Archive of: Ship Roundups

Title Issue
Crew/supply boats

Crew/supply boats

Only a handful of supply, platform and other large offshore vessels will be produced in the United States this year as builders remain affected by the global oil downturn of 2014.

American Ship Review 2019
Ferries/excursion

Ferries/excursion

Compared to other vessel classes, ferry construction in North America is decidedly booming these days.

American Ship Review 2019
Fire/pilot/patrol

Fire/pilot/patrol

Fireboat construction remained steady during the past year as U.S. municipal departments took delivery of multiple notable vessels, including the 108-foot Vigilance built for the Port of Long Beach, Calif.

American Ship Review 2019
Research/survey

Research/survey

Most scientists concur that climate change is affecting the Earth’s oceans, impacting weather patterns and aquatic species in the process.

American Ship Review 2019
Megayachts

Megayachts

If one thing is certain about North American yacht building in the past decade, it’s the ever-increasing air of secrecy.

American Ship Review 2019
Crew/supply boats

Crew/supply boats

Port Fourchon, La., is a lonely place to moor a boat this year.

American Ship Review 2018
Ferries/excursion

Ferries/excursion

Over the past year, Metal Shark and Horizon Shipbuilding have rapidly built more than a dozen high-speed ferries for Hornblower’s new commuter service in New York City.

American Ship Review 2018
Fire/pilot/patrol

Fire/pilot/patrol

Several large fireboats led the way last year in American Ship Review, but this year’s deliveries and new orders tended to be smaller, faster and nimbler.

American Ship Review 2018
Research/survey

Research/survey

While newbuilds in the research sector during the past year didn’t rise to the scale of USNS Maury, a 353-foot survey ship delivered to the Navy in 2016 by VT Halter Marine, there was activity involving smaller vessels at nearly a dozen North American yards.

American Ship Review 2018
Megayachts

Megayachts

With five major shipyards accounting for the bulk of the private yacht construction in North America, new yachts over 100 feet in length continue to hit the water — albeit at a more leisurely pace than the boom years a decade ago.

American Ship Review 2018
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