New FSPV Vessel Unveiled
FBM Babcock Marine recently unveiled the FSPV, a vessel under development for three years that the manufacturer describes as "a revolutionary new high speed passenger ferry, which promises to deliver pioneering rough condition seakeeping capability, coupled with speeds of up to 40 knots.
Rodriquez Cantieri Navali: Fast Company
Rodriquez Cantieri Navali has built a reputation for building fast, sleek ships. Sam Crockford, marketing director, explains how the yard keeps its orderbooks full. Touted in the pages of the trade press, including MR/EN, for more than a decade
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
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
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.
SNAME SPRING MEETING/ STAR SYMPOSIUM
Portland, Oregon—May 21-23 The 11th Spring Meeting/STAR (Ship Technology and Research) Symposium of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will be held at the Red Lion Inn/ Lloyd Center in Portland, Ore., May 21-23. The theme of this year's symposium is "Looking to the 90s.
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.
WaveMaster Lands Ten Ferry Order
WaveMaster International has won a contract for ten 118 ft. (36 m) high-speed aluminum monohull ferries for delivery to Singapore. With firm contracts for the initial six vessel order already placed, financing has been arranged through Singapore-based Caterpillar Credit Services Asia,
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,