SNAME-Hawaii Discusses High-Speed Catamaran Hydrofoils
The Hawaii Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers held its first meeting of the 1981-82 season recently at the Cannon Club, on the Lanai, Fort Ruger, under the chairmanship of Dr. Manley St. Denis. A paper entitled "High-Speed Catamaran
Halter Launches Its First Giant Catamaran Tug
The first 133-foot catamaran tug (Catug) built by Halter Marine, Inc. was launched recently at the company's Chickasaw, Ala., division. Scheduled for delivery in November, the giant twin-hulled craft will sail to Sparrows Point, Md., where she
Three PacifiCat-class Fast Ferries to be Sold
Three 400-ft. (122-m) PacifiCat-class fast ferries capable of carrying 1,000 passengers and 250 vehicles at speeds of up to 34 knots will be sold at an international, unreserved public auction at 11:00 a.m. PST on March 24, 2003 at Canada Place, Vancouver, by Ritchie Bros.
Lockheed Designs Oil Skimmer For Installation In Craft Used In Offshore Cleanup
Lockheed has announced it has completed the design of a boat-mounted recovery device for offshore application. Capable of recovering spilled oil in 1.5- meter (5-foot) seas and one-knot currents, the skimmer is designed to be fitted into a catamaran
Fjellstrand Delivers High-Speed Catamarans 'Sea Cat' And 'Jetcat'
The Norwegian-built high-speed catamarans Sea Cat and Jetcat have now been delivered by Fjellstrand a.s. to the recently established shipping company AW Line in the Finnish Aaland Islands. The Sea Cat is serving the route between the Aaland capital of Mariehamn and Nortaelje in Sweden,
Friede & Goldman Inc. Design Zapata Rigs Building At Avondale
The three new SS-2000 Class semisubmersible offshore drilling rigs being built for Zapata Offshore Company by Avondale Shipyards, Inc., were designed by Friede & Goldman, Inc., naval architects and marine engineers, New Orleans, La. Design of
KaMeWa Reports Lively Interest In Water Jet Propulsion Units
After a moderate start at the end of the 1970s, KaMeWa AB of Sweden is now experiencing a spreading interest in the water jet (WJ) for vessel propulsion. Commencing with the delivery in 1980 of two WJ units of 1,600 hp each for the Apollo Jet,
Kvichak Supplies Patrol Vessel
Kvichak Marine, Seattle, Wash, delivered the 54 ft. (16.4 m) all-aluminum catamaran M/V Thresher to California Fish & Game. Designed by Teknicraft of Auckland, New Zealand, the partially foil-supported catamaran will be stationed stationed in
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Christens Second Passenger Catamaran
Closely following the completion of its first catamaran, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, Wash., has just christened the Spirit of Alderbrook, its second 72-foot, all-aluminum, high-speed passenger catamaran, this time for the Wes Johnson family of Union, Wash.
HSV 2 Swift Delivered to U.S. Navy
The new Catamaran HSV 2 Swift was delivered to the U.S. Navy on August 13, 2003, during a celebration in Hobart, Australia. High ranking U.S. Military officers joined with invited guests to witness the handover of the 321.5-ft. (98-m) Wave Piercing Catamaran HSV 2 Swift, Incat Hull 061.