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Friday, February 28, 2014

Boat Building News

MasterCraft and StanCraft announce product partnership
VONORE, Tenn. – MasterCraft Boat Company, the world's leading luxury performance inboard boat manufacturer, and StanCraft Boat Company, the ...
 
Boat sales show small gains in January
Winter's icy fingers reached into the Deep South in January, but they appeared to be a minor factor as sales in the recreational boat industry rose ...
 
Orlando's small factories create jobs, lift economy
Former boat builder Tim Parker had been unemployed for a while when he landed a job at an unexpected place: an Orlando-based maker of ...
 
The Irish Heart is Still in Wooden Boats
Any boat-building project in Ireland will always attract a level of interest way beyond the size of the boats involved if the boat is being built in timber.
 
Local boat manufacturer hiring 70 people
Elkhart, Ind. A Michiana boat manufacturer is searching for 70 new employees as rising demand has revved up production. Nautic Global Group is ...
  Ultriva Lean Manufacturing Suite Suited for Large Recreational Boat Manufacturer
Ultriva announced the deployment of the Lean Manufacturing Suite with one of the largest manufacturer of recreational boats in the world. Soon ...
  Runcorn canoe manufacturer facing corporate manslaughter charges A RUNCORN canoe factory where a worker perished to death in an industrial oven is facing corporate manslaughter charges. Pyranha Mouldings Ltd ..
 
Christensen Shipyards inks deal to build $36M yacht
The contract brings to 10 the number of yacht projects at the shipyard. The company also is working with Oregon Iron Works on an unmanned vessel ...
  Limerick ship builders prepare for Venice race An international and local team of boat builders and naval architects have assembled at the traditional boat building school, ahead of the Venice races .
  Pembroke boat firm Mustang Marine faces administration A boat building and repair firm which opened a new £1.5m construction hall last November says it is in danger of going into administration. Mustang ..
 
Baglietto signs contract for 54 metre superyacht
Baglietto has announced that they have signed a contract for hull 10219, a 54 metre steel and aluminium displacement yacht, designed by Francesco ...
 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Boat Building News


PR Web
Call for Entries to International Yacht Design Awards 2014
Yacht Builders, Designers, Refit Yards and Marine Vessel Manufacturers worldwide are invited to enter their best yacht designs to the Annual .

NjordWorks Announces Debut of Pioneer Small Unmanned Boat
NjordWorks Inc., a manufacturer of small unmanned vehicles, today announced the debut of the Pioneer small unmanned boat for civil and ...
 
  Luxury Boat Sales Sail In Sinking Economy
Springfield - While the economy struggles to stay above water the boating industry stays afloat. The National Marine Manufacturers Association says ...
 
  13 marine products win innovation awards in Miami
Thirteen companies were handed Innovation Awards at this week's industry breakfast at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show. The awards are ...
 
Christensen Shipyard secures $36 million yacht contract
Vancouver-based Christensen Shipyard announced on Friday the signing of a $36 million contract to build a 164-foot yacht. The contract was ...
 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Boat Building News

An interesting article on Steel Eating Bio-organisms that cause steel to corrode

The danger of hungry microorganisms

Corrosion influenced by microorganisms (e.g. bacteria) is known to cause fast, unpredicted and serious damage to ships and offshore infrastructures. It has been connected to sinking ships and oil spills. With risk assessment, diagnosis, detection and monitoring, TNO is helping the industry to prevent disasters and save on maintenance costs.

 Five thousand oil barrels leaked from an oil pipeline into Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, in March 2006 – the largest oil spill ever on Alaska’s North slope. Investigators discovered that a sediment at the bottom of the pipeline created a breeding ground for acidic bacteria, that were gradually eating the pipe. Microorganisms can seriously accelerate the electrochemical process that leads to corrosion. According to TNO-scientist Felipe Leon Morales, this is a highly unpredictable process. ‘Under the influence of microorganisms, corrosion processes can happen in a matter of months, compared to the years it would normally take takes for abiotic corrosion to endanger infrastructure. Due to its unpredictability, it is often difficult to include microbial corrosion in corrosion risk analyses and more often than not, it is not included in the design phase. The impact can be enormous. An estimated 20% of all corrosion damages are caused by micro-organisms, leading to costs as high as 2-5% of GDP 

See the full article at:  https://www.tno.nl/content.cfm?context=overtno&content=nieuwsbericht&laag1=37&laag2=2&item_id=2013-12-09%2014:56:50.0&Taal=2

Boat Building News

MIAMI 2014: Vessel Vanguard announces new warranty program
MIAMI — Marine maintenance management system provider Vessel Vanguard used the Miami International Boat Show as a platform to announce the ...
 
MIAMI 2014: Sabre Yachts rolls out new product
MIAMI — Bentley Collins, vice president of marketing and sales for Maine-based Sabre Yachts, began his press conference on Friday by introducing ...
 
  MIAMI 2014 VIDEO: Sea Ray rolls out new luxury motoryacht
searay0215 MIAMI — Sea Ray launched a fleet of luxury motoryachts Friday at the Yacht & Brokerage Show with the introduction of the L650 Fly, ...
 
  Maritime projects drive growth in boat building UAE boat manufacturer Ahmed Al Zaabi, executive manager at Julfar Craft, said: “We are seeing strong demand, as more Dubai tourists and residents .
 

US boat-makers try to regain their wind
Multi-billion dollar boat-building industry in the US hopes to emerge from ... The Miami Boat Show in the US state of Florida is well known for its glitz ...
  Brunswick Corporation : Crestliner Debuts the Versatile 2200 Intruder for Big Fishing Excursions
After debuting the 2200 Intruder at Counce Marine's booth at the Mid-South Sports & Boat Show in Memphis, Tenn., on Feb. 14, the buzz among the ...
 
  Boating proves popular
PARTICIPATION RATES: Boating and watersports activities are proving popular as participation rates surged in 2013 to their highest level since 2007, ...
 
  Coble skills passed on in new wave of boat-building
John Clarkson and Joe Gelsthorpe will be building the traditional 26ft boats side by ... They are a super boat to sail – a lot faster than many yachts.” ...
 
Conclusion Of Quiet Period For Malibu Boats Provides Buying Opportunity
... permit underwriters to publish positive research reports on MBUU, likely causing a price increase in the performance boat manufacturer's shares.
  USA. JFA Yachts Silver Sponsor of Showboats Design Awards & Superyacht Design Symposium
Since 1993, date of the creation of JFA Yachts, the shipyard didn't stop being in touch with innovative projects. Today, JFA Yachts is an internationally ...
 
  Sailing industry reports solid growth in 2013
s marine group, released their annual State of the Sailing Market report at the Miami International Boat Show. More than 100 sailing industry leaders ...

Monday, February 17, 2014

Boat Building News

Builder plans expansion in Maine
Ellis Boat Co. in Southwest Harbor, Maine, will expand by adding a new crane and more manufacturing space. The company expects to add eight jobs ...
 
Foreign boat buyers get matched with US manufacturers at the upcoming Miami boat show
This is the second year the Miami Boat Show is partnering in the program, offering its exhibitors an added link to the foreign market. Exhibitors must ...
  Boatbuilder shuts as work dries up
Nelson's only substantial boatbuilding company, Dickson Marine, is shutting up shop with the loss of eight jobs. In a short statement, co-owners ...
 
  Maritime projects, coastline developments drive growth in UAE boat building
Major maritime projects, coastline developments and Expo 2020 are driving growth in UAE boat building, say leading boat manufacturers and ...
 
  Garmin teams up with Mastervolt on new technology
Sportfish boat builder Scout Boats will be the first boatbuilder to incorporate the technology integration of the Mastervolt CZone system with the Garmin ...
 
  MIAMI 2014: NMMA president says boating is 'a great American story'
Ninety-three percent of boats sold in the United States are built in the United States. Ninety-seven percent of boating businesses are small businesses.
 
  Boat building plank by plank
ALPENA - Four local men have been hard at work since October 2013, piecing together a Mackinaw boat by using a kit for the planking, frames and ...
 
  Carolina Skiff announces the Tunnel Skiff Series
WAYCROSS, Ga. – Carolina Skiff, the nation's #1 fiberglass boat builder, announced today the revolutionary Tunnel Hull Series boats. Able to plane in ...
 
  Building a bigger boat: Marine firms look to replace Rockland building for joint venture
The O'Hara Corp. in Rockland is seeking to replace its 1900-era building to allow for a partnership with Back Cove Yachts and Sabre Yachts that ...
 
AfloatMagazine: International Boat Builders Gather in Roxboro School for…
Back row l-r. volunteers John Furlong and Liam O'Donoghue, Master Shipwright Patrick Beautement graduate Boatbuilding Academy, Lyme Regis UK ...
  Georgetown SC Wooden Boat Show Wins State Tourism Award
A special attraction is the Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two, race to build a rowing skiff within a 4 hour time limit and then test their boats for ...
 
  West System founder to attend 2015 Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Gougeon has an extensive background in boat building, epoxy formulation, competitive sailboat and DN iceboat racing and has been at the leading ...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Boat Building News

Washington Weekends: A new look at old Port Townsend
Boats, boats, boats: Port Townsend is an epicenter of traditional-boat building and sailing. Visit the Northwest Maritime Center (at the north end of ...
 
  State's pheasant chicks program seeking applicants
Boat building: Finger Lakes Museum is sponsoring a six-month boatbuilding program through grants awarded from the NYS Council on the Arts and ...
 
  Plenty to see at annual boatbuilders show
Wellfleet boatbuilder Walter Baron introduced his first Finnish racing rowboat, a slender orange two-seater named Norppa, for a rare freshwater seal ...
 
  Mega yachts are big business for local company
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Business is booming in the mega yacht industry and that's great news for one local company. In the last 10 years, the number of ...
 
MasterCraft Boat Company Awarded All Three ISO Certifications
MasterCraft Boat Company, the world's leading luxury performance inboard boat manufacturer, has achieved global ISO 9001:2008, 14001, and ...
  Maine boat company to add new facility, 8 jobs AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Gov. Paul LePage's administration says a boat company based in Hancock County is expanding and adding a new .
 
Florida pontoon builder debuts with two models at Miami show
New Florida-based boatbuilder Island Boats Inc. is making its debut at the Miami International Boat Show by offering two pontoon models, the Island ...
 

Boating Business
A Modular Boat You Can Reconfigure For Work or Play
Thankfully, Italian boat builder Azure Embark has found a solution with its Ethos E30 that features a modular design that can be reconfigured for ...
 
Lehr debuts NEW 15 hp Propane Outboard Motor
Since Lehr Outboard's entrance into the marine industry just a few years ago, the rapidly expanding company has been turning heads and winning ...
 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Boat Building News

Hunt Yachts Announces Biggest Boat Yet
Patch.com - The new boat features a hull and superstructure designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates. It will be powered by twin 1,600 horsepower diesel ...
The history of building boats on Liberty Bay | Now & Then North Kitsap Herald - “Boat Builders on the Bay” is the subject of this year's major exhibit at the Poulsbo Historical Museum, and what a lesson it has been for me. One of the .. 
  Wife's bid to help Fitzroy Yacht staff
Stuff.co.nz - One Fitzroy Yachts worker's wife is doing all she can to spread the word about the impending loss of 120 jobs at the New Plymouth boat building ...
Miami International Boat Show Drops Anchor
Ocean Drive Magazine - The sporty, sleek shape of the coveted Riva 86 Domino is inspired by the Italian boatmaker's smaller, more athletic vessels. There's something ...
USA. Message from Joe Lewis, Grow Boating Chairman
BYM News (press release) - We're trying a slightly new format to our monthly Discover Boating updates. I'll continue with my monthly column, but you can expect more frequent, ...
MasterCraft's First Entry-Level Boat: NXT
Water Ski Online - MasterCraft Boat Company announced it has unveiled its first entry-level boat series, called the MasterCraft NXT, at the Minneapolis Boat Show on ...
  Superyachts demand on the rise as UAE seeks to become hub
ArabianBusiness.com - Erwin Bamps, COO of Gulf Craft, the UAE-based manufacturer of boats and yachts, said: "There is a vision for the UAE's superyacht building industry ...
  Strong boat sales a sign of improving Coast economy
SunHerald.com - Coast boat dealers say the industry is picking up speed and leaving the ... Odyssey puts on boat shows nationally, including the new one in Gulfport ...
  Fairline approach ex-employees after sales surge
Motor Boats Monthly - Fairline has launched a recruitment drive after a surge in sales following the London Boat Show. CEO Kevin Gaskell, who was appointed the position ...
  TRITON ROCKS 2013 WITH EXPLOSIVE GROWTH
MuskieFIRST - (January 30, 2014) - Triton Boats, a leading manufacturer of fiberglass and aluminum fishing boats, experienced phenomenal growth in 2013 by ...
  Boating coalition fights to keep corn out of gas tank
Lake Expo - She was quoted in a press release from the organization saying, “We believe in a national renewable fuels policy, but one that is both safe for boaters ...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Boat Building News

ABBRA honors Jonathan Jones with Dennis Snow President's Award
Boating Industry - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The 2014 recipient of the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association prestigious Dennis Snow President's Award, ...
Lund Boats rolls out 21-foot fishing boat
Trade Only Today - Lund Boats added the 2075 Tyee Magnum edition, which the builder said is made for the Great Lakes and other large freshwater lakes. Designed as a ...
  Dave Marlow named Board Chair of the American Boat & Yacht ... Boating Industry - ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Dave Marlow of the Brunswick Corporation was named Board Chair of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) during ABYC's 
  The 2014 Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach
Superyacht Times - The Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach, Miami's in-water yacht show, is set for February 13-17 and will attract thousands of people from around ...
Mercury Marine posts 4Q profit, sales growth
Milwaukee Business Journal - Mercury outboard motors are displayed at the 83rd annual Chicago Boat, ... Sales were driven by growth in outboard engines and parts sales, which ...
  Sea Ray to hire 160 at Flagler plant
Daytona Beach News-Journal - The 370 Venture boat by Sea Ray, which received a boat of the year award in 2013 from Boating Magazine, is made at the company's Flagler County ...
Ski-Boat Maker Hopes to Make Splash in Slow IPO Week Wall Street Journal - Canada's BRP Inc., the maker of Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Sea-Doo jet skis, raised about $294 million in its May debut, followed by a pair of stock