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28 Jul 2016

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Idaho attorney general settles with boat builder who allegedly deceived consumers

BOISE, Idaho (Legal Newsline) — Christopher Bohnenkamp, owner of the now-defunct Bohnenkamp’s Whitewater Customs Inc. and Treasure Valley …
 
  Manufacturer needs 25 jobs filled by December

From high performance yacht manufacturing to pioneering the caravan industry, Zone RV is rapidly expanding as its innovative technology makes …
 
  Once a chef, Jory Schmeling has found niche as wooden boat builder

Once a chef, Jory Schmeling has found niche as wooden boat builder. Jory Schmeling, 33, general manager of StanCraft Wooden Boats, works 50-70 …
 
  Boat builder first to join Santa Rosa industrial park

Fabbro Marine, a local manufacturer of world-renowned Cape Horn offshore boats, is scheduled to break ground Wednesday on their new facility at …
 
OSHA cites Berrien County boat builder

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to Chaparral Boats on July 18 for one repeated and …
 
Alpha Yachts is making catamarans that sail the world from Patchogue River

Relatively few people know boat building is still alive and well in Patchogue, once a national hub for the craft. At any given time, you might find ..

  New tactic in the fight against zebra mussels will be tested on Lake Minnetonka

In addition to the copper pesticide study, University of Minnesota researchers, a lake marina owner and boat manufacturer are looking at how boat .

 
  Edorado Marine introduces zero-emissions electric speedboat

“It is stable in pitch, heave and roll, so the boat’s safety doesn’t depend on an active control system, which would be complex, redundant and …
 
  Education campaign on electroshocks improves dock safety

Outdated wiring and a lack of proper safety equipment and routine maintenance on docks and boats can cause such situations where electricity …
 
It’s all shipshape

There, two of Tasmania’s master boatbuilders, Michael Wilson and Warren Innes, worked with breathtaking precision to recreate a world-class vessel .

 
  Australian Maritime College offers hands-on higher education

Maritime engineering degrees in ocean engineering, naval architecture and marine and offshore engineering are also offered. These degrees are …
 
  Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding honored for veteran support

PORT HADLOCK — The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding has been designated a Veteran Supportive Campus by the state Department of .

 
Winterton boy gets his boatbuilding birthday wish

Jacob, along with brother Noah and buddy Ashton Ivany, headed to the museum earlier this month to build boats and learn about boat-making …

  ‘Boys in the Boat‘ is now a PBS documentary, to air Aug. 2

… a difference, Grossi said, as did the involvement of racing shell builder George Pocock, who pioneered the use of Western red cedar in his shells.
 
Carbon Monoxide Monitors on Boats

CO2 warning stickers are for boats with small resting areas, and should be in … Boating safety courses will also be required to give information on the …

  Sign up for marine electrical training through Boat Council

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is hosting a four-day training on fundamental marine electrical systems Sept. 19-22, with support from …

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22 Jul 2016

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Idaho Attorney General settles case with Boise boat builder

BOISE – Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has resolved a 2016 lawsuit against a former Boise jet boat manufacturer accused of failing to …
 Centurion building not just boats, but community ties

Merced is home to the Centurion manufacturing building on Grogan … “They’ve never been in a boat and they build them every day,” Mauzy said.
 
Young boatbuilders show they’re in shipshape

The teams were participating in the Biddeford Boatbuilding Festival, a two-day event that started Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m. 

 
Fast boat safety standards thrown under question after boat goes down on the way to Gili T

Thankfully no one was reported injured, but the sinking has prompted an investigation of the boat company and highlighted questionable safety …
 
  University Shipbuilding Departments Shutting Down

Changwon National University, which launched its Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 2008, is suggesting that students look 

Ipswich-based luxury boat builder Spirit Yachts to create 15 more jobs

The company, which currently has 40 employees, is looking to recruit a further 15 skilled boat builders and has plans to develop a workshop next to its …
 P rincess Yachts is making a boat each day as it recovers from global upheaval

The Stonehouse-headquarted firm had initially feared it would have to shed 350 workers as it restructured in light of huge challenges in its global
 
Yacht Restoration School in Providence may get bond funding for new facility

Founded in 1993, IYRS operates three accredited schools — composites technology, boatbuilding, and restoration and marine systems.

  Regularly Check Lifejackets to Ensure Safety

The U.S. Coast Guard alerts all boat operators to routinely check their lifejackets for possible deterioration after two vessels were found with more than

 

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19 Jul 2016

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Holland’s Grand Craft Boats to manufacture in former Chris Craft building

Grand-Craft Boats is in the process of manufacturing the prototype of its sport powerboat, which will be produced at a 10,000-square-foot facility at 60

Tasmania’s Wooden Boat Centre maintains its maritime history

This timber, they speculated, would be ideal for boat building. More than two centuries on, these explorers’ theories continue to be proved correct, .

ACI Boats launches first hull

ACI President Cory Armstrong sees a bright future in what he calls the “automotive” model of boatbuilding – designing a standard product line with …
 
  AP is planning to encourage marine education in a big way: CM

The Harbin University concentrates on naval architecture and marine engineering. The Maritime University is a home for 5000 students at present and …
 
Boatbuilding is focus of Biddeford festival

The festival includes “Carrying On 100 Years of Boatbuilding Tradition,” by sixth generation, Maine lobster-boat builders, the Lowell brothers, at 6:30 …
 
Famous yacht brand Bertram sets up shop in South Tampa

Two weeks ago, it purchased the former Lazzara yachtbuilding facility off of South Westshore Boulevard, near the Westshore Yacht Club and the Hula ..

  Two expanded IBEX exhibit halls sold out

IBEX, the largest North American trade event for boat building, design and maintenance, will offer 550+ exhibiting companies – of which over 100 are …

  Maritime expert warns over ‘death trap’ boat

“Terrigal 30 was designed by the boat builder’s naval architecture in accordance with the 2C Survey standards and signed off by the AMSA-accredited …
 
Great Lakes Boat Building School on pace to reach $1.3 million fundraising goal

CEDARVILLE — Clas Nilstoft, of Harbor Springs, Michigan, and his son Erik are attending a “Build Your Own Boat” workshop this week at Great Lakes …

 

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16 Jul 2016

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Brunswick Corporation : Brunswick Acquires Thunder Jet

… 2016 – Brunswick Corporation (BC) today announced it has acquired Thunder Jet, a designer and builder of heavy-gauge aluminum (HGA) boats.
 
  Brexit to boost business, claims boat builder

The Portchester-based boat builder is relocating to Units 3a & 3b Hythe Marine Park, Shore Road, Hythe, near Southampton. The new premises will ..

 
Carrying on the tradition: Searsport family builds small wooden boats

But one Searsport family is working to keep the small boatbuilding tradition alive and thriving in a busy workshop on Mount Ephraim Road. Here, Dale …
 
  Kalashnikov Delivers First Assault Boats to Russian Military

Russia’s Kalashnikov company, makers of the world-famous AK-47 assault rifle, has begun deliveries of their first transport and amphibious assault …
 
  NFPA and ESFI share boating and marina electrical safety resources

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are joining forces to remind boaters, marina …
 
  Grady-White Boats joins MRAA

Grady-White is the latest large boatbuilder to join the marine industry’s … Grady-White Boats joined the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas at …
 
  SNAME maritime convention set for November

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will present its annual medals and awards during the SNAME Maritime Convention Nov. 1-5 at …

 

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15 Jul 2016

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    ABYC Expands Outreach to Help Solve Skilled Workforce Needs
Annapolis, MD – The ABYC Foundation has been awarded a grant from the Kathy and Jerry Wood Foundation to create the first industry accepted marine technology curriculum. The grant, along with donations from Yamaha and MarineMax, will allow the ABYC Foundation able to offer curriculum at a minimal cost to schools in need and feed trained students into two year post-secondary marine technical schools or directly into the workforce.
The marine industry as a whole is facing a shortage of qualified marine technicians. Ranging from boatyards to manufacturers, the industry is worth over $121 billion to the U.S. economy. With over 34,800 businesses employing close to 500,000 people, the marine sector is in need of a skilled workforce.
 
Many young people are unaware of the career opportunities that are offered within this exciting industry segment,” said Ed Sherman, ABYC vice president and education director. “This new funding will help us work with our longtime partner NOCTI (National Occupational Competency Testing Institute) to develop curriculum that matches the content of our previously published text book, Fundamentals of Marine Service Technology, with the goal of preparing and attracting the next generation to choose this path as a career, not just a job.”
 
Exams will be created in two versions, inland and coastal, to meet the desires and requests from teachers and administrators from around the country. Additionally, exams will be available in both English and Spanish language versions.
 
To learn more about the ABYC Foundation visit www.abycinc.org/foundation
 
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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.
 
The mission of the ABYC Foundation is to support ABYC in the development of standards, education, awareness initiatives and special projects that are designed to promote and foster boating safety.
 

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06 Jul 2016

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Man suing boat manufacturer after being disfigured by equipment malfunction

A local man is suing a boat manufacturer after being disfigured because of an equipment malfunction. Daniel Pena says he was almost killed, has a …
 
Students Sail Through Traditional Boatbuilding Course

The first group of students studying for a diploma in traditional boatbuilding in the unique Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have now 

 
  Gig Harbor BoatShop awarded grant to fund Maritime Mentorship Program

The MMP is designed to introduce a new generation to boat building, repair and restoration, to foster an appreciation for skilled craftsmanship, and to .

 
SeaVee Boats: Building boats many fishermen want

For South Florida anglers, compact, high-performance sport fishing boats are key to a day on the water and a catch on the line. A day on the bay or the .

 
Brunswick (BC) Announces Acquisition of Thunder Jet

Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) today announced it has acquired Thunder Jet, a designer and builder of heavy-gauge aluminum (HGA) boats.
 
  Small Craft festival and Model expo to be held Oct. 1 and 2

CBMM boatyard staff and Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School instructors also will be on hand Saturday to offer boatbuilding workshops and …

 

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04 Jul 2016

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Happy July 4th !!!

Have a very safe boating day.

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01 Jul 2016

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Cobia Boats becomes RFA corporate sponsor

Maverick Boat Group is privately owned and operated and is the manufacturer of the Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder and Cobia boat brands.
 
Rayglass Boats wins prestigious New Zealand Export Award

Well known in the New Zealand market and internationally as a leading manufacturer of fast inflatable powerboats and luxury pleasure boats, …

  BC shipbuilding education gets a $2.9M boost

The investment includes a $2 million donation to UBC’s Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Masters programs over the next seven years.
 
  Seaspan donations to boost training for women in B.C. trades

On top of today’s announcement, Seaspan committed earlier this year to dedicate $2 million for teaching and research for naval architecture and 

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  Lean about the history of local boatbuilding on Wednesday

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  Evinrude launches new, smaller E-TEC outboard engines

The manufacturer of Evinrude outboard marine engines, made in Sturtevant, on … system that also connects to the boat’s stereo and an action camera.
 

A boat building business near Crisfield was reduced to charred remains even as firefighters from three counties battled flames throughout much of the …

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