January 2016

  • Published On: January 26, 2016

    The Progressive Insurance San Francisco Boat Show announced this week that the 2016 show has been cancelled. The event was initially postponed to April because of anticipated El Niño weather. Dave Geoffroy, director of the San Francisco Boat Show, said the logistics of moving the show presented more challenges for exhibitors than anticipated. Organizers said [...]

  • Published On: January 13, 2016

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), together with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and the Asociación Náutica de Colombia (ANC), announced today they will produce the International Nautical Congress of Colombia, April 27-29, 2016, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, to promote the country’s growing recreational boating industry. Attendees of the Congress will [...]

  • Published On: January 12, 2016

    The annual Miami International Boat Show has received a Class 1 Special Events Permit from the Miami-Dade County Board and its Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER). The 13-member board approved the environmental permit on an 8-1 vote, three days after approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Both permits focus on [...]

  • Published On: January 8, 2016

    Serge Ferrari introduced its new indoor and outdoor furniture upholstery membrane, Stamskin® One, at Paris Design Week in September. Stamskin One is an elastomer-coated polyester jersey with soft and luxurious feel, similar to worn leather. Its durability makes it ideal for demanding environments like yachts, restaurants, poolside seating, busy waiting areas and massage tables. Stamskin [...]

  • Published On: January 7, 2016

    New Jersey governor Chris Christie signed a bill in December that reduces the state’s tax on boat sales to seven percent and caps the total tax at $20,000. Those in opposition of the bill said the tax break helps the wealthy at the expense of everyone else in New Jersey. The Press of Atlantic City [...]

  • Published On: January 4, 2016

    The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) estimates new powerboat unit sales will be up six to eight percent in 2016. The rise in sales could reach pre-recession levels in several boat segments this year. The powerboat category is comprised of outboard boats, wake sport boats, inboard cruisers, sterndrive boats and jet boats as well as [...]

  • Published On: January 1, 2016

    Marine Fabricator's compilation of products to help you create profit-producing projects. Products and information were submitted by manufacturers and suppliers by the established deadline. Awning fabric The Sattler 745 FR awning fabric features a flame-retardant PVC-coated polyester membrane that meets NFPA 701, CPAI-84, CSFM Title19, CPAI-84, BS7837, CAN/ULC-S109, NFB 92-507 requirements. Featuring UV resistance, color [...]

  • Published On: January 1, 2016

    The owner of this yacht wanted entrance points on both sides with the full cover in place, and removable sections near the cockpit area. David’s Custom Trimmers of Queensland, Australia, used more than 85 yards of fabric, 43 zips and 10 yards of felt-like carpet as rub strips on this cover that included nine [...]

  • Published On: January 1, 2016

    Roman shades are a popular choice because they give a yacht interior a very soft yet refined look. This article presents options for the perfect look and fit for those challenging yacht windows. A bit of experience will help, but don’t be daunted by the encounter; just reading this page likely means you [...]

  • Published On: January 1, 2016

    Marine fabricators are accustomed to the occasional request for work on the side. It’s important to take the time to think of everything that could present a challenge, notes Kathy Schaefer of Glawe Awnings and Tents in Fairborn, Ohio. Understanding the customer's unique wants and requirements goes to the heart of successful custom [...]