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.
On many vessel types the required propulsion power varies greatly during a single voyage. Remarkable differences in load, trim or cruising speed are the cause. Many shipowners have noted that conventional single-engine solutions do not provide
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., recently delivered the 65-foot, 76-person ferry MTV Super Emerald to the Commonwealth Marine Leisure Corporation in Saipan. The vessel, boldly painted in red, white and blue will be used to ferry passengers to the Saipan Grand Hotel on Tinian Island,
Astilleros Y Talleres del Noroeste (ASTANO) of Ferrol (La Coruna), Spain, recently completed the semisubmersible drilling vessel Drillmar I for Drillmar, S.A. The design, by Friede & Goldman, Ltd., is the latest version of their Pacesetter Class.
Despite the problems posed for indigenous production by Europe's marine engineering industry due to the loss of critical mass in European shipbuilding, through the accelerated gravitation of shipbuilding activity to eastern Asia. MAN B&W Diesel's Augsburg works has hit a new high.
The Fairbanks Morse Engine Division of Colt Industries in Beloit, Wis., has been awarded contracts from Avondale Industries to supply eight 16-cylinder Colt-Pielstick PC2.5V engines, and eight 12-cylinder opposed piston engines for a reconfigured class of Navy amphibious ships.
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.
Flender Werft AG in Lubeck, Germany, recently marked its 75th anniversary with the delivery of the 1,742-TEU containership Santa Victoria to Ivaran Shipping A/S of Lysaker, Norway. She is the sixth ship built in the Flender 1600 Series. The Santa Victoria will sail for P&O Containers Ltd.
A control manufacturer, like any other organization, is in business to sell a product at a profit and therefore, makes every effort to develop and standardize a line of products that is acceptable to a given market in terms of overall performance and is within established price limitations.
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.