A Florida boatbuilder - with financial support from singer Jimmy Buffett - will build at least four flats boats modified to rescue wildlife from oil-soaked marshes along the Gulf Coast.
It's easy to take the accuracy of nautical charts - paper or electronic - for granted year after year. After all, boaters' home waters are their waters and they're familiar with the shallows, hazards and tricky spots.
Nordic Tugs turned to its customers for feedback in developing its new 39-footer, which replaces the Nordic Tug 37 in the Burlington, Wash., builder's fleet.
"We began with an enormously successful design and then contacted our many Nordic Tug 37 owners for their feedback on how we could improve it," says company president and CEO Andy Lund.
Richard O'Meara is the president and owner of Core Composites, a division of ROM Development Corp. in Newport, R.I. Since 1990, O'Meara, 54, has worked as a distributor, sales agent and consultant for some of the leading manufacturers of advanced composite materials.
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