Saturday, November 29, 2008

International WorkBoat Show

Boothbay Harbor Shipyard representatives Capt. Dave Thompson and Dave Ernst, head for the International WorkBoat Show this week in New Orleans.

The International WorkBoat Show is the largest commercial marine tradeshow in North America serving people and businesses working on the coastal, inland and offshore waters. One thousand companies will display products and services for commercial vessels and the companies that build, service and operate them.

In the future, BBHS will be teaming with Cummins to install propulsion and auxiliary engines from 50 to 2000 horsepower (37 to 1492 kW). Boothbay Harbor Shipyard can install engines into such boats as: gill netters, ferries, yachts, tugboats, fishing boats, fire boats, seiners, and crew boats.

Installations such as the Cummins engines in the tugboat Lucinda Smith are an example of the teaming effort. See a video on the tugboat Lucinda Smith installation here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

International Sail Training Association Conference

On November 14 and 15, 2008, Boothbay Harbor Shipyard was proud to help sponsor the first joint Sail Training International/American Sail Training Association annual conference, which was held at Halifax. It was the first Sail Training International conference to be held outside Europe.

More than half of the 400 delegates from 28 countries were sail training tall ship operators from around the world. Other attendees represented ports that host the Tall Ship events. Click here for a new video on Sail Training International.

“Bringing our conference to Halifax is one of a series of initiatives we have embarked on to extend our global reach and influence, working with our member national organizations.” For more details on the conference click here.

“The American Sail Training Association is a founder member of Sail Training International. The joint venture on this year's conference will strengthen our links with the international sail training community as a precursor to the Tall Ships® Atlantic Challenge 2009,” said Mike Rauworth, Chairman of the American Sail Training Association.