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Friday, September 27, 2013

Boat Building News

Writer's Block: Building a great American boat Block Island Times
Hinckley Yachts evolved from a company that built work and fishing boats up in Southwest Harbor, Maine. The company began in 1920, and after the war started ...
  Three workboat deal Maritime Journal UK boatbuilder South Boats IOW has signed a £10m three windfarm vessel deal ... The boatbuilder's target is to deliver one 24m and two 26m vessels over the ..
Interview with the designers of Azzam, the world's largest yacht Superyacht Times Nauta Yachts open up to us about how a postponed project led to the design firm's involvement with one of the most talked about yachts of all time. For those . 
   KS Associates, Inc., Announces the Addition of Mark P. Cencer, PE ... Amerisurv
He is a Member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Society of Boat and Yacht Designers, Lakeside Wooden Boat Society and Tau Beta Pi ...
Trinity Yachts delivers superyacht Finish Line Superyacht Times
Trinity Yachts has announced that following successful sea trials, Finish Line, its custom designed 120' (36.7m) raised pilothouse superyacht with aluminum hull ...
   Boat sales see big gains in August Trade Only Today
The best summer days start warm and bright and you never want them to end. This summer, you couldn't blame boatbuilders for hoping the season itself would ...

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Puget Sound may become no-sewage discharge zone

Puget Sound may become no-sewage discharge zone
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) - Boaters on Puget Sound would be prohibited from releasing any sewage - treated or untreated - if the Washington Ecology Department persuades the federal Environmental Protection Agency to declare the sound a "no discharge zone."

Under current rules, boaters are allowed to release treated sewage, but they should be using pump-out locations, said Amy Jankowiak, the department's leader on the effort.

If the no-discharge zone is approved it would include recreational and commercial vessels in all inland waters south of the Canadian border and east of Dungeness Spit, which is near Sequim (skwim) on the Olympic Peninsula, the Kitsap Sun reported Wednesday.

Ecology officials decided last week to petition the EPA for the designation and a draft petition is expected to be ready for public review by the end of the year, Jankowiak said.

"We've gone through almost two years of doing research and talking with stakeholders," Jankowiak said. "We're ready to move forward with a draft petition."

Under the federal Clean Water Act, states have no authority to regulate sewage from vessels except within no-discharge zones. Nationwide, more than 80 no-discharge zones have been approved in 26 states, Jankowiak said.

Several commercial and recreational boating organizations have been involved in the planning, yet they remain unconvinced of the need to establish a no-discharge zone.

"Recreational boaters want a clean Puget Sound," said Steve Greaves, president of the Recreational Boating Association of Washington, "but it's difficult to see how a no-discharge zone covering all of Puget Sound is going to change anything."

Since dumping raw sewage is already illegal, the discharge of some treated waste seems insignificant, he said. Ecology has been unable to say how much the water quality would be improved if such sources were eliminated.

"We would like to quantify the size of the problem," Greaves said. "Where does this rank compared to all other pollution? Once we know the size of the problem, we might be able to find other ways to handle it. Meanwhile, we'd like to continue to dialogue and come up with a better solution."

Washington residents own more than 47,000 boats over 21 feet, according to Ecology figures. Nearly 700 commercial vessels stay in Puget Sound year-round, based on estimates from 2005. That year, oceangoing ships made nearly 3,000 trips into Puget Sound.

Large cruise ships have agreed voluntarily not to discharge their treated sewage into Puget Sound, but the no-discharge zone would establish a permanent, enforceable rule.

About 100 public pump-out facilities are located in Puget Sound, along with 13 pump-out boats, according to Ecology figures.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Boat Building News

Italy. Zuccon SuperYacht Design presents the 92 STD Discovery ... BYM News (press release)
Zuccon SuperYacht Design, a Zuccon International Project brand, continues its research activities in the maxi yacht sector, and just before the Monaco Yacht ...
Mercury Marine introduces Enertia ECO fuel-saving propeller Boating Industry
FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Addressing the related topics of increasing fuel costs and environmental stewardship, Mercury Marine is pleased to introduce the new ...
EVA winners announced at IBEX All-Industry Breakfast Boating Industry September 17, 2013— The International BoatBuilders' Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) announced the winners of the second-annual Exhibitor Video Awards . 
   This is an excellent article Why Boat-Building's a Tougher Business Than It Looks Motley Fool
Marine Products (NYSE: MPX ) 's flagship brand Chaparral is the third-largest manufacturer of sterndrive powerboats in the U.S., based on 2012 unit sales.
Runcorn boat manufacturer in court after employee crushed Health and Safety Executive (press release)
A Runcorn-based boat manufacturer has been fined after an employee's head was crushed against the top of a lorry container. Pyranha Mouldings Ltd was ...
   Dargel Boats expands to Cameron County Valley morning Star If you're going to enjoy some fishing while you spend your winter in the Valley then you might want to know that Dargel Boats, the oldest boat manufacturer in 
Boat sales in US confirming a rising economic tide The Detroit News
Brunswick Corp., the leading U.S. boat manufacturer, has responded by increasing its production of these vessels, he said. There's also a psychological aspect ...
   Boat Sales Buoyed as Americans Downsize Fleets: EcoPulse Bloomberg
More Americans took to the water in new boats this summer, often buying smaller, less expensive models, as the industry is showing signs of a recovery.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Boat Building News

Yamaha Claims Innovation Award for F200 In-Line Four and VMAX ... IceFishingFIRST
Yamaha's new four-cylinder four-stroke F200 is the lightest 200-hp four stroke on the market and can easily replace lower horsepower or larger V6 outboards...
  Yamaha Motor UK announced as official outboard supplier to the ... BYM News (press release) Yamaha Motor UK was today announced as the official outboard supplier to the British Sailing Team for this four-year cycle, which includes the 2016 Rio ..
   UK. New director for Personal Watercraft Partnership BYM News (press release) After five and half years as director of the Personal Watercraft Partnership (PWP) Candi Abbot is stepping down from the role and former PWP chairman and one 
   America's first ship is reimagined, recreated Working Waterfront
Boatbuilding doesn't happen fast, at least not at Maine's First Ship, and the deliberate effort put in over these last several years has brought the group to this ...
USA. After fight, boaters get reprieve with California legislature BYM News (press release)
Last week, the national boaters' advocate, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), and the state boaters' watchdog group, Recreational Boaters ...
  Moonen To Create New Line Of Custom Yachts
Moonen Shipyards has signed a Letter of Intent to build the first in a new custom-series of 24-metre motor yachts created in partnership with designer Nick ...
  North Providence students set new course with boat-building program The Providence Journal
North Providence Mayor Charles A. Lombardi addresses those gathered at Notte Park in North Providence Wednesday for the christening of two sailboats that ...

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Boat Building News

Hacker Boat Co. announces location of new facility Trade Only Today
Luxury boatbuilder Hacker Boat Co. will be the Queensbury Business Park's next tenant and details about the new facility will be rolled out today. Hacker was ...
   Building A Sense Of Accomplishment At The NH Boat Musuem New Hampshire Public Radio The New Hampshire Boat Museum in Wolfeboro is a showplace for antique boats and New Hampshire's boating history. The museum also runs summer .
  Kauai boat builder Masakichi Yotsuda On Kauai, he worked first as a sugar plantation surveyor's helper and later as an independent sugar grower on 300 acres of leased land, prior to landing jobs as ..
   Viking Yachts has long succeeded in high-end market Cherry Hill Courier Post When Pat Healey started working at Viking Yachts — a boat-building company launched by his father, Bill, and his uncle Bob — the teenager's first job was to ..
Dick Newick, Sailboat Design Visionary, Dies at 87 New York Times
Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, one of the greatest yacht designers, shocked the genteel sailing world in 1876 by entering a catamaran in the Centennial Regatta ...
Boat Builder To Hold Recruitment Event
Boat Builder To Hold Recruitment Event. Laser Performance is planning to ramp up its production of a recently purchased product line, and is seeking to hire up ...
Company to make sailboats in FF Fergus Falls Daily Journal WindRider Chief Operating Officer Robert Sanberg met the owner of Go-Float last year on a trip to China. They kept in touch, and now WindRider has sailboats ..
    Fairline Boats: 38 voluntary redundancies at Corby and Oundle BBC News Fairline Boats: 38 voluntary redundancies at Corby and Oundle ... Job cuts at a luxury boat manufacturer have been achieved through 38 voluntary .
   Company celebrating 50 years of boatbuilding Shelburne County Coastguard
Fifty years is a long time to be in business building boats, from the stacks of orders piling high for wooden boats during the fishing boom, until today with a slower ...

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Boat Building News

BoatU.S. urges action to protect California boat tax dollars

By Jonathan Sweet
September 12, 2013 
Filed under News
BoatU.S. has put a notice out to its California members asking them to help preserve the boater-financed Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund for boating purposes.
California Senate Bill 436 would open up the HWRF for non-boating projects, including the prevention of damage to streets and other property caused by beach erosion and flooding.
“While the prevention of such damage is important, boats are not the source of the damage and using boating dollars to support non-boating programs is a dangerous precedent,” BoatU.S. writes in the member appeal.
The association is asking members to contact their legislators and urge them to vote against the bill.
The California HWRF is funded by boat registration fees, fuel taxes and other recreational boating proceeds and used to pay for docks, boat ramps and other boating-related improvements throughout the state.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Boat Building News

Ski-Doo maker BRP posts wider loss Reuters
Sept 12 (Reuters) - BRP Inc, the maker of Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and Evinrude outboard motors, posted a bigger second-quarter loss.
Boat builder sees opportunity in the search for oil under the sea ABC Online
A Tasmanian boat building company hopes the world's dwindling oil reserves will secure more jobs for workers in the south. The Hobart-based boat builder Incat ...
Chaparral Boats Launches New Boat Models at Dealer Conference Boating Industry
Chaparral Boats Launches New Boat Models at Dealer Conference ... Building on Chaparral's stream of innovative new product introductions, the company just ...
First production jet boats roll off the line at Rec Boat Holdings Boating Industry
Cadillac, Michigan, September 12, 2013 – Rec Boat Holdings' employees celebrated their first production Scarab jet boat with the Scarab 195 HO model rolling ...
Luxury boat maker will open upstate NY production center The Business Review (Albany)
Hacker-Craft motorboat maker will detail plans to open a Queensbury, NY manufacturing plant on Friday. The company, which produces handmade luxury ...
Sebago sea trials Students of Bob Berry's boat building class, from left, Alex Williamson, Noah Seavey, Tim McAllister, Seth Strout, Sam Kramschuster, and instructor Bob Berry 

Boat building News

U.S. Coast Guard announces release of Propeller Guard Test Procedure report

The U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety Wednesday announced the release of the Propeller Guard Test Procedure report, intended for use by developers of propeller guard devices and independent third party testing entities to test propeller guard products in a consistent and repeatable manner.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Boat Building News

European boatbuilder plans for hard times Maritime Journal
“A European company has to bear in mind that an emerging economy may have a very different set of priorities to its own, says Edgar Van Smaalen of ...
New launch grabs luxury boat buyers Gold Coast Bulletin News
Mr Durman said Elandra was dedicated to building stylish cruisers for a discerning, high-end market and planned to produce no more than three boats a year.
VIDEO: Interview with S2 Yachts president Tom Slikkers Trade Only Today
Tiara Yachts dealers and customers are today and Wednesday seeing for the first time the boatbuilder's 50 Coupe at S2 Yachts corporate yacht center on Lake ...
  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT CREVALLE BOATS Trade Only Today Crevalle Boats is an exciting, new boat building opportunity conveniently located in the heart of Florida. Come join a team led by professionals that average over 
Spanish builder for new Sea Cadets flagship Maritime Journal
A £4.8m contact is being awarded to Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan S.A, and designers Acubens to build the UK Sea Cadets new 21st Century flagship ...
  New Incat fast crew boat Maritime Journal
Australia's Incat Crowther is building a first in type 70m fast crew boat at its Tasmanian yard, the first catamaran to incorporate a stabilised access platform into its ...
  Jeanneau announces new 64 foot sailing yacht Yacht and Boat
The quality French yacht builder Jeanneau will be officially announcing a new 64 foot model at the Cannes Boat Show this week. The Jeanneau 64 will ...
New Launch: Nordlund 111' yachtfisher Yacht Forums (press release)
Nordlund Boats recently launched their 111-foot yachtfisher. She was launched coming on to the end of August and is expected to be completed in Fall 2013.
  Estonian kayak manufacturer becomes one of Europe's top three ... Baltic Business News Tahe Kayaks that manufacturers canoes and kayaks has acquired French Egalis, Europe's leading manufacturer of kayaks, for less than EUR 4m, writes Äripäev 
  US Coast Guard Publishes Propeller Guard Test MarineLink
The U.S. Coast Guard's Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety Wednesday announced the release of the Propeller Guard Test Procedure report, intended for use ...
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT CREVALLE BOATS. Crevalle Boats, an outboard fiberglass boat manufacturer located in Wildwood, Florida is looking for highly ...
  Hacker Boat to build production facility in Queensbury industrial park Glens Falls Post-Star
QUEENSBURY -- Luxury boat-maker Hacker Boat Co. will be the Queensbury Business Park's next tenant, and details about the new facility will be rolled out ...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Boat Building News

SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION : Suzuki announces partnership of ... 4-traders (press release)
Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced on 10 September, 2013 at the Cannes Boat Show that it has agreed with the French boat builder Bénéteau for an ...
Boat builder shows off 20-foot masterpiece in Sequim High School ... Peninsula Daily
Boat builder shows off 20-foot masterpiece in Sequim High School colors ... to try and use his newfound free time to fulfill his lifelong dream: building a boat.
   National Marine Manufacturers Association announces launch of ... Boating Industry
CHICAGO (September 10, 2013) – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today the launch of the Progressive Insurance San ...

Friday, September 6, 2013

Boat Building News

Course builds boats, builds youth at Mill Spring ag center Tryon Daily Bulletin
Several weeks ago Don Rausch, a professional boat builder, approached McLendon and asked him for his help in providing classes in wooden boat building.
  Former Correct Craft exec to be inducted into boating industry hall of ... Orlando Business Journal During his 25-year-plus tenure with the company, Meloon held several positions at Orlando-based boat manufacturer Correct Craft including serving as ..
Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture launch new website Superyacht Times
Azure Yacht Design & Naval Architecture have launched a new website. Based in the heart of the Dutch yachting industry, Azure has extensive experience in ...
US Watercraft will build C&C Yachts Trade Only Today
US Watercraft bought the exclusive rights to build, develop, distribute and ... to construct the Pearson boat lines and the tooling that can be used to build and ...
WOODEN BOAT FESTIVAL — Boats, music, sailing adventures in ... Peninsula Daily
5 p.m. — Launch of Whisper, the first boat in the Sentinel-24 class, designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design of Belfast, Maine; SEA Marine, 419 Jackson St.