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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 ..
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