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29 3月 2016

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Science Cafe Returns to Split: Lecture on Sailboats of the Future

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

Boat building helps change student’s attitudes

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 founder awarded ‘Washington State Small Business Person of the Year’ honor

Edensaw Woods has created a national and international reputation for providing wood products, many of which are used in boatbuilding, with a …
Survey: Ethanol, other policy issues big concerns for boating

That’s according to the latest Boating Industry reader survey of dealers, manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry. We asked the readers of .

  Coast Guard seeks applicants for boating safety council

Two state official representatives for boating safety programs; three representatives of recreational boat and associated equipment manufacturers; and …
  Boat manufacturer bringing 35 jobs to Newberry

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.

  Portsoy boatbuilding centre awarded

A north-east boatbuilding centre has been awarded a prestigious award by the Aberdeen Society of Architects. Portsoy’s maritime workshop was …

  Boatbuilding class at Maine Maritime Museum has staying power

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 .

DAVID G. SELLARS’ ON THE WATERFRONT COLUMN: Coast Guard patrols boats stowed for 

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

  Yacht designer Ed Dubois passes away

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

28 3月 2016

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Boat builder chronicles his life in debut book

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.
  Yacht builder marks commitment to apprenticeships with recruitment drive

There are four different specialisms at Sunseeker for the 40 apprentices to choose from, including composite boat builders, carpentry boat builders, …
Boatbuilding festival will be July 16, 17 at Biddeford mill

The weekend of July 16 and 17 will be all about boats when the Biddeford Boatbuilding Festival takes over the Pepperell Mill event space.
  IYRS Secures $10000 Grant for Boatbuilding Program

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 to hold boatbuilding course

Lowell’s Boat Shop will hold a boatbuilding class for families April 18-22. Families will build a stable, 7-foot rowboat to fit four adults. Cost: Lowell’s ..

Plastic fishing’ company builds boats from bottles to fight pollution

An Amsterdam-based social enterprise group called Plastic Whale has entered the boat building business. Instead of using traditional Dutch 
Apprenticeship Programme Trains 24 More

On Wednesday, March 16th, eight persons from Layou received certificates of completion following a Boat Building and Repair Programme; six from ..

  Next year’s Maine Boat Builders Show in limbo

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 folding boat-maker suspends North Charleston operations

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 

Wanted: more boat builders at Elandra

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


16 3月 2016

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Louisbourg boatbuilder reconstructs vintage Nova Scotia sloop

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.
Boat building back in Wallsend thanks to shipbuilder’s bespoke barge company

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 …


15 3月 2016

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Sailboat maker WindRider moving manufacturing to Michigan

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

Boat industry shows resilience

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 …

  ABYC hosts regional seminars

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) … opportunity while bringing ABYC’s safety message through demonstrations and …
US Coast Guard approves electronic navigation charts

The U.S. Coast Guard has published guidance that allows mariners to use electronic charts and publications instead of paper charts, maps and …
Steiger Craft, LI’s last big boat builder, adapts to stay afloat

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).



14 3月 2016

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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

14 3月 2016

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BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grants: New, Easier, “365-day Rolling” Application Announced

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

Program launches boatbuilder apprentices

Wasgii Francis, Billy Ogden and Elliott Trimper work on a fiberglass boat as part of the Fibreglass Laminator program, taking place at AF Theriault …
Passamaquoddy Boatbuilder Fighting ‘Very Rare’ Form of Cancer

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 …
  Now part of The Hinckley Co., Morris Yachts will focus on luxury performance boats

TRENTON — The new year began with the announcement that The Hinckley Co. had acquired neighboring luxury boatbuilder Morris Yachts, but …
  Boat Builder Paul Wilson Receives Michigan Heritage Award; Keeps Tradition Alive

“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 …
New player, technology aim at reinvigorating sterndrive segment

And at this year’s Miami International Boat Show in February, inboard engine manufacturer Ilmor announced its entry into the market.

  Gulf Craft to add two new boatyards in the UAE

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 .


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