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31 12月 2015

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Happy New Year

 Montana Pram boat building workshop to begin

COOS BAY — The Coos Bay Boat Building Center will hold a workshop to construct a Montana Pram beginning on Jan. 16 and will run every …
  Chesapeake Shipbuilding Brings on New Director of Design and Engineering

McGee holds a bachelor’s degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a master’s of science in both …


20 12月 2015

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Marine Log

Chesapeake marine architecture firm has new owner

Gibbs & Cox acquired Donald L. Blount and Associates, a Chesapeake, Va.-based firm known for naval architecture and marine engineering services …
Northamptonshire boat builder goes into administration

“The company operates from premises in Oundle and Corby, where it designs and manufacturers a range of luxury boats, and a testing location in …
  Boat builder ‘withholding pensions contributions’

A LUXURY boat building firm was accused by unions yesterday of reneging on its pension obligations to hundreds of workers for three months.

  Judge dismisses Key Biscayne’s lawsuit against Miami International Boat Show organizer

Miami Judge Antonio Marin has dismissed a complaint Key Biscayne filed against the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) regarding …

30 11月 2015

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Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory

Boat building is perhaps the perfect pursuit—there is craftsmanship, more than a little math and science, and great artistry. Great boats and ships …
  Olin Stephens Designed Faster Yachts, Dominated America’s Cup

Youthful obsession filled the sails of yacht designer Olin Stephens II. When he wasn’t steering his family’s 16-foot dinghy off Cape Cod, he was diving …
  Yacht Assembly

We are seeking candidates with boat building and/or woodworking experience as well as candidates with deck assembly experience. We are willing …
  IYRS Will Host Open House for Boatbuilding and Restoration Program on December 5th

IYRS students spend two academic years training to become advanced woodworkers through wooden boatbuilding in Newport, RI, a boating and .

Wausau native wins at superyacht building

The World Superyacht Award is a prestigious prize bestowed by Boat … He designed the Onika for Design Marine Industries, a boatbuilding firm in .

  Florida man accused of six-figure fraud in sale of engines to boat builder

NEW ORLEANS – A manufacturer of commercial boats says a marine broker doing business in Louisiana backed out of a deal to buy engines but kept .

  Three executives resign at Bass Pro-owned boat manufacturer

Three top executives have resigned at Fishing Holdings, the Arkansas-based boat manufacturer acquired by Springfield-based Bass Pro Shops.
  Pacific class boat program will create 600 jobs in Cairns

Sharon Dawson of Dawsons Group of Companies believes a $2 billion patrol boat building and servicing contract “will transform our community and .

  Boston Whaler named VMA ‘Manufacturer of the Year’

Boston Whaler boats make their way down the assembly line at the … Inc. as its Lou Fifer Manufacturer of the Year at its 35th annual awards banquet.

17 11月 2015

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ABYC E-Learning Annoucement
ABYC is proud to announce the development of online marine training courses. The new E-Learning platform will host multi-module courses with multimedia demonstrations and interactive learning tools as well as on-demand informational webinars. Continuing Education Units are available for some of the courses and more CEU courses are under development now, many of which are free.

Utilizing ABYC’s E-Learning platform affords the student the opportunity to learn at their own pace, save potentially thousands in travel expenses to attend on-site courses, and complete courses without ever leaving their living rooms.

We are now in the final stages of development of our E-Learning platform. 3 classes have already been completed with several more in the works. Look for announcements in the near future for the release of ABYC’s new direction in learning
 Contact Matthew Wienold at for more information.

 Brunswick Acquires Garelick, Adding Depth and Breadth to Marine Parts & Accessories Business

… distribution operations, which offer same-day or next-day delivery throughout most of the scope of its operations as well as boat builder relationships …
Luxury boat maker in Northants warns of ‘significant’ job losses

A statement issued by the company reads: “Since last month’s acquisition of Fairline Boats Limited, Britain’s leading luxury yacht manufacturer, new …
  Regulator Marine becomes MRAA platinum member

Offshore sportfishing boat manufacturer Regulator Marine is partnering with the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas as a platinum member, …
Phoenix Trailers announces personnel move

Boat trailer manufacturer Phoenix Trailers said it named a new Southern regional sales manager as a direct result of taking over manufacturing and …
  METS short-lists builders for achievement awards

The first Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement will be handed out on Nov. 18 at METS during a gala dinner at the National Maritime Museum .


Marine Log

Workboats and Patrol Boats: Small but Mighty

The boat builder’s Defiant class is among its most popular models, and at this month’s International Workboat Show, Metal Shark will showcase its new …
Expansion keeps elite boat maker in Lansing

With the help of Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Lansing Economic Area Partnership and grants that brought sewer lines to the building



03 11月 2015

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Tour-boat safety regulations must be reviewed: marine engineering expert

… should trigger a review of Canadian marine safety regulations governing the stability of tour ships, says an expert on naval architecture and marine .

Tragedy Raises Questions Over Whale Watching Boat Safety

The bow of the Leviathan II, a whale-watching boat that capsized on … There’s a bottom-line business interest in maintaining safety standards,” he said …

  Business principles 101: Don’t compete against yourself

Several small boat manufacturers have models for every foot of length, from 14 … Before the retail store adds a manufacturer’s product line to the list of …
R1.4bn tender awarded for boat industry

Cape Town – Boat building was a developing sector in the ocean economy that could support the objectives of industrial growth, especially with a R1.4 ..

14 10月 2015

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Boat manufacturer at Peterborough enforces temporary layoff for some staff

Staff at luxury yacht builder Fairline Boats near Peterborough have been laid off … The news comes just two days after it was announced that the boat .

  Union leaders demand talks with Fairline Boats‘ bosses after workers laid off

Fairline Boats, which was established 52 years ago and employs 465 people, … as part of the solution in creating a successful boat building company.
  Student Film on Boat Builder Dick Pulsifer ’62 to Air on MPBN

A film that follows boatbuilder Dick Pulsifer ’62 as he works on his 111th boat will be shown on MPBN Oct. 8, at 10:30 p.m., and again on Oct. 10, …
Boat firm optimistic despite £41million loss

DORSET’S luxury boat builder Sunseeker made a loss of £41million last year, it has been revealed. But the company says it expects to turn a profit 

  Maldives to implement boat building code

Authorities are trying to implement the first ever boat building code before the end of the month, economic minister Mohamed Saeed said Sunday

  Key Biscayne, Miami near settlement over boat show lawsuits

For $12.5 million, the village of Key Biscayne can purchase peace of mind by buying a stake and voice in how a new outdoor park and event space on ..

  Bill to cut boat tax gains steam

It is one of the boats scheduled to be shown by Egg Harbor Yachts at the 26th annual Atlantic City In-Water Power Boat and Brokerage Yacht Show …
  Boat builder feels connection to craft that rescued Jews

He scales the steep boat deck, scanning for any oversights. The former FBI agent’s eyes scan the wood more carefully than the Nazis who might have …
  Lund Honored with Fifth Consecutive CSI Award

23, 2015) – For the Central Minnesota boat builder, it’s become something of a tradition. For the fifth year in a row, the National Marine Manufacturers ..

  Tasmanian wooden boatbuilders worry about celery pine shortage

One of Australia’s oldest and most iconic traditional industries — Tasmanian wooden boat building — faces extinction in little more than a decade

  NMMA moves forward on Miami despite failed deal

“The 2016 boat show is moving forward at the Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin, regardless of mediation,” National Marine Manufacturers 

Building boats: Workshop instills life skills in students

Brandl got the idea for the program after he took a boatbuilding class in Maine and heard of a successful “Rocking the Boat” group in New York. There .

  NMMA Confident About 2016 Miami Show

We will continue to work with City officials to make the site the home of the boat show in 2016 and beyond and look forward to an exciting show ..

29 9月 2015

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Bertram Yacht signs design deal with Lyman-Morse

Fort Lauderdale-based Bertram Yacht retained the services of Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in Thomaston, Maine, to build prototypes of its initial designs .
  Brunswick Corporation : Harris Honored with 13th Consecutive NMMA CSI Award

As one of the nation’s original boat manufacturers, Harris offers a history filled with design innovation, distinctive styling, unsurpassed comfort, and …
  Sweat, saws and lumber: St. Paul boat building program changing lives

Joseph Romero, 18, works on a canoe at Urban Boat Builders on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The nonprofit organization this year celebrates 20 .

16 9月 2015

Boat Building News

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Dufour Yachts Launch New Sailing School Day Boat Design

The brand new Dufour Drakkar 24 is designed by Umberto Felci and will be unveiled at the French Grand Pavois, Boat Show in La Rochelle next ..

  Tacoma program helps troubled youths build more than boats

Tacoma Community Boat Builders is Birkey’s brainchild and baby. A Wyoming native, Birkey moved to Washington four decades ago and “became a …
Marine industry job fair to grow at this year’s Fort Lauderdale boat show

This year’s job fair at the Fort Lauderdale boat show will offer positions in companies big and small, public and private, ranging from skilled trades …

  Boat sales see boost in Spain

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will participate in a forum at the upcoming Barcelona Boat Show to promote the U.S. boating industry.
Boatbuilding thrives in Plockton

“First of all, the skills of Mark Stockl, boatbuilder, from Ullapool have been paramount in inspiring and challenging our pupils. But we also need to …

  Coast Guard developing Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual

The U.S. Coast Guard is accepting public comment through Nov. 19 as part of its Recreational Boating Accident Reporting Manual update. Photo by .

  Coast Guard implementing new lifeboat regulations

ST. THOMAS – Coast Guard regulations governing the type of survival craft carried by commercial vessels in U.S. waters will change next year.
  Hacker looking at other sites for boatbuilding plant

QUEENSBURY | Hacker Boat Co. is no longer planning to build a new luxury boat manufacturing plant in the Queensbury Business Park. Company …
  50 years a boatbuilder

In 2003, hearing of an opportunity at the fledgling aluminium-hull boat builders, Alnmaritec, he jumped at the chance to return to his roots and to an …
  Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, the Bill Belichick of yacht design

Herreshoff was born in Bristol in 1848 to a boatbuilding family. His older brother — and subsequent business partner — John Brown Herreshoff, was ..

07 9月 2015

Boat Building News

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Marblehead boat builder anchored in history and innovation

hood started c.w. hood yachts with the help of his friend and fellow … of a sailboat and as the design developed he asked a friend, bruce dyson, to take ..

  Boatbuilding is reintroduced to Cornish boatyard

Pasco’s Boatyard was taken over by Chris de Glanville and Craig Brown in 2013 and the pair immediately set about reintroducing boat building to the ..

  Boatbuilding course buoys job hopes in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley

There are hopes a new project to teach young people boatbuilding skills will turn around low high school retention rates and high unemployment in …
  Big predictions, small turnout for Miami International Boat Show protest

An environmental protest that organizers said would draw thousands to Virginia Key in opposition to the Miami International Boat Show’s move to …

UNO president establishes $25000 scholarship, and other news of higher education

Ikeda, an assistant professor of naval architecture and marine engineering, is one of 36 researchers around the country to be named a 2015 Young …

  The Plymouth boatbuilder who is keeping historic shipyard traditions alive

TO OUR right lie a trio newly-completed and gleaming super-yachts, moored and ready to be shipped across the world to well-heeled customers.
  VIDEO: Florida builder comes through for Make-A-Wish teen

A Florida custom boatbuilder helped a teenager’s Make-A-Wish dream come true by custom-building a tower for his boat. Dylan Dykens, 17, was ..

  Meet the Maker: A Builder of Handcrafted, One-of-a-Kind Boats

“I built my first boat 18 years ago in my garage in Glacier National Park in Montana. I intended to keep it for myself, but a neighbor begged me to let ..

Boatyard (Formerly Bimini Boatyard) Hosting Job Fair September 10 Through 12

The 275-seat Boatyard — billed as an upscale eatery — is slated to reopen in October, just in time for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.


28 8月 2015

Boat Building News

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Venezuelan boat builder relocates to Dania Beach

Promarine recently completed its first fishing boat, and has three more in the works. Canela will attend the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in …
  WOODEN BOAT FEST: Doc captures dream of sailing built from found cedar log

Parson’s love of lapstrake boats and detailed craftsmanship is a perfect fit for the festival which features family boatbuilding as part of their activities.
39th annual Wooden Boat Festival kicks off in Port Townsend on September 11

The Wooden Boat Festival needs virtually no introduction. … Nip bar inside the show on Saturday at 5 p.m., so stop by, have a beer with us and say hi!
  Torqeedo partners with boatbuilder Frauscher

GURNEE, Ill. –Austrian boatbuilder Frauscher Bootswerft GmbH has chosen Torqeedo to power its line of luxury electric boats and yachts.
  Boat manufacturer looking for buyers

ELKHART — A local company and the sixth largest manufacturer of boats in the country is for sale. Nautic Global Group announced Monday at a …
  Wright brothers adapt to technology to keep family boat building company afloat

“We started building plank boats, now we build them out of fibreglass, kevlar and lots of other different things, so we’ve definitely stayed at the pointy .

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