Fiberglass Boats

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Gulf Craft Unveils Majesty 175

UAE builder Gulf Craft announced that the 54-metre concept Majesty 175 is currently being constructed by UAE builder Gulf Craft at the company’s Umm Al Quwain facility, with her delivery scheduled to the end of 2019.The completion process of the largest yacht “Made in UAE”, is going at a fast pace, said the manufacturer of luxury yachts and fiberglass boats."Originally introduced to the public during the Monaco Yacht Show in 2016, the 54 metres flagship is being built completely at the advanced facility in Umm Al Quwain.

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Malibu Boats Acquires Pursuit Boats

Malibu Boats, Inc., a global manufacturer of recreational fiberglass boats, has announced that it has closed the acquisition of Pursuit Boats.Total consideration for the transaction is $100 million, which was paid with $50 million of cash on hand and $50 million of borrowings under an incremental revolving credit facility that was added to Malibu’s existing credit facility."As a leader in the saltwater outboard fishing segment, Pursuit is an incredible addition to the Malibu family.

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Defender Brings MagicEzy Products to N. America

MagicEzy, Australian manufacturer of new MagicEzy9-Second Chip Fix, MagicEzyHairline Fix and MagicEzyMega Fusionboat surface repair products, has announced that American marine outfitter Defender Industries is now offering its products nationwide through its website, mail order catalog and 110,000-square-foot warehouse outlet store in Waterford, Connecticut. A marine outfitter since 1938, Defender offers an array of products covering every aspect of boating equipment, gear and supplies. With roots in the U.S.

MagicEzy, AB Marine Join Forces

MagicEzy, Australian manufacturer of new 9-Second Chip Fix, Hairline Fix and Mega Fusion, has signed on with Newport, Rhode Island-based marine products distributor AB Marine to bring its repair products to the North American boating market. MagicEzy 9-Second Chip Fix is a nano filler that structurally fixes and colors chips, scratches, nicks and gouges in fiberglass boats in seconds — without harsh fumes or the need for mixing two-part formulas. MagicEzy Hairline Fix is a nano sealant and binder developed to seal and color fine scratches and stress cracks in one application.

How Composites are Revolutionizing the Yachting World

Composite materials are used in a range of industries, including Formula 1 cars, boat building, bicycles and motorcycles, component construction, safety equipment and architecture, amongst others. Over the years composite services have revolutionized many industries; Yachting Pages spoke to Branagh Marine, a company based in Palma, Mallorca, to understand the impact on the yachting world. A composite is a product which is composed of more than one type of material to meet specific design needs.

US Leisure Boating a $121-billion Business

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports that the industry’s rising tide supports 964,000 American jobs and 34,833 businesses, generates $40 billion in annual labor income and drives $83 billion in annual spending. The NMMA, released these findings as part of its annual U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, a collection of data and analysis on the state of the U.S. recreational boating industry. Retail sales of new power and sailboats increased 10.7 percent in 2012 to 163,245, demonstrating a post recession recovery for the industry. •    New powerboat sales increased 10 percent to 157,300 in 2012.

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Heavy Duty Wiper Motor from Schmitt & Ongaro

Visibility in all conditions is essential for a safe, enjoyable boating experience. Schmitt & Ongaro knows that a boat's windshield wipers are only as effective as the motor that powers them. That's why the company's new Heavy Duty Waterproof Wiper Motor comes packed with features that ensure dependable, trouble-free operation—all at an economical price. Living up to its heavy duty description, the wiper motor produces an impressive 15 N·m of torque when driving a wiper arm and blade.

Boatbuilding Booms as More Americans Take to the Water:

New data from The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) show 88 million Americans expected to take to U.S. waterways this summer. NMMA add that recreational boating in the U.S. has an annual economic value of $121-billion. The industry’s rising tide supports 964,000 American jobs and 34,833 businesses, generates $40 billion in annual labor income and drives $83 billion in annual spending. The NMMA, on behalf of the U.S. boating industry, released these findings as part of its annual U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, a collection of data and analysis on the state of the U.S. recreational boating industry.

Recreational Boating: a $121-billion Economic Driver for U.S.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), announced that recreational boating in the U.S. has an annual economic value of $121 billion. The industry’s rising tide supports 964,000 American jobs and 34,833 businesses, generates $40 billion in annual labor income and drives $83 billion in annual spending. The NMMA, on behalf of the U.S. boating industry, released these findings today as part of its annual U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, a collection of data and analysis on the state of the U.S. recreational boating industry.

US Leisure Boat Manufacturer's Sales Soar in Q3 2012

Marine Products Corp. announce unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under two brand names: sterndrive and inboard pleasure boats by Chaparral, including H2O Sport and Fish & Ski Boats, SSi and SSX Sportboats, Sunesta Sportdecks, Xtreme Towboats, Signature Cruisers and Premiere Sport Yachts, and outboard sport fishing boats by Robalo. For the quarter ended September 30, 2012, they generated net sales of $38,494,000, a 73.0 percent increase compared to $22,254,000 last year.