Boating Safety Is For Life

Monday, March 28, 2016

Boat Building News

Former students and alumni of the Faculty of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and naval architecture are returning to Split with their .

Compass project is based out of Biddeford High School but offers boat building for students all over southern Maine. Starting from scratch, students ..

Edensaw Woods has created a national and international reputation for providing wood products, many of which are used in boatbuilding, with a ...
That's according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry. We asked the readers of .
Two state official representatives for boating safety programs; three representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers; and ...
NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) - A company that makes sport fishing boats is setting up shop in Newberry, investing $1.5 million and creating 35 new jobs.
A north-east boat-building centre has been awarded a prestigious award by the Aberdeen Society of Architects. Portsoy's maritime workshop was ...
Boatbuilder John Hall helps student Galen Daley-O'Donnell line up a saw blade to cut a piece of wood. Students at South Bristol Elementary School .

PLATYPUS MARINE, THE full-service shipyard, yacht-repair facility and steel-boat manufacturer on Marine Drive in Port Angeles, has two 87-foot ..

Dubois Naval Architects have announced the death of top yacht designer Ed Dubois, 64, following an illness. Despite not coming from a sailing family, .

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Boat Building News

Boat builder Barrie Farrell chronicles his life in his memoir Boats in My Blood: A ... He didn't receive any training to learn how to create boat designs.
There are four different specialisms at Sunseeker for the 40 apprentices to choose from, including composite boat builders, carpentry boat builders, ...
The weekend of July 16 and 17 will be all about boats when the Biddeford Boatbuilding Festival takes over the Pepperell Mill event space.
  The grant "grant supports the research, design, build, and testing, of an alternative boat in the first year of the IYRS Boatbuilding & Restoration .
Lowell's Boat Shop will hold a boat-building class for families April 18-22. Families will build a stable, 7-foot rowboat to fit four adults. Cost: Lowell's ..
An Amsterdam-based social enterprise group called Plastic Whale has entered the boat building business. Instead of using traditional Dutch 

On Wednesday, March 16th, eight persons from Layou received certificates of completion following a Boat Building and Repair Programme; six from ..
  PORTLAND (WGME) -- The Maine Boat Builders Show is back in Portland this weekend, but organizers are saying this may be the last year of the ..
Folbot boat maker said Saturday it has suspended operations in North ... at one point taking over a whole block of buildings in the industrial park 

Luxury yacht builder, Elandra Yachts, is mounting a nationwide search for experienced boat builders in response to what it calls “ unprecedented ...

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Boat Building News

Darcy Harte loves to build wooden boats. Now he's working on the project of a lifetime and preserving a piece of Nova Scotia sailing history.
A Wallsend manufacturer is on a mission to bring boat building back “where it belongs” through his bespoke narrow boat firm. Peter Wylie has more ...

Monday, March 14, 2016

Boat Building News

Star Tribune file photo Robert and Dean Sanberg, of WindRider, tested a trimaran sailboat on Lake Calhoun. Manufacturing of the boats is moving to ..

UK-based manufacturer Princess Yachts named this year as its most ... "This has been another spectacular year for Gulf Craft at the boat show," said ...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) ... opportunity while bringing ABYC's safety message through demonstrations and ...
The U.S. Coast Guard has published guidance that allows mariners to use electronic charts and publications instead of paper charts, maps and ...
Alan Steiger talks about his company, Steiger Craft, Long Island's last large-volume boat manufacturer, in Bellport on March 8, 2016. (Credit: Ed Betz).

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Boat Building News

Very Interesting recent court case in Washington State.  Boat manufacturers should take note. 

Preemption prevails in watercraft case under Federal Boat Safety Act  

Watercraft manufacturers, in particular, look to the Federal Boat Safety Act, which includes a mechanism for granting exemptions to boat manufacturers for vessels that, while they cannot comply with Coast Guard safety standards because of their design or construction, do not adversely affect boating safety.

But you should also be aware of Supreme Court case Spreistma v Mercury Marine in which the court found that Federal pre-emption did not apply.  see

Boat Building News

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water just made it easier for nonprofit organizations including community-based groups, boat

Wasgii Francis, Billy Ogden and Elliott Trimper work on a fiberglass boat as part of the Fibreglass Laminator program, taking place at AF Theriault ...
He studied naval architecture at a boat school in Eastport. He took a class with a self-taught birchbark canoe maker, Steve Cayard. And he began to ...
TRENTON — The new year began with the announcement that The Hinckley Co. had acquired neighboring luxury boatbuilder Morris Yachts, but ...
“You never know what impact you'll have on people who come through Les Cheneaux Maritime Museum when you tell them why wooden boating is ...
And at this year's Miami International Boat Show in February, inboard engine manufacturer Ilmor announced its entry into the market.
  Gulf Craft, the region's biggest boat builder, plans to add two new boatyards in the UAE over the next two years as projects such as Dubai's vast new .