Hamilton Jet Lands New Orders
Alabama-based offshore operator, P.G. Charter Boats have ordered a new 164 ft. high speed survey vessel driven by Hamilton water jets. The aluminum craft, which resembles Gulf of Mexico crewboats, will be driven by triple Hamilton waterjets powered by MTU diesel engines through ZF gearboxes. The propulsion system will be controlled by a dual station HamiltonJet MECS software configurable electronic control system. Designed by DeJong and Lebet of Jacksonville, the vessel will be constructed at Freeport Shipbuilding. Additionally, NY Waterway, the largest privately-owned commuter ferry operator in the U.S., has ordered a series of new Hamilton Jet powered ferries for passenger operations on New York Harbor. Three of the 79 ft.
HamiltonJet HT900s for New High Speed Crewboat
New Zealand waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet said four of its HT900 waterjets were selected for IncatCrowther’s latest project - a first-of-type 70m Catamaran Fast Crewboat for operations in the Caspian Sea oil industry in Azerbaijan. When completed in 12 months time, this vessel will reportedly be the world’s largest high speedcrewboat operating in the global oil industry. It will also be the largest vessel HamiltonJet has been involved in. The DP2 class vessel will have four control stations…
HamiltonJet Launches HT810 Model
HamiltonJet Technical Manager Phil Rae said the company’s designers learned a lot from the HT1000 project, using this knowledge to refine the HT810 to make it easier to both manufacture and service in the field. “Through the development of the HT series we have been able to advance several new features of our waterjets, including one-piece casting of large impellers, compact and efficient reverse duct designs and improved servicing features” said Rae. Not only does the HT810 mixed flow pump offer both improved efficiency and cavitation performance…
HamiltonJet HT900s for World’s Biggest High Speed Crew Boat
Waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet recently got great news when four HT900 waterjets were selected for Incat Crowther’s latest project – a first-of-type 70 meter Catamaran Fast Crew Boat for operations in the Caspian Sea oil industry in Azerbaijan. When completed, this vessel will be the world’s largest high speed crew boat operating in the global oil industry. It will also be the largest vessel HamiltonJet has been involved in to date, and will further showcase waterjet’s performance and maneuvering benefits over other forms of propulsion in this demanding marine sector.
Hamilton Jets For Portuguese River Catamarans
Image Marine of Western Australia, a member of the Austal Group, has ordered Hamilton Waterjets for two River Catamarans to operate in Portugal. Each of the two 121 ft. (37-m) catamarans will be fitted with twin Hamilton Model HM651 waterjets, which will be controlled using Hamilton's MECS electronic control system, to give an operational speed of 29 knots.
Arctic P Chase Boats Convert to Waterjets
Two 12-m chase boats aboard the Australian-based mega yacht Arctic P has been successfully converted from stern drives to waterjet propulsion. Hamilton Jet, local jet distributor Wiltrading Pty Ltd. and boat builder Stebercraft Pty Ltd. worked closely to retrofit the craft as quickly as possible. The first of the two chase boats, which are deck mounted on the 288.7 ft. (88 m) Arctic P, was urgently converted late last year, when one of the chase boat's stern drives with surface piercing props broke down again. Waterjets were mentioned as a possible solution, so Hamilton Jet's New South Wales distributor Wiltrading was contacted. After assessing the requirements twin Hamilton Model HJ292 waterjets were recommended as the best option to go with the original 370 hp Sabre engines.
HamiltonJets for Offshore Catamaran Range
HamiltonJet have been selected as the propulsion partners in three recent catamarans, all working in the offshore industry. In each case the combination of wide operating envelope, enhanced manoeuvrability and proven durable design were contributing factors to the selection of the propulsion and control package. The first of these vessels to be built was Windcat 21, constructed by A.F. Theriault & Son for the UK/Netherlands based Windcat Workboats. Windcat have been supplying…
HamiltonJet HT Orders Strong
Waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet said it has had considerable commercial success with its new HT series since the first model was introduced less than two years ago with 60 units being sold to date. So far 18 HT1000s have been delivered to South Korea for Coast Guard Patrol boats, with a further 10 jets scheduled for delivery this financial year. A large patrol boat being constructed in the USA at present also utilises twin HT1000. Seven twin shipsets of HT810s have been ordered for patrol boat projects in Taiwan with the first of these recently exceeding expectations at sea trial.
Hamilton Waterjets Chosen for Portuguese Fast Ferries
Lisbon will introduce nine new low-wash fast ferries over the next two years. The new vessels are in response to an increase in ferry commuters and an outdated ferry service currently operating in the city’s waterways. Sociedade Fluvial de Transportes S.A. (Soflusa) has ordered seven 49 meter passenger-only ferries to operate between Sul e Sueste terminal and Barreiro in Lisbon. Each of the Damen Fast Ferry 4912 catamaran vessels will carry up to 600 passengers and four crew at a service speed of 25 knots. Damen Shipyards in Singapore will build the ferries, with the first scheduled for delivery in early 2003, and the seventh early 2004. In addition, two low-wash river ferries were delivered to Portugal early in 2002 and are operating successfully in waterways of Lisbon.
HamiltonJets for Offshore Wind Farm Catamarans
HamiltonJet has been selected as the propulsion partner in three recent catamarans working in the offshore industry. In each case the combination of wide operating envelope, enhanced maneuverability and proven durable design were contributing factors in the selection of the propulsion and control package. The first of these vessels to be built was Windcat 21, constructed by A.F. Theriault & Son for the UK/Netherlands based Windcat Workboats. Windcat has been supplying vessels for the offshore wind farm support market since the early 2000s.
HamiltonJet Debuts JETanchor Positioning System
Global waterjet manufacturer HamiltonJet has launched its latest vessel positioning system, JETanchor. Developed from the blueARROW controls platform JETanchor is the newest addition to the HamiltonJet controls’ product range, developed and tested over the past 18 months, in response to strong market demand for small vessel positioning systems. Aimed predominantly at Pilot boats, Fireboats, SAR, Patrol, Survey, DSV and small Offshore Crewboats, the JETanchor system provides a cost effective “dynamic-positioning-type” system for smaller vessels. HamiltonJet Global Marketing Manager Albear Montocchio said, “The product has undergone rigorous and extensive testing on two commercial vessels, an offshore crew-transfer vessel and a coastal survey vessel.
Galtex Pilots Third Boat From Gladding-Hearn
Galveston-Texas City pilots have taken delivery of its third pilot boat, a new sister-ship to the 30 knot, 70-ft launch, built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, less than four years ago. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the all-aluminum vessel measures 70 ft over-all, with a 21-ft beam and a shallow three ft nine inch draft. The new launch is powered by twin Cummins QSK38-M diesel engines, each producing a conservative 1300 bhp at 1800 rpm and connected to a Hamilton HM 571 waterjet through a remote-mounted Reinjtes WVS 430/1 gearbox.
FDNY Honors 9/11 Hero Feehan at Boat Christening
November 20, 2015 (New York) -- Today at Pier 16 in lower Manhattan the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) honored William M. Feehan by christening and commissioning of the new fireboat William M. Feehan. Captain Louis Guzzo led the ceremonies which included a number of dignitaries from in and around the FDNY. William M. Feehan was a FDNY firefighter lost in the September 11 World Trade Center attacks. Feehan, who at 71 was the oldest of 343 firefighters to pass away in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.
World's Largest Fast Crew Boat Powered by HamiltonJets
The world’s largest Fast Crew Boat has recently been launched by Incat Tasmania’s shipyard on the 15th of September 2014. This DP2 class 70m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) will be operating as a fast crew transfer vessel to various installations in the Caspian Sea and has a semi-SWATH hull design with active ride control, which will provide a more comfortable ride and reduce stress on the crew and passengers. Named the ‘Muslim Magomayev’ the boat has approx. 200 metric tons deadweight and is capable of carrying 150 passengers and 14 crew…
US Navy Opts for 5 More RIBs from Willard
The U.S. Navy exercised an option on its contract with Willard Marine, Inc. requesting five more 11-meter rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) in addition to the 10 that the Navy had previously ordered in 2014. Willard Marine will provide three 11-meter Open Center Console (OCC) boats that will be equipped with twin Cummins QSB6.7 380-hp engines, and two Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) boats equipped with twin Cummins QSB6.7 480-hp engines, both versions of which will be paired with Hamilton Jet HJ292 water jets. For 37 years, the U.S.
US Navy Orders More RIBs from Willard Marine
The U.S. Navy has awarded Willard Marine, Inc. a contract for a new generation of 11-meter RIBs for standard ship’s boat operations. To date, eight standard craft with an Open Center Console (OCC) configuration and two OCC LPD-17 class variants have been ordered. This contract specifies Cummins QSB 6.7-liter 380-hp twin engines paired with Hamilton Jet HJ292 waterjets. Each vessel will have aft seating plus removable seating for additional people on the foredeck and all will be delivered with WING inflatable tubes.
Kvichak to Build 48 ft. Foil Research Cat
Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Company, was recently awarded a contract to design and build a 48’ all-aluminum foil assisted research catamaran for the King County Environmental Laboratory. The vessel will operate in Puget Sound, the Straits of Juan de Fuca and adjoining inland waterways. The vessel will be conducting water sampling research along with marine buoy calibration, maintenance and retrieval, tours and shoreline surveys, dive and ROV operations. This will be the thirteenth foil assisted catamaran Kvichak has built since 2000.
Munson Delivers Fireboat to Vancouver
Munson Boats announced its latest delivery of a 46’ Type IV Fire Emergency Response Vessel for the City of Vancouver Fire Department. Fully designed and built by Munson Boats in Burlington, Wash. the new vessel will operate in the lower Columbia River and can respond to incidents from Astoria, Ore. to Lewiston, Idaho. Twin Scania DI13-77M diesels producing a total of 1,500 horsepower are coupled to Hamilton 364 waterjets to achieve speeds in excess of 32 knots. The fire pump system delivers a maximum 2,500 gallons per minute (GPM) to eight fire hose hydrants and three available monitors.
Vessels: Safe/Sea Gets Twin Diesel Jet RIB From Almar
Safe/Sea upgraded its fleet of rescue vessels with an Almar Boat-built 33 x 12-ft. rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB). This vessel will be the seventh that Almar has built for Safe/Sea, and will boast a 28-in. diameter inflation tube, as well as a custom built, fully enclosed pilot house to protect the captain. The electronics suite, supplied by Pawtuxet Marine Electronics of Cranston, RI, includes a 48 nautical mile Furuno radar, a Northstar 957 color DGPS chartplotter, twin VHF radios, a Motorola private band two-way radio, a Horizon Loudhailer, a Ritchie digital compass, and dual ACR remote controlled spotlights. Also included will be Algae-X fuel filters, and an X-Changer oil recovery system.
Kvichak Delivers Patrol Boat to NCPD
Kvichak Marine recently delivered the second of a two-boat order for the Nassau County Police Department of New York. Marine 6 will join Marine 5 for patrol and rescue operations on the south shore of Long Island. The 38-ft. all-aluminum vessel has a beam of 13.5 ft. and replaces a 36-ft. fiberglass boat that operated in the NCPD for more than 17 years. "We definitely wanted aluminum construction for our new vessels," said First Chief of Patrol Robert Bishop. Twin Caterpillar 3126-DITA @ 420 hp diesel engines, fitted to Twin Disc MG507-1 reversing marine transmissions power Marine 6. The engines are coupled to a pair of Hamilton 321 propulsion jets via Spicer U-joint shafts.
Moose Boats Delivers M1-44
Moose Boats, an aluminum boat manufacturer, recently delivered a new model named the M1-44 to the Naval Militia in New York. This vessel is the first of its kind and was designed to meet mission-specific needs for New York State’s Division of Military Naval Affairs (DMNA) headquartered in Latham, NY. The vessel is presently berthed at the United States Coast Guard Sector 1 on Staten Island, NY. DMNA took possession of the vessel, which is operated by the New York Naval Militia’s Emergency Boat Service, in December 2007. The M1-44 is an off-shore 44 ft.
Moose Boats Delivers Two Patrol Vessels
Moose Boats, an aluminum boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area announced the delivery of two patrol boats in late 2013. Moose Boats delivered a new M1-44 Catamaran Patrol Boat to Bridgeport Police Department on Long Island Sound. The M1-44 all-aluminum catamaran is powered by twin Cummins QSC8.3 600hp marine turbo diesel engines coupled via TwinDisc MG5075SC transmissions to twin Hamilton 322 water-jets with Hamilton Blue Arrow Controls. The vessel named “John Jack Flynn III” features a generous fully enclosed cabin complete with shock mitigating seats…
Offshore: Seacor Raises the Bar Again
Long acknowledged as a firm to watch in U.S. crewboat and fast supply boat innovation, Seacor Marine will be attracting industry attention once again when its latest set of new boats begin delivery in 2014. While this new class of mono-hull boats have some big dimensions, the more noteworthy feature will be the size of its engines. With 10 vessels in three different classes all more than 200-feet long, this is the largest single order of fast supply boats of their size. Cummins QSK60-M engines, each delivering 2,700 hp, will power all vessels.