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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Boat Building News

New W-22 sailboat designed for running in Lake Worth Lagoon
Tofias, owner of W-Class Yacht Co., started creating one-design racing sailboats in 1996. His first two were 76 feet, the W-76s. Designed by naval ...
 
Upstate boating industry expects smooth sailing this year
Boating dealers, marina operators and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York all feel that a confluence of factors will lead to a big ...
  
  Yamaha unveils new lightweight 115 & 175hp outboards
YAMAHA last week unveiled its new F115B and F175A lightweight four-stroke outboards at a media and boat dealer event on Queensland's Gold ...
 
  Boat manufacturer sails towards further success A MANUFACTURER of Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) which have been sold to global fashion powerhouse Hugo Boss to ferry celebrities, as well as ..
 
  NAMJet Wins Huge US Army Bridge Boat Propulsion Marine waterjet manufacturer NAMJet says it has been contracted to provide propulsion systems for Birdon America's US Army Bridge Erection Boat .
 
Johnson Outdoors could divest watercraft, make acquisitions
Johnson Outdoors Inc., the Racine, Wisc.-based provider of outdoor recreation equipment, could divest its watercraft business if it is not successful in ...
  Boatbuilding offer to navy
NEWCASTLE could help build new steel-hulled patrol boats to replace a reportedly troubled naval fleet of aluminium vessels, the Australian ...
 
  Minehead boatbuilders get started on Celtic currach for Somerset launch The Minehead group is hoping to launch its boat next weekend ... The public can watch the boat-building between 10am and 8pm, and there are still ..
 
  Boat festival will feature antique, classic craft this weekend The annual Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival, which an event organizer said brought in approximately 9,000 visitors last year, will return to Wooton
 
American Boat & Yacht Council steps up Electric Shock Drowning Prevention efforts
The American Boat & Yacht Council's Foundation (ABYC) is partnering with the Energy Education Council's Safe Electricity “Teach Learn Care TLC” ...
  Boston Whaler announces Florida plant expansion
The announcement comes shortly after the company said it would build its largest boat ever, the 42-foot Outrage, at the Miami International Boat Show.
 
Industry mourns marine magazine publisher
Skip Allen Sr., co-founder of Popular Boating magazine and founder of Southern Boating magazine, died recently. Robert Black, of Bob Black & Co.
  USA. American Boating Congress welcomes Amy Walter to Agenda
The American Boating Congress will this year welcome Amy Walter, National Editor of The Cook Political Report and Former Political Director of ABC ...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Boat Building News

Canadian boatbuilder produces fiberglass oil tanks
Because Canada continues to lag in fishing boat sales, Prince Edward Island's oldest producer of fiberglass fishing boats is shifting its focus to a new ...
 
Why Malibu Boats Inc. Is a Cut Above Other Boat Builders
The numbers above should worry sterndrive boat manufacturers Brunswick and Marine Products. Marine Products' Chaparral brand was the ...
 
Role of boating industry in preventing spread of invasive species is topic of St. Paul forum
ST. PAUL, Minn. — The role of the boating industry in preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species is the topic of a symposium in St. Paul.
  GradyFest IV to anchor interest this weekend
... from the most active boat club in the nation will converge on Fort Myers Beach to take part in a celebration of one of the most successful boatbuilding ...
 
Searsport high school charts hands-on education in new center
SEARSPORT — The high school's four-year-old boatbuilding program is navigating through a sea of educational change, but fair winds seem to lie ...
  FROM SHORE TO SHORE: BOAT BUILDERS AND BOAT YARDS Exhibition to Open 4/18 at 
From Shore to Shore explores the worlds of 10 boat builders and their ... Come explore the world of boat building, and help preserve these places and ...
  PWC sales up slightly in February
Personal watercraft showed weaker sales growth just short of 5 percent year-over-year growth, which is stable with the fall and winter months following ...
 
  Cheoy Lee dives into the the express boat flow
Michael Peters Yacht Design of Sarasota designed the Alphas' exteriors, and Miami architect and yacht designer Luiz de Basto created the interiors.
 
Luxury boat manufacturer introduces new hard-top version of top-selling model
The Corby and Oundle-based boat manufacturer has introduced a new hard-top version of the Squadron 78 Custom model. To date, Fairline have ...
  Military-boat maker makes a new home in Denver
The Denver Office of Economic Development said Thursday that marine-jet manufacturer NAMJet will relocate its manufacturing and corporate ...
 
  Falmouth Marine School open day tomorrow
Advice and guidance will be provided on finance, accommodation and courses and qualifications in boatbuilding, watersports, marine engineering ...
 
  Haute Yacht of the Week: Riva 122' Mythos
The majestic Mythos was designed by Mauro Micheli of Officina Italiana Design, in collaboration with Advanced Yacht Technology (Ferretti Group's ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Boat Building News

Roane State's ACE program, MasterCraft showcase carbon fiber part
Roane State Community College's Advanced Composites Employment program and boat manufacturer MasterCraft teamed up to demonstrate how .

  * Measures to boost Sri Lanka's boat building industry
Mar 14, Colombo: Recognizing Sri Lanka has a natural advantage to become the hub for boat manufacturing in the Asian Region due to its strategic ...
 
Wash. Firefighters Battle Smoky Boat Factory Fire
The building contained 10 boats in various stages of production and is one of three buildings on the property. The fire struck at the height of the ...
 
More redundancies at yacht firm
Others had stayed on, saying the sense of pride in seeing a Fitzroy yacht ... "As you are aware, due to the nature of boatbuilding, we may ask you to ...
 
Joanne Jorgensen Deatrick: Boating promoter was a 1952 'Toledo Beauty'
Joanne Jorgensen Deatrick, who with her former husband operated a successful boat-building company in Toledo that contributed to transforming ...
  Canoe exhibit includes handmade Indian vessels brought home by UW-Madison researchers
It's on display as part of "Crafting Canoes: Art and Science of Hydro Dynamic Design" at the School of Human Ecology gallery. Behind is a frame of a ...
  “Grady Life” Boating Lifestyle to Be Celebrated by 400 Grady-White Owners and Enthusiasts at ...
For the fourth time over five years, Grady-White boats owners and enthusiasts are gathering to celebrate the recreational boating lifestyle. Organizers ...
 
Filmmaker announces documentary to honor Maine wooden boat builder
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The annual Maine Boat Builders' Show opened in Portland Friday, and that's where a Maine film-maker ...
  Hampshire boatbuilder bucks trend Portsmouth-based Meercat Workboats is a leading workboat builder with a particular interest in shallow draft vessels and is recognised as the world ..
 
  Super-yachts may create new jobs in Maine
But he is confident there will be people who want to buy the boats. Front Street showed the designs to Euopeans last week at a boat show in Austria, ...
 
  PEI boat manufacturer switches industries to stay afloat
Gordon Campbell and his son Jay own Provincial Boat and Marine Ltd. in ... They have decided to start manufacturing oil tanks for home heating.
 
  Students show off troubleshooting skills in Portland
... mechanics are putting their knowledge to the test in the third annual Maine Troubleshooting Competition at the Boat Builder Show in Portland.
 
New book documents the life of the man who invented modern-day fun
"I had no idea," Hobie tells Holmes, "that a sailboat could go that fast." Another: In a feat that was possibly greater than actually writing this book, ...
Best in Class Boatsmen
The quality of training of the BTech naval architecture and ship building course that DST has been offering for the past three decades could only be ...
  Bayliner announces 2014 models
At its core, this outboard powered model maintains the wide beam-forward design integrated into all Bayliner models to give customers more onboard ...
 
  Learn to Timber Frame
The village of Buckler's Hard on the banks of the Beaulieu river in Hampshire, will become a centre for teaching and studying ship building, beginning ...
 

Boating Business
New boat to “revolutionise” sailing
The new sailboat features two J-shaped hydrofoils which raise it completely out of the water. Photo: Pierrick Contin/Phantom International. NEW BOAT: ...
 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Boat Building News

Honda celebrate their 50th anniversary
2014 is a milestone year for Honda, with the company celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Honda four-stroke outboard engine, the GB30.
 
Boat-building company to open shop near Navassa
A boat-building company plans to set up shop across the street from the old DAK Americas plant near Navassa, according to Jim Bradshaw, Brunswick ...
 
  Vt boatbuilder passing on traditions
Brooks, a professional boat builder from Vergennes, has visited Japan more than two dozen times to learn the tradition of Japanese boat building...
 
  Cardigan boat company to expand and create new jobs
A small boat building company in Cardigan which has gained an international reputation for its innovative yacht designs is expanding its operations ...
 
  Company to hire 50 to build boats in NC
A new company plans to hire 50 people to build boats at a new plant in ... The 33rd Strike Group said it will build the plant to make 18-foot aluminum ...
 

Sail World
Rhode Island's Classic Yacht Symposium - Registration opens
The Classic Yacht Symposium celebrates all aspects of classic yacht design, restoration, maintenance and use, featuring experienced presenters to ...
 
American Boating Congress sees growth in co-hosts The American Boating Congress has already attracted 36 co-hosts, five more than the final tally for the spring event last year on Capitol Hill. Co-hosts ..
 
 Kaohsiung lawmakers protest luxury tax effect on yacht business
Huang Chao-shun said the manufacture and sale of yachts is expected to become increasingly profitable in the southern port city as new ports are ... 
 
This 1963 Y Class sailboat was built by White Bear Boat Yard. – Submitted photo. Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 8:45 am | Updated: 10:41 am, ...
 
Boat sales top 200000 for second straight year
Closing a year marked by modest but steady growth, the recreational boating industry topped the 200,000 mark in sales for the second year in a row in ...
 
Yamaha launches new outboards
YAMAHA Motor Australia has announced the release of two new outboard models in Australia, the all new F175A and F115B. Yamaha says the new ...
 
Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend
The show runs from Friday to Sunday at the Portland Yacht Services. Customers can meet boatbuilders from Maine and across the country.
 
 
 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Boat Building News

Boating Industries Show Signals Fair Winds for 2014 Boating Season in New York
Marina operators participating in the recent Central NY Boat Show are optimistic about the 2014 boating season across NY. Photo: Brian P. Whattam.
 
Fairline Boats boss pays tribute to talented workforce
Last month, the leading British luxury boat manufacturer exhibited its elegant ... The success of these boats on a global platform is down to our talented ...
Documentary examines the creative process through boat maker's final build
A look into the work of a master boat builder: See a glimpse into the work of Edward Couvillier, 85, a master boat builder from Franklin. His work is the ...
  Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury to be featured in PBS series
Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury to be featured in PBS series ... directs a living museum that features the craft of boat building and its pivotal role in the ...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Boat Building News

Boatbuilding renaissance brings back classic canoe
Richard Lyford using lazer beam technology in the construction of his sailing canoe at the Lyme Regis Boat Building Acadamy. Photo by Richard ...
 

Sail World
Swedish boat builder and Jeanne Socrates a winning team
It couldn't be that one of the most incredible feats of 2013 is responsible, surely it isn't as simple as that, but Swedish boat builder received a great deal ...
  Boat-maker to hire 110 workers
Increased demand is buoying an Elkhart boat-maker, sending Nautic Global ... The pleasure boat manufacturer's product line ranges from 10-foot ...
 
Boston Whaler sees boost in market share
“For four of the last five years we've won Innovation Awards at the Miami [International] Boat Show for smart use of interior spaces. We were thrilled to ...
 
Mustang Marine boatbuilder business for sale
Sixty-six staff have been made redundant at the boatbuilding and repair business in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and were told not to turn up for work on ...
  Students build boats in new museum learning center
Since then, students have been working with long time boat builder, Greg ... "It's great that they're learning about boats, and it's a metaphor for many ...
U.S. boat owners still struggling with fallout from Mexican tax investigation
ENSENADA, Mexico — At first, Thomas R. Spencer didn't think much about it when he saw tax agents come into the Coral Marina more than three ...
NMMA reports attendance from recent shows
The nine-day Progressive Insurance New England Boat Show and the five-day St. Louis Boat and Sportshow wrapped up on Sunday with an 8.5 ...