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31 8月 2016

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   National boating icon passes away

She held positions in a number of marine-related organizations and councils – The American Boat and Yacht Council Inc., the National Boating Safety …
 VIDEO: Mercury Marine and builder tout growth of pontoon market

The pontoon market has been the fastest-growing boat segment during the last 12 months and Mercury Marine released a video discussing the …
Ken Cook Co. acquires NMMA’s boat owner’s manual business

NMMA’s boat owner’s manuals were created to help the recreational boater operate their craft with safety and pleasure in an easy to understand …
Sembcorp set to acquire Norwegian offshore vessel designer

SINGAPORE – Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard has an agreement to acquire 100% of LMG Marin for $20 million. LMG is a naval architecture and .

  Wooden boatbuilder tinkers with a ‘hybrid’

TREMONT — It goes without saying that Richard Stanley has wooden boats in his blood. But at Richard Stanley Custom Boats, he is working on a new …

  CruiseCraft Returns to the Bowrider Market

CruiseCraft is a long standing Australian boat manufacturer well known for its blue water fishing boats. Built in Queensland, they also produced 

Malibu Boats Licenses Its Revolutionary Surf Gate to Chaparral Boats

Chaparral is a premium brand and market share leader with a 52 year history of building boats with exceptional quality,” said Malibu Boats CEO Jack ..

  Canadian boat makers ride wave of lower loonie

When Princecraft Boats Inc. used to send reps to Alberta boat shows, people would roll up with a truck and fifth-wheel trailer just to measure their …
Two customers blame manufacturer for defective boat

SHERMAN — A Texas couple is suing a boat manufacturer, alleging breach of contract and breach of implied warranty of merchantability.


15 8月 2016

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My good friend and colleague, and a giant of the boating world, has passed at age 90.  I will miss her terribly. The entire boating community owes her a large debt of gratitude for her significant contributions to boating safety.  She is not only one of the most remarkable woman I have met in my lifetime, she is one of the most remarkable persons I have had the privilege to know and work with. God Bless her and may she rest in peace knowing the vital contributions she has made to her fellow man.


Bolling Fortson Douglas passed away on August 3, 2016 at age 90 at Cannon Wood Village in Tiger GA She was born on July 7, 1926 to a life on the water. Bolling was a remarkable woman, who lived her years to the fullest, accomplishing many firsts as a woman in the marine industry. 

Contributions made be made in her name to the ABYC Foundation or the U. S. Coast Guard Mutual Assistance Fund.

13 8月 2016

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The art of boatbuilding: Bennett Boats

Bennett has been building boats since 1987, but his skills were honed at a young age. A highly technical skill, he began welding at a young age after …
Luxury boat maker on Lake George: Expansion plans ‘on the back burner’

Custom mahogany boat maker Hacker Boat Co. still plans to expand in … land it initially bought to build a 90,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.
  Sinking feeling for boat builders

A $64 million boatbuilding contract that would have created 200 jobs at the Henderson shipyards has been sunk because of a lack of State 

DCMM hosts 26th Classic and Wooden Boat Festival

13, the festival offers plenty of classic vessels to view and the Sikaflex Challenge boat building competition, as it always has. New this year is ArtMart, .

  Wooden boat collections are ‘whole different league’

That’s when manufacturing advancements drastically changed boat building. Out went wood. In came fiberglass, which builders could easily mold into .

Brunswick Corporation : Lowe® Boats Achieves 2 Million Hours without a Lost Time Accident

11, 2016) – On July 27, 2016, aluminum boat manufacturer Lowe Boats reached 2,000,000 hours without a single lost time accident. The core team of ..

Former Olympic rower from PEI now leading boat builder for sport

A three-time member of Canada’s Olympic team, P.E.I.- born Gord Henry has turned his rowing experience into a successful business — a company .

12 8月 2016

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Boatbuilding traditions on Manitoulin a storied saga of necessity and invention

The story of Manitoulin’s early boat builders is a compelling one, as told by Bill Caesar, a passionate historian of the Island who lives on a bay within .

  IBEX releases schedule for October show

The International BoatBuilders‘ Exhibition and Conference will offer more than 80 education sessions during the October event held at the Tampa …
  NorthWest School Of Wooden Boat Building – Port Hadlock, Washington

The NorthWest School of Wooden Boat Building. Betsy Davis, the Executive director was very kind to provide an in-depth tour of the facility. To see the ..

  Hudson Boat Works of London, Ont., helps propel Olympic rowers to the podium

All but one of the boats Canada’s rowing team will use at The Olympic … On the floor, a Hudson boat builder uses a high-tech saw to cut through a …
  High-schoolers Explore Ship Design at SUNY Maritime

… built apps in computer programming class where they built apps and designed boats in a course combining engineering and naval architecture.

05 8月 2016

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For Immediate Release
August 4, 2016

Media Contact: Shannon Seipp
410.990.4460 x105

ABYC Releases Annually Updated Standards
Annapolis, Md.Each year the Standards and Technical Information Reports for Small Craft is updated to reflect changes in industry best practices and advancements in technology. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) officially released the 2016-2017 update with Supplement 56.
Among the many important standard revisions is H-5: Boat Capacity. In response to high profile accidents where overloading of upper decks resulted in fatalities, the standard has been expanded to cover upper deck weight capacity regardless of boat length.Other revisions include new battery testing and restraint requirements in E-10: Storage Batteries and added requirements to address current generator technology in A-27: Alternating Current (AC) Generator Sets.
“This was a very active year for our committees as we published 15 standards, almost double of what we published last year,” said Brian Goodwin, ABYC technical director. “It is imperative that boat builders and repair faculties are up-to-date on these changes.”
The full list of 2016-2017 revised standards:
·         A-16, Electric Navigation Lights
·         A-27, Alternating Current (AC) Generator Sets
·         E-10, Storage Batteries
·         H-5, Boat Load Capacity
·         H-25, Portable Marine Gasoline Fuel Systems
·         H-26, Powering of Boats
·         H-28, Inflatable Boats
·         H-23, Diesel Fuel System
·         P-6, Propeller Shafting Systems
·         P-14, Mechanical Propulsion Control Systems
·         S-8, Boat Measurement and Weight
·         T-1, Aluminum Applications
·         T-5, Safety Signs and Label
A webinar outlining the changes is offered for free to ABYC members and is available on demand at One continuing education credit (CEU) will be awarded for watching the webinar.
ABYC members can access the standards 24/7 by using the online standards library, which has been revamped with a robust search engine and improved search ability. Purchase the manual, or for access without internet connection, purchase the new desktop subscription version at
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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. The essential global source of marine industry technical information, ABYC’s product safety standards, credentialing, education, training, and other tools help members make boating safer.

02 8月 2016

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Italian trade group honors design studio Nuvolari Lenard

The studio has led both interior and exterior yacht design on an international scale. “We are grateful and pleased by UCINA’s recognition for our work,” ..

Boat building workshops approaching

Renowned boat builder Bill Thomas will follow the next week with his boat building workshop, in which participants can make their own Fox canoes.
  Boat manufacturer building new facility

Wednesday Fabbro Marine, the maker of Cape Horn Boats, started construction of its new 78,000 square foot facility in the Santa Rosa Industrial Park.
Tahoe’s love affair with wooden boats

The centerpiece of the South Tahoe Wooden Boat Classic and making her debut, built from the original Dan Arena plans, is a replica of the 1939 “Miss .

Expansion for Spirit Yachts- creators of the classic 007 yacht

The Suffolk-based luxury boat builder, Spirit Yachts, is expanding following an upturn in orders. YBW spoke to the firm’s managing director, Nigel ..

  Back in the game: boat building returns to Harbour Grace

With a crack of a champagne bottle on the hull, a longtime Newfoundland fishing family launched a brand new boat on July 28. Roy Careen of Point ..

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