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24 5月 2016

Boat Building News

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Analyst sees increased boat sales in second quarter

Headwinds will continue from European manufacturers of boats 50 feet and larger that are aggressively marketing in the United States, he said.
  Chartwell Investment Partners buys $163.3 Million stake in Brunswick Corporation (BC)

The Hedge Fund company now holds 387,284 shares of BC which is … The Company operates in three segments: Marine Engine Boat and Fitness.
Oceanco Hosts Finalists in the Young Designer of the Year Award

Oceanco is highly supportive of new talent in the yachting industry and proud to be the sponsor of the annual “Young Designer of the Year” Award, 

  Building a brand

In the workshop, they not only build new boats and trailers but perform lots of aluminium fabrication, boat and trailer repairs and custom modifications …

17 5月 2016

Boat Building News

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Good afternoon,
ABYC is pleased to announce that Craig Scholten has joined ABYC as Technical Vice President.
Please see the below press release or download a pdf copy here. For a high res image of his head shot click here.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Shannon Seipp
PR/Marketing Manager
Office: 410-990-4460 x105
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                  
May 17, 2016                                                                                                    
Annapolis, MD The American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) announced that industry veteran Craig Scholten has joined the association as technical vice president. With 33 years of experience in the boating industry, Scholten will further support ABYC’s mission of being the essential source of technical information in the international marine industry.
Scholten will oversee the ABYC technical department and be responsible for ABYC’s relationship with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and compliance with Europe’s Recreational Craft Directive (RCD). Scholten will also be working with the membership department to help add value to new and existing members from a technical resource perspective.
“I have worked with Craig for over 14 years, never has someone been more qualified to further the ABYC mission than Craig,” said John Adey, ABYC president. “His expertise in applying our standards to production boatbuilding gives him a unique perspective to increase the value of an ABYC membership both nationally and internationally.”
Scholten joins ABYC from Rec Boat Holdings, LLC, where he most recently served as production engineering/product compliance manager. In this role, he provided the global product compliance and certification of Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab, Wellcraft boats and trailers. His additional industry credentials include: National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Standards Compliance Specialist; Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) Product Compliance Manager; Genmar Director of Product Compliance; ABYC Master Technician and ABYC Technical Board Chairman.
“I am excited to join ABYC’s talented team as technical vice president and to continue the tradition of outstanding member service,” said Scholten. “I have a passion for global compliance and will draw on my years of experience to provide positive contributions to the industry. I am honored to represent one of the most trusted organizations in the world and look forward to enhancing your membership experience for many years to come.”
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Since 1954, the nonprofit American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC) has developed safety standards for boat design, construction, equipage, repair and maintenance. ABYC is the premier global standards organization in the marine industry and a leader in technical education and technician certification.

15 5月 2016

Boat Building News

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National Safe Boating Week 2016 May 21-27

 San Antonio family’s tragedy leads to Coast Guard warning about “bay boats” 

 The Coast Guard is sounding a warning about a very popular kind of boat. Chances are you, or a family member, has been on board one. As News 4 Trouble Shooter Jaie Avila reports, a number of people were killed or seriously injured by something the boat has a tendency to do.They’re called Texas flats boats or bay boats.

Coast Guard boat restored

After more than seven years, the 1931 Coast Guard SB (Type S) surf boat has been given its new permanent home at the Marblehead U.S. Life Saving .

  World’s largest schooner being built in Muğla

A Turkish yacht company has announced that it is building what will be the … The four-mast Dream Symphony, jointly designed by the U.K.’s Ken .

Longtime Tarpon Springs boat builder to construct state research vessel

Junior Duckworth has been building boats in Tarpon Springs for 44 years, usually specializing in fishing boats, scallop, clam and ferry boats. But on …

Surtees Boats Now Offers 10 Year Hull Warranty

New Zealand boat builder, Surtees, is now offering a 10-year hull warranty across its entire model range. While it is not the first to offer a 10-year …

  Technical Project Manager

AtZ Marine Technologies provides equipment sales, support and consultation services to the marine, power generation and petrochemical sectors.
James Fisher secures pontoon contract for construction phase of Rampion offshore wind farm

JFMS has worked closely with its sister company Mojo Maritime (Mojo) on the Rampion pontoon project, utilising Mojo’s naval architecture expertise.

  Summer Earn & Learn Boatbuilding Program

The Newport Area Career and Tech Center (NACTC), in partnership with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and the Governors …

15 5月 2016

Boat Building News

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Webb Institute fund raiser reaches milestone

Founded in 1889 by William H. Webb, Webb Institute is a top-ranked undergraduate engineering college specializing in naval architecture and marine .

MDI’s Schreiber shares ‘Boatbuilding

MDI’s boatbuilding practices can be traced through the interlacing relationships between builders, the community and families that made this endeavor

Bollinger Shipyards wins contract to build more Coast Guard cutters

Bollinger Shipyards will build a second round of next generation cutter … The boats will replace the Coast Guard’s aging fleet of Island Class cutters …

Ted Williams’ old skiff becoming a ‘lifetime boat

Ted Williams’ old skiff becoming a ‘lifetime boat‘ … S&S Performance Marine is building around the original hull of a 16-foot, 6-inch Nova Scotia-brand …
Fading art: Conversation with wood boat builder Louis Duguay

Another issue adding to the backorder for boats is that many boatbuilders say they can’t get enough skilled labourers. This is something Louis knows …
VIDEO/JRVHS: Back to Baclaju

Jones River Village Historical Society board member Jack Burrey’s education in boatbuilding continues, working as part of the restoration team with …

  Registration opens for ABBRA conference

Registration is open for the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association Annual Meeting and Summer Symposium, set for June 26-27 in Portland, ..


13 5月 2016

Boat Building News

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Lantana boater’s injuries renew advocate’s call for kill-switch law

Boating safety advocate Marion Irvin deCruz believes requiring boaters to use an emergency engine cut-off switch could cut propeller fatalities and …
Volunteers build 1890 Whitehall rowboat at Brooklyn Bridge Park

“If life becomes unlivable in Brooklyn, we plan to evacuate by water,” joked Rob Buchanan, one of the leaders of community boat building sessions …

Stories From Main Street: Stevens Students Recreate Historic Steamboat

“It’s really a revolutionary idea as far as naval architecture we wouldn’t be where we are today without Col. John Stevens,” student Eric Heinowitz said.

  Fluid Motion Honored as Manufacturer of the Year by Seattle Business Magazine

Fluid Motion, manufacturer of Ranger Tugs and Cutwater Boats was awarded Manufacturer of the Year in the Midsize Firms category at Seattle 

Beaufort County boatbuilder has new owners

BEAUFORT COUNTY, NC (WITN) – There’s a new owner for a Beaufort County boatbuilder with some famous brands. Custom Marine Group says it ..

  Brunswick pursues grant for boat builders, repair bond for Town Hall

BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday gave the go-ahead for staff to apply for a state grant on behalf of East Boothbay-based boatbuilding .

  IBEX will feature ‘Future Materials’ exhibit

Boat builders will have a chance to see innovative materials, processes, and technologies in the “Future Materials” hands-on exhibit at the center of …

05 5月 2016

Boat Building News

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Nova Scotia lobster success leads to boat building shortage

In Kelly’s Cove, Nova Scotia, one fisherman, Craig Smith, has been forced to temporarily use other vessels on an ad hoc basis after he sold his boat

Stillwater Students Learn The Art Of Canoe Building

Stillwater Students Learn The Art Of Canoe BuildingUrban Boatbuilders has built more than 250 boats while working with kids in the last 20 years.
  Senate Unanimously Approves Bill Requiring Carbon Monoxide Detectors on Boats

In addition to requiring carbon monoxide detection devices aboard motorboats, the new law also requires state-sponsored boating safety courses and ..


04 5月 2016

Boat Building News

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Kings of Krabi: Thailand’s long-tail boat builders keep tourism afloat

(CNN) Today there’s hardly a postcard of southern Thailand’s Andaman coast that doesn’t feature a long-tail boat — or “rua hang yao” in Thai. They’re .

  Williams Jets Tenders Invests In Boat Builders of the Future

Oxfordshire-based Williams Performance Tenders in the UK is has announced it will once again be giving local students the chance to take part in its ..

Boat builder plans expansion to Brunswick Landing

Boat builder plans expansion to Brunswick Landing. Citing a need to grow, Washburn & Doughty wants to move part of its steel boatbuilding …

  British builder offers training courses

“It’s always been important to John and I that we help to nurture and invest in the boat builders, designers and engineers of our future,” sales director …
Folk School class builds New England-style rowboats

The design comes from a line of boats made by Swampscott, Massachusetts, boatbuilder George Chaisson, who began building this style of boat at .

  Markets developing in the Pacific for Gisborne boat builder.

Commercial aluminium boat builder White Pointer Boats was awarded an international tender to build a new patrol vessel for Tasman District Council

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