It could only be called destiny: My dad spent the idle hours of his teenage years looking out over the Hudson River from his fire-escape tenement perch on the West Side of Manhattan, my mom doing her chores while looking out the kitchen window at the Ottawa River as it flowed through Pembroke, Ontario.
Boatbuilders make news when they mark production milestones, roll out fresh lines of boats and relocate to new facilities. And boatbuilding isn't limited to companies. Enterprising Individuals sometimes build a boat for themselves.
In what appears to be a successful business venture from the start, H2O Sports Manufacturing, which opened eight months ago in Americus, Ga., said it is adding jobs after seeing a recent sales spike.
The technical program was finalized for the Nov. 3-7 World Maritime Technology Conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
It’s a quandary affecting a boatbuilder Down Under, but anyone in the business of building boats can appreciate the dilemma.
Volunteers in the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Boatworks program in Florida are keeping a maritime tradition alive.
The SNAME Technical and Research Program, in cooperation with the organization’s Hampton Roads, Va., section, will host the 14th triennial Propeller and Shafting Systems Symposium Sept. 15-16 at the Waterside Marriott and Convention Center in Norfolk, Va.
Information about the World Maritime Technology Conference, which runs from Nov. 3-7 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, is available via the WMTC 2015 mobile app.
Massachusetts-based Zurn Yacht Design announced the construction of a Zurn-designed 38-foot twin-waterjet boat.
The Landing School is now offering five scholarships for students who want a career in the marine industry but struggle to pay the cost of their education.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo was the featured speaker as 40 new IYRS School of boatbuilding and restoration graduates launched 11 wooden boats into Newport Harbor.