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11 1月 2018

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VMC Helps Manufacturer Bring Product to Market Three Years Ahead of Schedule

Hudson Boat Works was experiencing growing pains. The official boat manufacturer for the Canadian national rowing team had plans to build a new line of boats, but the projected leadtime would be three years in the making: It had neither the machining capacity nor the floorspace to make the molds …
Yamaha Motor Corporation US acquires Bennett Marine

“Through the acquisition of Bennett Marine, Yamaha Marine has the capability to further broaden our offerings to boat builders and provide even greater integration of Yamaha marine systems. “Bennett Marine has a long-standing reputation for building durable, reliable trim tab systems that can be found ..
Pontoons Industry report indicates Industrial Forecast, Growth Rate & Market Share 2022

… Pontoons market’s production chain, and the revenue generated by each manufacturer in the Pontoons market worldwide. On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Two Pontoons Boat, Three Pontoons Boat …
Learning the ropes: Maryville student studying naval architecture, marine engineering

… Institute, talks Dec. 27 about studying naval architecture and marine engineering at the New York school. … Prichard, 22, is finishing his senior year at Webb Institute in New York, where he will graduate in June with a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. “I learned to sail my …

Robb Report’s 10 Top Concept-Yacht Stories of 2017

Nestled within the popular Robb Report marine category are the highly read posts that feature new yacht, superyacht, and gigayacht concepts. These concepts are often revealed by both top-end designers and yachtdesign underdogs at boat shows such as the Cannes Yachting Festival, Monaco Yacht .
Dinghy handicap racing grows the sport

Paul Elvstrom, the notable 4-time Olympic gold medalist from Denmark, also knew something about the workings of the sport. Looking at the landscape in 1990, Elvstrom observed, “It is much harder to build a strong and vibrant International Class Association than design a new boat.” Creating the inertia ..
7 Trends to Watch Out for In The Boating Industry

Manufacturers have employed available technology over the years to design boats with functionalities that will blow your mind away; that’s of you are a Skipper of course. This is … One boat tracking system that is making inroads into the industry in the Automatic Identification System. This system makes ..
07 1月 2018

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Powerful yacht concepts inspired by ancient boats

Drawing inspiration from ancient naval architecture can be not only for aesthetic, but also for practical purposes, as long as human heritage is an inexhaustible source of technical solutions. Although some of the following concepts seem so out of the box that they are probably meant to remain as ..
Fielding joins Elliott Bay Design Group’s Seattle office

Theresa Fielding has joined Elliott Bay Design Group’s Seattle office as a project manager and senior engineer. She has over 18 years of experience in naval architecture, with an emphasis on stability analysis, structural design, regulatory review and marine construction operations. Fielding is a certified .
Saab Acquires Swedish Combat Boat Manufacturer, Repair Shipyard

Saab acquired Swedish combat boat producer N. Sundin Dockstavarvet AB and the repair shipyard Muskövarvet AB, in order to strengthen Saab’s product offering in the naval domain. The acquisition of the companies will become effective at 29 December 2017. Dockstavarvet, based outside …
4-Wheel Drive or 4-Fin Drive?

In an effort to conquer land, sea, and air, Peugeot has developed Sea Drive, the first ever SUV/water boatintegrated concept. In conjunction with well-renowned ship manufacturer Beneteau, Peugeot has brought a new dimension to the future concepts of water transportation. It’s evident here that these ..
AFBG Advances Plans For Tampa Facility

Many of these are navigational hazards. A Florida facility can provide an end game for these boats that will keep them out of the landfill and generate revenue for AFBG.” American Fiber Green Products, Inc. trades Over the Counter under the symbol AFBG.PK. The company currently maintains a website ..
Traditional wooden surfboards make comeback in US

He founded Grain while working on a boat project with a builder from York. When polished to a glossy shine, the finished boards appear to be made out of single pieces of wood, but are actually hollow. The painstaking technique requires up to 60 hours labor and hundreds of tiny pieces of wood to make ..
Philly Boat Builder Makes Re-Enactment Possible

But a group of student boat builders from Philadelphia has come to the rescue. This is the 65th anniversary of the re-enactment of Washington and his troops crossing of the Delaware River in 1776 to surprise Hessian troops camped in Trenton. But Joseph Capone, executive director of the Friends of …

Learn boatbuilding skills this winter with Sailing Association

BAY CITY, MI — Learn boat building skills during Boat Building 2018. Sponsored by the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association, Boat Building 2018 is held from 6-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday evenings, Jan. 8 through mid-April. Classes are held at the Gougeon Brothers Boat Shop, 800 Martin …
Glacier National Park boats placed on National Register of Historic Places

“The Glacier Park Boat Company is doing a fantastic job of getting their historic resources out there for people to see and acknowledge just how important they really are,” Boughton said. The boats were constructed by a prolific master boat builder named John Swanson. Born in Pennsylvania in 1883, …
New issue of Classic Boat out now!

The tragic loss of the young talent William Paton and his design the Oona: this is the story of a shipwreck that changed yacht design. The Tall Ships Rendez-Vous sailed from the UK to Canada and back and saw 6,000 sail trainees take part. One teenager tells of her Biscay baptism on Jolie Brise and we …
Patrol Boats Market: Applications, Types and Market Analysis including Growth, Trends and …

Short Detail About Patrol Boats Market Report: A patrol boat is a relatively small naval vessel generally designed for coastal defense duties. There have been many designs for patrol boats. They may be operated by a nation’s navy, coast guard, police force or customs and may be intended for marine …
Lobster boat building boom in Western Australia a boost for quality catch, regional jobs

Record-sized rock lobster boats under construction in a small coastal town are driving a boat buildingemployment boom in Western Australia. Fuelled by higher prices for their catch, some WA lobster fishermen are investing in newer, bigger boats, while others are expanding the carrying capacity of their …
03 1月 2018

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ABYC Marine Education in Canada 
ABYC will host two non-certification marine training seminars during the Toronto Boat Show. Additionally, two Marine Systems Certification classes are scheduled in February – see information below! 
ABYC Training Seminars – Toronto 
Attendees will get technical training, earn 4 CEU’s, and enjoy dinner with other industry professionals during the Toronto Boat Show.  
Marine Training Seminar #1  –  January 16
Agenda: Wiring, Battery Management, Circuit Protection
Time: 4pm – 8pm 
ABYC Members – $59, Non-members – $79 
Register Here
Marine Training Seminar #2  –  January 17
Agenda: Marine Corrosion 
Time: 4pm – 8pm 
ABYC Members – $59, Non-members – $79 
Register Here
Marine Systems Certification Classes 
This course is designed for the marine professional with at least 3 – 5 years’ experience working with marine systems design, installation or repair and will provide the student with a comprehensive look at the key ABYC standards. 
Campbell River, British Columbia
February 5 – 8, 2018 
Register Here
Midland, Ontario
February 26 – March 1, 2018 
Register Here

Questions? Contact Sandy Brown at 410-990-4460 x101 or

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

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 …
28 11月 2017

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Expansion makes room for Summerville-based Scout Boat’s new yacht

Scout Boats broke ground Tuesday on a $10.9 million expansion of its Summerville manufacturing campus as the boat maker looks to introduce its …
Armstrong to expand scope under new owner

Port Angeles native Perry Knudson, who has worked at the welded aluminum boat and barge builder since 2012 as its general manager, is the new …
  2018 Digital Marketing Guide

Earlier this year, Boating Industry surveyed dealers, service providers, manufacturers and others about their 2017 marketing plans. From websites to …
  Marine Fuels: Unmasking Gas

While referencing the IGF code can offer some requirements for the fuel system, all boat builders will agree that when blended regulations exist it is …
  At luxury Swiss boat builder Pedrazzini even the screw slots must align

All you’ll need then is up to 6000 man hours of labour (ideally using people with decades of boatbuilding experience), and a supply of high-quality …
  Eastport boatbuilder required to auction boat molds

Millennium Marine owner Cory Guimond, pictured in 2015 at the company’s Eastport facility. The Quoddy Tides reports the company is auctioning four …
  Wisconsin yacht builder, designer making waves in improved boating market

A yacht builder in Manitowoc and a naval architect in Port Washington are making waves in the luxury boating market with new vessels, including one …
  Kenya craftsmen to build boat out of plastic waste

“It is getting harder and harder for boat builders to find wood. I hope that this project will allow the ancient skills of boat building to live on, by shifting …
  Charting a lesson: using boats to teach students math and more at CAT South

Fawley, originally a boat builder himself, developed a love for teaching math through boats that he brought with him to the technical school. He also …
  US Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center Publishes Criteria for Making US Build …

U.S. Coast Guard National Vessel Documentation Center Publishes Criteria for Making U.S. Build and Rebuild Determinations. November 2017 (No.
  Seaworthy pursuits: Refining the boatbuilding skills he learned as a boy

The handmade canoe’s gleaming polished wood, its clean lines and the meticulous attention to detail that went into crafting it often lead Joel …


13 11月 2017

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Former Team New Zealand boat designer signs with US challenger

Botin Partners Naval Architecture have signed an agreement to design the NYYC entry for the 36th America’s Cup in Auckland, which sees the entries ..

  Trainee boat builder’s future put on the backburner

THE tyranny of distance and the small size of a marine industry in north Queensland stopped Mackay man Corey Powell’s dream of becoming a boat …
  Speaker To Chronicle Dynasty Of Rowing Boat Builders

The speaker is Jim Pocock, great nephew of famed boatbuilder George Pocock, who built the boat that won the gold medal in the 1936 Olympics in

  New exhibits at Deltaville Maritime Museum make a drive to Middle Peninsula worthwhile

Built in the boat shop of this museum to tell the story of Deltaville’s once-dominant history as the boatbuilding capital of the region, “Explorer” makes ..

  LePage To Testify In Washington On Bill Sponsored By Chellie Pingree

… help preserve and expand access to coastal waters for commercial fishing, recreational guiding, aquaculture, boat building and other business uses …
  US Coast Guard Issues New Jones Act Build Guidance

On October 4, 2017, the Coast Guard issued build determinations for the two Kanaloa-class combination container and roll-on/roll-off vessels to be …

Boat made from 99% recycled plastic to tackle waste along London’s waterways

A boat made from recycled plastic waste will take its maiden voyage from … Poly-Mer was made by boat builder Mark Edwards MBE, who previously ..

Japanese boat builder comes to Lowell’s

AMESBURY – Douglas Brooks, author and master wooden boat builder, will be a guest craftsman at Lowell’s Boat Shop through Nov.

Tuco to Build Hydrographic Survey Boats for Denmark

Tuco Marine Group said it has signed a contract with DALO (The Danish Defense Acquisition and Logistics Organization) to deliver two bespoke 

  Annual Solar Cup™ Launches with BoatBuilding Sessions This Weekend

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The nation’s largest solar-powered boat competition takes shape this weekend (Nov. 4-5) as teams of high …
  All invited to Boat Building Academy’s latest launch

LYME Regis Boat Building Academy invites everyone to celebrate the launch of six boats built by students of its internationally recognised, 38-week …
  Wooden Boat Fest’s ‘roaring success’ in First Friday Lecture

PORT TOWNSEND — The first Wooden Boat Festival was expected to attract 800 … Sam Connor operated a boatbuilding shop on the ground floor.
02 11月 2017

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Performance Center Consoles and More Boasting Big Presence At Fort Lauderdale Show

based Cigarette isn’t exhibiting, per se, Performance Boat Center—the company’s dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks in Central Missouri—is and will be …
  The Vanishing Sail is coming to The Flavel

The Vanishing Sail, a documentary about the tradition of boat building on a small island in the West Indies is coming to the Flavel shortly. The film is an ..

  Getting USA Back into the Game

While the exact class rules have yet to be revealed, Hutchinson has already signed an exclusive agreement with Botin Partners Naval Architecture to …
  BoatShop wins at Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Festival

And in September, a BoatShop team won the annual Edensaw Wooden Boatbuilding Challenge at the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend.

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