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SNAME 1991 Annual Meeting & 1 Oth Annual Internation al Maritime Exposition

New York, New York, November 13-16 One of the most import a n t marine shows in the U.S., the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engin e e r s (SNAME) Annual Meeting and International Maritime Exposition will holdits 1991 conference in New York City from November 13-16.

 

Ready to Burn: Fast Ferry Market Looks Good

Predicting business trends in the notoriously fickle marine business is difficult if not impossible. Yet when developments transpire as they have in the fast craft niche of the ferry business, it is difficult to not read the writing on the wall.

Tacoma Boat Launches First Of Two Tug/Supply Vessels For Tidewater Marine

Tacoma Boatbuilding Company of Tacoma, Wash., recently launched its first tug/supply vessel for Tidewater Marine of New Orleans, La. The Sun Tide is the first of two being built under a $12-million contract. The 218-foot vessel has four engines supplying the oceangoing workboat with 7,

Rolls-Royce Designed Marine Diesels Make U.S. Debut In New Catamaran

The first U.S. installation of Perkins Engines' Rolls-Royce designed marine diesels is in an 80-foot-long and 30-foot-wide luxury catamaran built for Bottom Time Adventures of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Bottom Time conducts diving expeditions throughout the Bahamas as well as island cruises and,

High-Speed Innovative Containership To Be Designed By Japanese

Key To Fast Ship Design May Be Submerged Cylinders An $11 million project to design a small containership that will travel 55 miles an hour and carry 1,000 tons of cargo is being carried out by the Japanese Government and several Japanese shipyards.

Promoting A Modal Shift

The actual extent of European public funding to promote a modal shift from road to waterborne transportation has up until now — been far outweighed by political discourse on the subject — no doubt designed to appeal to the popular, environmentalist vote.

Nichols Brothers Delivers 39-knot Catamaran

The transit between Long Beach and Catalina Island will be reduced to "well under" one hour when the "Jet Cat Express" joins the Catalina Express fleet. "This will take place before Memorial Day," according to G r e g Bombard, president of the California company.

Gladding-Hearn Delivers High-Speed Cat To Maine Whale Watch Co.

Reportedly the nation's first highspeed whale-watch vessel was delivered to Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company, Bar Harbor, Me., by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Somerset, Mass., licensee for Australia- based International Catamaran Designs (Incat).

BSRA Confidential Report On Catamarans Can Now Be Purchased

A recently compiled memorandum on catamarans, prepared by the British Ship Research Association and originally confidential to its member companies, is now available for general sale. The memorandum summarizes current international design knowledge

ABS Classes 127 New Vessels In September

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classed 127 new vessels worldwide in September. The vessels totaled 1,705,864 deadweight tons, or 940,520 gross tons, and included 13 bulk carriers, four very large crude carriers (VLCCs), one roll-on/roll-off vehicle carrier,

 
 
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