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Friday, June 28, 2013

Boat Building News

New Yamaha F200 outboard for RIBs
Seawork International
The new, four-cylinder outboard engine offers all the power of a 200hp model, but in a package that is closer in size and weight to the F150A, resulting in an exceptional power-to-weight ratio for the new engine. Weighing 227kg, approximately 50kg less ..


firm founder no longer listed director
Stuff.co.nz
"We are currently building a 37.5-metre yacht, a Dubois Design, the ninth yacht that we have built for clients of this world-renowned design studio," he wrote. "I have just returned from Sardinia, and attached is an excerpt of my note to staff ..
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Whaleboat built in Maine is ready to join the Morgan
The Westerly Sun
The small craft was built by The Apprenticeshop, a Rockland school teaching traditional boat building and seamanship. The boat, and six others, were ordered from different boat builders by the Mystic Seaport Museum for the Charles W. Morgan, the last ..
 


 Backyard boatbuiding in Sitka
KCAW
Sitka's rich history of wooden boat building began with the sturdy, ocean-going dugout canoes of local Natives, and peaked in the early 20th Century, when the harbors were filled with wooden trollers, seiners, and seal boats. Howey clamping a rib to ..


 Mystic Seaport's WoodenBoat Show looks much like a floating art exhibit
New Haven Register
Those interested in the construction of smaller boats can stop by the Family BoatBuilding tents, where families and teams will work to build their own boat during the weekend. Purchased kits are opened at 9 a.m. Friday morning, and tools are put down ...


 Boating industry, hit hard during recession, starts to turn around in ...
Contra Costa Times
"We support boat builders all over the U.S. and all over the world," he said. "But the whole boat-building business has not gotten back to where it was in 2006 and 2007. People are more cautious with their money now, and for whatever reason they don't .


 A luxury boat builder in Worcestershire is to close.
BBC News
"I guess it's good news if you're a fan of Sealine boats because a couple of the models there, they are going to carry on building them under licence overseas. "But, I think it's very sad for the town... you came to landlocked Worcestershire and there


 Sen. Linares' Boating Industry Bill Now Law
Patch.com
“We can and should do more to make our state a more appealing place for boaters,” Sen. Linares said. “We should make our policies more attractive than other states. This will reinvigorate our tourism industry which is so crucial to local small business ...


SAS executive launches boating company
Triangle Business Journal (blog)
Pete Flood, construction project manager for Cary-based SAS, is turning his passion for the outdoors into a business. At least that's the goal behind his startup, The Folding Boat Company, and he's netted about $200,000 in angel financing to back up 


 Lürssen presents Quattroelle at the Monaco Yacht Show
Superyacht Times
At this year's Monaco Yacht Show Lürssen will present Quattroelle, a brand new 86 metre yacht. Quattroelle is spending her first summer in the Mediterranean and has her world debut in Monaco. "Quattroelle" is Italian for "4 times the letter L" and


UNR Students Earn Prize for Concrete Canoe
KOLO
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - University of Nevada, Reno students have been accumulating national accolades for years with seemingly physics-defying, rock-solid canoe designs. The trend continued Saturday when the team finished second at the National ...


 New multi purpose Supacat launched
Seawork International
International boatbuilder Supacat launched its new multi purpose vessel, which it says will transform offshore windfarm and maritime engineering operations, at Seawork this week. Jamie Clarke, Supacat, said: “We started off building reliable trucks for ...
 


 Dothan Mayor: More jobs could be around the corner
Dothan Eagle
Dothan continues to have positive momentum in industry recruitment and is currently in talks with a boat manufacturer who has expressed interest in moving to the city, according to Dothan's mayor. Mike Schmitz said Thursday in a meeting of the Houston ...


 Lead Product Development Specialist Wanted at Smoker Craft
Trade Only Today
Smoker Craft, a Family Owned, leading boat manufacturer offers a competitive wage, generous benefits package and a team oriented workplace. Ideal candidate will have overall knowledge of designing and building Aluminium V-Bottom boats. This Team ...


CHIT CHAT: Victoria Stevens, Hull Lifesaving Museum
MetroWest Daily News
The Hull Lifesaving Museum has a new exhibit focusing on a very specific type of watercraft during a very specific point in time. Windward in Fine Style: Hull Yachting, 1880-1920, is an exhibit of photographs and artifacts that examines the lifestyle ...


Eaton supercharger plant receives Kawasaki Quality Award
Powersports Business
Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton announced that its manufacturing facility in Athens, Ga., has received the 2013 Kawasaki Quality Award for the Eaton TVS Supercharger application on the Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300X. “We are extremely honored to ...


  Wooden Boats Hit the Water in Whitefish
Flathead Beacon
The Big Sky Chapter of the boat society also hosts the Antique and Classic Boat Show in Lakeside during the first weekend in August. Last year, it decided to expand to Whitefish and Tjaden, president of the chapter, said it's a nostalgic experience


 Poland & France. Sunreef Yachts announces spectacular presence at Cannes ...
BYM News (press release)
Sunreef Yachts announces spectacular presence at Cannes International Boat Show. Thursday, 27 June 2013. Established in 2002 by Francis Lapp, Sunreef Yachts has consequently grown to its current, strong position of the leading designer and builder of ...


Boat manufacturing to leave Kidderminster following Sealine sale
Kidderminster Shuttle
SEALINE'S Kidderminster factory will be put up for sale and manufacturing of luxury boats shipped overseas, after the brand was sold to a pan-European investment company. The Worcester Road-based firm's administrators, Baker Tilly, have sold the ..

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Boat Building News

Two-stroke outboards still available at Seawork
Maritime Journal
Smaller workboats, patrol craft and rescue boats, amongst others, regularly opt for outboard power as their preferred propulsion source and certainly there can be many advantages for craft under 10m to be fitted with single, twin or even triple 


 Mystic Seaport celebrates summer kick-off with boat fest, July 4th events
Ct Post
At Family BoatBuilding tents, families and teams will work to build their own boats during the weekend. "Purchased kits are opened at 9 a.m. Friday morning and tools are put down around 3 p.m. Sunday, leaving, in most cases, a boat awaiting only final ..


 Cheoy Lee Yachts "Expresses" Interest in
MarineLink
Known for expertise, Cheoy Lee is new to racing, but not to boat building; started in 1870, the company has grown and expanded around the world, exporting commercial vessels and 100'+ yachts, mainly to the U.S. market. "'Made in China' has new meaning ...


Shipbuilding resurfaces in Western Pa. with Campbell Transportation's tugboats
Tribune-Review
Pushing to diversify beyond a market hurt by cheap natural gas and rising costs, the company has turned to boat building. The Renee Lynn and the Alice Jean are symbolic. They are the first tugboats built locally in a generation and mark the public


 Gekko Tow Boats Restarts Production
Water Ski Online
Recently Gekko's assets were re-acquired by Gekko founder Mark Overbye who has teamed with Ebbtide Boats based in White Bluff, Tennessee for Gekko production. “Ebbtide has been building quality boats for over 40 years and is known the world over as ...


The Paper Chase, on Water
LA Downtown News Online
No Boat Building Technique Seems Better Than Any Other: Miller has seen it all in his years at the helm, and although it seems unlikely, he says Downtown's cadre of architects and engineers don't fare better than anyone else. He pointed to a ...
 


Legend Boats awarded 2013 “Company of the Year” during the Bell Business ...
Boating Industry
Later, in 1986 the pair launched Legend Boats, which became their main business, focused on delivering the absolute best value in the marine industry and making it as easy as possible to get involved in boating. Over the years, Vic and Carl's ...


 Boat tax repeal pitched as jobs proposal
Wicked Local
Repealing the sales tax on boats built in Massachusetts would lead to jobs and additional revenue for the state, according to advocates for the boating industry. Jamy Madeja, legal counsel and government relations representative for the Massachusetts ...
 


 China's largest yacht show to take place in Sanya
eTurboNews
SANYA, China - The Organizing Committee of "Mare di Sanya," China's largest seaside yacht show, has recently held a press conference in Sanya, announcing that "Mare di Sanya," The 5th Hainan International Yachting and High-end Lifestyle Show, is set to .


 NZ-built super yacht tenders win design award
TVNZ
Super yacht tenders designed by Fontaine Design Group in the US and built in New Zealand by Lloyd Stevenson Boatbuilders have been presented with the Tender Design Award at a ceremony in Monaco. It is the second pair of Fontaine F620 tenders Lloyd 


National Concrete Canoe Competition
Albany Times Union
Members of the The University of Texas at Tyler concrete canoe team carry part their entry after it split during a race in the National Concrete Canoe Competition in Homer, Ill., Saturday, June 22, 2013. The American Society of Civil Engineers National ...


Grandweld crew boats for Mexico
Maritime Journal
Dubai based boat builder, Grandweld Shipyards, has secured a contract worth over US$21m from Mexico's COTEMAR. Under the contract, Grandweld will design and build four 42m fast aluminium crew boats. The new vessels will be fitted with EPA Tier 3 ...
 


 Exciting designs ahead for Alnmaritec
Seawork International
Alnmaritec, the UK's premier specialist boat builder, will announce an exciting new exclusive alliance with the Italian design company, Studio Sculli at Seawork. The Studio is led by Mauro Sculli - formerly design manager for Wally Yachts - and has to ..


 Fairline Boats: 60 jobs at risk in Corby and Oundle
BBC News
Up to 60 jobs are under threat at a luxury boat manufacturer which has two bases in Northamptonshire. Fairline Boats, which employs about 700 people at Oundle and Corby, said it had invested £2.8m in streamlining production for more flexibility. It .


Beneteau invites: Design your OWN Oceanis, just as you want it...
Sail World
The most successful sailing boat manufacturer in the world - Beneteau - probably knows that to stay ahead of the game they will always have to been seen as inventing something new, something so innovative that it will take the rest of the boating ...


 VIDEO: Maverick Boat Co. unveils new fishing boats
Trade Only Today
Nine journalists gathered Monday night at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina in Stuart, Fla., for the Maverick Boat Co. Media Event, where the manufacturer will be introducing four fishing boats. "We're introducing new boat models .


Nirvana Wins ShowBoats Design Award
Sacramento Bee
An international audience of superyacht owners, designers and industry leaders came together to celebrate excellence in yacht design at a glittering prize-giving ceremony, held at the Monaco Opera House during The Rendezvous in Monaco on June 21, ...
 


 Green Marine to build Claydon Reeves designed Aeroboat
Superyacht Times
Green Marine has been designated by yacht designers Claydon Reeves as the official production partner for their extraordinary new Aeroboat. This remarkable-looking boat will be built in carbon fibre with wood veneers, and will be powered by the Rolls .


 Computer programming, boat building among Cecil College updated summer ...
Cecil Whig
Previously held at the Maritime Museum in Havre de Grace and sponsored by Harford Community College, the boat building school relocated to North East last summer and then partnered with Cecil College to develop a summer camp. The Cecil College ...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Boat Building News

Green Marine to build Merlin engine boat
Boating Business
The fit out for each boat will be fully customisable to create a series of unique craft. The top speed will be around 50 knots. “We are really looking forward to building the Aeroboat,” said Geoff Stock, Green Marine technical director. “Until three ...


 Voyaging 'Leonard' whaleboat to stop at New Bedford
SouthCoastToday.com
The expedition celebrates the Rockland Boatbuilding Apprentices building a reproduction 30-foot New Bedford "Leonard" Whaleboat to celebrate the launch of the newly restored Charles W. Morgan whale ship located at Mystic Seaport, Conn. The voyage ...


 Local brothers build, race powerboats
nwitimes.com
Building a safe boat was key to Chief Powerboats design, said Scott Grady, 50, of St. John. "The design is a classic design with some new technology. It not only brings additional speed but safety in the turns," Scott Grady said. Bob Saccenti ...


 Finance floats Andrew's boat
Blackpool Gazette
The company, which specialises in the bespoke build and refurbishment of canal boats, was set up by Andrew Crook in 1999. He has been building narrowboats for more than 20 years, and specialises in adapting the living space to meet the specialist .


50 years of RIBs
Maritime Journal
RIBs are everywhere, particularly in the commercial and military sectors and in rescue boat roles. The first RIB was built to solve a problem of wear and tear on the bottom of inflatable rescue boats and from those early tentative steps the RIB has ...


 Abu Dhabi plans to set foot in boating industry
Middle East Online
There will be a technical co-operation between Abu Dhabi and MTI for the manufacture of racing boats and the new boating industry will develop other marine craft for multiple uses, including fishing craft, scuba diving and for coast guard, military


 E15 survives Supreme Court challenge
Boating Industry
“While we are disappointed that the US Supreme Court has denied certiorari on the E15 case in which NMMA is involved, we are committed to continuing our work against mid-level ethanol blends on behalf of the recreational boating industry,” said Nicole ...


 Strand Craft announces dual-mode hovercraft and hydrofoil yacht tender
Gizmag
By its own admission, Strand Craft conceives outrageous super yachts, perhaps most notably those like the Strand Craft 122 which come with a matching V12 supercar. Its latest wheeze is this Luxury Limousine Super Yacht Tender designed to get the world ...


Design Unlimited unveils interior of Infiniti 100S
Superyacht Times
Design Unlimited has announced details of the interior that it has created for the revolutionary new Infiniti 100S. With naval architecture by Hugh Welbourn and construction by Danish Yachts, the yacht uses the innovative Dynamic Stability System (DSS ...


 See a Specialist Survey Vessel at Seawork
Maritime Journal
Portchester UK based boatbuilder BWSeaCat Ltd has launched the first in class Specialist Survey Vessel ROV1101 for Norway based clients Robert Sorheim and John Terje of ROVas. This first craft is part of an initial two vessel order from ROVas, with the ...


 New MST 800 SEABOAT
World Fishing
UK boatbuilder Marine Specialised Technology (MST) is introducing its new 8m RIB, fitted out as a patrol and enforcement craft for the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, at the Seawork commercial marine exhibition this week. The RIB ..


 America's Cup boats don't agree on safety changes
USA TODAY
Small design changes can have a significant effect on performance. While the Cup defender sets boat design guidelines, room remains for modifications. Tweaks to weight and aerodynamics in races that last less than 30 minutes can spell victory or defeat.


Principal Naval Architect
Career Engineer
International Engineering Company seek a Naval Architect capable of leading projects and design teams. This business is a multinational Engineering and Design Consultancy who provide high-end Design, Project Management, Engineering, Assurance and ...

Boat Building News

In Memorium:

Rick Gipe  (D. R. Gipe)  passed Sunday June 23, 2013.
Rick was a long time employee of the U. S. Coast Guard as an engineer. He began working in the Office of Boating Safety in 1995 after having worked in Naval Engineering for many years. He replaced Peter Ball, a Naval Architect , who had been one of the founders of the Coast Guard's Boating Safety program. It was a tough act to follow but he did it superbly. 

He was very dedicated to the safety of the boating public. He worked diligently with boat manufacturers, state boating law enforcement, the American Boat And Yacht Council, and many other groups to insure that boats were built to the highest safety standards. His influence on the safety of recreational boaters is immeasurable.  He was one of those people who worked quietly in the background without a lot of acclaim or recognition but had a huge influence on safety. He was a very friendly and likeable person and had a vast circle of friends in all of the boating community, who he kept in touch with even after retiring through his e-mail "A" list.  He was an extremely intelligent person, and contributed some significant improvements to the program.

He was also a very good friend to me and my family, with a quick wit, a good story or joke, and was always upbeat and encouraging.  He was a good family man who loved his wife and children immensely. He always showed others pictures of his family and especially his grand daughter whom he was very proud of.  He loved to cook, and he loved golf.   Rick will be very very sorely missed by me and many other people.  The boating world owes him a great debt of gratitude for the much higher quality and safety in the boats manfactured today, not just in the USA, but around the world. 


Thank you Rick, May you rest in peace.  I expect to find you on heaven's golf course.

Ike


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Boat Building News

Wooden Boat Building Challenge a Success
Catalina Island News (press release)
AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND - Three teams competed in the Wooden Boat Building Challenge, held as part of the 6th Annual Flying Fish Festival, on Saturday, June 1st. This is a popular event for both particpants and spectators. The race portion of the event ...


Wooden wonders — Family history buoys passion for classic boats
Daily Inter Lake
He began building boat engines long before his involvement with the auto industry. “The first big push for internal combustion was in boats,” said Lorne Kermath of Whitefish. “By 1900 he was building boat motors. The car motor from 1907 was virtually  


 Boating has always meant good times on Whitefish Lake
Daily Inter Lake
The Flathead Valley's boat makers left their own mark on the history of wooden pleasure boating. In the 1930s two local Flathead boating enthusiasts, Ole Lee and Stan Young, started their respective wooden boat building companies, LeeCraft and StanCraft.


 CHINA'S YACHT INDUSTRY IS BOOMING
Tourism Review
Seemingly, China's yacht industry will increase the number of leisure boats in country from 3,000 to staggering 100,000 by 2020, with yacht business value estimated at around 50 billion yuan ($8.16 billion). The fact that government is supporting 


 In This State: Thanks to one man's zeal for wooden craft, Lake Champlain gains ...
vtdigger.org
She was built by Chester Clement, a boatbuilder from Southwest Harbor, Maine, who is credited with inspiring the eye-pleasing designs of the so-called “lobster yachts” that were later popularized as elegant picnic boats for the Maine wealthy by a ..


Jet ski explodes at Lake Eppalock
Bendigo Advertiser
Police said the jet ski had just been serviced and they would make further inquiries. The Water Police from Melbourne are leading the investigation. Bendigo police's Senior Constable Todd Deary, who was at the scene on Saturday, said the jet ski was ...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Boat Building News

READER SUBMITTED: Boatbuilding Apprentices Embark On Whaleboat ...
Hartford Courant
Beginning June 16, six apprentices and two instructors from The Apprenticeshop, A School for Traditional Boatbuilding and Seamanship, in Rockland, Maine, set out on an intrepid voyage in a 30 foot open Whaleboat. Their goal is to successfully navigate ...


Luxury yacht builder in the Hauraki backblocks
Stuff.co.nz
In the fickle luxury boat building industry, which must ride out the heavy swells of economic cycles, Beattie is more than a survivor. He is making a living. He has steady orders. He has even managed to specialise - in catamarans. But most importantly  


 Boat show return could signal improving economy
WWSB ABC 7
"We were really impressed when we walked in the door how nice it was, just as they had told us it would be," says Michael Vincent of Antonietti Marine in Hudson, as he polished a boat inside a building that has a new polish itself. Improvements in the ...


 Is Australian boat manufacturing car-eening for a fall?
Power Boat - World
We have the ability to design and build boats from the keel up, to the pinnacle of international standards, but if history is any indication the government cares not one whit. The prestige marques Riviera, Maritimo, Quintrex, Signature and Seawind .


Boat sales show steady increase locally, nationally
Shreveport Times
The boating industry in northwest Louisiana is big business. Boat sales in Louisiana's 4th Congressional District, which covers the western portion of the state and has Shreveport-Bossier City as the largest metropolitan area, have created a $410.6 ..


More than $14 Million Awarded in Clean Vessel Act Grants
EP Magazine
To help support clean waters and recreational boating, over $14 million in funding has been provided to several U.S. states under the Clean Vessel Act (CVA) grant program. Jun 21, 2013. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that more than .
 


 Yacht maker lays off 25 percent of hourly workers
Winston-Salem Journal
NEW BERN - Hatteras-CABO Yachts in New Bern continues to navigate through troubled waters with an announcement Thursday of a 25 percent reduction in the number of hourly employees. The boat maker, which is owned by Brunswick Corp., remains for ...


Sunseeker to close New Forest boatyard
Daily Echo
This comes after Dalian Wanda bought a 92 per cent stake in Britain's biggest yacht manufacturer, which is a sponsor of Southampton FC and whose boats have featured in James Bond films, in a deal worth £320 million. The Stem Lane yard has been .


 Suppliers float Brunswick's boat
FW Business
In addition to the quality of its local work force and help from economic-development officials, “we have a wonderful supply base here,” said Dusty McCoy, chief executive officer for the Lake Forest, Ill.-based boat manufacturer, as he prepared on June 


 Power boats cutting through the recession, sales figures shows
Alexandria Town Talk
Joey Wall talks to friend Robert Ray (right) about the boat he just bought at H&W Marine in Bossier City. Nationwide, sales of power boats jumped 10.7 percent in 2012, according to industry figures. / Henrietta Wildsmith / Gannett Louisiana ...


Lurssen launches new 85m superyacht Solandge
World Interior Design Network
Featuring exterior design by Espen Oeino and interior design by Aileen Rodriguez, the all-new superyacht Solandge includes five decks in total with large individualised owners' deck and suite. Including magnificent interior in its design, Solandge 


Hakvoort delivers 39 metre superyacht Apostrophe
Superyacht Times
Custom-built in every respect, Apostrophe features an elegant exterior profile from the boards of Reymond Langton Design Ltd., which was also responsible for the contemporary Art Deco interior. With naval architecture by Diana Yacht Design, exceptional 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Boat Building News

UK. Go further, faster, for less with Suzuki's Lean Burn Control System
BYM News (press release)
Suzuki is renowned for being at the forefront of four stroke technology and creating outboard motors that boast a variety of innovative features. Their latest generation of outboards are no different – not only are they lightweight, compact and ...


 Not Your Father's Boat: Boat Engine Technology Improving
DoorCountyDailyNews.com
So have boats. Mike Morrison, sales manager at SkipperBud's in Sturgeon Bay says the days of using a gas/oil mix for outboard engines are slowing fading away. Morrison says most of today's outboards feature four-stroke motors burning regular gasoline.


 Build, build, build your boat
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
Zach Jastrzemski started building his family's boat after attending a how-to session in May. There, two IPFW engineering faculty members, Nick Mehta and Steve Horney, also an accomplished kayak racer, pointed out the pros and cons of boat design, 



The WoodenBoat Show sails into Mystic
Dolphin
Other events include Family BoatBuilding tents, the return of "I Built it Myself," a display of home-built boats; a Concours d'Elegance, including Judges' Choice, Innovation, and People's Choice awards; children's toy boatbuilding; and all of the .


Gunboat's reshoring attracts industry attention
Trade Only Today
A recent article in the Virginian-Pilot highlights the boatbuilder's decision to relocate domestically, driven largely by the financial benefits of building in the United States, and how it has helped to revitalize the boatbuilding industry in North


 MESA Students Win Big At Sailboat Competition
The Charlottesville Newsplex
This year they participated in the International Robotic Sailing Regatta in Massachusetts where they designed and built a sailboat from scratch. "Her name is W.H.I.F.F which stands for 'We Hope It Freaking Floats' because in the beginning we didn't ..


“Champis” Crew Rescued, Sailboat Abandoned
Bernews
RCC Bermuda called the US Coast Guard who conducted a SURPIC and found two merchant ships about 75 nautical miles from the disabled vessel. “The USCG contacted M/V Altamira Express and requested the ship divert to assist. The sailboat was safely ...
 


 Boating Brings in Billions To Michigan
WILX-TV
Recreational boating isn't just a popular activity once the weather gets nice, it's also a big money maker for the state of Michigan. New data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association shows boating brings in $7.4 billion to Michigan, ranking ...


MRAA to manage and administer Marine Five Star Dealership Certification
Boating Industry
MINNEAPOLIS — The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas announced today that it will assume the management, administration and promotional responsibilities for Grow Boating's Marine Five Star Dealership Certification Program (MFSDC), ..


 McIlroy profits from sale of yacht builder
Irish Independent
He's buying the UK-based maker of luxury yachts from a consortium of Irish investors that was put together by Dublin based FL Partner and paid €29m for the business in 2010. FL was established in 2006 by Peter Crowley and Neill Hughes, former ..


Hatteras Yachts Laying Off Quarter Of Workforce
WITN
A local boat builder is making more job cuts five months after the last round of cuts. On Thursday, Hatteras Yachts, based in New Bern, announced it was letting go 25% of its employees. On January 3rd of this year, the Brunswick Corporation announced 


 Australia. Riviera stages multiple new model releases at Sydney International ...
BYM News (press release)
Riviera will stage multiple new model releases with the world release of the new 50 Enclosed Flybridge and Sydney release of the new 565 SUV at the upcoming 2013 Sydney International Boat Show, which will be held from August 1 to 5. The new 50 


 Plywood Boat Challenge at Fiesta Days on July 14
Chicago Tribune
"Admiral Rudolph invites all seaworthy vessels to join those not-so-seaworthy (boats) to compete in the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce Plywood Boat Challenge sponsored by Meijer," a chamber press release states. "Boats will be built on-site.".

Friday, June 21, 2013

Boat Building News

Wanda sails off with UK yacht maker Sunseeker
South China Morning Post
Wanda's agreement to buy Sunseeker and a separate deal to build a commercial development in central London underscore Wanda's growing international profile and a surging mainland interest in the luxury yacht market. Wanda will take 91.81 per cent of ...


 Craftsman's canoes honor the past
News & Observer
LEXINGTON — Clayton “Corky” Gray's boatbuilding operation is no backyard affair. For 33 years, he's crafted canoes reminiscent of Native American's first canoes. Each is built with an artistic eye and a passion for authenticity. He also builds canoe ..


USA. The Landing School appoints New Faculty Member to their Marine ...
BYM News (press release)
The Landing School, a post-secondary institution focused on educating tomorrow's marine industry professionals, is pleased to announce they have hired Natasha DeLuca as a Lab Technician in the Marine Systems and Composite Boat Building programs.


 Harwich Mayflower Project ceremony to cut keel and open training centre
BBC News
"The ship will weigh 200 tonnes, the cradle 30 to 40 tonnes, the trailers and cranes 70 to 100 tonnes and then there is a building to go on top." People should be able to see the boat being built from a viewing gallery in an old rail shed. It will


 MESA Students Win Big At Sailboat Competition
The Charlottesville Newsplex
Students from Albemarle High School (AHS) represented in a big way at the International Robotic Sailing Competition in Massachusetts last week. They may look like regular students, but these five seniors are doing big things in and out of the classroom.


 BoatUS Chairman and Founder, Richard Schwartz, set to retire
Boating Industry
ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 19, 2013 — Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) Chairman and Founder Richard Schwartz has announced his retirement from a 47-year run as the leader of the half-million-member boating association, effective ...


 Italian yacht builders craft a future out of adversity
Financial Times
Traffic stops and restaurants empty when a big motor yacht on its low-loader trundles through the small Italian port of Viareggio. Cars are cleared from the streets for what is a regular but always breathtaking sight. Ships have been built here since ..


 New Launch: Cheoy Lee Alpha 87' Express yacht
Yacht Forums (press release)
If you are wondering, this is actually a new model because Cheoy Lee have launched two yachts in the 76-foot range but in Sports and Flybridge versions. This one is a lot larger and an Express model. The new yacht has Naval Architecture and Design by ...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Boat Building News

Smith Mountain Lake man's steam boat is a step back in time
Roanoke Times
Learn more about subscribing to the eTimes. Smith Mountain Lake man's steam boat is a step back in time. Mark White is building a steam-powered boat at his home at Smith Mountain Lake, a project an associate calls "an engineering marvel." SAM OWENS .


 Design student Charlie gets on his (wooden) bike
This is Cornwall
Charlie designed and built the unique conveyance while on an eight-week woodworking skills course at Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy where he showed "exceptional talent in spatial-design", according to principal Yvonne Green. . Boat Building ...


Apprenticeshop crew takes whaleboat to Connecticut
Trade Only Today
Seven apprentices and two instructors from The Apprenticeshop, a school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship in Rockland, Maine, set out Sunday in a 30-foot open whaleboat on a voyage of 310 miles to the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut.


SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL BOAT FESTIVAL – A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE SUCCESS
The Caledonian Mercury
Communities around the country are building increasing numbers of rowing boats, known as St Ayles Skiffs — there are already over 50 of them either on the water or under construction in Scotland. Under the watchful eye of the Scottish Coastal Rowing ...


Hinckley still going strong after 85 years
Fenceviewer
Today, according to Andy Fitzpatrick, Hinckley's general manager for Maine operations, the company has 187 employees in its Trenton boatbuilding facility, about 50 in its Southwest Harbor storage and service yard and demand for boats is booming.
 
 


Skaneateles to host 35th Antique and Classic Boat Show
Madison County Courier
Displays on land and water will feature some 90 antique and classic wooden boats, ranging from mahogany runabouts manufactured by Chris-Craft, Hacker and Gar Wood in the early 1900s to launches, sailboats, canoes, rowing craft and race boats—many ..


Boating magazine recognizes Traverse City
Nwmichigan
Boat U.S. Magazine named Traverse City one of the top places for boating in the U.S., which local boaters agree with, according to this Record-Eagle write-up. Excerpt: Robert Brown sees only one drawback to being a boating enthusiast in Traverse City.
 
 


 ASA Electronics partners with Independent Boat Builders, Inc.
Boating Industry
Elkhart, IN (June 14, 2013) – ASA Electronics, an international manufacturer of premium audio and video electronics and appliances has partnered with the Independent Boat Builders, Inc. to be the video supplier of choice. Independent Boat Builders, Inc.


 Boat Design Courses at Westlawn IMT: Student
MarineLink
“"Not only are both organizations dedicated to boating and education, but also to enhancing boating safety and to encouraging our nation's youth to pursue the enjoyment of boating and careers in the boating industry. We are particularly touched that ...


 ISA Sells First Ever 140' Motor Yacht
Superyachts.com
Billed as the only yacht to combine high performance with low consumption, the ISA 140' boasts a unique propulsion system which allows it to hit a maximum speed of 32 knots and a cruising speed of 26 knots, whilst saving significantly on fuel consumption.


World's oldest yachts
Fiji Times
SEVERAL megayachts making the rounds of the world's oceans merit equal, if not more, attention. For they're the oldest yachts in the world. In the case of six of the world's oldest yachts age doesn't mean "aged." Indeed, despite their hulls having seen ...


UMass Lowell concrete canoe to compete in national contest
NoBo Magazine
UMass Lowell Concrete Canoe LOWELL – Twenty UMass Lowell students, including ten who hail from the NoBo region, have designed and built a concrete canoe are preparing to race it into the winner's circle of a national engineering contest later this week.
 


 How to Build a Greenland Kayak from Scratch
Smithsonian (blog)
Stoy Popovich never has ridden a kayak before, but that isn't stopping him from building one. As the National Museum of Natural History's exhibit specialist, he creates displays and builds objects needed for the museum's exhibitions, and when he 


 Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival set for June 22
HollandSentinel.com
The Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Ave., June 22. The show is an annual event held in coordination of the Michigan Maritime Museum and the Traditional Small Craft ..


 Naval Architect / Development Engineer Wanted at Monterey Boats
Trade Only Today
Monterey Boats, a marine industry leader, has an immediate opportunity for a Naval Architect/Development Engineer. The successful candidate will perform all standard Naval Architecture calculations and predictions related to dynamic and performance ...