Dravo Corporation has announced the appointments of Jack Hird as Eastern sales manager, marine, and Richard Farringer as contract manager of marine repair for its Engineering Works Division. Mr. Hird, formerly manager of marine repair, joined Dravo in 1939.
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,
Despite recent concern about overcapacity in the cruise industry, new and refurbished luxury liners and cruise ferries continue to enter the market with more and more berths in an effort to attract firsttime and repeat cruisers. However, according
Island Research and Development Corporation of Victoria, British Columbia, has ordered a Boeing Marine Systems Jetfoil hydrofoil for use in marine research tasks. The approximate value of the sale is $24 million. Jetfoil is Boeing's trade mark name for its computerized hydrofoil.
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.