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Equipment:Yanmar Makes Mark in Military Duty

Laborde Products of Covington, La., is applying the Yanmar short stroke diesel technology to the military and light duty commercial markets. The short stroke technology allows Yanmar to provide higher rpms, which provides benefits to both water jet applications, IO applications as well as standard inboard installations. The short stoke provides the higher rpms without significantly increasing piston speed. Doug Oehrlein, Laborde Products COO, said that these benefits are being applied in a number of application. The U.S. Navy Seals, working with United States Marine, Inc, have selected Yanmar 6LY2-STP to be used in their new SOCR Riverene Craft. United States Marine, Inc., SOCR Riverene Craft powered with Yanmar 6LY2-STP supplied by Laborde Products. The USCG also saw the advantages the Yanmar engine brings to the military market and selected the 4JH series to power the tender for the USCG Coastal Patrol boats being built by Bollinger Shipyards. The tender was build by Ambar/Silverships for these 50 vessel contract.


Silver Ships Adds to Sales Team

Silver Ships, Inc. has announced the appointment to its Sales Team of Sherry and Malcolm Wisch of Long Island, NY as Regional Sales Managers.  In making this announcement, Jason Powers, Silver Ships’ General Manager, said “We are very excited to have Sherry and Malcolm Wisch join our Sales Team.  Their vast and lengthy experience in the military, government and commercial boat markets is sure to have a positive impact on our business model for corporate growth and product


Big Value in Small Packages

Tampa Yacht Manufacturings 44 FSR-Fast Search and Rescue Craft.

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, brought the danger to the forefront. Nations realized that to combat this asymmetrical small craft threat, a similar small craft defense – not replacing


Combat Craft: Big Value in Small Packages

Silver Ships Riverine Patrol Boat (RPB)

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, brought the danger to the forefront. Nations realized that to combat this asymmetrical small craft threat, a similar small craft defense – not replacing


U.S. Navy Orders 100 HSMSTs from Silver Ships

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Silver Ships, Inc. said it has been awarded a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract for the construction of High Speed Maneuverable Surface Targets (HSMSTs). The U.S. Navy maintains an inventory of HSMST’s to be utilized mainly for weapon system test and evaluation and fleet training exercises at nine seaborne target operating activities (ranges).  This effort of 100 HSMSTs also includes trailers


Silver Ships to Build 36 Navy Boats over Five Years

Silver Ships, Inc. was awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide the U.S. Navy with the follow on variant of the 11-meter Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Surface Support Craft (SSC) for a total of 36 boats over a five-year period. The 11-meter NSW SSC is an aluminum deep-vee hulled boat with a protective collar for open water utility operations. Crafts are used from inland bays and waterways to deep water over the horizon transits


 
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