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Monday, July 29, 2013

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Gevo supplies US Coast Guard with bio-isobutanol | Green ...Doris de Guzman
Gevo has begun supplying the U.S. Coast Guard R&D Center with initial quantities of finished 16.1% renewable isobutanol-blended gasoline for engine testing.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Boat Building News

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Boating industry makes headlines: Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, CNBC among media talking boating


NMMA PR has been working to generate positive news coverage for the industry during peak boating season and is generating record results. Showcasing its new Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract and first of its kind economic value data, which point to an upturn for the industry, the NMMA PR team secured  a front page story in the Wall Street Journal on July 5, two feature segments on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, which was picked up on Nightly Business Report, and a “Made in America feature” on – in just one week! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Boat Building News

Families rekindle art of boat building
Cape Gazette
The Lewes Historical Society rekindles the art of boat building each year during its Family Boat Building Weekend. This year, eight teams worked with the aid of society volunteers the weekend of June 14-16 to build shallow-draft wooden boats called ...

Old age and treachery keeping Eric afloat
Victoria News
Eric Jespersen and his boat building crew out at Canoe Cove Marina are putting the finishing touches on a restoration project that has taken two years to complete. Working for a client out of Australia, Jespersen Wooden Boat Builders has completely

 Students' Robotic Solar Boat On Transatlantic Trek
It was an audacious undertaking, an engineer-nerd project nonpareil, a bunch of college students building a robotic solar-powered boat and setting it off on a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. And amazingly, after a few delays, it's on its way. The

 The magic of Broads way
Yorkshire Post
Broads Haven boat building and mooring facilities have been here since Herbert Woods took over the family boat building business in 1926. Their cruisers are built on site to the highest specification, combining craftsmanship with the latest technology ...

This Old Boat
The Virginian-Pilot
He is not a mechanical engineer, but he knows about building things. And he loves ... There are varying opinions about what makes a boat a deadrise, but they all center around the shape of the hull as it rises from either side of the keel to the side ...

Water retreat
Times-Mail (subscription)
According to a recent U.S. Boating and Statistical Abstract from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, the annual economic value of recreational boating in the United States is $121 billion. The report further outlines that the industry not

 Wooden Boat Festival offers fun, racing and life lessons
The Seattle Times
Visitors to Lake Union this weekend can hear pirate tales, practice knot tying or study how to navigate by the stars at this year's Wooden Boat Festival. Boat owners have moored at the docks behind the Center for Wooden Boats and invited the public ..

  The boat-makers of Beypore
The Hindu
The art of Uru making in Beypore, on the northern coast of Kerala, is as old as the beginnings of India's maritime trade with Mesopotamia. Arguably the biggest handicraft in the world, the Uru, as the wooden dhow is called, connects this sleepy town on

Friday, July 5, 2013

Boat Building News

GRP Craftsman/Boatbuilder
Career Engineer
They are looking for a skilled boatbuilder who can work using a variety of materials, has knowledge of the latest manufacturing techniques and machinery, can read drawings and work to tight tolerances. Main responsibilities and attributes will include ...

British yard to market and build air-supported vessels
Offshore Shipping Online
Alnmaritec, the UK-based boatbuilder, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Norwegian company Effect Ships International (ESI) in order to exploit market opportunities related to the commercial application of ESI's patented Air Supported Vessel 

Ted Hood, Sailing Innovator and Champion Yachtsman, Dies at 86
New York Times
By BRUCE WEBER. Published: July 4, 2013. Ted Hood, a yachtsman, sailmaker, rigging builder and boat designer, not to mention a helmsman who captained Courageous, the 1974 America's Cup winner, died on Friday in Middletown, R.I. He was 86.

  Antique and Classic Boat Show winners announced
Akron Leader Publications
COVENTRY — The 38th annual Portage Lakes Antique and Classic Boat Show was presented June 29 at the docks at On Tap at the Harbor and Nicoletti's at Park Place. The free event is presented by the North Coast Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat ..

 Dates 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show announced
Superyacht Times
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the “Yachting Capital of the World” will host the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31-Nov 4, 2013. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. . A wide ...

 South River canoe maker dips into training fund
Northern Ontario Business
“The funding announced today will enable Swift Canoe to move forward with its new manufacturing system and implement its state-of-the-art fusion technology, further positioning the company as an industry leader in production of high-quality canoes and ...

 Fishermen introduced to fiber glass canoes
After a careful study of the operations of fishermen along the country's coast, the company thought it wise to transfer the technology of fiber glass canoes and boats construction concept from Egypt to Ghana, to assist the fishermen, he said, noting

VIDEO: Big gathering for launch of 'Endurance'
Guide and Gazette
'Endurance' was launched from the slipway at MacKay's Boatbuilder as hundreds thronged the harbourside to get a view of the scarlet catamaran which will be used to fish for lobster. Owner Neil Pattison (39) was pleasantly surprised by the public response.

 A Kiwi by any other name
New Zealand Herald
So, too, does another Invercargill alloy boat builder - Kiwi Engineering & Marine (manufacturers of the Kiwi-Kraft range) might not have an Auckland dealer but does have boats plying the many and varied waters of Australia. Examples include an 11m .

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Boat Building News

Boatbuilding is subject of Long Island exhibition
Trade Only Today
An exhibition, “From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island and Westchester,” seeks to bring attention to boatbuilding, according to The New York Times. “The commercial fishermen who are going by the wayside no longer need new ...

Sailing and design icon Ted Hood remembered
Trade Only Today
Frederick E. “Ted” Hood — a legend in the America's Cup, sailing, boatbuilding and design — died Friday at the age of 86. “We regret to inform you that the Eastern Yacht Club and the town of Marblehead has lost a favorite son with the passing of

 L├╝rssen Introduce Quattroelle at 2013 Monaco Yacht Show
The size of the yacht with its massive volumes was a challenge, but with careful volume distribution and a study of proportion, Nuvolari & Lenard nonetheless achieved a sleek appearance of the yacht. The funnel design reminds us of the air scoop of a ...

Feadship Re-Launch Superyacht Utopia
The extensive repainting work on the superstructure and hull was on display as the yacht was re-launched by Feadship. Utopia also benefits from a wide range of mechanical improvements and updates in a refit project that was completed within

The Haines Group acquires Tournament Boats
Marine Business
ESTABLISHED Queensland boat manufacturer and Suzuki outboard distributor, The Haines Group, has confirmed the acquisition of Tournament Boats. The Haines Group CEO John Haines said the recent acquisition will mean no change for customers of ...

 Demand rising for American-made goods
San Francisco Chronicle
Made in the U.S. has proven successful for the Viking Yacht Co., a Bass River, N.J., business whose yachts cost from $1 million to $7 million. "We are positioned as the number one boat builder in the world," said Pat Healey, son of company founder Bill ...

Oceanco Sponsors the Young Designer of the Year Award in Monaco
Wall Street Journal
Hailing from Rome, Inglese is an advanced architectural design student at Uniroma University. The silhouette of the Granturismo sports cars inspired his high-performance hybrid yacht design. Inglese says, "The idea was to deliver the same feelings one ...

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Boat Building News

Happy Independence Day! 

Have fun but stay safe.

A&E highlights: wooden boats, smoke on water for July 4
The Seattle Times
The 37th annual festival kicks off on the Fourth of July and continues through the weekend with activities that celebrate the region's maritime heritage: tours of historic vessels, free boat rides on Lake Union, boat-building and a scavenger hunt for .

Va . man's steamboat is a step back in time
Delmarva Daily Times
Mark White rests his hand on the wooden boat he is building in the workshop at his home in Moneta, Va. He is missing the top piece of his middle finger on his right hand due to a power tool accident that occurred while he was a wood-shop teacher years ago

 The Peak of Boating Season is a Good Time to Think Safety
According to the National Maritime Manufacturers Association, July Fourth is America's biggest boating holiday of the year. A staggering 88 million boaters are estimated to be on the water this summer, the largest number of U.S. adults participating in ...

 Canoe business booming in tough economy
Illawarra Mercury
... Canoes co-owners David and John Slattery. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER. Bellambi canoe manufacturer Australis Canoes is bucking the trend of regional businesses going under in tough financial conditions, continuing to trade despite the troubled economy.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Boat Building News

Boating Museum to hold annual festival in Seneca Falls
Finger Lakes Times
Boat construction and fabrication displays will be featured at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum's annual Boating Festival July 13 and 14 at the Morehouse boat building at Cayuga Lake State Park. This demonstration took place at the 2012 festival in Geneva.

Diller plans to set sail on Great Lakes
The Shippensburg News-Chronicle
The boat is made of a combination of mahogany, plywood, yellow pine, and white oak. Throughout the building process Diller said he was constantly thinking about how it would look as a finished product. At this point he is very happy with the way ...

 Indian Maritime University students sail high with solar-powered trimaran
Times of India
Describing the routine, Asish H Nair said, "We learnt from scratch about boat building as were on a tight budget and had to do a market survey on the type of materials that are economical and as well as carry out the trials. This prototype can be ...

 Discover Boating enlists Mike Schmidt for media spots
Trade Only Today
Tweet · Share on LinkedIn. During the summer season, Discover Boating is working with Hall of Fame third baseman and passionate boater for 35 years, Mike Schmidt, to promote boating on the airwaves.

Boating industry, hit hard during recession, starts to turn around in ...
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Service technician Daniel Sullivan runs engine diagnostic on a Hallett boat at Hallett Boats in Irwindale on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Boat sales in California are starting to recover after taking a hit during the recession. (SGVN/Staff photo by Watchara ...

 Boating really rocks as an economic driver
Florida Times-Union
The National Marine Manufacturers Association announced this month that recreational boating in the U.S. has an annual economic value of $121 billion. The industry's rising tide supports 964,000 American jobs and 34,833 businesses, generates $40 ...

Old Town Canoe rises with the tide of renewal
Bangor Daily News
Canoes are sort of dying,” said Matt Cote, the company's production manager, on a recent afternoon as he watched two employees pull the hull of a green canoe out of a machine that heats, stamps and molds multi-layered plastic into the classic canoe ...

  Surry applies for grant to help boat builder
Wesmac owner Steve Wessel and his wife, Linda Greenlaw, listen to comments during a public hearing Tuesday at the Surry town office. Surry is applying for a Community Development Block Grant to help the boat builder grow his business. Photo By Jennifer .

 Wooden Boat Show At Mystic Seaport
Hartford Courant
Wooden boat enthusiasts and maritime history buffs can look at more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type, including hand-crafted kayaks, mahogany runabouts and classic sailboats and schooners. Six brand-new 28-foot whaleboats ...

PWIA starts Safe Rider campaign
Powersports Business
As boating season kicks off, more than 1 million PWC will take to the water in the U.S. The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) launched its Summer Safe Rider campaign with safety demonstration events at Lake Lanier, Ga., as well as a ...

Scaled-back Connecticut boat taxes take effect
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Boat sellers and their customers are getting a break as Connecticut scales back taxes on boat sales that produced little revenue, but lots of complaints from the industry. Beginning Monday, boats docked in Connecticut for 60 ..

 Codecasa launches second 42 metre Vintage superyacht
Superyacht Times
Codecasa has launched the second Codecasa 42 metre Vintage superyacht from the Viareggio based shipyard. The latest addition to this vintage series has her naval architecture and the exterior design done by the in-house team of Codecasa and features

 Boating runs in his blood
Victoria Times Colonist
Both the sport and the craft of boat building were bred in the bone. Eric's father, Bent Jespersen, trained as a boat builder in Denmark before immigrating to Canada. Bent helped manufacture boats for a number of companies before striking out on h

Walz bill would end yacht subsidy
Mankato Free Press
A yacht typically costs about $40,000 a foot, meaning a 50-footer will set you back a few million, he said. Given those prices, buyers don't purchase a big boat based on the mortgage subsidy, he said. That's an important argument because the boat ...

 Boating stocks expected to start making a bigger splash
Malaysia Sun
Despite hard times during the recession, and a cold spring that has dampened sales this year, a Robert W. Baird & Co. analyst says a boating industry recovery is under way. That means the industry may hold opportunities for investors seeking stocks