Boston Whaler's Commercial Products Division recently announced the introduction of its new 36-foot welded aluminum patrol boat, the Defiance. The Defiance is a fast, versatile, rugged and low maintenance patrol boat, designed with the enforcement officer in mind.
Consolidation, which has swept the maritime markets for much of the last decade, continued last month in the ship repair and conversion segment, as two of the premier players in the U.S. and U.K. repair and conversion markets announced plans to work together.
Editor's note: The following report is reprinted from the 1984 Annual Report of the Shipbuilders Council of America that was released in April, 1985. For the shipbuilding and shiprepair industries, 1984 was a year in which "holding ground" was a primary operative phrase.
U.S. YARDS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THEIR FUTURE It had been assumed by many observers that, with the termination of construction subsidies in 1981, American shipyards could not win competitively placed commercial ship orders. But current trends indicate that
The proliferation of sleek, unique and fast ferries on U.S. waterways is slowly becoming the reality that has been much discussed for decades. While the country does not have an inate "ferry mentality" that is so prevalent in the European culture,
h e S o c i e t y of N a v a l A r c h i t e c ts a n d M a r i n e E n g i n e e r s ( S N A M E) m e m b e r s h i p d o o r s have o p e n e d to e m b r a c e a n e w g r o u p of t a l e n t ed a n d c a p a b l e p e o p l e who wish to a d v a n c e t h e s o c i e t y ' s g o a l s .
Shipowners, shipbuilders and bankers were told at a recent meeting in London that as much as $200 billion will be needed over the next decade to replace the world's aging shipping fleets. Rex Harrington, of the Royal Bank of Scotland, forecast that
As a follow-on to last year's marketing conference on international shipbuilding and repair, the Shipbuilders Council of America is planning an expanded 1-1/2 day seminar to be held on February 12-13, 1991, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.
Manufacturers of marine coatings and other corrosion-fighting systems continue to improve their products and services, with much emphasis on reducing costs, both of the products and their application, and by extending drydocking times. The fuel-saving,
May 24-25, London, England Cruise + Ferry 89, the international conference and exhibition on the passenger cruise and ferry industry, will be held at the Kensington Exhibition Center in London, England, on May 24-25, 1989. With unprecedented