American Ship Review - American Ship Review 2021

Pasha goes green with Ohana-class containerships

Pasha Hawaii is charting a greener course with its Ohana-class containerships now under construction in south Texas. M/V George III and M/V Janet Marie are scheduled for delivery in late 2020 and early 2021, respectively, from Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville,…

YEAR AT A GLANCE

September 2020 • Chesapeake Shipbuilding delivered the riverboat American Jazz to American Cruise Lines for service on the Mississippi River. The 190-passenger vessel is the third modern riverboat to join American’s fleet, with two more newbuilds on the way. August…

Great Lakes ferry operator adopts waterjet propulsion

Shepler’s Mackinac Island Ferry is a company that takes family, and tradition, seriously.  But when it came time to build a new high-speed ferry, the third-generation family owners broke from the past.  They decided to put waterjets on William Richard,…

Atlantic Wind Transfers building next-gen CTVs

Five years ago, Atlantic Wind Transfers built the first crew transfer vessel (CTV) in the United States specifically designed to service offshore wind turbines. This fall, the company led by Rhode Island businessman Charles Donadio, Jr., is adding a second CTV…

Seaway Pilots’ launch built to take on the icy St. Lawrence

The St. Lawrence Seaway Pilots work in some of the harshest conditions imaginable. The pilots’ new launch, Seaway Pilot V, has already shown itself up to the task. Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset, Mass., modified its proven Chesapeake-class hull to withstand…

COVID-19 threatens once-robust passenger vessel market

The passenger boat market has been relatively strong over the past few years, driven largely by ferry operators on all three coasts replacing older vessels and adding to existing fleets. Meanwhile, the relatively robust economy stoked demand for new excursion…

Top 40 index

American Jazz, 345’ Cruise ship Designer/builder: Chesapeake Shipbuilding, Salisbury, Md. Owner/operator: American Cruise Lines, Guilford, Conn. Anini I, 32’ Excursion boat Designer/builder: Armstrong Marine USA, Port Angeles, Wash. Owner/operator: North Shore Charters, Kilauea, Hawaii Aventura, 29’ Patrol boat Designer/builder: Sirocco…