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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Boat Building News

SA surfaces as a top boat-building nation
IF YOU want to get a sense of what is truly happening in the real economy, you need to look at one of its unsung heroes: the boat-building industry. Largely forgotten, the boat-building sector employs more than 3000 people across the breadth of its 

James Frecheville: A passion for building wooden boats
Sail World
Now, in his workshop in Paynesville, overlooking Gippsland Lakes, James is dedicated to the creation of classic wooden boats, individual creations which will last a lifetime. This is in total contrast to the way that modern boat building is heading

 Rich family's historic sailboat comes to Canada Science and Technology Museum
Ottawa Citizen
OTTAWA — The last Watts skiff in existence has come to Ottawa, a craft that was once the most common type of sail-powered fishing boat on the Great Lakes. William Watts, an Irish immigrant, began building the sturdy boats in Collingwood around 1860 ...

 Record Attendance at Caribbean International Boat Show
All At Sea
The chance to advertise, reach new customers, showcase new and pre-owned yachts and support the boating industry and economy of Puerto Rico are reasons why Carli Rodriguez, of CFR Yacht Sales, who represents brands such as Viking, Princess,

Competition, Wooden Boat Show draw crowds
Down the way, about 40 boats that's seaworthiness had been tested time and again were on display during the 39th annual Wooden Boat Show at the N.C. Maritime Museum. The events are held in conjunction with each other. Standing on the sidelines

 Lyman-Morse forms joint venture to build, outfit small sailboats
Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald (subscription)
NorseBoat Limited of Prince Edward Island Canada, Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding of Thomaston, Hallett Canvas & Sails of Falmouth and Fawcett Designs of Cape Elizabeth are now collaborating to market, build and outfit the NorseBoat line of small craft.

 American Boating Congress tops busy week in DC
Trade Only Today
The American Boating Congress, scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, and a meeting of the Growth Summit Recreational Boating Leadership Council headline the agenda, but various associations and committees will use the gathering to discuss group ...

Did you know? Hawaii last in registered boat ownership
Hawaii Business Magazine
The Islands' marine business represents just 0.19 percent of the total U.S. market, according to Boating Industry magazine. Total boating spending of about $22 million in Hawaii during 2011 even lagged behind Wyoming, which has less than half of Hawaii

 John F. Kennedy's yacht Honey Fitz, built in Bay City, restored to former grandeur
BAY CITY, MI — More than 80 years after a Bay City shipyard built the pleasure boat used by President John F. Kennedy, the yacht is sailing the seas once again. The 93-foot Honey Fitz, based in West Palm Beach, Fla., begins a season-long series of ...

Mackay shares out refurbishment
Arbroath Herald
A REPLICA of Scotland's first iron-hulled vessel, Vulcan, is being worked on at Mackay Boat Builders Arbroath Ltd., where she is being refurbished. Built at Govan yard by apprentices of British Shipbuilders Training Ltd., for the Glasgow Garden

 RI boatbuilder assessed environmental penalty
The Providence Journal
R.I. boatbuilder assessed environmental penalty. R.I. boatbuilder assessed environmental penalty. Comments. May 6, 2013 8:30 am. By Business staff. New England Boatworks, in Portsmouth, has been assessed a $31,500 penalty and will take steps

Advertising blitz to boost business
Tasmania Examiner
The first three-minute ad focusing on high-speed boat builder Offshore Unlimited was screened during prime time on Sunday and will be accompanied by newspaper and online ads this week. Economic Development Department secretary Mark Kelleher said ...

Governor applauds Rec Boat Holdings for expansion in Cadillac
MFRTech (press release)
Rick Snyder today applauded Rec Boat Holdings for the expansion of its boat manufacturing operations in Cadillac, thanking the company for its continuing investments in Michigan and for bringing 135 new jobs to the state. “This expansion represents the ...

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