Nichols To Build Advanced Technology 'Wave Piercer' For Fast Passenger Service

Nichols Bros. Boat Builders, Inc. of Whidbey' Island, Wash., recently announced that a $4- million waterjet-powered "wave piercer"—an advanced technology vessel described as a cross between a catamaran and a hydrofoil—will be in service between


"Boutique" Cruise Vessel Keeps French Cruisers Nicely Coiffed

A "boutique" luxury cruise catamaran - set to meander the islands of the French Caribbean - has been delivered by Australian ship and boat builder Austal Ships. The vessel, built for discerning French owner Rivages Crossieres, is dubbed Rivage St.

Deutz-Powered Cruise Sailing Ship Launched At SFCN Shipyard

The cruise sailing ship Le Ponant was recently launched at the Societe Francaise de Construction Navales (SFCN) shipyard in Villeneuve-la- Garenne. The ship will be operated by the Compagnie des Isles du Ponant and is destined for cruising in the Caribbean.


the Norsemen first cast off from her misty shores in their dragon-shaped long ships, Norway's prosperity has been intertwined with the sea. An integral part of this deep-rooted maritime tradition is a spirit of innovation which has enabled this rugged,

Navy Commissions Guided Missile Cruiser

The U.S. Navy recently commissioned the guided missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea at ceremonies in Portland, Maine, at Bath Iron Works shipyard. Senator William S. Cohen, RMaine, was the principal speaker at the ceremony. Renee Lyons, wife of Admiral James A.

USS Cowpens Launched At BIW for U.S. Navy

B a t h Iron Works recently launched the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG-63) for the U.S. Navy at ceremonies in Bath, Maine. Senator Strom Thurmond, RS. C., was the principal speaker at the ceremony. Lucy Mustin, wife of Vice Admiral Henry C.

Hike Metal Constructs Boat For Pilotage Authority

A new 60 ft. (18 m) fast Pilot boat is being constructed at Hike Metal Products, Ontario, Canada for the Atlantic Pilotage Authority. Responsible for Pilotage operations on the east coast of Canada, the Authority will be receiving a new boat that

Sperry Gets $17.5-Million Navy Contract To Design And Build LCAC Trainer

The U.S. Naval Training Systems Center has awarded Sperry Corporation a $17.5-million contract to design, develop, and assemble a fullmission simulator for the Landing Craft, Air Cushion (LCAC). Under the terms of the contract, the trainer is

Versatile Pacific Delivers $80-Million Icebreaker 'Henry Larsen'

The Canadian Coast Guard recently took delivery of the Can$97- million (about $80-million) icebreaker Henry Larsen, the largest of 12 icebreakers built so far by Versatile Pacific Shipyards Inc. of North Vancouver. The Henry Larsen has dimensions of about 327.


Changes Create New Supplier Opportunities The Department of Defense has requested $311.6 billion in new budget authority for the fiscal year (FY 1987) beginning October 1, 1986. Included in the budget request, biggest ever in U.S. peacetime history,

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