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.

Forty-seven companies from seven states and about 200 potential employees crowded a marine industry job fair in Newport, R.I., in early March.

Energy and enthusiasm at Rhode Island career fair

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.

IBBI hands out supplier awards

Independent Boat Builders Inc. named Dometic Marine the recipient of the fourth annual John “Walkabout” Sisson Memorial Innovation Award for its new Eskimo Cup.

IYRS set to debut Friday lecture series

The IYRS School of Technology & Trades will open its Friday Night Lecture & Guest Series on March 27 in Newport, R.I., with stories from graduates who have developed their degrees into careers.

ABBRA chooses new officers and directors

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association announced its 2015 executive officers, board of directors and the addition of two new members to its board.

SNAME will honor engineers at May ceremony

Three men who were instrumental in the invention, design and development of the mobile offshore semisubmersible platform won the 2014 Elmer A. Sperry Award, which recognizes engineering contributions that have advanced transportation by sea, land or air.

ABBRA hands out annual awards

The American Boat Builders & Repairers Association handed out awards and honors during a dinner at the Jan. 21-23 Boatyard Business Conference in Fort Lauderdale.

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