Megayacht style and luxury have come to houseboats with the construction start of the Webb Tide II, a 124-foot, all-aluminum houseboat/ yacht designed by David Carambat Marine Design, Covington, La. The trend-setting boat is now under construction at Freeport Shipbuilding, Freeport, Fla.
The state-owned Iraqui National Oil Company has recently taken delivery of a 155,200-dwt tanker built at Gotaverken Arendal. The ship, which shortly before the delivery was given the name Hittin, is number three of four ships of the same type and size being built by Gotaverken for INOC.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan, recently delivered the 135,830-dwt ore carrier Amagisan Maru to its owners. The vessel was constructed at the company's Kobe Works on an order from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., and Baba-Daiko Steamship Co., Ltd.
Mid-Coast Marine, Inc. of Coos Bay, Oregon, recently delivered the second 94-foot trawler Centurion to Continental Marine. She is designed to participate in the North Pacific trawl fishing industry, with capabilities of switching quickly from bottom trawling to mid-water trawling.
The first example of Sulzer's new RTA superlongstroke diesel engine series went to sea recently, just about 22 months after the new fuel-efficient series was announced to the shipping industry. The initial installation is a 7-cylinder 7RTA58 model powering the 80,
The formation of Supplier's Marine & Industrial Inc., "Purveyors to the Industries," has been announced by Kevin Patrick Smith, president of the firm. The new company will provide turbine renewal, pump, diesel engine and electrical parts to the marine
Operating details on its new 232 Series of four-stroke marine diesel engines are described in this brochure, re^ased by the Murphy Diesel Company. The line includes seven models of engines, in V6, V8 and V12 configurations, and range in horsepower from 95 to 500,
The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.
Fusion Polycraft offers the FRC 1; a RIB comprised entirely of heavy-duty polyethylene or GRP, and touted as indestructible. The RIB's hull, sponson and seating are all made from polyethylene — with the hull fabricated from 12 mm thick PE80 sheeting.
A 12-page brochure describing the most recently developed line of its diesel engines, the K&KV Major Mk3 Series, is available from Mirrlees Blackstone. The brochure contains full technical details on this series, and is illustrated with drawings and photographs.