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NEW ENGLAND BOATWORKS was acquired by Safe Harbor Marinas. / COURTESY NEW ENGLAND BOATWORKS

New England Boatworks acquired by Safe Harbor Marinas

PORTSMOUTH – New England Boatworks Inc. has been acquired by Safe Harbor Marinas, a Dallas-based company with several Rhode Island properties. Portsmouth property records show...

Innovation comes to Newport

A century-old school in Newport is being repurposed into Innovate Newport, an incubator for companies looking to join the region’s tech economy. While the idea...
THE RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION is using a grant from a national nonprofit to publicize an initiative it is piloting to recycle fiberglass boat hulls – which now take up limited Rhode Island landfill space – into cement.

Boat-hull recycling effort gets grant

BRISTOL – A Rhode Island Marine Trade Association and R.I. Sea Grant fiberglass-boat recycling project just got a boost. RIMTA announced a grant award for...
BOATING CONNECTION: Siren Marine founder and CEO Daniel A. Harper, left, discusses marine electronics for a customer’s boat with test engineer Rob Young.

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Networked marine electronics chart Siren Marine’s future

Innovative Companies | Technology   The term “connected boat” best describes the new electronic boat-system monitoring technology on the market today. It’s only natural that Siren Marine...
SUSAN MAFFEI PLOWDEN, left, is receiving the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association's 2018 Anchor Award. Above, Plowden stands next to Sail Newport Executive Director Brad Read. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
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Plowden to be honored with RIMTA’s 2018 Anchor Award

NEWPORT – Susan Maffei Plowden will receive the 2018 Anchor Award for her role as stopover director for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport, the...
U.S. SEN. JACK F. REED, along with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. David N. Cicilline, announced $1.2 million in federal funding to help upgrade the pier in Bristol that is used by the Prudence Island Ferry. / COURTESY JACK F. REED

Bristol receives $1.2M for Prudence Island Ferry Dock renovation; project’s cost...

BRISTOL – The town of Bristol will receive $1.2 million to rehabilitate the north and south walls of Prudence Island Ferry Dock Pier from...
VESTAS 11TH HOUR RACING placed third in the leg from Itajai, Brazil, to Newport, arriving to a foggy Newport Harbor. / COURTESY VOLVO OCEAN RACE/AINHOA SANCHEZ

Vestas 11th Hour places third in Newport homecoming

NEWPORT – Vestas 11th Hour Racing placed third in the race to Newport early Tuesday morning, earning a podium spot in the final miles...
GENERAL DYNAMICS credited work on the Virginia Class submarine as one of the reasons its first-quarter revenue increased this year. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics reports $799M Q1 profit

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics, parent organization of Electric Boat Corp., reported earnings of $799 million for the first quarter of 2018 on Thursday. The...
WHITNEY MILLION has been appointed CEO of Aquabotix. / COURTESY AQUABOTIX

Aquabotix appoints another CEO, founder Tavares leaves company

FALL RIVER – Just months after UUV Aquabotix Ltd. appointed David Batista to take over the CEO role from founder Durval Tavares, it has announced...
SUBSALVE USA'S CHIEF Growth Officer Richard G. Fryburg in the company's North Kingstown facility, where workers are assembling flotation devices for undersea salvage operations. The bag being tested in the back can lift 77,000 lbs. PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

Subsalve acquired by Performance Inflatables Co., expects growth

NORTH KINGSTOWN - Subsalve USA has been acquired by Performance Inflatables Co., Subsalve and Performance Inflatables Co. announced in a joint press release in...
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