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PROFILE: Boat-Building Icon Leon Slikkers Retires from Tiara Yachts

Sep 09, 2021

In a career that began with building wooden runabouts, Slikkers pioneered sport, sail and pleasure boats..Leon Slikkers, a marine industry pioneer, whose career building boats dates back to the 1940s, is retiring from Tiara Yachts, the company announced. An industry trendsetter who bucked conventional wisdom when it came to building boats out of fiberglass instead of wood, Slikkers, now 93, founded S2 Yachts in 1974…

Eye on Design: Repair and Conversion Conundrums in Hybrid Propulsion

Jan 11, 2022

I recently built a 35 foot Solar Hybrid Electric Wheelchair Accessible Catamaran for my wife who became wheelchair bound a few years ago. (In typing this sentence, I just realized that this vessel can be referred to as a SHEWAC)It is only a 35 foot recreational vessel…

RAL's 3 RAstar 3300 Tugs for GPHA

Feb 10, 2020

Canadian naval architectural firm Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) announced that  the TOR Group  shipyard in Tuzla Bay (Istanbul) has delivered the Ben Owusu-Mensah, the third of three RAstar 3300 tugs for Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority (GPHA).The…

Hamburg Port Orders 2 Fireboats

Jan 09, 2020

The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has ordered two more fire-fighting vessels following the delivery of modern fireboat, the 'Branddirektor Westphal'.As with the previous order, both vessels will be fitted with Schottel thrusters – in this case…

New Jet Propulsion Systems for WorkBoat

Dec 05, 2019

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics announced has successfully commissioned an SM300 autonomous control system aboard a HamiltonJet-powered workboat in New Zealand.HamiltonJet is now trialing this marine technology and has offered to provide…

Sinopec Builds 100 Barge VLSFO Fleet

Nov 13, 2019

Chinese energy giant China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) is planning to build a fleet of 100 barges over the next three years as part of its mission to become a major regional supplier of the IMO 2020-compliant very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO)…

MasterCraft Boat Appoints Frederick Brightbill as CEO

Oct 30, 2019

MasterCraft Boat Holdings announced that its Board of Directors has appointed current Board Chair, Frederick A. Brightbill, as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.Brightbill’s appointment follows Terry McNew’s decision to step down as President…

USMI, Brunswick Enter into MOU

Oct 30, 2019

United States Marine, Inc. (USMI) and Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) are pleased to announce they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential business opportunities.USMI and BCGP have a history of…

CSL to Build Marine Ambulance Boats

Sep 23, 2019

Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL), the largest shipbuilding and maintenance facility in India, announced the Keel Laying ceremony of Marine Ambulance boats being built for the Department of Fisheries, Government of Kerala.Mrs. J Mercykutty Amma…

World First: Hydrogen Tug at Antwerp Port

Sep 23, 2019

Europe's second-largest seaport Port of Antwerp has ordered construction of a tug powered by hydrogen, the first in the world.The unique 'Hydrotug' is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel. The motors also comply with the very strictest standard…

Damen Shipyards to Hold Maritime Festival

Sep 11, 2019

Dutch shipbuilding and engineering conglomerate Damen Shipyards Group is once again holding its one-day-only annual industry networking event at its headquarters at Gorinchem in the Netherlands.Following three successful editions as the Damen Workboat Show…

Multraship, Novatug Name 2 CRTs

Sep 10, 2019

Netherlands-based towage and salvage provider, Multraship, has held the christening ceremony for two new Novatug Carrousel Rave tug (CRTs) at Rotterdam.Multratug 32 was christened by Mrs Muller-Ribbens and Multratug 33 by The Netherlands Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management…

Mission Boat Gear Names New CEO

Jun 07, 2019

Mission Boat Gear, designer and developer of innovative boat accessories, announced that it appointed Corey Uchtman as CEO.The announcement coincides with Mission's larger strategy to expand beyond the boating market and tap into the much larger outdoor recreation industry…

Hurtigruten Intros Electric Catamaran

May 15, 2019

Norwegian expedition cruise operator Hurtigruten has partnered with the Norwegian startup Brim Explorer, introducing battery powered catamarans custom built for Polar water exploration.Debuting in the spring of 2020, the 24-meter vessel will…

Danfoss Hybrid Electric Ferry Operational

Apr 16, 2019

Danfoss Editron, a company specializes in hybrid and electric powertrain systems for off-highway and marine markets, said that it has provided the hybrid electric drivetrain system powering a new ferry connecting the communities of Thyborøn and Agger in north west Denmark…

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Manson to Perform Maintenance Dredging in Coos Bay

Manson to Perform Maintenance Dredging in Coos Bay

Cruise Port Being Redeveloped in Seward, Alaska

Cruise Port Being Redeveloped in Seward, Alaska

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Donjon Marine Awarded $19 Million Dredging Contract

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Pilot Planning Implicated in Tanker Contact with Jetty

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