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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Boat Building News

Steve Spurling: 92 and still building boats
Working Waterfront
SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Steve Spurling, who is 92, has been a boat captain and boat builder all his life. He still builds small craft, including Whitehalls and dinghies of his own design, in a shop behind his house. Come spring, he pulls the small boats out ...


 Boat Building in the US Industry Market Research Report from IBISWorld has ...
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
The recession hit the Boat Building industry hard, especially since households make up about 50.0% of the industry's customers. The broader economic problems plaguing the United States reduced the amount of money consumers were willing to spend on ..


Retired professor makes boats the old-fashioned way: by hand
MiamiHerald.com
The boats and paddles look like they are from another century. In fact, Zeien got started in boat-building when he rebuilt a 12-foot, 1850s Atlantic rowing dory at the WoodenBoat School in Maine. His wife gave him the project as a birthday present in 1994.


The WoodenBoat Show Sails into Mystic Seaport June 28-30
Norwalk Plus Magazine
The boats are part of a 10-boat national project to construct replica whaleboats to be carried onboard the ship on her 38th Voyage in 2014. Organizations from around the country are building the 28-foot long open boats for Mystic Seaport. The boats at ..


Sumner students build airboat
Fenceviewer
The 12-foot john boat was a product of the Advanced Technology class at the high school, which has been building boats since 1999. “We wanted a project that challenged everyone's abilities and increased their career choices,” said Steve Belyea, ...
 
 


Blue Wave 2400 Pure Bay
Florida Sportsman Magazine
Computer engineering combined with over 40 years of boat building experience has produced a bay boat that meets the needs of the most demanding angler and looks good doing it. 100 percent hand-laid composite construction; including 4 full length, fully .


 SHS Robotics Students Sail Away to Gloucester
Patch.com
Today the craft will ride Gloucester Harbor waters at the 7th International Robotic Sailboat Championship — called Sailbot. Some members of teacher Dick Leonard's Sailbot (robotic) team are also members of Swampscott High's regular (nautical) sailing .
 


 Luxury yacht market sees gains in India
Trade Only Today
Phiroze Contractor, managing director of Ava Marines, a yacht dealer and an operations and maintenance provider to boats and yachts, says the city of Chennai alone accounted for five inquiries in the last four months, according to the (India) Economic .


Celebrating a boatie's Order
Victor Harbor Times
The boat builder and designer was recognised with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to sailing in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours List. Although he lives in Brighton, he docks his boat at The Marina Hindmarsh Island (TMHI). Marina


Designers came up with concept to satisfy demand from super-rich
Daily Mail
Austrian-based yacht design studio Motion Code: Blue developed it as a design study of a six deck, 115 metre long private white yacht, called Migaloo and named after an albino whale. The studio came up with an extraordinary design concept to satisfy .


Building And Restoring Wood Boats
Fox17
SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. – While most of the boats made these days are typically fiberglass, the beauty in wood simply can't be beat. That's the thought of the Traditional Small Craft Association in South Haven. The group builds and restores old wooden boats ...
 
 


Hope and freedom in France
Daily Echo
But the town's 25,000 strong population has reignited its boat-building passion with the culmination of a project to recreate L'Hermione – a ship originally built in the town centuries ago. L'Hermione is no normal ship, taking 15 years to build just ...


Yacht industry sails ahead
Chinadaily USA
The number of yachts in the country will increase to about 100,000 in 2020 from about 3,000 last year, with the value of China's yacht business estimated to be 50 billion yuan ($8.16 billion) by then, the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association ..
 
 


 Feadship delivers 57.60 metre custom superyacht Larisa
Superyacht Times
Feadship has delivered the 57.60-metre custom motoryacht Larisa. The yacht, currently in Norway, is built for an experienced owner. Her interior comes from the boards of Bannenberg & Rowell Design. Larisa features a contemporary classic exterior ...


Students build canoes
Merrillfotonews
Students participating in the technology and engineering classes at Prairie River Middle School (PRMS) were given the opportunity of a lifetime this year. With the help of instructor Mark Pugh, these kids and their families were able to build wooden ...


 Bar Crusher to unveil new models in Melbourne
Marine Business
AWARD-winning Australian boat manufacturer Bar Crusher will launch three new models at this week's Melbourne Boat Show. The company's Gen2 hull will make its official boat show debut in the form of the 615C; the 535XS steps up with the addition of ...


 NMMA reports new-boat sales gains in 2012
Trade Only Today
The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced today that recreational boating has an annual economic value of $121 billion, a number that includes new and used product sales, craft and trip sales and labor income.

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