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1628
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North Carolina's importance as a boat-building state is stronger than ever, and the state is recognized as a global leader in boat production.
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North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 52 Issue 6, June 1994, p36-42, il, por
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2629
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Development of watercraft that worked the state's coastal waters during then 19th-century is documented in a pictorial series.
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Tributaries (NoCar Ref VK 24 N8 T74), Vol. Issue 5, Oct 1995, p28-32, il
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4024
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Boatbuilding is expanding, with over seventy-five builders in operation. They construct a variety of vessels, from small skiffs to luxury yachts. Among them are Grady-White Boats (Greenville) and Fountain Powerboats (Washington). Hatteras Yachts (New Bern), the state's largest manufacturer, employs over 850 and builds yachts valued at between $1 and $7 million.
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4745
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The boatbuilding industry in North Carolina has rebounded from its 1980s decline, with approximately 100 companies employing 25,000 workers and pumping $500,000 million into coastal economies. Boatbuilders feel the state should be more involved in their industry. States like New Jersey and Florida give larger tax shares and resources to the boating community than does North Carolina. Others, including New Jersey, Florida, and South Carolina, are sharp competitors for sales.
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10264
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Harris discusses the boatbuilding industry in North Carolina. The large majority of the one hundred and thirteen boat builders in the state are small operations. There are twelve companies that employ over one hundred, and the largest, Hatteras Yachts in New Bern, employs over one thousand four hundred. Boats are distributed locally, nationally, and around the world.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 66 Issue 8, Aug 2008, p28-30,, il
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14755
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Miller examines some of the boat builders' operations in the state, how they view their businesses, and prospects for the future. Most are currently enjoying good times and some are talking of expansion. Among the builders are Hatteras Yachts, Grady-White Boats, and Albemarle Boats, Inc.
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16181
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The state's history of boatbuilding began with native population shaping log boats to a modern industry of shipbuilding for the commercial fishing industry. Log boats would develop into a tradition of sailing fishing craft called sharpies and finally a motorized shad boat.
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26776
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The former shrimp boat Lady Ellen was refurbished as the new research vessel for the Southeastern Consortium for Underwater Research at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. The boat now has a decompression chamber and diving bell to assist in diving research.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 30 Issue 3, May/June 1983, p18
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29374
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North Carolina watercraft descended from a long and rich maritime tradition. Wind and water, geography and topography, culture and economics shaped the state’s distinctive watercraft, and the boats shaped the lives of generations of watermen and fishermen. The shape and structure of boats, such as shad boats and sharpies, have evolved over time, but the boat-building traditions continue.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 9 Issue 6, June 1981, p42-45, il, por
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31216
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Boatbuilding is one of the first recognized trades in North Carolina. The business of boatbuilding requires a critical understanding of boaters, boating, boat construction and regulations. Donnie Jones, of Jones Brothers Marine in Morehead City, discusses boatbuilding and some of the issues involved in the industry.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 34 Issue 12, Dec 2002, p14-16, por Periodical Website
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32325
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Grady-White is one of the most respected names in sport and pleasure boating. Formerly manufactured by G & W Boats, Inc., of Greenville, the Grady-White craft are now turned out by a successor firm, National Boat Works, Inc., headed by Eddie Smith, Jr., as president. A new line of fiberglass boats are being produced as the company prepares to expand its market.
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