Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., has signed a $12.6-million contract with Steamboat Development Corporation of Davenport, Iowa, to build three 102-foot sternwheel casino dinner vessels. Delivery will begin in the first quarter of 1991.
Patti Shipyards, Pensacola, Fla., recently delivered the largest passenger vessel and gambling boat on the Mississippi River to Roberts River Rides of Dubuque, Iowa. Built at a total cost of $12 million (including gaming equipment) and larger than a football field,
The shallow-draft sector of the U.S. shipbuilding industry continues its pattern of steady growth, especially in the offshore sector. Construction of utility boats, sicpply vessels, crexvboats, and other types to service the offshore drilling and production platforms,
Prior to the 1970s, drydocking intervals were determined primarily based on the speed with which a vessel became fouled. Today, of course, this is no longer true because of the introduction of self-polishing copolymer antifouling paint by major marine suppliers almost two decades ago.
Willard Marine Inc., a leading manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats based in Anaheim, Calif., recently announced that testing for SOLAS approval of its new 18-foot RIB will start at the beginning of next year. The 18-foot RIB will have the capacity
The following special section covers the major U.S. Navy contract awards received between the dates of July 31 through September 18 of this year. For coverage of Navy contract awards prior to these dates refer to Maritime Reporter, September 1987 issue,
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.
The U.S. Army has awarded Moss Point Marine, Inc., Escatawpa, Miss., a $10-million contract to build the fifth of a new class of 274- foot Logistics Support Vessels (LSV). The new ship will actually be built by a sister company in the Trinity Marine Group, Halter Marine at Moss Point, Miss.
—Literature Available An agreement to market Masson marine gear drive products has been signed by the Falk Corporation, Milwaukee, Wis., and Society Europeenne D'Engrenages (S.E.E.), Saint-Denis-Les-Sens, France, manufacturer of Masson products.
U.S. shipbuilder Avondale Industries, Inc., New Orleans, La., has signed an agreement with the World City Corporation, Oslo, Norway, to prepare and submit a firm offer and delivery schedule for the construction of what would be the world's largest cruise ship.