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31 Oct 2014

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Boating industry navigates out of rough economic seas

The show will have pleasure vessels ranging from paddle boats to 250-foot motor yachts. More than 1,000 boats will be on display in the water at ..

RI Marine Trades Association to celebrate 50th anniversary

In 2013, RIMTA purchased the Providence Boat Show, which is held each January, to showcase Rhode Island as a premier boating destination.

Gulf Craft plans $100m new shipyard and service centre in Dubai Maritime City

Luxury yacht and fibreglass boat manufacturer Gulf Craft has signed an agreement with Dubai Maritime City (DMC) to invest $100m in a new shipyard ..

Wooden boat building gets a new lease of life in Tasmania

The new owners of the historic Wooden Boat Centre in southern Tasmania want to secure boatbuilding skills with new training programs.
 
Marine manufacturing remains vital in Wisconsin

“We do some commercial stuff, too,” said Curt Prokash at yacht builder Burger Boat in Manitowoc, “We just finished a research vessel and we are 

 
  Africa offers new waters for boatbuilding sector

SA’s boatbuilding industry expects a boost in exports of its products as opportunities increase in the rest of Africa due to growth in the oil and gas 

 
  Russell defends vote for SAFE Act as challengers blast it, but agrees process was flawed

Mr. Byrne went first and spoke of the need to take advantage of the natural beauty of the north country and his work helping to bring boat manufacturer …

  Boat School auction

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is having an auction of boats, tools and equipment Nov. 8. Items can be previewed starting at 9 a.m.; …
 
  Arts and Education

This course counts as a pre-requisite for Nine-Day Boatbuilding Course. Advance registration required. To register, call the museum at 728-7317.

27 Oct 2014

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Here’s the latest on the Ethanol issue. Small Equipment manufacturers lose.

Owners of outdoor power equipment—mowers, blowers and such—were handed another defeat this past week when an appeals court rejected a suit by a number of industry stakeholders to limit the amount of ethanol in gasoline and require stricter labeling. Ethanol can damage the small engines in outdoor power equipment.
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25 Oct 2014

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McConaghy Boats continues to flourish

In 2000, when Jono Morris and Mark Evans took over the reins of Australia’s premier boat builder, McConaghy, uppermost in their minds was growing ..

  The World’s Most Beautiful BoatYours for Half a Billion Dollars

Lobanov began designing yachts 11 years ago, with an 85-meter yacht, which his firm won two awards for, and then an 110-meter yacht. From design .

Boat Museum honors Mitchell

For the past three years, Mitchell has volunteered in the Museum’s Boat Building Program. As a gifted woodworker, his teaching skills in boat building ..

NMRA Awards Scholarship to Yacht Design Students

The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) awarded two scholarships to students pursuing careers in the field. Noah Luff of Ventura, …

Shipmaker of Dreams: Heesen’s Custom Yachts Make Waves

I am editor-at-large for ForbesLife, covering travel, wine & food, watches, fashion, design, and pleasures of all kinds. I have been a managing editor of .

  Owner of historic Maine canoe maker explains difficult decision to move out of state

“What’s driving our decision to relocate is to focus more on boat building and building our brand because that’s where we’ve seen the growth,

Interview with Ed Dubois

Dubois Naval Architects, founded in 1977, has been at the centre of world yacht design for many years. I met up with Ed Dubois, at the Monaco Yacht ..

Intrepid to Debut Natural Gas Hybrid Boat In Fort Lauderdale

The Intrepid 327 Center Console boat will be on display at the Fort … is considered the highest quality and most innovative outboard boat builder in …

  Development Authority grants easement to Valdosta

Authority members also honored local boat manufacturer Regal Marine which has been in Valdosta since 2001. “You guys have really helped us, ..

  Gulf Craft invests $100m for new Dubai shipyard, service centre

Dubai: Gulf Craft, a boat and yacht builder based in Ajman, is investing $100 million to set up a shipyard and service centre in Dubai Maritime City

Superyacht Times

Interview with Riza Tansu of Tansu Yachts

Tansu Yachts in a Turkish superyacht designer, and builder. So far, the yard has successfully delivered superyachts Ceylan, Nomade (now called Bar …

The Galgael Trust is saving Glasgow’s boat building skills as well as lives near the Clyde

The Galgael Trust in Glasgow is keeping traditional boat building skills … Under the eye of lead boat builder Ben Duffin, one boat is being planned and …

  Eliminator Boats Builds the Outerlimits SV29

… build the Outerlimits SV29 at the West Coast manufacturer’s facility in Mira Loma, Calif. Eliminator will pay Outerlimits a royalty for every boat it sells.
 
  Tacoma’s LeMay auto museum welcomes first boat, a 1955 Streamliner

The Hagerty Education Program recently awarded a grant to the Great Lakes Boat Building School in Cedarville, Mich., which specializes in …
 
  Apprentice for a day program returns to maritime museum

… a new project for its Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. … constructing a boat from start to finish, traditional Chesapeake boatbuilding ..

19 Oct 2014

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Sailboat builders make design waves

They set their sights high: both experienced sailors, they wanted to build “very light and performing boats with comfortable, design-focused interiors,” …
 
  Demand up for skilled workers

They tend to want to come in and be a boat builder after two weeks.” Mr Bertelsen said when selling expensive boats, he needed to be promising a …
 
n the Free Zone 1 Arkin Pruva and Sunrise

Antalya’s free zone has been one of the hearts of Turkish yacht building for over 20 years. Today it is home to a handful of superyacht builders working ..
 
Working Wonders of the River show slated at Antique Boat Museum

CLAYTON — The second annual Working Wonders of the River: Workboat Show will take place Saturday at the Antique Boat Museum. The small boat …

  Zaha Hadid Launches New Superyacht Designs

JAZZ is the first of the five yachts to be technically specified and detailed by Blohm + Voss’s naval architects. Like the other iterations, the owner of ..

 
  Stephens Waring design 44 metre sailing yacht

Stephens Waring have released details about their 44 metre Anthem project. Anthem has been designed for extended family cruising as well as .

 
  Georgetown Wooden Boat Show: Extra day helps celebrate event’s 25th year

The sailboat was designed by boatbuilder William Garden in Seattle in 1962. The boat was a copy of the heavy-duty pilot boats that went out to guide .

 
  Public access to the river at Brundall under £10m boatyard investment

And by moving its boatbuilding from Riverside to farmland off the A47 roundabout, the firm have offered long-awaited public access to the River Yare .

  Turkey’s best kept secret – the most beautiful boats in the world? (VIDEO)

Entrepreneurship Located on Turkey’s beautiful southernwestern coast, the city of Bodrum recently caught our attention for its masterful boatbuilding …
 
One hundred canoes later

Algonquin Highlands resident Rick Nash has been building birch bark canoes for … “A lot of this is based on research work,” he says of the boat, which …

  DIVING FOR PEARLS

… Rafiqul Islam of the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
 
  300 jobs to go at luxury yacht builder

“This is not about taking jobs to China or any of the production, engineering or design functions. Quite the opposite,” he said. He said the company …
 
Spain attempts to build up recreational boating

“What we are trying to do in Spain is promote boating as an affordable family activity,” … SOLÉ is the only Spanish marine engine manufacturer left.
 

Edgewater boat builder unveils new patrol vessel

The boat maker is a subsidiary of Lake Forest, Illinois-based Brunswick Corp., which also operates a Sea Ray Boats facility in Flagler County and …
 
  How to Build a Boat in 24 Hours

Bowthorpe had a goal: to build a boat made from the waste of the conference, … To make it a proper challenge, Bowthorpe set a few rules: all building …

  Boating industry catches the wind in Brevard

It was near Central Florida boat builders, there was a skilled work force in the area, and it was near both the Indian and Banana rivers and an inlet into

 
Shipbuilders Bet on Radical Hull Designs to Defeat Swarming Boat Threat

Defeating that threat will require a different kind of vessel than the massive, blue-water ships that populate the Navy’s fleet, boatbuilding company ..

 
  Photo gallery: Bringing Baden Powell back from the brink

Walter already knew that Lynn had no boatbuilding facilities to service the fishing fleet, and he put his skills to immediate use by building his first boat …

13 Oct 2014

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Boatmaker keen to expand in Oz

Brendon Frew with a custom built boat designed specifically for Sanfords to … A successful southern boat manufacturer is tapping into the Australian .

  ACH Foam Technologies building second Wisconsin plant

One of ACH Foam’s major customers is boat engine and outboard manufacturer Mercury Marine. “Everything is growing a little,” Huempfner said of the …
 
USWatercraft kicks starts the C&C Yachts brand

Already well known as a licensed builder of Jboats, and owner and builder of …. Building new boats is always a risk but we honestly feel that we have 

 
  George K. (Ken) Buchanan, 92

Ken worked for the shipwright at Lawley, Quincy Adams, Crosby Yacht Yard and Falmouth Marine as a Master Boat Builder. Ken also was a judge in

 
  VIDEO: MasterCraft shows off X23 surf boat

The X23 is the second, now larger addition to the builder’s 2015 fleet to utilize an all-new surf-specific hull design. The company said the boat has .

 
  UK. Mark Woodhams joins Discovery Yachts as Production Manager

Bluewater experts, Discovery Yachts have recruited experienced boatbuilder, Mark Woodhams to the position of Production Manager. New Zealander …
 
  Pulaski factory at forefront of luxury yacht industry

The boats have “minimalistic styling” that represents an emerging genre in yachting, said Bill Prince, a yacht designer in Port Washington.
 
  Boat Builders of East Penobscot Bay at Boatbuilders Forum

Buxton Boats is a wooden boat building and design company, specializing in lobster boat and lobster yacht construction and designs of all types

 
  More skilled jobs on the way for Falmouth area as Cockwells Boatbuilding expands

This year the company exported boats to Italy and Norway and is currently building a tender that is bound for China and the sales team have just come ..

 
  VIDEO: Hybrid hydrofoil debuts at Monaco show

The HY-X, the company says, is the world’s first hybrid-powered hydrofoil boat. The company brought a half-scale prototype (20 feet, 6 inches) of the …
 
  Looking out for No. 1: Century-old patrol boat lovingly restored

He asked around and heard good things about the boat yard in Port … “And anyone who is a woodworker is going to find boatbuilding fascinating.”
 
Documentary examines the creative process through boat maker’s final build

Charles E. Richard plans to explore the science behind creativity, record the dying tradition of boat building and challenge the way the world views …

  Person, Place, Thing: Dave Dormond

How long have you been building boats? About four years now. I worked in insurance for five years after college and was miserable. I applied to .

 
  Boatbuilder still ‘in a daze’ after royal encounter

Boatbuilder David Moss is still reeling after his meeting with royalty when Princess Anne came to visit his boatyard. David Moss (66), who this year …
 
50th anniversary Donzi 22 Classic to launch at 2014 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

WASHINGTON, N.C. — October 10, 2014: Well-known American high performance boat manufacturer Donzi Marine turns 50 years old this year.
 
Own an historic Tacoma shipyard for $8 million

The 6.8-acre property that includes several boat sheds, two shipbuilding ways, an office building and several storage buildings is on the market for …

  Helping Build a Bright Future

The ancient skills of boatbuilding might not seem particularly relevant in the 21st Century but the expertise Gary will learn over the next year and a half …

 

09 Oct 2014

Boat Building News

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La Crosse boat builder SkipperLiner closes again

SkipperLiner, a La Crosse boat builder that closed amid the troubled waters of the recession in April 2010 and reopened under new ownership six …
 
Boat show organizers to host career fair

A job fair will be part of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show for the … Attendees also can take advantage of job search, resume building and .

 
Red8 teaches at-risk youth to build boats while encouraging personal growth

We know they’re 14 year olds who don’t know how to build boats or sail, and we teach them those things at a rate that makes sense so they can …

  Forum focuses on Cornish traditional boatbuilding revival

The revival in traditional boatbuilding in recent years has prompted those working in the industry to organise a conference dedicated to promoting the 

The Navy’s Building Little Autonomous Boats to Defend Its Ships

Navy ships are at their most vulnerable when they’re resupplying in port or navigating narrow straits or rivers because they’re tricky to maneuver in …
   Made in Northeast Ohio: Tartan Yachts is exploring new markets while boat building is recovering

But when you build one of the world’s most expensive luxury goods in an area still best known for creating steel and automotive products, boat …
 
  Savage unveils latest range

AUSTRALIA’S oldest boat manufacturer Savage Aluminium Boats yesterday unveiled its latest range in a media gathering on the Gold Coast 

Incentives could lure yacht builder to Brevard

A yacht-maker that could bring 380 jobs to Merritt Island on Tuesday was approved for $1.16 million in county economic incentives, spread over 10 …
 
  Great Lakes Boat Building School Welcomes New Class

Great Lakes Boat Building School started fall classes Monday, September 22, with new and returning students for first-year and second-year programs

02 Oct 2014

Boat Building News

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Boat builder returns for Thames show

It was the third annual show staged by boat builders Piper, from Stoke-on-Trent. More than 120 people visited the show, where a number of new …
History takes float

Working with hand saws and table saws, McKay and boat builder Jeff Lane spent the summer crafting Kennick’s boat and were on hand as it launched ..

  Boating Notebook

With the support of its partners, dealers and staff, Monterey Boats has achieved a reputation of being one of the best boat builders in the industry.
3D Printing Keeps New Zealand Competitive in the Boat Manufacturing Industry

In days past, boat builders and manufacturers of marine components relied on traditional approaches to model building. How to meet a customers .

VIDEO: At Hodgdon Yachts, an appreciation for wooden boats

Hodgdon Yachts, a sail and motor yacht builder based in East Boothbay, Maine, was founded in 1816. “5 Generations of Hodgdons, 411 yachts and ..

Limerick ‘CityOne’ Sailing Dinghies Unite The Shannonside Capital As One City

To do this, trainee boatbuilding schemes were implemented, with a strong Limerick emphasis in the recruiting. It soon acquired an international .

  ‘Scout’-ing Party: Summerville-born and bred boat manufacturer expands, innovates as it marks 25

Steve Potts, president and chief executive of Scout Boats, shows off the Dorchester County company’s flagship 350 LXF. The boatmaker is celebrating ..

  Unique designs, colors set Helena-built fishing boat apart

In addition to the artistic touches, the boat is tricked out with some … the best techniques and the ins and outs of the fiberglass manufacturing process.
  Regal Marine: Building boats one detail at the time

If you think about boat building, it’s like baking a cake, only you put the icing in the … After it cures, they come back and build the rest of the boat up.
Major milestone reached for Alnmouth rowing skiff

… photographs and plans from traditional Northumberland boat building can be displayed, as well as where these artisan skills can be demonstrated …

  Eidsgaard Design launch new website

Eidsgaard Design has recently announced the launch of their 2014 website. The new site showcases many of their latest projects and designs. … BV80 superyacht, which was officially unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show this week.
Germany. High-powered premieres – new motor boats and yachts at hanseboot 2014

The Hamburg International Boat Show is to be held for the 55th time this … 40 STY is a 12.05 metre boat incorporating top-level Italian yacht design.

  Six months after fire, boat manufacturer up and running

SEBRING — Six months ago, Pat Kent was welding at a local boat manufacturing plant when he looked at a nearby building and saw that “smoke was …
  Vergennes Boat Builder Keeps A Japanese Tradition Alive

The city of Vergennes has a proud history of boat building. At the base of the falls on Otter Creek, Commodore Macdonough built the ships that would …
Brazilian Boatbuilding Composite Class of 2014

UNIVALI explains the Composite Boat Building Program at UNIVALI provides a broad education in the rapidly evolving field of composite construction.

  USA. Innovation Award Winners honoured at IBEX

About IBEX: Owned and produced by Professional BoatBuilder magazine and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), IBEX is the …
  Boatbuilders exhibition in Tampa shows marine industry rebounding

“This is not a consumer boat show,” said Ann Dunbar, the IBEX director. “This is where the engineers and boat builders come to find out what’s new to …

  Boat electrical course offered online

Eight learning modules cover common boat electrical terms, theory, wiring, power generation, safety, grounding and important troubleshooting …


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