Boatyard News

As the recreational boating industry strives to grow, the role boatyards play continues to become more significant. Owners who use their boats frequently require service that is quick and complete, even as the vessels themselves grow more complex in terms of their engines and electronics. Boatyards are starting up or expanding in an effort to meet this challenge.

Bottom paints being tested in San Diego

Knight and Carver YachtCenter has partnered with the Port of San Diego to test environmentally friendly antifouling paints to see which are most effective in real-life conditions. The San Diego Unified Port District’s Alternative Hull Paint Project is examining various coatings and their effectiveness over a two-year period. Effectiveness will be evaluated based on application…more

Yasuda Shipyard wins American contract

AERÉ named Yasuda Shipyard Co. Ltd. as its Japanese distributor. Headquartered in Tokyo, Yasuda Shipyard is a full-service boatbuilder with 100 years of experience. In addition to its brokerage operation, Yasuda provides maintenance services, as well as trades and transports yachts to and from Japan. Based in Coral Springs, Fla., AERÉ manufactures inflatable fenders that…more

Interlux gets approval for copper-free antifouling agent

Interlux received U.S. product registration approval from the Environmental Protection Agency for an antifouling paint formulated with a new copper-free antifouling agent called ECONEA, developed by Janssen PMP. The new paint will be part of Interlux’s Pacifica line. “Paints formulated with ECONEA not only provide exceptional protection from aquatic growth, they help improve vessel appearance,…more

Mass. shipyards merge, expand services

Fairhaven Shipyard & Marina purchased D.N. Kelley & Son Inc., of Fairhaven, Mass., on July 31. The purchase consolidates the services of two long-established marine facilities on the Fairhaven waterfront under the same management structure and forms a new company called Fairhaven Shipyard Companies. The operations will be known as the North Yard and South…more

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