Archive of: Onboard

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Boston’s new fast ferries in step with the past and future

Boston’s new fast ferries in step with the past and future

Think Boston, think tradition. The naming of two new fast ferries, Champion and Glory, for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) complies with the city’s maritime history.

February 2019
Anchored by deep-V, pilot boats ride wave of evolution

Anchored by deep-V, pilot boats ride wave of evolution

Pilot boats with sleek deep-V hulls have been the industry standard for nearly 40 years, the result of collaboration between two American shipbuilding icons.

February 2019
Fort Lauderdale doubles down on response with fast fireboat

Fort Lauderdale doubles down on response with fast fireboat

Fort Lauderdale is awash in luxury yachts and recreational vessels of all shapes and sizes.

December/January 2019
New NYC ferries get up and go to meet surging demand

New NYC ferries get up and go to meet surging demand

Capt. James Arnpriester backed the ferry Owls Head away from New York City’s Pier 34 and pointed the bow east.

December/January 2019
C-Dive skips the conversion, opts for newbuild in the Gulf

C-Dive skips the conversion, opts for newbuild in the Gulf

In a time of sluggish activity in the Gulf of Mexico oil field, C-Dive’s new dive boat, DSV 217, is busy and rarely in port.

September 2018
Baltic-bred newcomer delivers speed, efficiency in Port Everglades

Baltic-bred newcomer delivers speed, efficiency in Port Everglades

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a port city that is no stranger to fast, sleek, high-tech vessels, has a new one turning heads as Pilot No. 7 slices the waterway connecting Port Everglades with the ship anchorage.

June/July 2018
Bay Area’s new ‘green’ ferries deliver vroom with a view

Bay Area’s new ‘green’ ferries deliver vroom with a view

Capt. Dushan Crawford gave a quick warning as he prepared to push off the terminal in Alameda, Calif., on the high-speed ferry Cetus.

March 2018
MetalCraft patroller for Bangladesh a model of simplicity

MetalCraft patroller for Bangladesh a model of simplicity

Slicing through the drizzle and mist on the Cataraqui River at Kingston, Ontario, on a trial run before delivery to the Bangladeshi army, Bob Clark, contracts manager for MetalCraft Marine, was suited up against the chill and had the patrol boat’s throttles full forward.

March 2018
New Jones Act ammonia carrier delivers for fertilizer giant

New Jones Act ammonia carrier delivers for fertilizer giant

Swan Island, in the Willamette River at Portland, Ore., saw a lot of ships launched from the Kaiser Yard during World War II, but those shipyard workers could not have imagined anything like the 508-foot Harvest launched by Vigor in 2017 from the same site.

October/November 2017
New Seacor FSV redefines comfort on the go

New Seacor FSV redefines comfort on the go

Seacor Marine’s sparkling new fast supply vessel, Liam J McCall, cut through the gloom of a dismal morning on the rising Atchafalaya River near Morgan City, La.

May 2017
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