26 Mar 2015
Source: Submitted 2014 Family Boat Building participants are pictured with their fully constructed wooden Bevin’s skiffs. The Lewes Historical Society .
17 Mar 2015
End The Ethanol Rip Off
The tax is hidden because, on paper, it appears as a clean-energy mandate. Federal law currently requires fuel retailers to blend about 13 billion gallons of corn ethanol per year into the gasoline they sell to the public, making the gas more expensive. This year, that mandate, known as the Renewable Fuel Standard, will impose about $10 billion in additional fuel costs on motorists. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/10/opinion/end-the-ethanol-rip-off.html?_r=1
15 Mar 2015
Derecktor Shipyard was established by legendary boat builder Robert E. Derecktor in 1947 and has become known worldwide for building a wide ..
After making a name in the mud boat industry for more than 14 years, Gator Trax Boats have moved into the mainstream and are building boats .
14 Mar 2015
Harmonizing standards for recreational boats between the US and Canada.
“NMMA has worked with officials at Transport Canada over the past few years on the alignment of boat construction standards between Canada and the U.S., making it easier for marine businesses to sell product in North America,” said Sara Anghel, executive director/vice-president government relations, NMMA Canada. “I am pleased that the federal government has acknowledged the importance of this to the recreational boating industry and has built a plan to move forward.” http://www.nmma.ca/news.aspx?id=19313
ABYC published an article concerning this in their Winter 2015 edition of The Reference Point, outlining the efforts being made. The US Coast Guard has long had a Mutual Recognition Agreement with Transport Canada to recognize both nation’s standards. This means that boats meeting ABYC standards also comply with Canadian standards as well as US standards. Canadian standards are found in TP1332 http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/tp-tp1332-menu-521.htm
08 Mar 2015
The Manufacturing Institute will recognize 130 female honorees and … is also a member of the NMMA Boat Manufacturer Division board of directors, .
Meanwhile, the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre enjoyed the experience so much it is looking for another school to partner in children’s boatbuilding ..
Boat builders Kvichak Marine Industries of Seattle and Vigor Industrial of Portland announced Tuesday a merger of the two companies, with Kvichak to .
Attendees can talk with boat builders, marinas and boat yards, marine manufacturers, educational institutions, and composites ..