For more than 30 years, traveling the environs of the recreational marine industry, I’ve carried a boatyard around in my head. As a yacht designer and boatbuilder. Marina and marine business manager. Yacht yard executive. Boating freelance and staff writer/editor. And marine industry educator.
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.
Sail magazine is cranking up its 2016 Best Boats awards program, which is sponsored by Raymarine.
Visitors to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November will see a new center console, the 2016 Adrenalizer 38 Open SportFish.
An examination of the world’s 100 largest yachts shows that although the top slot was unchanged in 2015, the 10 largest yachts launched in the last year indicate upward mobility in the fleet.
It could only be called destiny: My dad spent the idle hours of his teenage years looking out over the Hudson River from his fire-escape tenement perch on the West Side of Manhattan, my mom doing her chores while looking out the kitchen window at the Ottawa River as it flowed through Pembroke, Ontario.
In what appears to be a successful business venture from the start, H2O Sports Manufacturing, which opened eight months ago in Americus, Ga., said it is adding jobs after seeing a recent sales spike.
The technical program was finalized for the Nov. 3-7 World Maritime Technology Conference at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
It’s a quandary affecting a boatbuilder Down Under, but anyone in the business of building boats can appreciate the dilemma.
Volunteers in the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Boatworks program in Florida are keeping a maritime tradition alive.
The SNAME Technical and Research Program, in cooperation with the organization’s Hampton Roads, Va., section, will host the 14th triennial Propeller and Shafting Systems Symposium Sept. 15-16 at the Waterside Marriott and Convention Center in Norfolk, Va.