International News

The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.

SeaArk Marine sells boats to Haitian government

Monticello, Ark.-based SeaArk Marine recently completed two boats of a five-boat contract for the Haitian Coast Guard. The boats were purchased through the Global Peace and Security Fund, administered by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade through the Canadian Commercial Corp. The boats will be used for law enforcement, disaster relief and…more

Icom America donates equipment for Haiti relief

Icom America donated more than 150 communication equipment units from the marine, aviation and amateur divisions to assist Haiti in the aftermath of the Jan. 12 earthquake. There units were to be distributed through Mentone Communications Education Association, a foundation with close ties to the Southern Baptist Relief Convention and the American Red Cross. “While…more

Cup defender will forfeit if it can’t use 3DL sails

More grist from the America’s Cup mill: Alinghi has threatened to take its marbles and go home if its sails are disqualified. It won’t race. “We have been clear: If BMW Oracle succeeds in disqualifying the defender’s sails, then there will be no match,” said Fred Meyer, vice commodore of Société Nautique de Genève, the…more

An interactive look at the Great Recession

In January 2007, unemployment stood at 4.6 percent, with most counties in the country registering unemployment at 4 percent or lower. Fast forward nearly two years, and it’s a much different picture. There are more than 31 million people unemployed, which includes those involuntarily working part time and those who want a job but have…more

Delta “T” partners with German company

Delta “T” Systems is partnering with Witt & Sohn to expand its services to all types of vessels. “The alliance with Witt & Sohn will strengthen the Delta “T” Systems line, as well as greatly benefit the marine industry,” company president and owner Lynn Oien said in a statement. “It will increase our ability to…more

Sailing couple admits to spying for Cuba

A well-known boating couple admitted in federal court last week that they spied for Cuba over the past three decades, receiving coded instructions over a shortwave radio and passing them along. Walter K. Myers, 72, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit espionage and wire fraud. His wife, Gwendolyn Steingraber Myers, 71, pleaded guilty to conspiring…more

US Sailing hands out Herreshoff Trophy

The Nathanael G. Herreshoff Trophy was recently presented to Terry Kohler by US Sailing. Kohler, the president and CEO of Windway Capital Corporation, a holding company for subsidiaries such as North Sails Group, is the 51st recipient of the award. Under his leadership, North Sails has become a world leader in its field through a…more

IMO event this weekend in New York

The U.S. Coast Guard announced the 2009 International Maritime Organization World Maritime Day Parallel Event will be held Oct. 16-18 in New York City. The IMO held its World Maritime Day Sept. 24 with the theme “Climate change: a challenge for IMO, too” The events in New York City will follow the same theme. Click…more

BVI regatta promotes environmental measures

The British Virgin Islands Spring Regatta will continue its “green” initiatives for its upcoming show to be held from March 29-April 4, 2010, in Road Town, Tortola. This year, the regatta stressed the use of recyclable water bottles and next year there are plans for recycle bins to be placed around the island. Click here…more

New race takes yachts from the Big Apple to Barcelona

New York City and Barcelona, Spain, today announced a new sailing event to take place in April 2010: the NY-BCN Transoceanic Sailing Record. This is the first transoceanic sailing race between the two cities. Participants will sail two identical IMOCA Open 60s, the Estrella Damm and the newly christened W Hotels. Crewed by three-man teams…more

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