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.
The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District recently christened a unique 48-ft. (14.6-m) vessel for use at its moorage facility. The 48-ft. utilizes the uniquely innovative Stolkraft hull form, and will be put into service
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.
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