Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc., Whidbey Island, Wash., first entered the high-speed catamaran market in the early 1980s with the delivery of the 210-passenger M/V Klondike. Last year, the firm delivered the first wave piercer catamaran, the Nantucket Spray, built in the U.
With the virtual disappearance of the market for oceangoing merchant ships, most of the major private yards in the U.S. are heavily dependent upon Navy shipbuilding, conversion, and repair for the majority of their work, some as much as 100 percent.
When Cianbro Corporation approached Petrodrill, an international rig-owning company with Brazilian and American shareholders, about completing two partially- built oil rigs in 2002. some thought Cianbro President and CEO Peter Vigue was out of his mind.
Since 1928, Juniper Industries, located in Middle Village, N.Y. has continually increased its service to the Navy and maritime industry by developing both a large watertight closure line and a diversified ventilation product line. In addition to product innovation,
Baldt, Inc. of Chester, Pa., is celebrating its 90th anniversary. As a producer of product for the international market, Baldt indicates they will continue to expand their business based on what they do best: manufacturing some of the world's strongest,
Building fast RoPax vessels is nothing new for Australia's Austal Ships. The company, founded just 16 years ago. has quickly crafted a reputation as one of the largest and best builders of aluminum craft in the world, and today boasts an annual turnover in excess of $250 million.
Main Iron Works, Inc. (MIW) of Houma, La., has been purchased from Sonat Marine Inc. of Philadelphia by Leroy J. Molaison, returning the shipyard to private ownership. Sonat marine, a subsidiary of Sonat Inc. of Birmingham, Ala., acquired MIW in 1979.
The events of 1982 clearly indicated that the improvement in the world order book, which began in 1979, was only a shortlived respite from the problems which have beset the shipbuilding industry since the mid '70s. The total volume of new orders placed
This article deals with the potential for new business from the current U.S. Navy program. However, as most readers are aware, since the mid-60's, all U.S. Navy new construction work must be conducted in private shipyards. In addition, aside from about 5,000 U.
On July 2, 2002, a host of new regulations of concern to most ship builders and owners was implemented according to the recent revision of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). In conjunction with amendments to Fire Safety and AIS regulations.