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29 12月 2017

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St. Lucie County set to offer Pursuit Boats almost $50000 incentive for creating 30 jobs

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Long-time boat builder Pursuit Boats could receive up to $49,500 from the county for creating 30 jobs, retaining 300 jobs and completing a $2.1 million expansion project. The County Commission is scheduled to vote on the issue Tuesday. Pursuit Boats, which has more than 320 ..
Fishing Boat Maker Vexus Launches in Flippin

Nearly 50 years after Forrest and Nina Wood launched Ranger Boats, the largest maker of bass boats in the U.S., the legendary builder’s grandson Keith Daffron unveiled his own startup, called Vexus, in his hometown of Flippin. The fishing boat manufacturer held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the .
Success in Sumter for Manufacturing Industry

Boat building is a very craft-related process, and we need a lot of skilled labor,” he said. While Florida only employed .02 percent of the United States’ manufacturing workers in 2016, Jaros said he wishes more people knew how many manufacturing job opportunities there are in the area. Crevalle and …
Customer accuses boat steering mechanism manufacturer of negligence

CLEARWATER — An Oklahoma man is suing the manufacturer of a boat steering mechanism, alleging product liability. Richard J. Cody filed a complaint Nov. 15 in Pleasants Circuit Court against BRP US, Inc. alleging manufacturing of a defective Spark boat steering device, causing injuries to users.
Pushing the Limits of the 9-foot Kayak

In the past few years, a new generation of nine-foot boats have taken extreme whitewater racing by storm. With nearly every kayak manufacturer bringing designs to market, there is no lack of options out there for everyday boaters with the need for speed. Yet with the release of each new speed demon, …
The future is now at Benjamin River boatbuilder

BROOKLIN — There’s a shakeup in the normally low-key world of high-end boatbuilders along the shores of Eggemoggin Reach. Last week, D.N. Hylan & Associates Inc. announced that it was changing its name to Hylan & Brown Boatbuilders. The fresh off the presses name reflects a longtime reality .
Coomera deal charts course to float even bigger luxury boats

Gold Coast luxury boat builder Bill Barry-Cotter’s Maritimo has significantly expanded its footprint with the $6 million acquisition of an adjoining facility at 9 McPhail Rd. All parties involved in the deal are remaining tight-lipped about the future plans for the 3.1ha site next to the company’s existing …
Metal Shark Bags Pilot Boat Build Contracts

The Louisiana-based shipbuilder is building a 45-foot Defiant Pilot Boat for the Virgin Islands Port Authority at its Jeanerette, La. production facility. At its shipyard in nearby Franklin, La., Metal Shark is building a 64-foot Defiant Pilot Boat for the Brazos Pilots Association of Freeport, Texas. Both vessels ..
CFCC Foundation receives donation for Wooden Boat Building program

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Southport Wooden Boat Show donated $3,000 to help fund a scholarship for students in the Wooden Boat Building program at Cape Fear Communication College, according to a news release. Proceeds of the group’s annual boat show, now in its eighth year, funded …
Zachary High seniors learn about the physics of boat building

Zachary High School seniors Connor Maloy and Gabrielle Lillie paddle the boat they built during a physics project in boat building. PROVIDED PHOTO. boatszac.IMG_2128.JPG. Zachary High School senior Darryl Edwards sits in his physics’ class boat project. PROVIDED PHOTO. boatszac.IMG_2145.
21 12月 2017

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The Plymouth student who designed Princess Yachts’ ‘revolutionary’ new boat

Luxury boatbuilder Princess Yachts will unveil a “revolutionary” and literally dazzling new vessel in early 2018 – and it will look like nothing else on the water. The Plymouth based company is keeping the final design of the new model under wraps for now, but said it will be smaller and faster than its .
Boat of the Year 2018

There were lots of dedicated cruising boats, particularly in the midsize range. These included the rugged Hallberg-Rassy 412, from the Swedish builder that consistently enters a leading contender. The Elan GT5, from the Slovenian builder that’s making continuous strides in the U.S. marketplace, also …
New Power Paradigm

A longtime performance boat owner and lifelong water- skier who owns GereMarie Corp., a company in Lake Zurich, Ill., that has made all of the billet aluminum parts for MasterCraft Boat Company for almost 20 years, Schultz had good reason to be excited beyond a top speed that would stand up as a …
Finland’s Boomeranger Boats to deliver special operations RHIBs to UAE, India

Finnish boat manufacturer Boomeranger Boats announced on 27 November that it had signed contracts to deliver special operations rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) military and the Indian Navy (IN). The company said in a statement that it will provide 34 such boats …
naval architect adapts boatbuilding techniques to create an otherworldly lunar lander

Hughes is a naval architect whose Seattle-based company, Kurt Hughes Sailing Designs, caters to comfortable. “If you go to Maui, about half the tour-boat catamarans are my designs,” he says. With the lunar lander, though, Hughes saw a space challenge, and more than one opportunity. “Typically, an …
Gibbs & Cox Appoints Jeffrey Bowles Director of Donald L. Blount & Associates Division

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Gibbs & Cox, Inc., a global leader in naval architecture and marine engineering, today announced the appointment of Mr. Jeffrey B. Bowles as Director of our division in Chesapeake, VA. Mr. Bowles joined DLBA in 2001 as a Webb Institute .
Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four USMMA Cadets

Upon graduation, he plans to pursue a master’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. Policastro, is a second-class midshipman majoring in maritime logistics and security. He is involved in the O’Gara Academic Honor Society, Acta Non Verba Club and currently is training to be a …
School of Engineering welcomes new faculty

With research and teaching activities ranging from personalization in the microbiome to the application of machine learning to naval architecture, they are poised to make vast contributions in new directions across the school and to a range of labs and centers across the Institute. “I am pleased to …
Jobs disestablished as boat building market dries up

Changes to the market mean Q-West Boat Builders has been forced to disestablish 13 positions, managing director Myles Fothergill says. “It’s never an easy thing – it’s difficult making decisions around positions which, let’s face it, are people,” Mr Fothergill said. “We are back to the size we were four years ..
12 12月 2017

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Brunswick Corp. selling Sea Ray Boats.  In a media release Tuesday from Sea Ray’s parent company,  Mettawa, Illinois-based Brunswick Corp., officials said a sale is expected to be completed in the first half of 2018

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Call them Vexus Boats

FLIPPIN — It’s a secret no longer: Startup boat manufacturer Vexus Boats was unveiled Friday by Keith Daffron, the oldest grandson of legendary boat builderForrest L. Wood. “Vexus. We’ve waited a long time to say that out loud,” Daffron said at the brand’s unveiling. “It’s been a whisper for a few ..
VMC Helps Maker of Rowing Shells in Race to Bring Boats to Market

Hudson is an official boat manufacturer for the Canadian national rowing team, and rowers have won 84 World Rowing Championship and Olympic medals in its boats since 1984. When the company was planning its new line of carbon fiber boats, it decided that the three-year projected timeline to …
Estonian shipyard delivers the first vessel built for the US market

BWB, which was established with Estonian capital, is a manufacturer of vessels from steel and aluminium. The company’s product portfolio comprises pilot and patrol boats, ferries, tugboats, catamarans and other workboats. The company is based at Nasva Harbour in the island of Saaremaa.
Brunswick (BC) & American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ:AOBC) Head to Head Survey

American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ: AOBC) and Brunswick (NYSE:BC) are both cyclical consumer goods & services companies, but which is the better … Its boat offerings include: fiberglass pleasure boats; yachts and sport yachts; sport cruisers and sport boats; offshore fishing boats; aluminum and …
Maine Maritime Academy honors four local students

Henry A. Scheel, of Rockport, was one of America’s most respected naval architects and yacht designers. During his long and distinguished career, Scheel produced more than 250 complete designs which have been utilized by builders of sailboats and other craft in the U.S. and Europe. To express his .
Luxury boat builder pledges to stay in Oundle as it opens new £30 million manufacturing hub on …

Building work is expected to take around nine months to complete and Fairline hopes to launch the new facility and begin boat building on the South Coast late next summer. But bosses at Fairline have vowed that Oundle will continue to be the company’s headquarters, where the business has been for 
DeHart: Campion boatbuilding a green process

Campion Marine Inc. has been named winner of the Environmental Initiatives at the METS Trade 2017 Boat Builder Awards. This category is for boat builders who have implemented and contributed to environmental sustainability. Campion is the first boat manufacturer in the world, dating way back to .
02 12月 2017

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International award for Peterborough-based boat builder

Fairline Yachts, of Oundle, has been presented with the International Dealer Development Award at the annual METSTRADE Boat Builder Awards, …
 
Regulator Announces Mid-Year Model Upgrades

November 20, 2017 (EDENTON, NC) – Regulator Marine, manufacturers of the finest in offshore sportfishing boats, hosted its largest annual “Regulator Marine University” (RMU) to date November 13-15 in Edenton, NC. In addition to providing three days of interactive training sessions, seminars with 

 
  SNAME Meeting in Athens

SNAME SOME another aim is to award Scholarships to students of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering with funds collected from sponsors.
 
  Maritime Technologies Incubator Launched in New York

… ABS Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. “The mission of Maritime Global Technologies is to lead, connect and catalyze those …
 
  North American boat builders have big METSTRADE awards night

North American boat builders enjoyed a strong presence in Amsterdam on Wednesday night, winning three of seven categories in the METSTRADE ..

 
Boatbuilders boosting capacity and hiring workers to keep up with demand

The 41-member boatbuilders association has been working hard to encourage high school students to get into the industry and has even helped develop two new apprenticeship programs – the boat builder and marine service technician programs – to do that. “Young people entering the workforce now 

 
  Lowell’s Boat Shop hosts Japanese tub boat demonstration

Master boat builder Douglas Brooks, left, is teaching people all about Japanese tub boats this week at Lowell’s Boat Shop. He’s shown here with his ..

 
  Institute created to spur developments in undersea vehicles

The University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island and submarine manufacturer General Dynamics Electric Boat established the National …
 
  Webb Institute’s Daidola receives prestigious SNAME award

Professor Daidola was selected for this year’s medal for his notable achievements in naval architecture and marine engineering. It is the highest award given by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. “From when I first entered the industry I always looked at this award as the pinnacle of a …
 
Boat builder McMullen and Wing offering youth training scholarships

An internationally renowned New Zealand boat builder has partnered with a Bay of Plenty iwi and a local mussel farming company to build an innovative new vessel and offer training scholarships for local youth. McMullen and Wing, acclaimed for its award-winning yachts and commercial vessels, …

  Keeping up with boatbuilding demand

Wedgeport Boats is boosting its production capacity and hiring more employees to meet the strong demand for modern lobster fishing boats. Fraser Challoner, the boatyard’s general manager, said in an interview that Wedgeport Boats is more than doubling the size of one of its finishing bays, growing it …
 
  Celebration for students of Boat Building Academy

HIGH winds and choppy waters failed to deter the latest graduates of Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy from launching their handmade vessels into …

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