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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Boat Building News

NW School of Wooden Boat Building graduation is Friday; New boats to be ...
Port Townsend Leader
Carey Anderson, Gabriel Boylan, Troy Craig, Jack Dunton, Andrew Micks, Michael Murphy and Randy Roberts have successfully completed the nine-month certificate program at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in lower Hadlock. Graduation


 Holland Museum exhibit to profile region's rich boat building history
The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com
Reynolds interviewed more than 100 people who worked in the local boat building industry over the last 12 years. That research turned out to be the backbone of the Holland Museum's newest exhibit, "From Craft to Industry: The Boat Builders of Holland," .


Portsoy Project Seeks to Preserve Traditional Boat Building Skills
Afloat
#STBFestival – The village of Portsoy in North-east Scotland is buzzing with excitement for the much anticipated return of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Traditional Boat Festival on 22 and 23 June 2013, but long after the crowds have ..


 Guilford students sail into final exams (video)
New Haven Register
The class combines maritime literature and boat building, acting as an option for the senior English requirement.Students read literature such as “Life of Pi” and pieces from Mark Twain. Students also read sea songs and poetry.J.P. Peters constructed a ...


 In pole position to deliver new punts
The Oxford Times
Founded in 1904, the punt station in North Oxford, has been crafting boats to improve its own fleet, but started building the two new boats in February. Punt manager, Roger Forster, who has been working at the boathouse for 40 years, said: “We keep 80


School boat thanks to Broome students
ABC Local
"Living in Broome, we use aluminium boats a lot in the pearling industry, tourism, fishing. A lot of the students have asked... 'how do we make a boat?'" As well as regular class work, the students began building a 4.3m aliminium boat. Steve says it's ..


Voyage has only just begun for IYRS graduates
The Westerly Sun
Students in the boatbuilding program celebrated what they call “Launch Day.” During the past year, they all constructed a boat for the inaugural launching. Some individually made a Beetle Cat, a 12-foot sailboat, while others teamed up on larger boats.

Trends: Forming pathways for future boaters
Marine Business
One of the boating industry's core goals to support our future prosperity is to increase the number of young people exposed to boating and sailing. Research shows that people who were exposed to boating in some form at a young age are much more likely .
 


Trends: Finding niche markets
Marine Business
So how does this apply to boating products and services? All successful small to medium sized businesses have created some form of market niche. In our industry this is often geographic as businesses on the waterfront often have a geographic monopoly ...


From the Boathouse: Watch out for suspicious boats
Daily Pilot
On another topic that is good news for recreational boating, the National Marine Manufacturers Assn. (NMMA) announced this week that at least 88 million Americans will go boating this year. An estimated 88 million people participate in boating in 2012 ...
 
 


 River Valley, other Arkansas lakes provide economic, social benefits
Russellville Courier
For eager water sports enthusiasts, Arkansas lakes are re-entering safe-use-mode for 2013 and offer a variety of fun-filled summer recreation opportunities for boating and fishing now that water levels are returning to normal. Personal water craft (PWC ...


Yacht industry sails ahead
Xinhua
BEIJING, June 12 (Xinhuanet) -- China's yacht industry is expected to enter a new and promising stage with full-speed growth in the coming years, a sector association said. The number of yachts in the country will increase to about 100,000 in 2020 from 


 New Mustang at Seawork
Maritime Journal
UK boatbuilder Mustang Marine will have its new first in class Supacat SMV24 offshore windfarm aluminium catamaran on display at Seawork 2013. The vessel is a first for Mustang and a first for operator, Supacat, in the offshore wind sector. A scale


 Connor Industries turns 25
CottageCountryNow.ca
They're known worldwide for their custom-welded aluminum boats under the trademark name Stanley, and are currently the third largest boat builder in Canada. Stanley boats can be found on five continents in countries such as Cuba, Sweden, Kenya, Dubai 


Wind of fortune favors yacht industry
China Daily
In addition, yacht manufacturers are finding ways to make the boats easier to operate, industry insiders said. "I think that in the near future, boating will become a new lifestyle for mainland residents, who prefer self-driving, just like it happened ..


Spain. The Barcelona Boat Show starts to hoist sails
BYM News (press release)
The Barcelona International Boat Show has already started its marketing campaign for the next edition, which will be held from September 24th to 29th in Port Vell, coinciding with the first day of the festival of La Mercè, the city's patron saint, and


 TigĂ© and Indmar form new partnership
Boating Industry
ABILENE, TX—Tige Boats and Indmar Marine Engines are partnering to engineer, build, and produce an engine that brings the boldness of a Tige inward. The new engine ultimately sets the foundation for the future of the Tige product line by exploring the ...


 Lake Erie charter fishermen caught in unusual Coast Guard legal net
Plain Dealer (blog)
SportCraft changed owners several times between 1985 and 2009, when it finally went out of business, according to Roxanne Willmer, owner of a boat builder called Perry Boat Works. Her company later bought the SportCraft assets. Like all boat builders .

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