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Charting a New Course

Marine manufacturers make headway on the heels of a sluggish economy. The 2007-2009 recession, dubbed the Great Recession, caused major hardships for numerous businesses and industries. Many companies within...

A Military Vessel for All Missions

Designs for military vessels need to be right the first time. UK-based multi-purpose composites marine craft manufacturer, CTruk, developed a vessel to fulfill numerous roles. CTruk’s Military and Security...

Composites Set Sail

A race around the world and a race against time inspired 20 skippers to embark on a chance at the ultimate title. The Vendée Globe is the only single-handed, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race and is...

Composite Materials Help Break Sailing Record

It was a race against time as renowned Italian sailor Giovanni Soldini and his crew set a new record for sailing the historic “Golden Route” from New York to San Francisco via Cape Horn.  The 13,225 mile...

Composites Take Center Stage at IBEX

If you are a boat-builder or a company that does business in the marine industry, IBEX was the place to be last fall. The International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) was held in Louisville,...

The Kayak that Crossed the Pacific

When most people around the world were packing for summer vacation, world explorer Wave Vidmar was customizing a durable composite kayak to endure a 70-day solo expedition from San Francisco to Maui, Hawaii....