The passenger vessel market is a classic mature marine market. Segments of it are doing well, while other parts have literally died. For example, the overnight segment of the market saw one substantial vessel delivered in 2003 with none on the horizon for 2004.
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.
In part two of a two-part series, William G. Schubert, the new U.S. Maritime Administrator (MarAd), speaks with H. Clayton Cook, Jr. about the current standing and future direction of maritime activities in the United States. Cook: I'd like to pick up where we left off last time.
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.
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,
ANSCHUETZ Circle 6 1 on Reader Service Card Anschuetz & Co. GmbH of Kiel- Wik, West Germany, designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of navigation products, including gyrocompasses, autopilots, and steering controls that have been installed on more than 9,
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
Reaching speeds of 47.7 knots, the Austal-built "Villum Clausen" has written its name into the record books, breaking the record for the longest distance traveled by a ship in 24 hours. Enroute to Denmark, the 282 ft. (86 m) gas turbine powered
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
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