Lowell, Mich. – The American Boatbuilders Association recently selected Attwood Fuel Systems as the preferred supplier of EPA-certified fuel systems. The American Boatbuilders Association joins the United Marine Manufacturers Association (UMMA) and Independent Boat Builders Inc. (IBBI) and the industry’s leading independent boat builders in selecting Attwood to ensure member builders meet the EPA emissions control requirements for marine fuel systems. “Attwood Fuel Systems were selected as the preferred solution, based on exclusive safety features, extensive component and system validation, ease of implementation and industry-leading implementation support and value,” said Jay Patton, president of ABA. Since 1992, the American Boatbuilders Association, through its collective buying power, has obtained materials at the lowest possible cost for its boat builder members. ABA boat builders produce more than 15 percent of all U.S.-built boats more than 16 feet in length, the association said.
Specialist boatbuilder Strategic Marine delivered the Njord Puffin to offshore windfarm service fleet operator Njord Offshore for deployment in Northern Europe. “The Puffin is the sixth in a series of eight vessels ordered, a strong signal of our commitment to the global windfarm industry,” said Rodney Davies, Operations Manager at Strategic Marine. “Last week we delivered the fifth, the Njord Petrel. Vessels seven and eight are due for delivery in early 2014.”
Penn Maritime's newest vessel, Skipjack, is currently en-route from the builder, Thoma-Sea Boatbuilder, on the Gulf coast to the west coast. It is pushing a new 90,000 barrel tank-barge. A sister ship is expected to deliver from the same yard in October this year. These are a part of Penn's five boat order from the yard.
Real Ships, the custom steel boatbuilder in Alabama, now offers its American-made yachts to the European cruising market. Aventura, a 77 ft Expedition produced by Joe Johnson’s Real Ships, debuted at the October Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Heikki Luoma’s Compass International, Palma de Mallorca-based dealership in Spain, will now provide exclusive European representation for Real Ships yachts. Compass International has been offering brokerage, mooring, charter
With delays in getting parts for the assembly there was a hold up in the delivery of the first of Penn Maritime’s new tugs from Thoma-Sea Boatbuilders. Now the first of five, M/V Skipjack, is nearing completion and will deliver in May. In a near assembly-line production process the second vessel, M/V Coho, will launch sometime in May and deliver in August. The other tugs are already taking shape and will follow on a regular schedule.
At the International BoatBuilders~ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) recognized the Diesel JetPac~ Outboard Propulsion System with the NMMA 2003 Innovation Award for engine and propulsion systems October at IBEX, held in Miami, Fla. The JetPac~ from Outboard Propulsion Systems, LLC is a revolutionary new, self-contained propulsion system designed as an alternative to prop driven
The Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service on San Francisco Bay ordered a new 315-passenger catamaran ferry from Nichols Bros. Boatbuilders. Measuring 112 x 33 ft. (34.1 x 10 m), the catamaran, which is being designed by International Catamarans of Australia, is expected to go into service in the fall 2001. The vessel will become the newest member of Nichols-built catamarans that are currently operating between the Alameda area and the San Francisco ferry terminal
U.K. boatbuilder Halmatic, part of the Vosper Thornycroft Group, has recently secured a contract to build 20 Halmatic Cougar Enforcer 33 Ultra Fast Patrol Boats for the Royal Oman Police Coastguard. The new craft are to be used for coastal patrol and interception duties along Oman’s coastline. The new patrol boats are based on the Cougar 33 raceboat deep “Vee” hull form. Powered by twin Yanmar inboard marine diesels driving Hamilton waterjets the boats will achieve service speeds in excess
Simrad has been chosen by Scand Boats in Norway, for the supply of its new CP31 chartplotter as standard fit on all newbuilds for 2005 and 2006. This amounts to a total of at least 240 boats for the period. "Simrad's ability to adopt to our particular needs as a boatbuilder combined with the added value that the equipment will bring to our boats were key factors in choosing the CP31 as standard for the next two years," says Tor Egil Baardsen, owner and manager of Scand Boats.
Under leadership of new owner, Lee Heaton, US-based Venture Boat Company features modernized new additions to its range. Venture Boat Company has undergone a complete modernization, adding a number of innovative improvements to their existing models, introducing new models and moving production to the world-famous American Custom Yachts (ACY) facility in Stuart, Florida. Through their new partnership with American Custom Yachts
Essex-based CTruk boats began the build of a new wind farm support vessel. As offshore wind farms move further out to sea, demands made on support vessels are changing. CTruk Boats recently initiated the build of a 50-ton payload support vessel designed to meet the tougher requirements of the
MTU distributor Al Masaood and Arabian yacht builder Gulf Craft sign preferred partner agreement. Under the agreement, the Arabian shipyard Gulf Craft will soon offer MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines in its Majesty Yachts as its primary engine option
Caveats and some doubts remain. Marine companies along the Gulf of Mexico will be busy in 2013 producing offshore vessels to meet expected growth in the region’s deepwater drilling sector over the next several years. Vessel repairs will be active too
The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) signs long-term agreement to support the Chinese boat show. The show will focus on mid-range boats (10 - 15 meters) afloat and small craft ashore for watersport promotion
Chris Bollinger sets the table for an exciting 2013 & beyond. Maritime Reporter caught up with Chris Bollinger on a recent trip to the Gulf Coast for the October 26, 2012, christening of Bollinger’s latest newbuild; the first two of four tugboats in Crowley Maritime’s
Offers a time-saving alternative to hard wiring junction boxes in marine equipment applications. Molex Incorporated showcased its Self-Contained Power Connector (SCPC) system to the marine industry at the 2012 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition
One of the greatest slices of the American workboat market can be found in the Big Apple The Hudson and East rivers are constantly abuzz with swarms of ferry, patrol, and cargo traffic. In August, New York hosted the Transportation Research Board’s ferry committee for a midyear
US boatbuilders OBX plan new models in its popular 2013 'Express' range of powerboats After the successful launch of the 32 Express at the 2012 Miami and Palm Beach Boatshows, OBX Boatworks is expanding their line up with several new models for 2013. The new models are:
Military appetite for powerful and agile smaller platforms heats up. The use of small craft by terrorist organizations and domestic terrorist cells is a worldwide threat as demonstrated by the bombing of the USNS COLE. The attack on Mumbai, India, in November of 2008
Military appetite for powerful and agile smaller platforms heats up. The use of small craft by terrorist organizations and domestic terrorist cells is a worldwide threat as demonstrated by the bombing of the USS COLE. The attack on Mumbai, India, in November of 2008
Luhrs Marine Group announces the commencement of proceedings under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code Morgan Industries Corporation, the parent company of Hunter Marine Corporation and the Luhrs Marine Group family of boat manufacturing businesses, announce that it and its U.S
American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) appoints executive director, relocates to Fort Lauderdale American Boat Builders & Repairers Association (ABBRA) names new Association Management Company and Executive Director to lead the national group that represents the
Boston Whaler debuts cutting-edge new 285 Conquest Pilothouse. With Boston Whaler’s landmark release of the 285 Conquest Pilothouse, the boatbuilder firmly establishes itself as an industry leader in boating innovation. Featuring Boston Whaler’s first-ever pilothouse configuration
Incat Crowther announced the launch of the 24m Catamaran Ferry Titiroa by Q-west Boatbuilders in Wanganui, New Zealand. The vessel has completed sea trials, and has been delivered to Real Journeys, who will operate the vessel on New Zealand’s South Island
Continuing to expand its vast worldwide network, Sea-Fire has appointed a new UK distributor. Based in Southampton, England, Ocean Safety Ltd. specializes in marine safety equipment. "We are delighted to partner with Ocean Safety," said Richard Duckworth