MN 100: All American Marine, Inc.
All American Marine Inc. was founded in 1987 and specializes in the construction of custom tailored aluminum boats from 30 to 150 feet LOA. Today, the company has become a leading builder of high speed passenger catamarans, survey craft, and research vessels. AAM’s vessels feature the Teknicraft Design signature hull shape and hydrofoil technology, which aid in high speed travel with excellent fuel efficiency, producing lowest wake levels and minimal underwater noise. All American Marine has been given the exclusive construction rights within North America for Teknicraft designs and has constructed well over 30 Teknicraft Design vessels, including 28 foil-supported catamarans.
AAM’s workboat, research vessel, patrol, and passenger catamaran hull designs feature hydrofoil-assist technology that provides for shallow draft, enhanced seakeeping ability, improved speed and fuel economy. AAM recently delivered a new passenger ferry for Seattle. Notably, Sally Fox is the first U.S. Coast Guard Sub-chapter “K” inspected passenger vessel built and delivered under the new 5A Space Performance Guidelines (NVIC 9-97 Ch-1). The catamaran features an advanced hull shape that was custom designed using digital modeling and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis testing. CFD hull optimization led to savings of nearly 20 percent power. The hull design is complemented by Teknicraft’s signature integration of a wave piercer that is positioned between the catamaran sponsons to break up wave action and ensure reduced drag while enhancing passenger comfort. The water taxi is powered by twin Cummins QSK-50 tier III engines, rated 18,00 bhp at 1,900 rpm to provide a service speed of 28 knots. The design features interior seating for 250 with 28 additional outdoor seats on the upper deck.
(As published in the August 2015 edition of Marine News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeNews)