Trade group to host breakfast meeting during Newport show

The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association is hosting its industry partnership breakfast on Sept. 14 at the Newport Yacht Club on Long Wharf from 8 to 9:30 a.m. during the Newport International Boat Show. RIMTA’s board is holding the breakfast, and it plans to present Anchor Awards to U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Hunt…more

90-foot sailboat strikes bridge in Fort Lauderdale

A 90-foot sailboat struck the Las Olas Boulevard Bridge, which connects the mainland to the beach in Fort Lauderdale, on Friday afternoon but injured no one. Adam Matza, who was riding a bike across the bridge, told the Sun Sentinel newspaper that he heard construction workers yelling, “Reverse, reverse,” before the vessel struck the north…more

Chris-Craft offers line of men’s clothing

Chris-Craft is extending its design line to include men’s apparel with a collection themed “A Day on the Water.” The items are designed to meet a man’s clothing needs on and off the water, Chris-Craft said. The collection includes functional outerwear, fleeces, sportswear and accessories suited to equip a man for a day of boating.…more

Edson builds milestone quadrant for Royal Huisman

Massachusetts steering system manufacturer Edson International constructed its largest modern-day quadrant for sailing yacht builder Royal Huisman. Carrying a Lloyd’s certification, it features a radius of more than 51 inches and includes a bore to fit a 17-inch-diameter sleeve on a carbon rudderpost. Edson’s multispeed mechanical steering system for this yacht directs the helmsman’s touch…more

Marina Industries Association names Australian winner of training scholarship

The Marina Industries Association said the winner of the Bellingham Marine Australia Advanced Marina Management Scholarship is James Thompson, marina manager at the Sydney Boathouse. The award is offered as an incentive for those in the marina industries to further their education and advance their career. It covers the cost of the AMM course, which…more

MRAA schedules four Marine Retail University seminars

About a year after kicking off the first in a series of seven regional Marine Retail University educational events, the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas and Dominion Marine Media are getting under way with an expanded lineup in the second year. The groups have scheduled four of nine Marine Retail University events, including: •…more

Save the Sound reports progress in anti-pollution effort

The village of Mamaroneck, N.Y., and Save the Sound are reporting positive results from their waterway cleanup partnership. Through their joint investigative effort with engineers, several leaks and sewage discharges have been discovered and repaired, resulting in lower bacteria levels in Mamaroneck Harbor and improvements to Long Island Sound. “The quality of life that will…more

AMI releases electrical safety manual for marinas

The Association of Marina Industries has released a new manual for marinas: Best Management Practices for Marina Electrical Safety. The manual is designed to give marina staff an overview of common marina electrical components, potential hazards and how to identify and correct them, and tools that every facility should have onsite. It also offers suggestions…more

Lubrizol opens additives plant in China

Lubrizol Corp. is opening an additives manufacturing facility in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China, the company’s latest investment in China. Construction on the 400,000-square-meter (1.41-million-square-foot) site began in October 2010. The plant will offer select additive component manufacturing and additive package blending. In the coming years additional capabilities and capacity will be phased in to meet market…more

NMMA: EPA seeks guidance from Congress on ethanol

A recent proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to raise the level of ethanol in the fuel supply was overwhelmingly rejected during its public comment period, prompting the EPA to turn to Congress for help on how to meet the mandate. That’s according to National Marine Manufacturers Association members working through the court system…more

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