From factory openings to production milestones to the launch of new boats, the marine industry makes news in numerous ways. Trade Only follows developments wherever they occur.

Sloop project launched a bluewater adventure and a new life

My first job in the marine industry was self-inflicted and salary-less. Sailing around the world in my own 45-foot sloop was my lifelong dream and passion. But in order to achieve this, I had to build the boat. When the opportunity arose to do so, I leaped on it.

VIDEO: Wooden yawl re-creates 1930s ocean-race glory

Defying critics who said it couldn’t be done, Dorade completed a four-year campaign to repeat all of the major ocean races she won in the 1930s, finishing on the podium at the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race, where she took second in IRC Class 4 and seventh overall among 356 boats.

Marine industry workforce survey underway

The American Boatbuilders and Repairers Association is addressing the U.S. marine industry’s workforce needs, challenges and solutions with a nationwide survey and a follow-up working session with experts at the Sept. 15-17 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference in Louisville, Ky., in September.

VIDEO: Documentary details journey of Olympic and Paralympic athletes

“Uncharted Waters,” a documentary following athletes on the U.S. Sailing Team Sperry, will explore what makes an elite athlete tick during the final year of their journey toward a spot on the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams that will compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.

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