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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Boat Building News

Bass Pro Shops to Acquire Ark. Boat Manufacturer
The announcement Thursday says Bass Pro will acquire Fishing Holdings, LLC, a manufacturer of fishing boats including Ranger Boats and the ...

Governor Scott Announces 200 New Jobs at Natique Boats
Correct Craft Inc., the manufacturer of Nautique boats, was founded in 1925 and is the oldest family-owned boat builder in the U.S. Last week, ...
  VIDEO: Regulator Marine president named NMMA board chairwoman
... of the National Marine Manufacturers Association's board of directors. ... the direction and growth of the Edenton, N.C.-based boat manufacturer.
Eastern Boats Selects PierVantage
Eastern Boats, a 30 year old New England boat building company implemented PierVantage for Boat Builders this week. Eastern Boats is known for ...
  Q & A with Ranger Boats
(Photo by Ranger Boats) ... immediately began asking questions about the future of the iconic boat builder, its relationship with FLW, and whether or ...
  Dublin Bay 24 Wooden Boat–Building Provides Learning Through Working Classic boat builders of France. Mike Newmeyer (left) of Skol ar Mor where Periwinkle was re-built, and Cyril Benoist who is restoring Arandora at his .
  Vonore boating manufacturer expanding, adding 150 jobs
VONORE (WATE) – A boating manufacturer announced Monday it is expanding its operations in Monroe County, investing $17.7 million and bringing ...
  Senior Naval Architect job in Netherlands We are currently looking for a Senior Naval Architect with broad experience in the offshore industry and good communication skills. As a Senior Naval ..
  Stan Pocock, Pacific Northwest rowing legend, dies at 91 He was a teacher, boat builder, leader and a great grandfather to many of us here. Stan Pocock was a champion of Washington rowing and the ..
  Progressive® Insurance and National Marine Manufacturers Association Announce 2015 Boat ...
... Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) to sponsor 20 of the country's premier boat shows. Progressive and NMMA are making boater education ...
  NMEA Updates Installation Standards
The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has published Edition 2014, Version 4.00 of the NMEA 0400 Installation Standard, which ...
  LCMR students completing St. Ayles Skiff
Members of the Cape May Maritime Museum and Education Center provided boat building expertise through the project. The center plans on ...
  240 Sunseeker workers lose jobs by Friday
Earlier this year the boat building business which employs around 2,500 people in Poole announced it was streamlining 'non-core' activities, and as a ...
  Workers at Princess Yachts laid off a week before Christmas, The Herald understands AS MANY as 200 staff at luxury-boat producers Princess Yachts have been ... When contacted yesterday (Thursday) morning, the boat manufacturer 

Northstar Canoes revives upscale Minnesota-made line
Customers' brand loyalty and a love of boat-building brought Bell, 57, back to the business at a time when kayaks were outpacing canoes in ...
  Damen Shipyards Galati wins Dutch Romanian Award
Damen Shipyards Galati's initiatives include a recruitment and career development programme for students from the Naval Architecture Faculty of ...

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Boat Building News

Metal Shark to build Damen designs
DECEMBER 5, 2014 — Boat manufacturer Metal Shark has reached an agreement with Damen Shipyards to market Damen designs, which the ..

Nautique wins manufacturing honor in Florida
The Nautique Boat Co. has been selected as Florida's 2014 Manufacturer of the Year from a pool of 18,200 manufacturers. This award, presented .

Coos Bay Boat Building Center hosts Saturday woodworking class
COOS BAY, Ore. – Saturday is your chance to be a part of Santa's workshop as the Coos Bay Boat Building Center in Empire is hosting a hands on ..

Poor Quality Materials A Worry For Boat Builders
Boat builders have noticed that the newly purchased marine plywood contain tiny holes, or defects arose within a few months of building boats or the .

Willard Marine acquires Crystaliner surf and rescue boat designs
It is estimated that more than 100 boats were sold throughout the ... is unequivocally the best boatbuilder today to carry on the Crystaliner legacy.
Hacker Boat Co. plans speed ahead for new facility in Queensbury Business Park
A planned move to a new facility in Queensbury will enable the manufacturer to build more boats and expand the maximum length to 45-feet. (Jason ...
  Boat academy students launch craft at Lyme Regis
The students have completed the academy's full-time intensive boat building, maintenance and support course – and have gained the skills and .

Friday, December 5, 2014

Boat Buidling News

Media Alert: Ethanol at Any Cost: Chicago City Council Votes Monday
To Mandate Sale of E15 Fuel at Chicago City Gas Stations

WHAT:  On Monday, December 8, 2014, at 10:00AM the Chicago City Council will vote on Chicago’s E15 Consumer Choice Ordinance 02014-5037. If passed, the proposal would mandate that all City of Chicago gas stations offer E15 fuel or gasoline containing 15% ethanol to all consumers. For safety, reliability and cost concerns, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) urges Chicago …

ArrowCat Power Catamarans Continues Support For Marine Industry Standards
Industry standards provide a direct link between boat builders and boat buyer and enhanced consumer confidence in the manufacture and the ...
Middlesbrough's 'first boat in 20 years' is launched
The boat's builders said they hope to show engineering is still strong in the ... The boat was named after Jalna's managing director Greg Horner's ...
'Tremendous opportunities for world-renowned boatbuilder to grow', says new Sunseeker boss
THE new boss of luxury boatbuilder Sunseeker has spoken of “tremendous opportunities” for the “world-renowned brand” to grow. As reported on ...
What keeps the good ship RINA buoyant
When the Institution of Naval Architects was formed in 1860 it became one of the bastions of Victorian engineering, enabling and encouraging the .
CFCC boat manufacturing students witness their work afloat
Cape Fear Community College has a wooden boat building program, which also contributed to some of the wooden trim work on the new boat.
  Willard Marine Licenses SeaArk Marine Designs
Willard Marine, Inc., has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with SeaArk Marine, Inc., to build all of their commercial and military boat ...
  Seattle: A hub of tugboat innovation
"Foss, Elliott Bay, Jensen, ourselves, we've done work," said Dave Pasciuti, vice president of naval architecture for Guido Perla. "Not only the unique ...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Boat Building News

Shipbuilding Regulations: Cents and Sensibility
That's because the current regulatory environment and the foreshadowing of its future is concerning. Boat builders and operators alike understand and ...
  Promises made, promises kept
They're enrolled in a program called Tacoma Community Boat Builders. ... A wooden boat they build with their own hands, and that feeling of ...
Spanish boatbuilder signs deal with Chinese oil company
The company reached an agreement with Asian company China Sonangol to construct 40 high-speed patrol boats — Rodman 33 models — and 10 ...
Higgins takes reins as CEO at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders
NOVEMBER 27, 2014—Ice Floe LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, WA, recently named Gavin Higgins as Chief Executive Officer.
The Changing Face Of China's New Build Industry
Under construction with Pride Mega Yachts, this distinctive design was recently followed by the announcement that the yard has also introduced a new ...
Celebrating local boatbuilding over the centures
Ipswich Maritime Trust's latest Waterfront window museum highlights boatbuilding over the centuries. Des Pawson with the Woolverstone clam shell ...
Shipbuilding returns to the Tees
The launch of Jalna Construction's 14 metre-long industrial boat will be the culmination of two years of engineering work ... and Tom, and the hard work and dedication they have put into building and now launching The Gracie Ava.
  Sullivan Law Firm Obtains $15 Million Record Verdict Against Brunswick Corporation in Baja Boat ...
The verdict against the boat manufacturer Baja Marine Corporation, a former member of Brunswick Corporation's boating division, is a record award in ...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Boat Bulding News

EPA Punts On Renewable Fuel Standard

 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced earlier this week that the agency will further delay the final rule on how much ethanol refiners must blend into the nation’s gasoline supply under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). After almost a year of review, the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs), which dictate ethanol levels, are now not set to be released until 2015. 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boat Building News

USA. Willard Marine to supply SOLAS Fast Rescue Boats for NOAA
“Willard Marine is the only American manufacturer of SOLAS rescue boats, which are rigorously tested by the U.S. Coast Guard and only certified ...

Superyacht Times
The winners of the 24th Design Award METS competition
The DAME Jury carefully assessed entries for overall design, build quality, ... that offers high speed internet throughout a yacht with minimal cabling.
  Lottery gives £76300 towards restoration of historic King's Lynn Worfolk fishing boat
The business eventually became Worfolk Bros, with his sons Gerald and Bill carrying on a family tradition of wooden boatbuilding until the 1980s.
  New Boat Builders Business Achievement Award unveiled at METS We have expressly chosen to highlight areas within boatbuilding that do not always get the attention they deserve and yet have a vital importance to .
Maker of yacht tenders expanding on South Tampa waterfront
Carbon Craft is currently in a small building on that same property, ... used for servicing the bigger boat or taking small excursion trips from the yacht.
  Boat sales ride wave, prompt area manufacturers to grow, add jobs
More boat sales mean more boat building. And that's keeping workers busy at the three Brunswick Corp. facilities in Volusia and Flagler counties.
  Bigger fishing boats hitting the water
In the case of fishing boats, it appears bigger may be better. ... At 83 years old, Atkinson had been building boats for more than 60 years and had never ...
  Lake Assault Boats Opens New Headquarters
Lake Assault Boats, an award-winning manufacturer of mission-specific boats for fire protection, law enforcement, public safety and research agencies ...
  Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats KENYON: Having revived traditional boat building skills that had nearly died out here, one of Oman Maritime's most important projects may be its effort

Moes Marine keeps vintage, modern boats afloat Founded in 1938, the company celebrated 75 years in business by building a 700-square-foot addition to its 1960 workshop at 5336 Liberty Ave. in
  Filipino Fishermen Turn to Fiberglass for New Boats
Ramon Binamira is a boat-building expert. He says many of the fishermen were worried about using fiberglass to build boats. He says they asked 
Classes and Workshops, Nov. 24, 2014
Santa's Wooden Boat Workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coos Bay Boat Building Center, 100 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay. Build a wooden Kon-Tiki.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Boat Building News

Boat builder hit with £500000 legal bill
A STRATFORD yacht-building company has been forced to pay £490,000 in damages to an international businessman after his bespoke luxury vessel ...
  Coos Bay students to build oceangoing vessel COOS BAY, Oregon — An exercise in boatbuilding is giving a group of Coos Bay seventh-graders a lesson in engineering, design, oceanography and ..

  UAE boat builder Al Marakeb aims to make waves in unmanned vessels
The UAE boat builder Al Marakeb aims to become the world's first mass producer of Unmanned Service Vessels (USVs) for use in sectors including ...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Boat Building News

Boatbuilder Chris Brennan Keeps His Tradition Alive In Westchester
In Kingston there's a guy that does woodworking, but he isn't a full-time boatbuilder.” It turns out Brennan, 39, who lives in Briarcliff Manor with his wife, .

  Whatcom County boat manufacturer moves into bigger Fairhaven warehouse
Production Manager Greg Little moves a boat hull mold off a truck at the new location of Northwest Marine Industries at Fairhaven Industrial Park in .

  Boat builder confirms Colchester expansion plans
A boat-building business is looking to develop a new production facility in ... The manufacturer plans to build a new production facility, offices and ..

  New Bern yacht interior designer featured in college magazine
Moser, who just returned from 11 days in Ft. Lauderdale representing Hatteras Yachts at a boat show, said she has worked on interior designs with the

Custom wooden boat building in Wellfleet
Wooden boat building is a part of the fabric of the Outer Cape. Master builders, with decades of experience, are tucked away in the woods of Wellfleet, .

  Spurred By Middle Class, Boating Industry Enjoying Wave Of Resurgence
In fact, two-thirds of boat owners have a household income of less than ... a spokesman for the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).
  Coos Bay students to build boat, track its voyage in Pacific Ocean
COOS BAY — An exercise in boatbuilding is giving a group of Coos Bay seventh-graders a lesson in engineering, design, oceanography and more.
  Registration opens for Maine boatbuilding conference
The conference is geared to boatbuilding executives, boatyard managers, service managers, production managers, marketing managers, key ...

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Boat Building News

UK. Fairline announces plans to unveil 8 new models in 3 years
Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats announces plans to introduce eight new models over the next three years, with full .

Unique designs, colors set Helena-built drift boats apart
It was about three years ago that Stocker got his Flow skiff from the hometown manufacturer. One of his employees, Nick Lulow, designed the killer ...
South Florida spreads its wings, with yacht exports As the 55th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show draws to a close Sunday, South Florida continues to lead the nation in the importing and .

USA &Canada. Discover Boating delivers 1.8 million people to manufacturer websites in 2014
In Discover Boating's fiscal year (October 2013 - September 2014), the industry-wide campaign grew people's awareness for (and interest in) boating ...
  Gulf Craft invests in the future
The facility will be used to build a shipyard for the yacht builder. ... in a state-of-the-art setup with regard to technology, design and operational ...
  Brunei boat manufacturer ships first orders to Singapore The 23-foot boat that carries up to 12 passengers will be delivered to ... BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei - Three new boats made by a local .
  The Traditionalist: Mike Livingston
The part-time boat builder owes his obsession to his family lineage. He began paddling at age 7 in a kayak his father had built. As a teen, he learned ...
  Manufacturing award for Steber
LEADING Australian boat builder Steber International has taken out the Excellence in Innovation category of the prestigious Hunter Manufacturing

The Largest Riva Yacht Makes its World Debut at the Fort Lauderdale Boat
A lot of exciting things happened at this year's Fort Lauderdale Boat Show. Among the most exciting was the unveiling of the 122 foot Riva Mythos, the

Boat builder CTruk hopes to create 120 jobs by transforming derelict warehouse site
A boat builder hopes to create 120 new jobs after reaching an agreement to refurbish a derelict warehouse site. CTruk has agreed a lease for ...
Brightlingsea boat-building firm CTruk announces major expansion into Colchester - East Anglian Daily 

  Barker Boatworks turning quick start into sales
TALLEVAST -- As boat builders go, Kevin Barker is a little flashy. Since May, the former Yellowfin Yachts executive has been starting up his new bay ...
Kuujjuaq cadets craft traditional Inuit boats
Kuujjuaq cadets craft traditional Inuit boats ... The team also leads kayak-building and training sessions, like the recent one in Kuujjuaq, to get ...
Swiftships to Build Egyptian Navy Patrol Boats
Swiftships, LLC, of Morgan City, La, has been awarded a second Navy contract for the the construction of six 35 meter patrol boats for the Egyptian ...
  Howard Fireman awarded David W. Taylor Medal NOVEMBER 5, 2014 — The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor ..