Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered Iyanough, a new 393 passenger, high-speed ferry, to the Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority in Massachusetts. The all-aluminum catamaran, designed by Incat-Crowther in Sidney, Australia, is 154 feet (47m) long and 39-feet (12m) abeam. It draws only 5.3-feet (1.6m). The vessel, which will operate a 26-mile route from Hyannis, Mass., to Nantucket, features Incat’s “S-Bow” hull shape to provide additional reserve buoyancy during very large seas. “The S-Bow hull shape has lower resistance and better sea-keeping than a conventional catamaran hull,” Peter Duclos, Gladding-Hearn’s president, explained. “This hull has excellent directional stability and is more tolerant of changes in trim and displacement.” The Steamship Authority’s second fast ferry is powered by four MTU 12V-4000M70 diesel engines, each delivering 2335Bhp at 2000 rpm and propelled by a Hamilton HM-721 waterjet through a ZF-4650D reverse-reduction gearbox. “The Steamship Authority chose four engines in order to keep the schedule at less than 85 percent power or with three engines at 95 percent power,” said Duclos. Equipped with a VT/MDI active interceptor motion control system, the vessel’s top speed, in moderate sea conditions, is 38 knots when fully loaded with a deadweight of 51 metric tones at 100% MCR. According to Duclos, the vessel’s fuel consumption is about 445 gallons per hour.
Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding of Somerset, Mass., won the contract to build three new 165-ft., 600-passenger ferries for New York City-based Circle Line. According to Peter Duclos, President of Gladding-Hearn, the boats are based on a design from Dejong & Lebet. The vessels are already under construction at Gladding-Hearn, as the contract was signed in November 2006 according to Duclos, but just announced now. Two boats will be in service by the Spring of 2008
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, was a recent recipient of the Improvement In Safety award for 2009 from the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). To qualify for the award, the Somerset, Mass., shipyard submitted four quarters of SCA-required employee health and safety data, documenting a required minimum 10% reduction in Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) throughout 2009. Gladding-Hearn’s TRIR declined almost 37% from the previous year
Local and state dignitaries convened on the Monmouth County waterfront to take part in the christening of the Gladding-Hearn built M/V Seastreak New Jersey, a 141-ft. (42.9-m), 400 passenger high speed catamaran which will provide daily commuter service from Atlantic Highlands, and Highlands, N.J., to Pier 11 (Wall Street) and East 34th Street in Manhattan. According to Geoffrey Ede of SeaStreak America, Inc., Seastreak New Jersey and its sister ship Seastreak New York are the fastest
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new all-aluminum catamaran, which will join three other high-speed ferries built by the shipyard for Boston-based Boston Harbor Cruises. Measuing 142.6 ft. (43.4 m). on the deck, 39 ft. (11.8 m) abeam and carrying 500 passengers, the new vessel will be the largest Incat-designed fast ferry in the country, said shipyard officials. Delivery is scheduled for next June.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new all-aluminum catamaran, which will join three other high-speed ferries built by the shipyard for Boston-based Boston Harbor Cruises. Measuing 142.6 ft. on the deck, 39 ft. abeam and carrying 500 passengers, the new vessel will be the largest Incat-designed fast ferry in the country, said shipyard officials. Delivery is scheduled for next June.
Gladding Hearn, Duclos Corporation, has delivered Maryland pilot boat to Virginia Pilot Boat Corporation. It is the Virginia Pilots’ sixth Gladding-Hearn launch, but the associations’ first of the new Chesapeake class. The new all-aluminum boat measures 52.5 ft., with a 17-ft. beam and a 4.8 ft. draft. It is powered by twin Detroit Diesel Series 60-D-DEC engines, each developing 600 bhp at 2100 rpm, with top speeds of 25 knots.
Hy-Line Cruises, a division of Hyannis Harbor Tours, Hyannis, Mass., has taken delivery of a new 300 passenger, high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, the Duclos Corporation. This is the third Incat-designed fast ferry built by the shipyard for the Cape Cod tourism company, and the twenty-seventh high-speed catamaran built by Gladding-Hearn. The M/VV Grey Lady replaces the smaller Grey Lady II and provides year-round passenger service between Hyannis and Nantucket Island.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has begun construction of its first water-jet-propelled pilot boat for the Galtex pilots in Galveston, Texas. Delivery is planned for March 2005. The shipyard is applying the experience of building more than 20 ferries with water jets to the new pilot boat. In selecting water jets over a traditional propeller-driven launch the Galtex pilots will avoid costly repairs to propellers and shafts from debris in Galveston harbor, particularly at high speeds
On the heels of a 12-boat order for the U.S. Navy, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has received an order from the U.S. Army for a new high-speed fireboat. Delivery is scheduled for 2011. The all-aluminum vessel, designed jointly by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard and C. Raymond Hunt Associates, measures 75.8 ft overall, with a 20.6-ft beam and a shallow 4.2-ft draft. Designed to meet the Army’s primary mission of fire protection for its munitions terminal in Sunny Point
The Northeast Marine Pilots took delivery of a new Chesapeake-class launch from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The vessel joins the pilots’ four-boat fleet, operating from Newport, Rhode Island. With a deep-V hull designed by C
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, is building the first of three Chesapeake Class pilot boats for coastal and offshore patrol operations and port security provided by the Colombian Department of the Navy. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates
When the long-time operators of the National Park Service passenger route from Key West, Florida, to Dry Tortugas National Park were looking to keep that contract and further upgrade the quality of their offerings in that market, they did what most satisfied customers would do: they went back to
Cape Fear Pilots Association, Southport, N.C., has ordered a second St. John’s Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. This vessel has special meaning for Gladding-Hearn because since it will be the 400th boat built since the shipyard’s founding
The NYPD’s Harbor Unit ordered from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corp., five new patrol boats, three 61-footers and two 70-footers. The yard has previously built more than a dozen patrol boats and a fireboats for operation in New York Harbor.
Gladding-Hearn Delivers New High-Speed Ferry to Rhode Island Fast Ferry. Rhode Island Fast Ferry Co. has taken delivery of a new high-speed passenger ferry from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, to operate between Quonset Point, Rhode Island and Martha’s Vineyard
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $9.98 million in grants to 15 small shipyards throughout the United States to pay for modernizations which will increase productivity and help the country’s small shipyards compete in the global marketplace.
U.S. Army Takes Delivery of New Fire/Rescue boat from Gladding-Hearn. Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation has delivered a new high-speed fire/rescue boat to the U.S. Army. The all-aluminum vessel, designed jointly by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard and C
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered a new high-speed ferry to Fire Island Ferries, Inc., on the south shore of Long Island in New York. The new 387-passenger, all-aluminum, mono-hull ferry is a further refinement of a vessel design concept optimized by Fire Island
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has announced the availability of a new work boat for developers and service providers of offshore wind farms in the United States. The first Catamaran Wind Farm Service Vessel, designed by the shipyard’s high-speed ferry designer
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered a new pilot boat, the third launch for the Maryland pilots, built by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the new Chesapeake Class, all-aluminum pilot boat measures 52
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has received an order for a new high-speed ferry from Fire Island Ferries, Inc., on the south shore of Long Island in New York. The vessel’s delivery is scheduled for June 2011.
After delivering its first vessel for the U.S. Navy 18 months ago, Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered the last of 12, 64-ft screening escort vessels, operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, with the mission of securing high-value Naval assets in domestic ports.
Having recently signed a new 10-year contract with the National Park Service (NPS) for passenger service between Key West, Fla., and the Dry Tortugas National Park, Massachusetts-based Yankee Fleet has ordered a new 250-passenger, high-speed catamaran from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has taken a new boat order from the Bermuda Department of Marine and Ports Services to replace the pilot/rescue boat, Saint David, built by the shipyard in 1986. Delivery is scheduled for 2011.