Archive of: American Ship Review

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Megayachts

Megayachts

“The signs of recovery are there, but they’re not great,” said Billy Smith, vice president of Trinity Yachts in Gulfport, Miss.

American Ship Review 2014
Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Two fireboats for Boston harbor, one for the city and the other for Logan International Airport, highlight this sector, and this year has seen some promising new orders, notably for the San Francisco Fire Department. Patrol boats and utility boats have also been strong, and the crop of new pilot boats includes Connor Foss, from Foss Maritime’s Rainier shipyard.

American Ship Review 2013
Ferries

Ferries

This year has seen the first firm order for a new dual-fuel ferry from Canada and continued interest in natural gas-powered ferries in the United States.

American Ship Review 2013
Crew/supply boats

Crew/supply boats

Oil rules along the Gulf’s shipyard coast, and confidence ebbed for a while after Deepwater Horizon. The drilling moratorium saw rigs and support vessels leaving for oil fields off the coasts of Brazil and Africa.

American Ship Review 2013
Harbour Island

Harbour Island

When Newcastle Shipyards was approached to build Harbour Island, the brief was simple: build a go-anywhere, finely finished, charter-ready yacht with a shallow draft.

American Ship Review 2013
Connor Foss

Connor Foss

The notorious Columbia River bar is one of the most dangerous river entrances in the world, and it’s just the first of many navigational hazards that ships face on the dredged, 43-foot channel that extends 100 miles upriver to the ports of Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Ore. Two pilotage associations, the Columbia River Bar Pilots and the Columbia River Pilots, have cooperated for years to provide a seamless service to visiting vessels, which now total more than 2,000 annually.

American Ship Review 2013

Top 50 index 2013

This register lists significant commercial or civilian-crewed vessels completed by North American yards in the year ended Sept. 1, 2012. In the case of sister vessels built by the same yard, we list only one.

American Ship Review 2013
Murden

Murden

Throughout history, shifting dirt from one place to another has consumed much of man’s energy and intelligence, resulting in ingenious, sometimes cruel, and often inventive solutions to the problem of moving huge quantities of material. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves a lot of dirt, and it has designed a new dredge with which to do it.

American Ship Review 2013
Sea Scout

Sea Scout

If you’re a survey company and you’re out for two weeks at a time mapping the ocean floor, you need a low-speed boat. But if you have a low-speed boat, the last thing you want is to waste 24 hours getting to and from your survey site.

American Ship Review 2013
American Phoenix

American Phoenix

American Ship Review 2013
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