Because Canada continues to lag in fishing boat sales, Prince Edward Island’s oldest producer of fiberglass fishing boats is shifting its focus to a new and growing industry.
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.
A work force shortage in the boatbuilding industry has some Rhode Island industry advocates concerned.
The Landing School will hold a career fair April 2 at its campus in Arundel, Maine.
Maine-based Hodgdon Yachts announced the successful infusion of a 100-foot carbon fiber mold today, calling it one of the largest hull infusions ever in the United States.
The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association and the IYRS School of Technology and Trades will host the ninth annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day on March 22.
After the banking collapse in 2008, the number of boat dealerships shrank dramatically. Within months, roughly 35 percent had left the business, as floorplan loans dwindled and in some cases vanished. The bottom also dropped out quickly on boat sales, which fell to roughly half of prerecession levels before bottoming out in 2010.
The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association is partnering with the Maine Marine Trades Association to offer its three-day Marine Service Manager course from March 4-6 at The Landing School in Arundel.
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will host a workshop on marine energy efficiency for ships, tugs, ferries and offshore supply vessels March 11-12 at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies in Linthicum Heights, Md.
Jonathan Jones, who recently retired as general manager and executive vice president of Haven Harbour Marina in Rockhall, Md., received the Dennis Snow President’s Award at the American Boat Builders & Repairers Association’s Boatyard Business Conference awards dinner in Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Maine-based Front Street Shipyard is beginning construction on high-performance catamarans for Trefoil Marine.