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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Boat Building News

Tax loophole on yachts as 2nd homes under fire
San Francisco Chronicle - "It is so unfair to target people who want to use their boat as a second home." Boat manufacturers are gearing up to protect the break, leveraging ...
  A central Minnesota boutique boat-builder
Pioneer Press - In this Dec. 6, 2013 photo, John Thelen, owner and founder of Backtroller Boats talks about the evolution of a boat modification hobby that led him to ...
   Film to focus on old-time south La. boat builder
The Advocate - He said the film will focus on Edward Couvillier, an 85-year-old boat builder who lives in St. Mary Parish on Bayou Teche, as he builds a classic ...
Many of Biloxi boat maker Lionel Eleuterius' boats are still around ... - There were dozens of boat yards and many boat builders during the heyday of the seafood industry on the Coast, and many of the famous builders'  
Boating industry recovers after sinking during recession
Dubuque Telegraph Herald - All of those are factors that are helping to fuel stable growth for the U.S. recreational boating industry," said Thom Dammrich, the group's president
  Grand Banks Yachts posts first quarterly profit since 2009 with Q2 ...
Straits Times - Singapore-listed yacht maker Grand Banks Yachts has logged its first quarterly profit since 2009, with earnings of $269,000 in its second quarter ...
Dutch boatbuilder acquires Madera Ribs
Trade Only Today - Madera, a professional and military RIB manufacturer, went bankrupt as a result of a weak economy and what Veka called “a focus on a wrong market.
Chesapeake Light Craft Announces June Classes in Sausalito
Newswire Today (press release) - NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Annapolis, MD, United States, 2014/01/27 - Build your own boat in a week at the Spaulding Wooden Boat Center. Prime Minister Visits Brentford - In addition to John's boatbuilding and maintenance, the Boat Works is also home to many skilled craftspeople including a fashion designer, restorer of ..

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Boat Building News

Problems with

As many of you may know these blogs, Boating Safety and Boat Building News, are companions to my website for boat builders.  For about six months I have been having a problem with the web site which has caused a huge fall off in the numbers of people using the site.  Visits dropped from an average of about 9000 a month to less than 4000. Unfortunately it took me a long time to recognize the problem and then fix it.  I have fixed the root cause, but some users may still have the problem.

There was a link on every page of my website that was redirecting anyone who opened that page, to another website.  The website they were redirected to is not malicious or destructive and does not contain viruses (as far as I know) and will not cause you computer to crash, or to load hidden bots or malicious software.  it is just annoying because when ever you load any page on it automatically redirects you to the other site. 

I have removed this link from my entire website!  However, users must also purge the url from the history files on their computers or it will still do this.

The site is  The easiest way to do this is open you r browser and empty the history cache.  On Internet explorer this is done by selecting tools from the menu then Internet Options and General. scroll down to browsing history and select delete.

On Chrome in the upper right corner is a box with three lines in it.  Left click on the box, select history and clear browsing data.

In Firefox select tools, Options, Privacy.  About two thirds of the way down the dialogue box it will say "You may want to clear your recent history or remove individual cookies. Click on the appropriate link.

Other browsers have similar processes for deleting history.

If you do not want to delete the entire history on your browser each browser provides a way you can search on a specific item so you can delete it.  Do a search on the history for "webring"

Monday, January 27, 2014

Boat Building News

Torqeedo Powers Zero-Emission Electric Boat
MarineLink - The sport boat, powered by Torqeedo's multi-award winning Deep Blue electric outboard 40 hp system, has been integrated with the Kona 17, ...
Pi Yachts and McPherson Yacht Design unveil Dragonship 80 Superyacht Times - Pi Yachts Ltd recently approached McPherson Yacht Design to develop a new range of sailing trimarans aimed at the luxury end of the yachting . 

Rutland and Stamford Mercury
New models swell boat builder's order book
Rutland and Stamford Mercury - Jobs are being created at a luxury boat builder as its sales enjoy an upturn. ... the new Targa 48 Gran Turismo, launched at the London Boat Show.”.
Yachting industry bounces back as Vancouver boat show kicks off - The Vancouver International Boat show runs from Wednesday to Sunday at BC Place and Granville Island. Vancouver International Boat Show ..
  Boating Industry to co-host 2014 American Boating Congress
Boating Industry - On May 5-7, 2014 in Washington DC, Boating Industry will join a broad group of co-hosts to support the American Boating Congress. This year, driven ...
  VIDEO: Dave Camp Visits Cadillac Boat Manufacturer MI News 26 - Congressman Dave Camp paid a visit to a local boat manufacturer Wednesday morning, aiming to raise awareness of the Asian Carp invasion in the ..
Canoe-makers losing key material for molding boats
The Missoulian - The material that revolutionized canoe-making back in the 1970s has lost its sole-source manufacturer. In the water sports world, it's like the day ...
  Yacht Owners Seek to Salvage Deduction for Second Homes: Taxes
Businessweek - “It has been a significant factor in my decision-making,” said Webb, whose 60-foot (18.3-meter) yacht was listed for $2.6 million when it was for sale in ...
  Electric speed boat builder hopes to create wave of the future
OCRegister (subscription) - The Kona 17, a throw-back two-seater sport boat, may look like many of its predecessors in the speed boating world, but what powers the craft puts it ...
  Metal Shark Acquires Shipyard and Announces Expansion Plans
SEAPOWER Magazine Online - Louisiana-based boat manufacturer Metal Shark Aluminum Boats is significantly expanding its operations and has acquired a large waterfront parcel ...
A central Minnesota boutique boat-builder
Pioneer Press - In this Dec. 6, 2013 photo, John Thelen, owner and founder of Backtroller Boats talks about the evolution of a boat modification hobby that led him to ...

Economic Times
CUSAT to have MTech degree in Marine Engineering Economic Times - The two year course will have four semesters. The admission for the course is open to graduates in Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture and Ship ..

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Boat Building News

Japan & Germany. Suzuki launches new DF2.5 Long Shaft model at ...
BYM News (press release) - Weighing in at only 13.5kg, the Suzuki DF2.5 with a standard short shaft is the lightest four stroke outboard that Suzuki produces and has proven to be ...
Minn. man launches boat building business Washington Times - That's because, after 20 years in the insurance business, he left his agency in Melrose to take up boat building. And, while more than a few people  
  European Yacht of the Year Awards 2014
Scuttlebutt Sailing News - On the opening night of the Düsseldorf boat show (Jan. 18-26), four top sailing yachts were honored by the magazine editors of Europe. From among ...

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Boat Building News

Six men arrested after probe into "substantial fraud" at luxury boat ... Six men arrested after probe into "substantial fraud" at luxury boat building firm. Devon and Cornwall police say they have arrested six men on ..
   More than 100 jobs lost at Fitzroy Yachts Newstalk ZB
UPDATED 6:26pm: 120 people are facing unemployment tonight, as a New Plymouth yacht building company struggles to find new business.
Carver Yachts Debuts C37 Coupe at Miami International Boat Show
PULASKI, WI--(Marketwired - January 16, 2014) - Yacht buyers are going to find Carver Yachts' new C37 Coupe a blast when it launches next month.
Oyster 825 to be launched at Dusseldorf show My Sailing Oyster Yachts is set to reveal the new Oyster 825 at the Dusseldorf ... The yacht will feature Oyster's new twin-rudder configuration bringing max beam 

Larson Boat Group adds VP of sales and marketing Trade Only Today Patrick Blake was named vice president of sales and marketing at the Larson Boat Group and will work again with Larson president and CEO Rob .
NMMA reports robust interest in Discover Boating series Trade Only Today - The National Marine Manufacturers Association said the Discover Boating Hands-On Skills Training series, which has been a success at boat shows ..

The Globe and Mail
Small boat manufacturers 'more confident than ever' as sales recover
The Globe and Mail - “If you're not confident, you're not going to buy a boat.” ... Still, he said he's too busy for the Toronto Boat Show, the largest event of its kind in the ...

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Boat Building News

UAE among world's top 10 superyacht-building nations Emirates 24/7
... of the world's top 10 superyacht-building nations in the recently released 2014 Global Order Book, a report issued annually by the Boat International ...
Ferry deal angers Kiwi boat builders New Zealand Herald The government's decision to award a US$6.6 million (NZ$8m) ferry contract to a Bangladesh company rather than a local boat builder is another blow .. 
Aqua Cup boat builders look toward race Ct Post
Anyone who thought boat building left the Park City when Derecktor Shipyards moved out a year or so ago has not paid a visit to the marine ...
  Sport boat manufacturer Malibu Boats sets terms for $100 million IPO Renaissance Capital
IPO News Archive. Interested in IPO Investing? Tweet · Share · RSS IPO News. Sport boat manufacturer Malibu Boats sets terms for $100 million IPO.
Brunswick Corporation : The All New Crestliner Vision Offers ... MarketWatch Introducing the Crestliner 1600 Vision-boating's next game changer. ... been designed and built to fulfill boating and fishing aspirations since 1946, .
Yamaha's New F115 lightest in 115 four-stroke class Boating Industry KENNESAW, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Yamaha Marine Group introduced today its newly redesigned F115 outboard, which is not only more powerful . 
Boating Industry is looking for the Best Products of the Year Boating Industry In the May issue, Boating Industry will be profiling the Best Products of the Year. Those products selected by the editorial staff will be featured in the ..

NMMA urges action on ethanol Boating Industry
It's up to the boating community to show how this flawed policy is having devastating consequences on our industry. It's simple. It's direct. And it makes ...
   Canada. NMMA releases 2013 Canadian Recreational Boating ... BYM News (press release)
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has released its 2013 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract providing data that ...
Sunseeker says “no intention” to move from Poole despite eyeing up ... Bournemouth Echo A PLEDGE has been given that luxury yacht builder Sunseeker has no intention of leaving Poole – even though boss's eyes may wander over the  
QMSF signs contract with Cigarette Racing to build VIP boat Gulf Times “QMSF requires a VIP boat to take out sponsors on race day and Cigarette offered their skills and know-how to build the boat to cater for our needs.
Registration open for American Boating Congress Trade Only Today
Each year, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reaches out to members and industry stakeholders, urging them to represent the interests of ...
Boat builders closing The Press
''Our priority now is to complete the boat in time to the quality standard the company is known for.'' Mr Martin said finding work for staff, who would be ...

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Boat Building News

New sales are keeping Oundle boat builder on crest of a wave Peterborough Telegraph Jobs are being created at a luxury boat builder in the Peterborough area as its sale start to cruise away. Bosses of Fairline Boats, in Oundle, are .

Scotland's unemployed find hope and new skills in prestigious boat ... Real Change News Amid the wood shavings and machinery noise of the GalGael Trust boat-building workshop, Millar and other long-term unemployed people are .

New Patrol Boats from Lung Teh Shipbuilding The Maritime Executive (press release) Taiwanese boat builder Lung Teh Shipbuilding (LTS) has recently won the contract to deliver a series of patrol boats to an unspecified government in .

Cruisers Yachts in Oconto finds foothold in smaller boat market Green Bay Press Gazette Cruisers hasn't been shy about about promoting Boating Magazine's decision to award the 2013 Boat of Year Award to the 328 series. The 32-foot ..

UK Yachtmakers Eagerly Await China Demand Wave Jing Daily This trend was especially apparent in a recent CCTV segment at the London Boat Show, which is currently taking place at the ExCel center

NMMA focuses on international buyers for Miami show Trade Only Today
NMMA focuses on international buyers for Miami show ... Miami International Boat Show has nearly quadrupled in reach this year from 2013.
Brewer Yacht Yard Group buys Chesapeake marina Trade Only Today The Brewer Yacht Yard Group said it acquired the Oxford Boatyard and Mears Yacht Haven Marina in Oxford, Md. The new Brewer Oxford Boatyard 
Cable malfunction during boat ride caused woman's head injury ... Southeast Texas Record GALVESTON – A Houston couple claims the wife was injured during a boat ride almost two years ago and has pursued legal action, recent court 
“My Boat Plan” Gives People The Easiest Tips To Build Boat Plans ...
My Boat Plan is a newly updated program created by Martin Reid that claims to give users 518 boat plans, 40 instruction videos and several guides ...
Belfast shipyard to build high-performance patrol boats Bangor Daily News JB Turner of Front Street Shipyard said company officials are excited about a new 30-foot high-performance patrol boat craftsmen there will make for .. 
Industry mourns trailblazing French boatbuilder Trade Only Today According to the French publication Sud Ouest and translated by Google, Couach drew boats until his last breath. “It was his passion,” his son Pierre ..
Luxury yacht makers sail into China The luxury yacht industry has sailed some testing waters since the financial crisis hit, but things are looking up as European yacht builders cruise  

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Boat Building News

Campbell River boatbuilder wins Vancouver port contract to build ... Campbell River Mirror
Seems Daigle Welding and Marine is the boat builder of choice for B.C.'s ports. The Campbell River firm designed and built two custom multi-task ...
Hudson boat builder at it again, hoping to break another record
Brown is building his craft — a cross between a catamaran and a space shuttle — with fellow boat builder Marin Savov at a boatyard in Hudson a ...
Boston BoatWorks names service manager Trade Only Today Boston BoatWorks, builder of MJM Yachts, appointed Guy Gauvin as service manager for its new boatbuilding and service facility at the Charlestown .. 
   Norfolk boat builders predict sales boom after London show Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Norfolk boat builders predict sales boom after London show ... Their main focus would be on the Dusseldorf Boat Show later this month when the ...
Boating Industry to sponsor IMBC program Boating Industry Boating Industry has signed on as the Best Profit Award Live Poll Sponsor for this year's Best Profit Ideas Panel at the International Boatyard & Marina .. 
Boatbuilders seek boost from upcoming Toronto show Trade Only Today
Boatbuilders are looking forward to the 56th annual Toronto International Boat Show because they say the Canadian market has been resilient to the ...
Sunseeker 'looking at boatbuilding base in Southampton' - but it will ... Bournemouth Echo
And while bosses say there are no imminent plans for the new boatbuilding base, a move to Southampton could surface as part of the company's “long ...
Northwest Marine Trade Association acquires Northwest Paddling ... Boating Industry
In 2011, NMTA expanded its support of the super yacht segment of the industry when it established a Super Yacht Committee aimed at promoting the ...
   Naval Architecture Students Target Safety and MarineLink
Marine Engineering and naval architecture students provide a fresh perspective on design, safety and innovation, too. When most of us board a ...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Boat Building News

Chesapeake Light Craft Offers Winter/Spring Build-Your-Own-Boat ... (press release)
Annapolis, MD, January 05, 2014 --( Chesapeake Light Craft, the boat kit experts, will begin a busy 10-month season of build-your-own-boat ...
  Annual New York Boat Show underway at Javits Center
The New York Boat Show could be your oasis in the middle of all this snow. It's the world's first and longest-running boat show and it's going on right ...
Superyacht of the week: The refreshing Heliad II Superyacht Times Designed by Diana Yacht Design, with interiors from Weber Yacht Design, and built by Lynx Yachts at the Scheepwerf Made facilities, Heliad II is all  
   Turkey's ship, yacht exports up by 43 pct Hurriyet Daily News Turkey's ship and yacht exports have increased by 43.5 percent, surpassing $1.1 billion in 2013 with much of its share of the trade undertaken by

Falmouth maritime museum restorers finish 1908 rowing boat project This is The West Country The boat has undergone extensive conservation work but still retains much of her original timber. The work was started by renowned local boat builder .
British yacht builders ride foreign sales wave
British yacht and leisure boat builders saw a surge in demand from ... The Boat Show, due to end on Sunday, is being held at the ExCeL Arena.
   Builder, speaker crafts dream boat from wreck; will give talk Jan. 22 ... Peninsula Daily
Port Townsend-based boat builder and motivational speaker David Moe with ... His presentation, “Building a Dream or How to Save a Marriage,” is a ...
UK. Fairline Boats celebrates 100th Squadron 78 milestone BYM News (press release)
Leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, is celebrating a major milestone with the launch of its 100th Squadron 78 and you can see ...
   Analysts note growth; increases benefit area Baxter Bulletin
Employees at BassCat Boats work on a new bass boat last year. Area recreational boat manufacturers saw an increase in retail sales in 2013.
   USA. American Boatbuilder Association signs Supplier of Choice ... BYM News (press release) Taylor Made Systems announced that it has been designated as the ABA Preferred Supplier of Choice for Glazing and Canvas Systems. The Taylor .