New distributors for Transhield

January 19, 2012

Transhield Inc., Elkhart, Ind., manufactures universal boat covers that protect boats during storage or transportation without damaging paint, plastic or other finishes. The three-layer covers, an alternative to conventional shrink-wrapping, will now be carried by U.S. Distributing from warehouses in Phoenix, Ariz., Portland, Ore., and Missoula, Mont. Transhield announced the appointment of U.S. Distributing as …

Tri Vantage seeks customer feedback on design software

Tri Vantage seeks customer feedback on new software for design of marine interior and exterior makeovers Tri Vantage seeks customer feedback on new software for design of marine interior and exterior makeovers Hands-On Demonstrations of System Prototype Debuting at Marine Fabricator National Convention Jan. 20-22 in New Orleans Tri Vantage®, distributor of marine fabrics and …

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Small budget, big message

January 1, 2012

Turn up the volume and spread the news about your business–even with limited funds. By Charlene Clark In a perfect world, every business would have unlimited resources with which to market their products and services. Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world. In tough economic times, small businesses find themselves with very limited resources to dedicate …

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Fantastic fabric makeover

The transformation of a classic sailboat emphasizes the importance of communication between owner and fabricator. By Mark Brock A quality marine canvas project requires careful attention to hundreds of details, from fabric and thread selection to specifications for grommets and zippers. Despite all of these technical details, success with a fabric transformation aboard ship is …

Rozalia wins Interlux Waterfront Challenge

The Rozalia Project For a Clean Ocean received top honors in the Interlux Waterfront Challenge, taking home the $20,000 prize. The Vermont-based team used a state-of-the-art, remote-operated underwater vehicle to assist nearly 1,400 people to remove more than 4,400 pieces of marine debris from the sea floor in eight locations throughout New England. Regional winners …

IBEX 2011 a success in Kentucky

The 2011 International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference(IBEX) hosted more than 100 industry authorities and 90 different educational seminars during the show’s three-day run at the Kentucky Exposition Center in October. The show featured 100,000 more square feet of floor space than in 2010 and 60 first-time exhibitors. The Composites Pavilion and Compliance Standards and Education …

Bob Deputy inducted into NMMA Hall of Fame

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) inducted Robert (Bob) Deputy, former president and CEO of Godfrey Marine, into the NMMA Hall of Fame. “Bob Deputy is incredibly deserving of NMMA’s most prestigious honor, for the thriving business he built, his unwavering dedication and leadership throughout the years, and personifying what it means to treat everyone …

New attractions at Miami Boat Show

The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail returns to Miami, Fla., Feb. 16-20. Attractions for 2012 include the Dive & Travel Harbor; the Discover Boating Resource Center with on-the-water training courses and free boat rides; the Affordability Pavilion, featuring boats that can be financed for $250 or less per month; as well …

Employee news from MarChem

MarChem CFI, a manufacturer of proprietary coated, solution-dyed and laminated products, appointed Laurie Moers Northeast regional sales representative. Moers’ territory encompasses Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Maryland and Rhode Island. She will be responsible for generating demand for the company’s products at the user level, and contacting canvas shops, …

NMMA explores alternative to E15

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) released the findings from preliminary evaluations on isobutanol-gasoline blends. According to the report, isobutanol produces no more emissions than pure, EPA-approved test gasoline, while producing 30 percent more energy than ethanol. The evaluations are part of the association’s efforts to explore alternative biofuels in response to the approval of …