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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Boat Building News

Museum builds stand-up paddleboards from scratch
Tahoe Daily Tribune
The Tahoe Maritime Museum will revive the ancient art of wooden-boat building this weekend by constructing a vessel built for the basin. Instead of tackling a sailing dinghy or a motorized skiff, the Homewood-based center will teach students to build ...


North Sails president will address IYRS graduates
Trade Only Today
On Graduation Day, boatbuilding and restoration students will launch a fleet of Beetle Cats, a small 12-foot catboat whose design dates from 1921; an elegant 25-foot twin-cockpit motor launch that has been restored to yacht-quality standards, with teak


Dalkey Community Create Currach for Coliemore Harbour Launch
Afloat
The new currach is to highlight the inherent value and craftsmanship of the ancient Irish techniques of boat-building. Equally important the project is to foster and strengthen the creative, spiritual and maritime links between Dalkey (the former ...


Challenge of preserving ancient yacht
Isle of Man Today
Geoff Mitchell, from MNH, who is the architect of the plan to remove the Peggy from its current position to another site where she can be restored. Below, parts for a cradle specially designed to lift the Peggy from its home under the Nautical Museum ...
 
 


 3 Free Colleges (Yes, Free!) You Might Want To Go To
Huffington Post
If a major in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering sounds interesting, and a 100% job placement rate sounds appealing, Webb Institute is your educational paradise. Webb enrolls fewer than one hundred students and demands the very best from them.


Students to launch careers and boats at graduation
Seattle Post Intelligencer
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Students at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport will be launching more than their careers at this weekend's graduation ceremonies. The school, which focuses on preparing students for work in the boat building .


 This Old Boat
The Virginian-Pilot
His boat-building lessons began at the Wooden Boat School in Maine. At home in Virginia Beach he challenges himself by building the 14-foot boat in the traditional manner – steam-bent planks, copper rivets, a white oak keel and a transom made of rich ...


 Abeking & Rasmussen Delivers Superyacht Secret
Superyachts.com
The incredibly impressive superyacht Secret was delivered on the 30th May, ahead of shedule, by the revered German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen, in the process taking the mantle of being their newest and latest flagship. At an astonishing 82.30 metres ...


Heesen Launch Superyacht Crazy Me
Superyachts.com
Heesen Yachts have recently launched their latest all-aluminium, semi-displacement motor yacht at their facility in Oss. During a private ceremony she was christened Crazy Me and her owners folowed that with a party to celebrate her fine craftsmanship 


 Industry mourns Bay Area boatbuilder
Trade Only Today
The founder and proprietor of Svendsen's Boat Works died of pancreatic cancer, according to his family. He was 81. Svendsen, who emigrated to the United States in 1955, was a fifth-generation boatbuilder, according to a 2010 profile in Oakland Magazine.


 Wight Cats come prowling to Seawork
Boating Business
Intending to develop what was already a good boat, he teamed up with a veteran Isle of Wight boat builder with many years experience in power cat development and manufacture to produce a new plug and mould for a 5m craft. The Wight Cat, which will be ...

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