New And Notable Deliveries

Monday, April 17, 2000
Blount Completes Dinner Vessel The 600-passenger dinner cruise vessel; M/V Horizon was delivered to Pegasus Yacht Cruises of New York by Blount Industries on March 5.

Measuring 161 ft. (49 m), Horizon boasts a welded steel, single chine hull with three enclosed dining decks, with all superstructure above the second deck is 100 percent aluminum construction. New Jersey-based Robinson Interiors designed Horizon with old world ambience in mind — its dining room features varnished cherry wood paneling and trim.

The vessel is powered by two owner-supplied Detroit Diesel 16V-92 engines, soft mounted for silent operation with Lo-Rez vibration mounts and couplings. Electric engine controls by Mathers provide throttle and gear control, while a Murphy alarm panel monitors the propulsion engines. Twin 200 kW Detroit Diesel 6V-92 generators supply electrical power for the vessel's services via a split bus switchboard. A dedicated Detroit Diesel 4-71 engine provides power for a 125-hp, 22-in. diameter hydraulic bow thruster, while steering is achieved by an Autonav Electro-hydraulic steering package with duplicate hydraulic pumpsets.

Two Rheem 18 kW water heaters provide 240 gallons of hot water to all the heads, bars, galley and other onboard services. An 80-ton Dunham-Bush Chiller, with a 60 kW boiler, provides the vessel's HVAC system. Spirit Cruises Accepts 15th Skipperliner-Built Boat Spirit Cruises' 15th passenger vessel Elite I - designed and built by SkipperLiner Shipyards was delivered to the company to benefit the corporate and wedding clientele of Norfolk, Va. Capable of carrying 149 passengers, the vessel will moor dockside with the 600-passenger dinner vessel, Spirit of Norfolk.

Incorporating a technologically driven hull design, Elite is outfitted with two Caterpillar 290-hp 3208DIT propulsion engines, a 70 kW Cummins electrical generator and ZF 220A gearboxes. The vessel is able to hold 1,000 gallons of fuel oil, 750 gallons of fresh water and 666 gallons of waste. Boasting a 360-degree sky-lounge, the vessel features raised pilothouse, six different boarding stations and 280,000-btu of silent climate control. Gunderson Launches Last Of Barge Series On March 17, Gunderson, Inc. launched Alaska Trader, the last of a three-part series of container barges for Pacific Trader and affiliated companies. Measuring 344 x 94 x 21 ft. (104.8 x 28.6 x 6.4 m), the deck cargo barge is specifically fitted to carry 20 and 40-ft. containers, in addition to other types of cargo. The vessel will be delivered to its owners for container service operation between the Pacific Northwest coast and Alaska.

The largest of its kind to be constructed on the west coast in more than 10 years, the barge — as well as its two sisterships — was designed by Fisker-Andersen & Whalen marine architects for a fast-towing speed. Fincantieri Delivers Ocean Princess

Ocean Princess — the last of a four-part 77,000-gt vessel series — and newest member of the Grand Class — was delivered to P&O Princess Cruises by Fincantieri's Monfalcone yard on January 29. The seventh vessel to be built at the yard for P&O, Ocean Princess joins sisterships Sun Princess, Dawn Princess and Sea Princess, which were delivered in November 1995, April 1997 and November 1998, respectively.

Able to accommodate more than 2,300 passengers and a crew of 800, the vessel is 856 ft. (261 m), with a height of 157 ft. (48 m) and breadth of 105 ft. (32 m).

Propulsion and power are provided by a diesel-electric power plant based on six Sulzer engines — with an overall power of 46 MW. Wärtsilä and NSD Italia supplied the vessel’s engines. Arab Heavy Delivers Contemporary Vessel Arab Heavy Industries has delivered a modern 167 ft. (51m) self-propelled and self-elevating service vessel to Bibby Line Arab Heavy Industries PJSC.

Named the Trident Bibby One, the DNV-classed vessel was constructed from a design based on a modern lift boat concept — setting new performance standards in supporting offshore activities in the Middle East and Southeast Asia. The vessel will join Bibby's existing fleet of self-elevating platforms, which provide a range of production, hook up, repair and maintenance support services.

Boasting a unique design, Trident Bibby One is propelled by a 5,000-hp twin-screw propulsion systems with forward and aft thrusters — all controlled by a sole joystick. With an extensive deck space of more than 9,700 sq. ft., the vessel can run in shallow waters from approximately 10 to 180 ft.

The vessel's accommodation module can hold up to 60 people.

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