The Volvo Ocean Race fleet left Newport, R.I., hopefully leaving thousands of local youth with fresh exposure to the marine industry and ready to take advantage of a new boatbuilding program that launches this summer.
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.
David MacFarlane and Jim Ewing are partnering to form Reliant Yachts, a new boatbuilding venture of power- and sailing yachts in Newport, R.I.
SBM Offshore USA vice president of technology Steven Leverette was named to a four-year term as the SNAME representative on the board of the Offshore Technology Conference.
Professional BoatBuilder magazine is producing a new annual trade event exclusively for yacht refit professionals that will be known as the Refit International Exhibition & Conference.
The Landing School announced the development of a merit-based scholarship aimed at students who excel at working with their hands.
Students at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, Wash., graduate with skills that are beyond the obvious.
The National WWII Museum received a $20 million donation from Louisiana shipyard magnate Boysie Bollinger.
An estimated 200 job seekers attended the 10th annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day in Newport, R.I., a turnout that bodes well for an industry finally on the mend and, in many cases, starved for focused, motivated workers who can grow with a company.
Independent Boat Builders Inc. named Dometic Marine the recipient of the fourth annual John “Walkabout” Sisson Memorial Innovation Award for its new Eskimo Cup.
A boat made famous by John Steinbeck’s “The Log of the Sea of Cortez” is getting a $2 million overhaul after having spent about a year underwater.