Nichols Brothers Builds New McNeil Island Ferry
Amid a festive celebration, the new McNeil Island ferry (shown above), built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. of Whidbey Island, Wash., was christened recently at the Nicbols dock on Whidbey Island. The new ferry was built, only after years
Allison I m p l e m e n t s Performance, M a i n t e n a n c e , Reliability Improvements In M a r i n e Gas Turbines
The Allison Gas Turbine Division of General Motors has extended its product improvement efforts to the 501-KF and 570-KF marine gas turbine engines for increased reliability and maintainability of these highpower density, simple-cycle units. 501-KF The
Incat Launches Its Own New "Milenium"
The latest catamaran to pierce the waves from Incat Tasmania is Milenium, which was delivered to Transmediterranea for operation in the Mediterranean. Launched this past April from Incat's Coverdales shipbuilding facility at Hobart's Prince of Wales Bay, the 315 ft.
Kvaerner Delivers New Flying Cat High-Speed Catamaran To Greece
The first foreign delivery of the new Flying Cat high-speed catamarans from Kvaerner Fjellstrand, a member of Norway's Kvaerner group, has been made to Greek shipowner Ceres Hellenic Shipping & Co. This is the second Flying Cat to be built by Fjellstrand's Omastrand yard south of Bergen.
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.
High Speed Ferry Set For Block Island
Beginning this summer, passengers traveling from Point Judith to Block Island, R.I. will be able to complete their travel in about half the time it normally takes to perform this voyage - thanks to a 99 ft. (30.1 m), 250-passenger high speed catamaran under construction at Gladding-Hearn.
Gladding-Hearn Announces Sale Of Its Fourth INCAT To New York City Ferry Service
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp., which launched its first high-speed passenger ferry designed by Australian marine architect Philip Hercus just over a year ago, has announced the sale of its fourth International Catamaran (INCAT) to TNT Hydrolines, Inc.
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
$3-Million Surface Effect Ship Award To Philadelphia Gear
Philadelphia Gear of King of Prussia, Pa. 19406, has been chosen to design, manufacture and test the propulsor reduction gearbox for the 3,000-ton Surface Effect Ship (3KSES). The planned cost for this effort through design, development, test