South Florida’s marine industry is well-positioned to supply the materials, expertise and trained workers to handle the wave of repairs, refits, repowering and interior remodeling anticipated during the next seven to 10 years on the thousands of yachts over 80 feet built from 1998 to 2010, said Phil Purcell, executive director of the Marine Industries…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.
Hodgdon Yachts launched Hodgdon Yacht Services, marking the Maine company’s expansion into both the yacht and pleasure boat service and refit sectors.
Sam Crocker is the assistant manager at Crocker’s Boatyard in New London, Conn., and he was born and raised in the marine industry. At 24, he is a fifth-generation Crocker — along with brother Greg — and is working his way up the ranks of the family business.
In January, Front Street Shipyard announced an exclusive partnership with Newport, R.I.-based Trefoil Marine to begin the construction of a new line of 30-foot multihull, high-performance catamaran patrol boats.
For the Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, Maine, April 1 was a special day.
Ferretti Group shipyard CRN signed a letter of intent for the largest megayacht sold in the Chinese market by CRN and Ferretti Group and it is slated for delivery in 2017.
Portland Yacht Services completed the purchase of boat repair business Gowen Marine, a move that will enable the company to service and repair larger vessels in the coastal Maine city. Portland Yacht Services president Phineas Sprague Jr. said its customers and those of the former Gowen Marine should experience a significant increase in efficiencies and…more
The current gridlock in Washington has caused a skills gap in the nation that is detrimental to the marine industry work force. That’s according to an op-ed that ran Monday in the Bangor Daily News by Maine Marine Trades Association executive director Susan Swanton and Front Street Shipyard CEO Tuesdi Woodworth, which commends U.S. Sen.…more
Southport Marina in North Carolina is celebrating the opening of Zimmerman Marine’s service and repair facility. The partnership will launch with an open house at the marina from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26. The companies announced that they will hold two roundtable discussions. The agenda is as follows: 3 p.m.: Boat Repair Roundtable, moderated…more
The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association announced that the results of its 2013 Compensation and Benefits Survey are now available. The report, “ABBRA Compensation and Benefits Benchmark Study,” is meant to serve as a resource for employers in the boatyard, marine service and repair sectors to gauge rates, salaries and benefits in the employment…more