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.

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

Skarne Marine signs new contract

Skarne Marine landed a contract to supply a patrol boat to Santa Barbara Security Services N.V. of Curacao, in the Netherlands Antilles. The company is charged with maintaining security on and around the resort development of Santa Barbara Plantation. Santa Barbara Security Services chose the Minor Offshore 25 with a Volvo Penta D4-225. This setup…more

Ship unearthed at World Trade Center site

Workers excavating the site of the underground vehicle security center for the future World Trade Center in New York this week discovered the remains of a wooden ship that likely dates back to the mid- to late 18th century. The 30-foot length of the vessel had been discovered about 20 to 30 feet below street level…more

Boatbuilders elected to Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame

Second-generation boatbuilders Kim Ward and Zach McClendon Jr. will be inducted into the Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame in September, the organization announced. Ward took over the aluminum boat manufacturing facility started by his father and uncle and led it to national prominence, first as Duracraft Boats and then as War Eagle Boats. McClendon has…more

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