How (and why) wood is making a comeback in yacht building

Rupert Holmes reports on latest developments in wooden yacht construction, and why this ancient material is being used for hi-tech contemporary design Why would a naval architect and structural engineer used to working with cutting edge materials for America’s Cup teams, including INEOS Britannia, and companies like Airbus, be excited about working with wood? “It’s […]

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Landing School launches Boatyard Management program

The Landing School has announced the launch of a new academic program. Starting this fall, it will offer Boatyard Management, a program focused on management in the marine industry. Boatyard Management is a second-year program in which students will learn management principles by managing the work of a simulated boatyard. “This new program is the first of […]

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Presentation deadline approaches for AMI Conference

AMI has called for breakout and workshop topics relevant to the business of marinas and boatyards, from operations to management, for its all-industry audience of Certified Marina Managers (CMMs) and Certified Marina Operators (CMOs), as well as marina designers, engineers, sales professionals, and staff. Topics will target entry-level staff to senior and executive management. The […]

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Fishing for Yellowtail on the Sea of Cortez

There’s no better way to end a bachelor party than fishing the remote waters of the Gulf of California. Sam Lungren Special delivery: Sign up for the free Salt Water Sportsman email newsletter. Subscribe to Salt Water Sportsman magazine for $19 for 1 year and receive 4 bonus digital issues. It was 6 a.m. on day five of a […]

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Lewis Marine Supply expands Charleston warehouse

Lewis Marine Supply, a wholesale distributor of marine engines and parts, has doubled the footprint of its North Charleston, South Carolina warehouse. The company is strategically growing its distribution network to support expanding global OEM, boatbuilding, boatyard and retail customers. The new space is within the same building as Lewis Marine’s current operations. Upgrades include […]

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Stem to Stern: Staying Power

There’s an old, half-rotten, wooden bench out behind the center shed where we place left-over catalyzed epoxy cups and buckets to cool off before we throw them in the dumpster. The crew is quite disciplined about it as a fire prevention measure. The reaction between the resin and the catalyst produces heat and, under the […]

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Accidental Boatyard Manager

Dan decides to mix things up this year and recruit some help with spring boat chores. On the day in question, he ended up with more than he bargained for: 5 employees between the ages of 10 and 16. As expected, calamity ensues, and lessons were learned. Listen in the player below: Source: https://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/podcast/accidental-boatyard-manager

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Refitting a 1967 Huckins Linwood

A 56-year-old, refitted Huckins Linwood yacht becomes groom-to-be, Shane Scott’s marriage counselor. Photos by Robert Holland and Keith Johnson Love and Boating A 56-year-old, refitted Huckins Linwood yacht becomes groom-to-be, Shane Scott’s marriage counselor. By the time you’re reading this, we’re smack dab in the middle of April and you’re likely sitting at your work […]

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What About Those Boat Fires?

A 48-foot vessel burns near Port Angeles, WA, May 4, 2022. A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Port Angeles rescued three people from the vessel and attempted to extinguish the flames before the vessel ultimately burned and sank. Courtesy US Coast Guard When heading out to sea, there is one saying that should be […]

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Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race

When the gun fires sending the fleet on its way in the 2023 Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race at 1pm, on Friday 31 March, Andoo Comanche’s crew will be chasing the race record of 17 hours 10 minutes 31 seconds, set by Black Jack just last year. To beat the record in the Royal […]

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Tested: Absolute Navetta 75

On a choppy day in the South of France, Alan Harper discovers the perfect conditions to test an Italian giant’s new 75-foot flagship. Absolute Bliss A choppy day in the South of France proves to be the perfect proving ground for the Italian giant’s new flagship. It was blowing—not hard, but hard enough. In the […]

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Boatyard: The Rites of Spring

Mike Smith lays out the family benefits of putting the kids to work getting the boat summer-ready. Give that kid a wrench! Fitting-out season was once a time to re-connect with family and friends while learning about boats. Make it that way again. Before the IRS intervened, April was my favorite month. It was when […]

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Stem to Stern: It Sure Looks Like Fun

Michael Rybovich ponders whether boatbuilding is actually fun and fulfilling—or a sure path to madness. There are a lot of occupations in this old world that look like fun to those of us on the outside. Rock and roll, automobile racing, charter fishing, just to name a few. If you look beyond the gold records, […]

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Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2023

To take advantage of our early bird registration ending 1st March, go to our website www.antiguaclassics.com The fees, classes and everything else you need to know are in the Notice of Race, to see the NOR click here. The simplified Race Maps and Minimum Safety Requirements are also under Race Info on our website. You can also see […]

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