fred Kirchais, Dave Lawrence and Jerry Marancik. The museum provided work space, tools and administrative support.

 $10m yacht highlights Qld boat show
Yahoo!7 News
A luxurious $10 million super-yacht is the highlight of this year's Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show on the Gold Coast. Rating: Rate it: Sign in to rate. If you're searching for a special gift and have plenty of spare cash lying around, the ...

New Alimal aluminium RIB from Robust Boats
Seawork International
Aluminium boat builder Robust Boats Ltd of Pembrokeshire (berth V18) brings a new Alimal 700 RIB to Seawork, with a commercial specification bolt-on attachment system for the Hypalon tubes. Heavy duty 'D' fendering is doubled over the bow area which ...

Yard News: May 2013
Classic Boat
Bristol boatbuilder Tim Loftus currently has two major projects on the go and one of them is being filmed for a 3D video documentary. The filming is tracking Tim building a new 17ft (5.2m) centreboard yawl at the Underfall Boatyard in Bristol. The ...

 New Irish Built Pilot RIB to Go on Show at Seaworks Exhibition - Afloat
Irish Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) builder Red Bay Boats is exhibiting one of its giant 16–metre Pilot Boat Stormforce RIBs at next month's Seaworks commercial exhibition in Southampton. Intended for a variety of commercial applications including Pilot 

  Editors Comments: Week Ending 16/05/2013 -
The yacht is a collaboration between a number of revered Dutch yacht construction and design experts and marks the creation of a truly pedigree yacht. I will be walking the Bloemsma Van Breemen yard later this month, among many others, in order to talk ...