The American Boat Builders and Repairers Association and Conanicut Marine Services are offering a free, regional roundtable discussion on industry issues. It will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 24 at Conanicut Marine Services in Jamestown, R.I. The roundtable allows those in the marina, boatyard, and boatbuilding and repair business a chance…more
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.
Canal Boatyard of Seattle is staying ahead of environmental regulations with the recent installation of a new Stormwater RX Aquip filtration system designed to help reduce copper levels in runoff. The system consists of a large holding tank with several different layers of filter media, with fabric filters positioned at key points in the process.…more
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
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 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
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