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31 Mar 2014

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R.I.P. Hobie Alter, master and pioneer of the surfing lifestyle

He gained fame as the Henry Ford of surfing, but didn’t stop there

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Hobie Alter got his start making wood surfboards in the late 40s, but revolutionized the board building process in the 50s, helping launch a multi-billion dollar industry. Photo: Surfer magazine archives

 

26 Mar 2014

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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 boatbuilding 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 

24 Mar 2014

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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 

20 Mar 2014

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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 boatbuilding 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: 

 

14 Mar 2014

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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.
 
Boatbuilding company to open shop near Navassa

A boatbuilding 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.

 

 

 

11 Mar 2014

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Yamaha Announces Guaranteed Buyback Program for WaveRunners Best of Boating KENNESAW, GA – Just in time for the official kickoff of the 2014 boat show season that begins in January, Yamaha WaterCraft today announced the ..

  Postscripts: We catch up to the trip down the Colorado River The Seattle Times

Port Hadlock’s Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding got a plum assignment — and a challenge — just over a year ago when the BBC hired it to 
 
How to Make a Boat – The Easiest Way to Build Homemade Boats SBWire (press release)

My Boat Plans is a new illustrative e-book authored by Martin Reid that reveals the secrets of how to make a boat. One can easily learn boat building 
 
Boat Industry Anticipates Steady Growth in 2014 Best of Boating

CHICAGO – The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced that as 2013 comes to a close, the U.S. recreational boating industry 
 
Boats Begin Cruising Into Javits Center Ahead Of Annual New York CBS Local

Sign outside Javits Center for 2014 New York Boat Show. The show opens Jan. 1, 2014 (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880) 
   Hacker Boat Co. crafts new tender for mega yacht Glens Falls Post-Star

Hacker-Craft recently built a 33-foot tender watercraft for the 242-foot mega yacht Odessa II, which was built by Nobiskrug in Rendsburg, Germany.

   Flying Yacht Is A Taste Of The Future (VIDEO) Huffington Post

If a large yacht somehow fails to adequately convey fabulous wealth to you, then maybe a large flying yacht will do the trick. Airplane designer Yelken 

 

Industry Reports 5 Percent Increase in New Boat Sales for 2013 Sport Fishing

Leading the industry’s 2013 growth are small fiberglass and aluminum outboard boats 26 feet or less in size, with a 6.7 percent increase in the number 
 
Centurion Boats debuts extended-warranty program Trade Only Today

Customers that have purchased a 2014 model Centurion boat will be automatically retrofitted into the new warranty program with the extended 

 

 

11 Mar 2014

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Happy New Year:  Goodby 2013, hello 2014

11 Mar 2014

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AMI releases electrical safety manual for marinas

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 Written by Michael LaBella

The Association of Marina Industries has released a new manual for marinas: Best Management Practices for Marina Electrical Safety.

The manual is designed to give marina staff an overview of common marina electrical components, potential hazards and how to identify and correct them, and tools that every facility should have onsite. It also offers suggestions about how to work with customers to ensure their boats are safe.
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The manual is available at no cost to AMI and ABYC members and for $20 to non-members. Click here to order.

11 Mar 2014

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Recreational Fishing Alliance schedules seminars at New York show Trade Only Today

The Recreational Fishing Alliance will host a series of seminars at the New York Boat Show, which kicks off Wednesday and runs through Sunday at 
 
Rhode Island show returns this winter Trade Only Today

The 2014 Providence Boat Show will have a center stage, a new Show Pavilion, where activities and appearances by boating personalities will take 
 
Vernon boat manufacturer expands its base Vernon Morning Star

KingFisher Boat’s Renaissance Marine Group has purchased certain manufacturing assets, inventory and rights to build and market the Hells Canyon 
 
Maritime Museum to offer bevy of programs Carolinacoastonline

Boaters on Taylor’s Creek pass by the open doors of the N.C. Maritime Museum’s Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center in Beaufort. The museum is 
  Scorpion RIBS uses vacuum infusion process for latest boat Reinforced Plastics

Infusing quality at Discovery Yachts Why composite boat builders such as Discovery Yachts are moving from wet lay-up to the resin infusion process.

 

Boat maker to breathe new life into the Hythe Gazette

LONG-DERELICT buildings once used as storage warehouses serving Colchester’s Hythe port are to be revitalised by a boatbuilding firm.
 
BOAT CONTRACTS BOOST CHULA VISTA ECONOMY U-T San Diego

CHULA VISTA — A South Bay shipyard that specializes in full-service boat building and repair has won multimillion dollar contracts to upgrade three 
 
Rec Boat Holdings introduces two new jet boat models Boating Industry

The company expands the brand new Scarab line of jet boats with the be showing these new jet boat models at the New York National Boat Show
 
Burger Introduces New Family of Motor Yachts Superyachts.com

With a sleek and modern style, this new line of designs from Burger Yachts has been introduced as the first in a new family of raised pilot house 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Mar 2014

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Chesapeake Light Craft Offers Winter/Spring Build-Your-Own-Boat PR.com (press release)

Annapolis, MD, January 05, 2014 –(PR.com)– 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 myfoxny.com

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 Telegraph.co.uk

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 .


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