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29 4月 2014

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Luxury Yacht Design Takes a New Track

“Lots of yacht companies don’t know there is a powerful tool that could immensely improve their design with shorter cycles and better systems …
Boat Building in Canada Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

The Boat Building industry has exhibited a high level of volatility over the five years to 2014. Plagued by the economic recession, consumers opted to …
  Still digging out from recession, boat industry offering more lower-price models

That’s causing manufacturers to rethink the way they do business, including maintaining or lowering the cost of every new boat from entry-level to ..

  Volunteers build 16-foot boat in 4 hours at Holly Hill event

To build a 16-foot wooden skiff in four hours. … The boat building event attracted small crowds throughout the afternoon as the 16-foot, wood-hulled …
  Boatbuilding company to start production in Eastport by May

The boatbuilding company Millennium Marine USA will be starting up on Monday, April 28, reports President Cory Guimond. The Canadian …

  Croatian Small Boat Building Days highlights successful industry (Includes interview and first-hand

Split – Despite receiving no state assistance, the Croatian small boat building industry is thriving. Digital Journal reports from DHMB 2014.
  Ah, we’re gonna need a bigger boat: three northern Monmouth private schools announce

Boat building utilizes math and building skills, advances critical thinking and most importantly reinforces the true meaning of teamwork,” said Joe .

  High hopes: OBX Boatworks brings former yacht factory back to life

Flater is trying to build upon the tradition of Hatteras — which left High Point in 1997 to consolidate in New Bern — in his aspiration of making the city a ..

26 4月 2014

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Museum display will offer look inside building schooners

One of the exhibits is a cross section of an old Biloxi schooner, being painstaking constructed by master boat builder Bill Holland. “Building a boat is …
Moran Yacht & Ship sells Feadship Madsummer

This 44.65 meter superyacht is designed by De Voogt Naval Architects and Sinot Yacht Design. She accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 spacious …

Superyacht Graceful Delivered by Blohm+Voss

Representing the ultimate in quality, engineering and yachting innovations, Graceful boasts design from the award-winning H2 Design Studio in 

Larson Boat Group Celebrates Earth Day

Little Falls, Minn (April 22, 2014) – In honor of Earth Day, Larson Boat Group … Since 1999, Larson Boat Group has been building boats using this …
  Made in Maine: Where craftsmanship and carbon meet

When it comes to modern boatbuilding, this quaint little village by the sea, East Boothbay in Maine, has reached the Space Age. Hodgdon Yachts’ …

  Mercury Marine wins engine honor at Chinese show

Mercury Marine was recently honored with the Most Eco-Friendly Marine Business Award at the 2014 China International Boat Show in Shanghai for …
  Ahoy, Townshend! — longboat repair completed at NWMC boat shop

Powered by eight heavy oars and a dipping-lug sailing rig, longboats are stable open boats commonly used in educational and team-building …
  Mississippi marine museum set to open this summer

Jumonville is an expert in the types of wood used in boatbuilding and enjoys pointing out the tightly packed grain of 100-year-old cypress used in .

Marine Products Corporation Reports First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under two brand names: Chaparral sterndrive pleasure boats and jet boats, including …

  SYDW 2014 Speaker Spotlight Tanno Weeda

During this period I saw a lot of different aspects of the yachting industry. This variety fascinates and inspires me in my current job as a yacht designer.

22 4月 2014

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Engine supplier teams with local boatbuilder

With the support of their head office in Sweden, Volvo Penta UK’s policy of involving their centres with OEMs and boat builders enabled Volspecto …
Boat made from 800 plastic bottles ready to set sail from Cawsand

CORNISH boat builder Andy Fox is planning to embark on an extraordinary journey – sailing a boat made from 800 plastic bottles from Cawsand to …
Top trio combine to meet all demands

Some of commercial boat building’s best known names have come together to offer a range of catamarans and mono hulls to satisfy the needs of the …

  Boat builders reducing prices to get more buyers aboard

Todd Riepe, of SkipperBud’s, gets a Scarab jet boat ready for sale, April 8, 2014, in Pewaukee, Wis. Boats that use a jet drive instead of propeller are …

  Hacker Boat Co.’s new facility waits on Planning Board approval

In September, the company unveiled details of a plan to build a $3 million, 90,000-square-foot steel building for manufacturing, boat restoration, 

Biggest Viking yacht yet as industry cruises back

And it marks some good news in a local boatbuilding industry that has contracted sharply with mergers and factory closures over the past decade.
  STEM project makes fifth-graders into boatwrights

I’m pleased with how it turned out though, as it demonstrates that a content rich, hands-on, STEM curriculum centered on boat building is possible.
Bayliner reports 1Q boatshow sales boost

Bayliner said first-quarter boat show sales are up 11.7 percent from last year and the builder said it anticipates greater successes throughout the year.


18 4月 2014

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Size matters: How sheikhs and oligarchs transformed the yachting industry

At 162.5 meters, Eclipse is the world’s second largest yacht. Freivokh has been designing yachts for more than three decades and says he has noticed ..

  Century Boats cruises to success in Zephyrhills

Shortly after John Lucius and his son Bryan moved their boatbuilding factory to the Dade City Business Center in 2007, the national economic …
Yacht industry in China no longer only for the super-rich

At the 19th China International Boat Show, which took place in Shanghai on April 10-13, the most popular products were small-sized yachts priced .

15 4月 2014

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USA. IYRS School of Technology & Trades to launch Careers and Boats on Saturday, May 31st

IYRS School of Technology & Trades to launch Careers and Boats on … and the students from the Boatbuilding and Restoration Program will launch …
4500-year-old boat among Viking artifacts hoard discovered in Galway

Brady believes that another boat, dating from the 11th or 12th century, … medieval activities, including raiding, hunting, wood working, boat building

Lynx Yachts launches its Yacht-X-Tender One today

Today,YXT One was launched by Lynx Yachts in Zaandam, The … Yachts with naval architecture and designed by Diana Yacht Design there is great ..

  Dorries Yachts and H2 unveil River Yacht

Based on a recent enquiry, Dorries Yachts presents a preliminary design for a Luxury River Yacht. A range of River Yachts, including 60m, 70m and .

Report: Stacer’s latest Assault on the water

FOLLOWING last month’s release of Stacer’s plate boat range, the aluminium boat manufacturer has added several new and revamped models across …
Grand Banks Yachts buys Australian boat builder in first acquisition

SINGAPORE – Luxury yacht maker Grand Banks Yachts has agreed to buy Australia’s Palm Beach Motor Yacht and appoint Palm Beach founder Mark …

How yacht designer Dickie Bannenberg was influenced by his father

The admission is a little surprising considering that Bannenberg is one of the most feted names in high-end yacht design. Then again, a yachting jaunt …

  Boat builders try to lure more buyers aboard

For Brunswick Corp., the nation’s largest recreational boat builder, that … Brunswick has made many changes, including building different models on a …

  Apprentice learns art of crafting wooden vessels from a maritime master

He can build anything out of wood except a boat,” Duran said. … He spent eight years as an apprentice for Mike Marino, a boat builder in Piermont.
Women in the Marine Industry Scholarship

Historically, female graduates of The Landing School have obtained jobs ranging from crewing blue water yachts to designing the boats of the future.

Major Pleasure Boat Manufacturer Selects Ultriva Supplier Communication Portal

Cupertino, CA, April 14, 2014 –(– Ultriva, Inc. announced the implementation of their Collaborative Supply Portal with a large pleasure boat …

  Cecil Heisler is master of his craft

A master boat builder, he spent five decades designing, constructing and repairing wooden boats at the Clarence R. Heisler & Son boatyard on Gifford …
  Baltic Workboats hand over pilot to Riga

Estonian boatbuilder Baltic Workboats has delivered its first wave piercing … It’s the fourth aluminium pilot boat vessel of the new wave piercing hull …
  NMMA Canada awarded government grant

… allowed NMMA Canada to take a trade mission abroad to both the Eurasia Boat Show and the Dubai International Boat Show to establish distributor …
  IYRS graduation set for May 31

Students graduating from the boatbuilding restoration program at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, R.I., will launch their boats on …

10 4月 2014

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Glasstream Boats Brings New Jobs to Dothan

“We were at the boat show in Miami, we heard what people in the industry were saying about the Glasstream Boat, the quality, the technology and that …
Boatbuilder receives award for his craft

Mr Henwood worked for Hurley boatbuilder Peter Freebody before setting up his own company with Robert Dean in 1982. Mr Dean left the company in …

From screen time to sailing: Boat building workshop offers families a whole new world of activity

If you would like more information on the family boat building program or want to be considered as a participant, contact Mark Wiley at the Marine …
Yacht of the Week: Moody 41

This has given them the winning combination of traditional skills and experience with progressive technology and innovative yacht design.

Port of Milford Haven profits down again as LNG shipments fall and boatbuilder collapses

THE collapse of boat building company Mustang Marine and a drop in LNG shipments has resulted in The Port of Milford Haven reporting a significant …
Stoneman Douglas Students Win Awards at Annual Plywood Regatta

The Annual Plywood Regatta held their two-day boat building event that introduces local you to the craft of boat building and the excitement of …

YN 17255 55m Fast Displacement: Hull and superstructure now joined together

YN 17255, whose revolutionary Fast Displacement Hull Form was developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects in collaboration with Heesen Yachts ..

  Boats and careers to be launched on May 31st

Boats and careers to be launched on May 31st … and Trade, and the students from the Boatbuilding and Restoration Program will launch their boats.

  Boat builders reducing prices to get more buyers aboard

Since then, used boat sales have remained about the same or have … “We introduced our 65-foot yacht at the Fort Lauderdale boat show and sold out …

  USA. The Landing School develops Women in the Marine Industry Scholarship

Today, the school has grown to incorporate diploma and Associate’s degree curriculums with concentrations in four programs: Wooden Boat Building .

05 4月 2014

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MARTEC attracts diverse array of students

Students Vanessa Marshall, left, and Heather Nixon review an outboard service manual with Marine Propulsion Instructor David Eastwood at …
USA. NMMA’s export development team leads efforts at Cartagena International Boat Show

With more than 3,500 attendees, 93 exhibitors and almost 30 boats in-water, the Cartagena International Boat Show wrapped up its second edition on …

  BRP to present a Sea-Doo watercraft designed for emergency response at FDIC

BRP to present a Sea-Doo watercraft designed for emergency response at FDIC. Email; Printer Friendly; Share: facebook ↓ More. StumbleUpon …
Cuthbertson, Kirby inducted in Canadian Sailing Hall of Fame

George Cuthbertson started his long yacht design career right out of university, and by the time of the founding of C&C Yachts in 1969, had already …

  ArrowCat Power Catamarans Achieves Milestone Trifecta of Deliveries, New Models and Profitability

Any one of these is significant in the often fickle world of boat building and to have all three be reality is a blessing, and a curse,” says Kim Stebbens .

Market for New Boats Sees Signs of Rebound

Boating is perhaps the most cyclical consumer sector imaginable. Vessels are expensive, time consuming and completely discretionary. So the …

  Lowell’s Boat Shop in Amesbury offering new classes

Lowell’s Boat Shop, in Amesbury, is offering the following upcoming classes and programs: Boatbuilding class. Build a 14-foot outboard skiff with Jeff …
  Rutherford’s Dick Newick built many boats

2013 at the age of 87, in Sebastopol, Calif., revealed the tale about building the kayak to a biographer after the famed boat designer had been …
Boating industry says its tide is rising

The commonwealth’s recreational boating industry employs 3,684 workers at 340 businesses, with a combined 42 percent of those workers involved …

National Boating Safety Advisory Council discusses PFD relabeling; NMMA members at forefront of

The National Boating Safety Advisory Council’s (NBSAC) Prevention through People subcommittee held a conference call on April 2, 2014 to discuss ..

Florida company to build boats in Dothan

JAY HARE / DOTHAN EAGLE City and County officials make the announcement that Glasstream Powerboats will open a manufacturing facility in …

  The Plan – Six things to do this weekend

The event is an expansion of the old CFCC Boat Show, which is still part of the event and showcases the work of the college’s boat building program

04 4月 2014

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NMMA webinar to explore emerging South Korean market

What’s more, in just six years, the Korea International Boat Show, held in June, has grown to become one of the three leading boat shows in Asia and …
  BoatBuilding Battle Designed to Teach Lincoln Students Leadership Skills

Facilitator Jim Ward, standing at left, works with “Team Titanic” to construct a pool-worthy ship for the Lincoln County High School “Boat Wars” .

  Carver, Marquis Yacht companies announce president/CEO change

Minneapolis, Minn – Irwin L. Jacobs, Chairman & CEO J & D Acquisitions, LLC (holding company of Carver Marquis), announced today that Robert …

03 4月 2014

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Fire damages interior of boat manufacturer; no one injured

SEBRING – No one was injured Wednesday when fire damaged the interior of a boat manufacturing business, Sebring Assistant Fire Chief Robert

  Kayak maker turns to Midas for complex kayak mold

Ltd. has produced the rotational mold tooling for a new kayak manufactured by Fatyak Kayaks, a division of the UK-based rotational molding company …
  Stand up paddleboarding gains popularity in Oregon

… owner of White Salmon, Wash. outfitter River Drifters, paddles his SUP out into the White Salmon River. / Zach Collier / Northwest Rafting Company …
SAFE Boats International Makes Delivery to USCG

SAFE Boats International (SBI) recently delivered the Cutter Boat-Over the Horizon-IV (CB-OTH-IV) POLAR to the 420-foot Ice Breaker, USCG Cutter .

  Parkol’s latest boat building project takes to the water

A Whitby ship builder launched the twin to the largest boat it has … All the 40 men working at the shipyard have had a hand in the building of Guiding .

  Boat builder works to recover after fire

Sea Hawk Boats owner Mike Wyatt indicates some of the damage to his merchandise after a fire occurred at his business Wednesday night

  Summer antique boating museum class registration open

The museum is seeking boats for the Antique Boat Show, considered to be the longest-running antique boat show in North America, which will be held …
  Popularity of boating surges in South West

PARTICIPATION rates in the South West for boating and watersports activities surged in 2013 according to research released today by a consortium of

02 4月 2014

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Al Marakeb Announces 100 Percent Increase in Boat Sales for First Quarter 2014

UAE boat builder Al Marakeb has announced a 100 percent increase in its sales figures for the first quarter of this year over the same period for 2013.
Boat-builders banking on pent-up demand; Chis Christie gets his salt

But instead of shipping the boats to Sabre for completion, which would be difficult given their size, North End plans to use Journey’s End Marine on the …

  Boat builder Al Marakeb records 50% first quarter sales spike

Dubai: Sharjah-based boat builder Al Marakeb announced a 50 per cent increase in its sales figures for the first quarter of this year compared to the …
Brunswick announces partnership with Boatbound

This Brunswick and Boatbound partnership is based on the common belief that the peer-to-peer boat rental model encourages boating participation .

Wisconsin Maritime Museum hosts history programs

A view of the Racine harbor in 1878. Racine boatbuilding history will be the topic of a Saturday Learning Series program at the Maritime Museum in ..

  At the Helm: Would your boat pass inspection?

If asked if your boat would pass inspection you would probably be thinking … In all fairness to the recreational boat building industry, there are some ..

I posted the above out of concern for a free exchange of opinions and ideas .  However I strongly disagree with the author opinions. 
“Unfortunately, on the day of the inspection I was very disappointed, because all that jerk checked was if the hull identification number was properly placed on the hull; the Coast Guard Maximum Capacities Placard was the correct size and style, and that my manufacturing log book of whom boats were sold to was up to date. He never checked, nor wanted to inspect anything else!”

Having worked closely with the US Coast Guard program for factory visits I strongly disagree. In the first place they are not inspections.  They are factory visits.  The entire purpose is to help the manufacturer comply.  The civilian contract employees have no enforcement authority whatsoever and  they are not marine surveyors. . They can only report to the Coast Guard what they find. Also they can only look at those things that are required by some Federal regulation, If the boat is only required by law to have a Hull Identification number then that is all they are allowed to look for. If the boat has to meet fuel system or electrical systems then they look at those things and only the things required by law.  They are not allowed to look for things that are not covered by a law, such as hull construction. Calling the contractor a jerk is beyond rude, it is just plain insulting, and he is dead wrong about the Coast Guard testing for flotation and capacity. I used to run the program. Boats are purchased or volunteered by a manufacturer to be tested.  But the Coast Guard does not waste taxpayer money on boats they know will pass. They look for boats that may fail. This does not include, of course, new models volunteered for testing by a manufacturer.  The whole point is get boats corrected before they are sold to the public. or to find boats being sold that need to be corrected. 

Boat that are over 20 feet in length are not required to meet flotation or capacity and so are not tested. If his boats are not required to have it but he does it anyway, Bravo, I applaud his good sense.  But damning the Coast Guard for it is insulting.  If he thinks the standards are too lax then he should contact his Senator or Representative and get the law changed. 
Belfast boat builder expands business to Bucksport

He said the firm moved into a 15,000 square-foot building formerly occupied by Union River Boat Co., which was sunk in 2012 by the poor economy.


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