Stataglass names Urena to sales team

August 27, 2015

Clear-vinyl developer Strataglass LLC. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has named Dino Urena to its sales and engineering team. Urena brings more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in technical sales and specialty market development focusing on polymer technology. He holds an MBA degree in information systems and computer science from Shenandoah University and …

Helme cited for sailing leadership

August 25, 2015

Sally Helme, publisher of Bonnier Corp.’s Cruising World and Sailing World magazines, was honored with the 2015 Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award. Presented by National Women’s Sailing Association and the Boat Owners Association of the United States, the honor recognizes an individual with a record of achievement in inspiring, educating, and enriching the lives of …

WeatherMAX now available in 80-inch width

August 24, 2015

At one-third wider, high-performance WeatherMAX from Safety Components is now available in an 80-inch width, according to an August press release. The release said that this new introduction stems from international demand and from original equipment manufacturers (OEM) programs. The press release noted that with its new 80-inch width, WeatherMAX offers manufacturers the freedom to …

Kid-friendly interiors

Marine fabricators emphasize durability, health and safety when designing kid-friendly boat interiors. Designing boat interiors with families in mind requires special attention. Marine fabricators first must understand how customers intend to use their boat before making suggestions on fabric choice, lodging and storage solutions that will meet all of their needs for having children onboard. …

The restoration of historic yacht Acania

August 13, 2015

How the vessel was brought back to glory. The “Roaring ’20s” and early 1930s were a time in U.S. history when some of the country’s wealthiest citizens reveled in the beauty and majesty of elaborate architecture and design of homes, office buildings, resorts and yachts. One such individual was Arthur E. Wheeler, a prominent Wall …

Fated captain pens memoir

Francesco Schettino, the former captain of the Coast Concordia cruise ship that capsized along Italian island of Giglio in 2012, has written about the disaster in a new 600-page book that promises to give his version of the story. The wreck killed 32 people. In February, Schettino was sentenced to 16 years in prison after …

Costa Marine to host Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop Sept. 12

August 12, 2015

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA) will conduct its Mid-Atlantic Regional Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Costa Marine Canvas in Egg Harbor City, N.J. Chris Costa of Costa Marine Canvas will host the workshop at the Egg Harbor City facility, which was recently upgraded with integrated solar technologies. Topics covered at the MFA workshop include …

PWIA Safe Rider campaign wins award

The Personal Watercraft Industry Association (PWIA) was recognized in May at the 68th Virginia Public Relations Awards ceremony with an Award of Excellence for its 2014 campaign, “Building a Community of Safety on the Water, PWIA’s Second Annual Safe Rider Program.” The Safe Rider program is an initiative to educate personal watercraft users on safety …

Call for MFA board members

August 11, 2015

The Marine Fabricators Association (MFA), a division of IFAI, is seeking five industry professionals to serve on its board of directors. The positions require a two-year term that would begin after the Marine Fabricators Conference in Clearwater, Fla., Jan. 14–16, 2016. Interested candidates must be employed by a voting member company in good standing, and …

Floridian dreams of helping Cubans prepare for fishing tourists

Assuming the thawing of relations—as announced in January by President Obama—between Havana and Washington progresses, professional angler Philip Thompson of Tampa, Fla., would like someday to help Cubans to promote their country’s fishing attractions to American tourists. “It is a great place to fish and American anglers will flock there as tourists when they can,” …