Archive of: Ship Roundups

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Crew/supply boats

Crew/supply boats

There were some issues gnawing at the buoyant Gulf Coast shipyard scene in 2014, primarily the threat of vessel overcapacity and the unrelenting search for qualified welders, fitters and professionals to man the torches and desks of the boatyards.

American Ship Review 2015
Ferries

Ferries

A long-awaited industry plum — new boats for the Staten Island Ferry — gained even more appeal last summer when a design contract was awarded to Seattle’s renowned Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG).

American Ship Review 2015
Pilots, fire, patrol

Pilots, fire, patrol

Among the noteworthy builds in the past year is Foss Maritime’s new offering for the Port of Long Beach, Calif. — a 108-foot, Robert Allan Ltd.-designed fireboat that will be one of the world’s most powerful.

American Ship Review 2015
Research/survey vessels

Research/survey vessels

Will a push for more data on the impacts of climate change lead to a surge in the construction of research vessels?

American Ship Review 2015

Crew/Supply Boats

American Ship Review 2014
Ferries

Ferries

One day, a dream will come true and New York will order more vessels for Staten Island Ferry. Until that happens, shipyards have several attractive contracts to bid on.

American Ship Review 2014
Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Pilots, Fire, Patrol

Next year will see the first of two huge new Robert Allan Ltd.-design fireboats for the Port of Long Beach that will dwarf any recent deliveries.

American Ship Review 2014
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
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