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MN 100: Northern Lights, Inc.

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4420 14th Ave. NW Seattle, WA 98107 Telephone: 206 789 3880 E-mail: Website: CEO/President: Sam Hill Number of Employees: 68 The Company: Founded in 1958, Northern Lights manufactures marine power generation, propulsion and air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The company’s products are distributed through a global sales and service network of over 340 dealers in more than 40 countries. Northern Lights manufactures marine generator sets from 5-500kW, designed to meet all current US EPA marine regulations. A full range of custom options and accessories address virtually any at-sea need.   The Case: Northern Lights is the only US manufacturer of both power generation and climate control systems, also offering fully customized and integrated systems of all these critical components. Northern Lights offers US EPA Tier 3 compliant marine generator sets in 5-500kW configurations, including commercial solutions in the 20-500kW range. Along with the Technicold brand of climate control, Northern Lights provides complete component solutions. (As published in the August 2014 edition of Marine News -

Washburn & Doughty Win Contract

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine signed a contract to design and build a 72 x 20 x 10.5 ft/ Offshore Motor Vessel (Hull 76) for Hempstead Navigation Service LLC. The vessel, which is designed for long distance travel, will have a steel hull (5/16" shell) and an aluminum deckhouse. Hull 76 will feature a Caterpillar 3406E main engine rated at 450 hp at 1,800 rpm. The vessel is designed to travel at 10 knots and will use a Twin Disc 5114 close-coupled reverse gear with

Gladding-Hearn Launches Vessel for Northeast Pilots

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. Raymond Hunt Associates, the all-aluminum pilot boat measures 53 feet overall, with a 17-foot beam and a 4.8-foot draft. The new launch features twin Caterpillar C-12 diesels, each rated at 454 Bhp at 2,100 rpm

Geo Shipyard Delivers to USACE

Photo courtesy Geo Shipyard, Inc.

The Redlinger and the Elton, both 60-ft Hysucraft (hydrofoil supported catamarans), are survey vessel sister ships designed and built for the United States Army Corps of Engineers. They are serving the Portland Oregon district. Redlingers mission is in Portland along the Columbia River. Eltons mission is in Astoria and out to the Columbia Bar. The vessels have a top speed of 35knots with a cruising speed of 30 knots at 80% power

Northern Lights Produces Hybrid-Marine Solution

Marine NewsWire- Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI), is redefining the traditional engine room with an unmatched hybrid-marine solution. NLI combines its high-performance Lugger propulsion engines with BAE Systems' HybriDrive Propulsion System.   The system uses a Propulsion Control System (PCS) to direct power produced from the electric generator for immediate use, or holds it in the Energy Storage System (ESS) to provide clean, quiet power without the engine

Kvichak Builds Second Long Beach Transit Water Taxi

Photo courtesy Kvichak Marine Industries

The brightly painted Aqualink built by Kvichak Marine Industries (KMI) and designed by Incat Crowther of Australia, has been in operation by Long Beach Transit (LBT) shuttling visitors and commuters between the Long Beach downtown/waterfront area to Alamitos Bay Landing since 2001.  This water taxi has lead LBT back to Kvichak to build a second boat to add to their fleet and route expansion.  Aqualink II an all-aluminum

Kvichak Marine Delivers M/V Defender V

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Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. recently launched and completed sea trials for M/V Defender V, a new design all-aluminum foil assisted catamaran. Designed by Kvichak Marine, this 57.8-ft vessel can be used as a fast response patrol boat, survey boat, crew boat or general work boat. The Defender V is powered by twin Scania DI12 69M marine diesel engines rated for 691 BHP at 2300 RPM. The engines are coupled to ZF 360A transmissions that drive Michigan propellers

Gladding-Hearn Delivers Third Launch to Md Pilots

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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 52.5 ft overall, with a 16.6-ft beam and 4.7-ft draft, and has a top speed of 25 knots.  The deep-V hull is powered by twin Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines, each delivering 600 Bhp at 2100 rpm

Metal Trades Second Fuel Barge for U.S. Navy

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Metal Trades, Inc. announced the completion of YON 331, the second vessel of a new class of 14,000 barrel double hull fuel barges for the U.S. Navy.  The 200-ft x 52-ft barge was designed by Bristol Harbor Group of Bristol, R.I. to carry either Diesel or JP5 Jet Fuel in five cargo tanks. Metal Trades was contracted by Maybank Industries, located in Charleston, S.C..  The barge will be delivered to the Naval Supply Systems Command Fuel Depot facility in Norfolk, Va

New Westport Boat for Alaskan Excursions

Westport Shipyard delivered the 95 x 22.7 ft. fiberglass excursion boat, Tanaina, to Prince William Sound Cruises & Tours (PWSCT). The boat will be based in Whittier, Alaska, to join other firms providing excursion services on Prince William Sound. Tanaina, an Alaskan word meaning, "the people," was constructed using Westport's 8500 series adjustable hull form, featuring modified propeller tunnels. The new 28-knot vessel is powered by Caterpillar 3512B engines delivering 1,960 hp at 1

Cruise Season at Lerwick Ends on New Highs

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Lerwick Harbor has logged its best cruise season yet, with the Shetland port setting four new records in 2016 – and three expected to be broken again next year. The season closes tomorrow, Thursday 6 October, with another visit by the Cruise & Maritime Voyages-operated Marco Polo

Cruise Ship Transits the Northeast Passage

Hanseatic in ice water (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises)

 Expedition cruise ship Hanseatic has navigated the Northeast Passage for the second time, completing its journey through the Arctic Ocean sea route in the early hours of September 7, 2016. After sailing a total of 5,542 nautical miles, the ship will arrive in Nome on September 10 and

MN100: Northern Lights, Inc.

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 The Company: Founded in 1958, Northern Lights manufactures marine power generation, propulsion and air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The company’s products are distributed through a global sales and service network of over 340 dealers in more than 40 countries

New Tour Boat for Argosy Cruises

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All American Marine, Inc. (AAM), together with Argosy Cruises of Seattle, Wash., has signed a contract for the construction of a 125-foot aluminum monohull tour boat for operation in Puget Sound’s Elliott Bay.   This project will mark the first keel laid at All American Marine’s

New Bunker Vessel for Maxum Petroleum

Global Provider (Rendering: Elliott Bay Design Group)

Maxum Petroleum's newest bunker vessel Global Provider is currently under construction at Jesse Co. in Tacoma, Wash. and is expected to enter service in January 2017.    “The launch of this vessel demonstrates our continued commitment to enhance our service capabilities for our

Gulf Coast Shipyard Delivers MY Imagine

M.Y. Imagine (Photo: GCSG)

Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has delivered the Motor Yacht Imagine.  The M.Y. Imagine, a Trinity built yacht, is a 193’x 32’x 14’6” custom designed semi-displacement aluminum hull and superstructure vessel that was constructed in GCSG’s yard located in New

Northern Lights Opens Branch Office in Louisiana

Rick Stinson (Photo: Northern Lights)

Marine power generation and climate control products manufacturer Northern Lights has opened its fifth branch office, in Kenner, La, to enhance service to Gulf and inland waterways boat builders and vessel operators.     The new Northern Lights Gulf branch

Alabama Pilots Order High-speed Launch from Gladding-Hearn

 The Alabama Pilot, Inc., in Mobile, Ala., has ordered a Chesapeake Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Delivery of the new 53-footer is scheduled for mid-2017.   With a length overall of 53.6 feet, a beam of 17.8 feet, and a draft of 4

Yanmar Names US/Canada West Coast Distributor

Anthony Domenici (Photo: Valley Power Systems)

Valley Power Systems has entered into a distributor agreement with Yanmar America Corporation for the sale and service of Yanmar’s commercial marine diesel engine line throughout the states of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, as well as the Canadian province of British Columbia

Quartet of Cruise Records in Prospect for Lerwick

Cruise passengers at Victoria Pier Courtesy Lerwick Port

The first cruise ship arrival of the year will enter Lerwick Harbour this weekend at the start of a record-breaking season which is expected to see the most passengers and vessels yet at the Shetland port, along with the highest gross tonnage of cruise ships, including the biggest vessels to date

CMA Offers Concessions to get EU Approval for NOL Deal

File image: the CMA CGM Ben Frnklin (Marad)

French container shipping group CMA CGM has offered concessions in a bid to win European Union antitrust approval for its $2.4 billion takeover of Singaporean rival Neptune Orient Lines. CMA CGM, which ranks behind No. 1 Maersk Line and Swiss peer MSC in global shipping

AAM to Construct USACE Survey Catamaran

Photo: USACE

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) was recently awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the design and construction of a new hydrofoil supported aluminum catamaran survey vessel.    The vessel will primarily perform survey missions and some dive operations in

USACE Orders Foil-assisted Survey Catamaran

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All American Marine to construct hydrofoil-assisted survey catamaran for USACE Philadelphia District   The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a contract to All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) for the design and construction of a new hydrofoil supported aluminum catamaran survey

Ecoslops to Implement Recycling Unit in the Romanian Port of Constanta

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 Ecoslops has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Grup Servicii Petroliere (GSP), a leading offshore drilling and construction company, to conduct a feasibility study for the development of an oil residues processing plant in the Romanian Port of Constanta, on the Black Sea.  

Foss Maritime Names Parrott COO

John Parrott (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Maritime announced that John Parrott will join the Foss executive team as Chief Operating Officer (COO).   Parrott comes to Foss from sister company, TOTE Maritime Alaska, where he has served as President for sixteen years. In his new role as Foss' COO

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