Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind., recently announced the keel laying for the M/Y Capt. Neville Levy, a ferry under construction for the Mississippi River Bridge Authority, New Orleans, La. Completion is set for late 1977. The Capt. Neville Levy will carry up to 40 automobiles and 1,
Sayville Ferry Service Inc. recently announced the addition of the Fire Island Clipper to its fleet. The Clipper (shown above), built by Robert E. Derecktor at Mamaroneck, N.Y., was placed into service on the company's Sayville, N.Y., to Fire Island run immediately upon delivery.
When Austal Ltd. of Henderson, Western Australia, started looking last year for a CEO to lead its U.S.-based operations, the job description must have been daunting. They wanted a leader to take the helm of their newly built shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
Nippon Kokan (NKK) recently received a contract from a Dutch/U.K. company to build a passenger/cargo ferry, the first such European order for the Japanese yard. The keel for the 1,250-passenger, roll-on/roll-off vessel will be laid at NKK's Tsurumi Works in the spring of 1986.
Two 38.8-meter (about 127.3- foot) high-speed passenger catamarans worth about NOK75-80 million (about $11-12 million), have been ordered from Fjellstrand of Norway by the Spanish shipping company Cat Lines S.A. in Valencia. This order marks a
Austal USA has signed a contract with New York operator, Circle Line-Statue of Liberty Ferry, Inc. (Circle Line) for a 143-ft. (43.5-m) passenger catamaran, which will be the first aluminium highspeed vessel for this operator and the third contract Austal
Caterpillar Engine Division recently announced the availability of an Extended Service Coverage (ESC) program for their diesel and spark-ignited engines up to and including engines in the 3500 Family size range. The ESC program is structured to
MTU Friedrichshafen has broken new ground for the latest high-speed diesel technology, landing a deal whereby its potent 8 0 0 0 - s e r i e s engines will be used to power a large catamaran ferry intended for Lake Ontario operation. A 32,
Wilson & Hayes Inc., a manufacturer of shipboard furniture, has passed 55 years of business. The company manufactures furniture to any specification—Navy, Coast Guard, Maritime Administration, NOAA—as well as for commercial marine projects, offshore oil drilling,
Ferry services to Venezuela's Margarita Island will be improved with the delivery of a second 282-ft. (86-m) vehicle/passenger catamaran to Conferry. Built by Austal Ships, Lilia Concepcion will join a fleet that already includes a similar Austal fast ferry, Carmen Ernestina.