The British industrialist Sir David Brown has decided to proceed with his project to create his ideal high-speed luxury yacht. Sir David selected a high-speed catamaran hull form and specified water jet propulsion to give quiet and efficient operation coupled with superb maneuverability.
Spurred by a number of key factors— the replacement of older vessels in the world fleet, the cruise ship boom, impending double-hull and double-bottom legislation, and prospects of increased trade after 1992—the world shipbuilding orderbook reached a five-year high at the end of 1989.
Renk of Augsburg, West Germany, has published a 24-page booklet that contains a list of marine gear units used in naval vessels. Renk marine gear units are designed in such a way that they are suitable for use in both merchant vessels and warships,
Jim Bross has been promoted to director of sales for Inventory Locator Service, Inc. (ILS), it was recently announced by ILS president Fred Meyer. Mr. Bross will be sales director for the aviation, marine, power and telecommunications data base services.
The Unitor Group's total operating revenue for 1988 reached NOK 682.5 million compared with NOK 513.9 million in 1987. This represents an increase of 33 percent. One third of this increase in turnover is attributable to the purchase of Gamlen Marine Chemicals.
The Maritime Subsidy Board has authorized the award of a $622,500 contract to Atlantic Marine, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla., for the subsidized construction of a twin-screw, diesel-powered landing craft-type cargo vessel to be owned and o p e r a t e d by Blue Lines, Inc.
Bordelon Marine of Lockport, La., will host a river-front christening for the first of three mini-supply boats being built at Bollinger Shipyards. The delivery of the three boats will double the Bordelon fleet to six vessels, impressive yet challenging for a small firm.
The Maritime Administration has approved in principle an application from National Marine Service, Inc., St. Louis, Mo., for a Title XI guarantee to aid in financing the construction of 46 double-skin, petroleum / chemical tank barges and five towboats.
Following the transfer of the majority of shares in the company to a group of shareholders, Sulzer Diesel Ltd. will now be known as New Sulzer Diesel Ltd. The group of shareholders is comprised of Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani SpA of Trieste,
Backlog Of $16.6 Billion In Navy Construction Work At Yards; Shallow-Draft Vessel Construction On The Rise Navy Construction The prime generator of new ship construction remains the U.S. Navy. According to the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) 1988 Ship Construction Report,