Boston Whaler will celebrate its 50th Anniversary. The chatter began in 1958 when Richard T. Fisher -- a Harvard-educated engineer by trade and a boater by choice -- in partnership with naval designer C. Raymond Hunt, first introduced the Boston Whaler at the New York Boat Show. No one had seen a boat quite like it before. Two features set this boat apart from the others. It had an odd-shaped body that resembled a seagull in flight rather than the traditional "V" shape found on most pleasure craft of that day. Its body was constructed using the revolutionary Unibond construction process by which protective fiberglass skin and foam fuse to create a extremely durable and buoyant vessel. The talk continued in 1961 when Boston Whaler was thrust into the international limelight. In its May 19, 1961, issue, Life magazine featured photographs of Fisher sitting in a Boston Whaler as it was being sawed in half from below with a buck saw. Subsequent photographs depicted Fisher casually driving away in only half a boat. Thus, the "Unsinkable Legend" was born. To meet the growing demand, a production facility was established in Braintree, Mass. Production of Boston Whaler boats soon moved to Rockland, Mass. where it remained until the mid-1990s. And although the brand is now manufactured in Edgewater, Florida, it still proudly carries the city's name and shares in its illustrious maritime heritage. The 50th Anniversary Celebration
Rockledge businessman Tom Goodson formally has been installed on the board of the Canaveral Port Authority, replacing Donald Molitor, who served eight years on the commission. "My focus will be continuing Port Canaveral's growth as a world-class seaport while protecting and preserving the small-town atmosphere it had when I was a child," says Goodson, owner of Goodson Paving and Seminole Curbs. The board elected Goodson for Secretary/Treasurer of the Commission.
Solar Solve Marine, manufacturers of the SOLASOLVT range of anti glare sunscreens for navigation bridge windows is celebrating its 50th order for its new ROLASOLVT range of roller blinds for marine interior area windows, such as cabins, restaurants and lounges. This order follows the re-launch of the fabric roller blind range under the ROLASOLVT brand name at the end of 2002. The range offers three roller blind systems: CASSLITET,
China Changjang Shipping Group Corp. (CSC) and the manufacturer of large-bore diesel engines MAN B&W Diesel celebrated a special event at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. CSC will order the 250th marine engine and the 50th CP propeller from MAN B&W Diesel. Since 1995, the Chinese shipyard has been procuring both two-stroke and four-stroke engines also GenSets and propellers from MAN B&W Diesel, predominantly for use in container and RoRo vessels.
The three New York, New Jersey based Coast Guard tugboats of these names celebrate their 50th Anniversary. To celebrate their years of service, the 65-foot harbor tugs steamed together north on the Hudson River, beginning at the Poughkeepsie Walkway over the Hudson to Kingston, N.Y. “It is a great honor for the crew and I to be a part of and continue Coast Guard Cutter Hawser’s great heritage in
Thome Group, Singapore’s first independent ship manager, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year & continues to expand its global footprint. As part of this expansion, Thome is opening a new ship management office in Copenhagen, Denmark. The move underlines Thome’s drive to further service its already strong ship owner client base in Scandinavia, and expands the company's European presence as a platform to offer its full range of ship management services.
Originally formed as the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790, the USCG, which celebrated its 209th year anniversary in August, has grown to include other federal agencies including the U.S. Life-saving Service in 1915, the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1939 and the Bureau of Navigation and Steamboat Inspection Service in 1942. As a result, the missions of the modern-day USCG include safety of life at sea, maritime law enforcement, marine environmental protection, waterways management
The USS Howard W. Gilmore will be the 50th ship to leave the James River Reserve Fleet to be scrapped. The ship's departure was delayed Wednesday, because of high winds and choppy water. It's now expected to be hauled away later this week. The World War Two-era ship was decommissioned in 1980. The federal Maritime Administration has spent about $99 million removing the ships. The ghost fleet still includes 47 ships slated for scrapping. Source: AP
With more than 150 representatives of the shipowners, shipyards, supply industry and administrations of the Singaporean maritime arena Germanischer Lloyd celebrated its 140th anniversary in Singapore. From the very beginning, the classification society Germanischer Lloyd has been present in Asia. In 1869, just two years after its foundation in Hamburg, Germany, the society opened its first office in Singapore to provide engineering services to the Asian maritime industry
National Maritime Historical Society’s 2012 Gala Annual Awards Dinner Salutes Leaders in Maritime Heritage The National Maritime Historical Society will host its 2012 Annual Awards Dinner on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at the New York Yacht Club in New York City. The NMHS Distinguished Service Award, for outstanding contributions in the maritime field, will be presented to Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB DL, Captain Brian A. McAllister, and Captain Don Walsh, USN (Ret.), PhD
The Panama Canal cruise ship season officially starts today, Wednesday, October 2, with the transit of the Celebrity Millennium. During this season, cruise ships will be transiting the waterway during the year of its 100th anniversary.
Cape Town-based black empowerment shipping company, Marine Bulk Carriers (MBC) and its partners have placed a second R300m order for an Anchor Handling Tug and Supply (AHTS) vessel. According to MBC Chairman, Lester Peteni, “Demand for anchor handling tugs around Southern Africa
In celebrating its 10th anniversary of ABB China, Birger Myklebust, Vice President, Merchant Vessel Segment, ABB will discuss the following during the upcoming Expo in China Next level productivity: The power of integration - Sevan project, a case study
An East Valley couple vacationing to celebrate their first anniversary found themselves abandoned in the ocean, after a dive trip went wrong off the coast of Thailand, reports KHOU.com, Houston, Texas. Lexa and Jake Mendenhall recently became certified scuba divers
Burger Boat Company, celebrating its 150th anniversary, announce the appointment of Thom Conboy as its Commercial Director. As Commercial Director, Thom will be working closely with the shipyard in Manitowoc, WI to secure new construction, refit and repair projects as well as heading its
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) celebrated the 30th anniversary of the founding of the World Maritime University (WMU), based in Malmö, Sweden, with an event which included speeches from the current and former WMU Chancellors & the WMU President.
The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans wished bon voyage to Canadian Coast Guard crew members and scientists aboard the CCGS 'Amundsen' who will participate in the 2013 research mission in the Canadian Arctic.
Two vessel groups from Russia’s Northern Fleet will be sailing Arctic waters during the busiest season for commercial shipping along the Northern Sea Route reports the 'Barents Observer'. Citing Commander Vladimir Korolev's press statement Barents Observer reports that the Russian Navy
Congressmen Farr and Young introduce a bi-partisan Congressional Resolution designating September 22, 2013 through September 28, 2013, as “National Marine Technology Week”. Resolution coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Marine Technology Society and OCEANS 2013 in San Diego.
In commemoration of its 45th Anniversary, themed “Shaping the Future”, Keppel Corporation commits $12 million to National Art Gallery, Singapore in support of its center for art education, to be named Keppel Center for Art Education.
Registration is now open of MTS/IEEE’s big Oceans 2013 show, which comes to San Diego September 23-26, 2013 with the theme, “An Ocean in Common.” There will be more tham 450 papers, presentations and posters, plus exhibitions by industry, academia
The Thome Group, the first independent third party ship manager to establish in Singapore, celebrates its 50th anniversary in Oslo this evening, with a harbor cruise and a well-attended gala dinner at the Norwegian Maritime Museum. Incorporated in Singapore in 1963 as Thome Co
The Thome Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in Copenhagen yesterday, 21st August. The event took place in at the Royal Yacht Club at the waterfront north of Copenhagen with more than 100 shipping dignitaries from the Danish Maritime Cluster attended.
The 2013 Erie Tall Ship's Parade of Sails (with tall ship tours) is being held for the 4 days starting Sept. 5, 2013 in Presque Isle Bay, Pa., with some 60,000 visitors in attendance. This year's festival marks the 200th anniversary of the building of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's fleet in Erie
The Virginia Ship Repair Association (VSRA) is preparing to celebrate its 35th Anniversary and held a dedication of a new memorial to the private ship yard industry on the Portsmouth Path of History. This National Historical Landmark is a one mile walking timeline representing the birth