Broadened Boatbuilding Capability Spurs New Growth One of Bayou La Batre, Alabama's very old timers years ago said, "You can hear anything in Bayou La Batre except money rattling and meat frying." Fish was the staple and the area generated little outside commerce,
There has been a lot of discussion in the marine industry over the past year with regard to "bad" aluminum. To briefly recap, a number of boat builders purchased aluminum from a supplier that met the requirements of ASTM 5083 H321. This alloy is
This feature is a roundup of some of the most notable oceangoing ships of 1987. The editorial staff of MR/EN has selected these vessels for their outstanding design features, excellent fuel efficiency, noteworthy performance and versatile service characteristics.
The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will celebrate 103 years as an individual member professional society this year with a technical program and exhibit show that emphasizes the role of the naval engineering community in the rapidly advancing
This spring, Marystown Shipyard in Newfoundland is expected to start construction of a combined icebreaker and passenger ferry, with backing from Swedish icebreaking expertise. The provincial Department of Works, Services and Transportation ordered
Two of Finland's biggest shipyards, Wartsila and Valmet, will merge into one shipbuiding group, with Wartsila taking a controlling 70-percent interest. To begin operations in early 1987, the merger will make the new group a market leader in specialty vessels,
For the quarter ended June 30, 1994, there were 1,098 steamships and motorships with a gross tonnage (gt) of 15,844,647 under construction in the world. This figure is 149,823 gt more than last quarter. There are 1,050 ships on order which have not been commenced for a combined total gt of24,
One of the more difficult tasks facing both marine engineers and vessel owners contemplating new construction or the reengining of an existing vessel is keeping up with the latest developments in diesel engines for both main propulsion and auxiliary power.
The town of Sibu developed its vibrant fast ferry building tradition in the decades after World War II. But it is only more recently that the vessels' fame and their designs have grown to the point that the little town on Sarawak's Rejan River
"Is the small passenger vessel industry still a growth market?" This is an interesting question and it could be posed by prospective boat owners and their lenders, commercial developers, municipalities, tour and charter brokers, and certainly, by shipbuilders.