Boatbuilding

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.

Boatbuilding school set to open in Michigan

The Michigan School of Boatbuilding & Marine Technology is set to launch in northern Michigan later this year. “There isn’t another program like this in the Midwest,” founder Dave Lesh told Trade Only Today in an e-mail. “There is a real need for skilled, well-rounded employees in the composite industries (including marine), marinas, etc. Obviously…more

Delta ‘T’ creates engineering branch

Delta “T” Systems recently launched a new engineering branch called Delta “P” Subsea Systems. Delta “P” Subsea is an engineering firm with marine experience in shipbuilding, systems integration, and subsea and remotely operated vehicle design and engineering. “We are very excited to be working with such a high-caliber engineering team,” said Lynn Oien, president of…more

Florida man plans boatbuilding startup

Tim Norwood is planning to start his own boat factory in Manatee County, Fla., and he wants to build high-end whitehall rowboats and crew boats. A manufacturing engineer and architect, the 49-year-old Norwood says it’s been a lifelong dream to have his own boat factory, the Bradenton Herald newspaper reported. He remains ambitious about his…more

Blue Wave Boats launches new pontoon line

Parks Manufacturing, the builders of Blue Wave Boats, announced a new line of pontoon boats. Silver Wave Pontoons will range from 20 to 23 feet and offer a lifetime guarantee on decking and 25-inch diameter pontoons. They also will be available in a tritoon model. “We are excited about this opportunity to reach new customers…more

Boatbuilder wins commercial contract in Georgia

North Carolina-based Custom Steel Boats signed an approximately $1.5 million contract with the Savannah, Ga.-based Chatham Area Transit Authority to build a 67-foot, S-Class 149-passenger ferry. “The timing couldn’t be better for us,” Teresa Flowers, vice president of Custom Steel Boats, of Merritt, told the Sun Journal newspaper. “We were scared to lose the talent…more

Tricon Marine sells custom Argos Gulfstream 70

Tricon Marine signed a contract to build a new, custom Argos Gulfstream 70 for a private European buyer, the company announced. The G70 is the latest addition to Tricon’s Argos series. At a length of 70 feet, the pilothouse yacht is scheduled for launch in late 2011. Argos yachts are crafted under a limited-production guarantee.…more

Patrick Knowles Designs debuts new website

Patrick Knowles Designs, a design firm specializing in yacht and aircraft design, is “expanding the yachting experience” with the launch of its new website showcasing the company’s design portfolio. “The new site is completely client-focused,” Patrick Knowles said in a statement. “It’s all about the work, presented in a simple, easy-to-access format so that current…more

Jet-Tern to build Journey 46 catamaran

Journey Catamarans reached an agreement with Jet-Tern Marine, the builders of Selene Trawlers, for Jet-Tern Marine to build the new Journey 46 Long Range Catamaran. As part of the agreement, Journey will market the new product through the worldwide Selene dealer network. “Built to the same level of quality as the Selene, the affordable, fast…more

Maryland marine surveyor debuts new website

Steven Uhthoff Inc., which provides marine surveys and consultation, launched a new website, which coincides with Uhthoff earning the designation of Accredited Marine Surveyor from The Society for Accredited Marine Surveyors. The new website showcases Uhthoff’s reputation along the East Coast as an objective and thorough marine surveyor, the company said in a release. Other…more

Saga signs sailboat deal with builder

J.J. Taylor & Sons Ltd., owner of the Saga brand, and Bruckmann Yachts, entered into a strategic alliance to have the Saga line of ocean-cruising sailboats built by Bruckmann at its yard in Mississauga, Ontario. The Saga line consists of the Bob Perry-designed 35, 43 and 48 and the Tony Castro-designed 409. Saga will offer…more

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