International Recognition for Fast Displacement Hull Form
Galactica Star, the first vessel to feature the Fast Displacement Hull Form (FDHF), has won the award for the best high-speed yacht over 45 meters in length at the World Super Yacht Awards on May 3, 2014. The jury reported that the award was granted because of Galactica Star’s “technically innovative FDHF (Fast Displacement Hull Form) design, developed by Van Oossanen Naval Architects”. Van Oossanen started the development of this new type of hull form in 2009. This was driven by their passion to develop vessels that are highly efficient both at lower cruising speeds and at high speeds.
Kvichak Marine Building Cummins-Powered Catamaran
"This project represents our commitment to the passenger vessel industry, including high speed catamarans," says Kvichak Marine's Art Parker. Well-known for their 30 to 40-ft. aluminum fishboats and oil response vessels, the Seattle-based boat builder is currently building a 64 x 28-ft. displacement hulled catamaran for Captain Andy's Sailing Adventures of Port Allen on the Island of Kauai, in Hawaii. The boat, to operate year round on the Na Pali Coast, will be rated for 100 passengers on scheduled snorkeling and whale watch day trips. In the evenings she will serve catered meals for up to 40 sit down diners. The main deck house is open to the aft with front and side windows providing shelter while the stern area is open. The top deck carries the pilot house and additional open seating.
Transonic Hull Technology for Offshore Vessels
Hydrodynamics theory establishes that wave making resistance of displacement hulls originate from their body shape, especially from shoulders, midbody, and rear quarter curvatures of their waterplane at the water-air interface. These curvatures create bow waves, midbody troughs, and stern waves, which set the “hull speed” limit when the distance between bow and stern wave equal the boat’s length (speed/length ratio 1.34). Above hull speed, resistance grows at a high exponential rate. Transonic Hull (TH) technology eliminates this problem by using a slender triangular waterplane with apex at the bow, and rectilinear sides, free of curvatures, extending from bow to a maximum beam at the stern. This shape also generates the sharpest possible entry angle at the bow.
Kadey-Krogen 52’ Hull Scheduled for Debut
Kadey-Krogen 52’ Hull Number One Scheduled for World Debut in Seattle Boats Afloat Show, Sept. 14-18. Hull number one of the new Krogen 52’ departed Asia Harbor Yacht Builders in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on August 22 and is set to make its international debut in the Seattle Boats Afloat Show on Lake Union from September 14-18. The premiere comes just 18 months after the announcement of the new model. Testimony to the Kadey-Krogen tagline “At Home on Any Sea,” this first Krogen 52’ has…
Burger Boat Returns to Commercial Boat Building
Burger Boat Company is pleased to announce the upcoming delivery of a 60’ Fisheries Research Vessel, R/V Coregonus, to the Wisconsin Department of Resources in April 2011. This commercial vessel marks the reinstatement of commercial boat building for Burger Boat Company. Length, o.a. Designer SeaCraft Design LLC, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
New Heesen Superyachts Presented at Monaco Boat Show 2012
Dutch superyacht builders Heesen unveil their new range at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Presently, at the Monaco Yacht Show , Heesen directors Fabio Ermetto and Hans Boerakker, together with Piet and Perry van Oossanen from Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Frank Laupman from Omega Architects gathered at the Yacht Club de Monaco to present the new Heesen range to the yachting community, informs 'Yachting Pages'. Fabio Ermetto, Director of Sales and Marketing said: “Heesen is moving in a new direction. In fact, four new directions. And in doing so, we want to ensure that different means better.
Torqeedo to Showcase Cruise Engine at Seawork
Torqeedo will debut its innovative new electric motor at this year’s Seawork International. The new generation, the Cruise 10.0R, is equivalent to a 20HP combustion engine. It boasts 12kW peak power, 10kW continuous power and a voltage level of 48V to deliver impressive, emission-free performance at speeds of up to 17.2knots (31.9km/h). The Cruise 10.0R weighs 47.2kg in its smallest variation and features a powered tilt function, alongside a maximum RPM standing at 1,400RPM, and 315lbs of static thrust.
AMT Marine Building Fast Utility Boat at Hope Services
Andy Martin of AMT Marine will take delivery this May of a 136 x 34 x 12-ft. mini-supply boat from Hope Services of Dulac, La. The new boat, designed by Frank Basil's Entech and Associates of Houma, will be powered by a pair of Cummins V-12 KTA38 M0 main engines rated for 850 hp each at 1,800 rpm and driving through Twin Disc MG5301 gears with a ratio of 5.96:1. It's what this combination is driving that makes the story. On the end of each stainless steel six-in. shaft will be mounted a 66 x 54-in. five-blade prop from Padgett-Swan. Computer modelling has shown a gain of up to 1.5 knots with this combination and the five-blade props over four-blade props. Given the new boat's cargo capacities ? approximately 95,000 gallons of water and 90,000 of fuel ?
Eco-Friendly Ocean Motor Yacht Design
Designers Ken Freivokh, responsible for the Maltese Falcon; and Pat Bray, responsible for a fuel efficient, semi-displacement hull form, presented their latest project, an environmentally sound 137-ft motor yacht design. Through the use of hybrid diesel/electric technology this vessel can operate for up to five hours on battery power alone, quietly slipping through the water at six knots. A 4,000 mile range at 14 knots is achieved with this low wake, low carbon footprint hull form.
Introducing the Cutwater 26 and Cutwater 28
Cutwater Boats is a new line of trailerable, pilothouse cruisers being introduced by Fluid Motion, LLC, the designers and builders of the popular line of Ranger Tugs. A Cutwater 26 and Cutwater 28 will be the first two models built and their express style and innovative hull design provide flexibility for fishing, entertaining and cruising. The introduction of a new line of boats comes at a time when the marine industry continues to rebound from hard economic times but Fluid Motion…
Heesen Yachts Introduce New Superyacht Design
The Netherlands luxury yachtbuilder, Heesen Yachts, presents a new 58m superyacht in collaboration with Italian designer Francesco Paszkowsk. The relationship between Heesen Yachts and this Italian designer dates back to the Nineties with the creation of the exterior lines of the splendid 35 metre motor yacht Opus II and more recently with the interior design of two vessels in the 50 metre semi-displacement class. The exterior lines of this new 58 metre design combine elements inspired by automotive and aeronautical stylistic elements. The result is a design exuding power in every detail.
New Fast Displacement Yacht is First with Hybrid Propulsion
A new motoryacht built by built by the Netherlands’ Heesen Yachts is the world’s first Fast Displacement equipped with hybrid propulsion. Christened M/Y Home, the vessel is ultra-efficient, low fuel-burning and one of the quietest on the oceans. There are two sources of power for propulsion: diesel mechanical and diesel electrical. Either source can be used independently or simultaneously, providing less noise and vibration, more flexible power management and increased efficiency.
AAM to Construct USACE Survey Catamaran
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 support of dredging work planned within the Corps’ Philadelphia District. USACE has designated that the new catamaran will replace the aging survey boat, Shuman, which currently fills the mission critical role. The 68’ x 26’ custom aluminum catamaran will be designed by Teknicraft Design, Ltd.
USACE Orders Foil-assisted Survey Catamaran
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 vessel. The new vessel will replace the aging survey boat, Shuman, to primarily perform survey missions and some dive operations in support of dredging work planned within the Corps’ Philadelphia District. The 68- by 26-foot custom aluminum catamaran will be designed by Auckland, New Zealand firm Teknicraft Design, Ltd., for whom AAM is the exclusive in North America builder.
New Pilot Boat Soon to Launch in Oregon
Seattle - The pilot boat Connor Foss is currently under construction at the Foss Maritime Company's Shipyard in Rainier, Oregon, and will replace the Arrow 2 in June, 2012. The Arrow 2 will be taken out of service after fifty years transporting River and Bar pilots on the Columbia River at Astoria, Oregon. The Arrow 2 began service on the Columbia River in 1962. The steel hull launch boat with a single 700 horsepower engine has made thousands of pilot transfers in its long career. "It's just time to upgrade our equipment," said Foss project manager Dan Cole.
Trinity Delivers M/Y Lady Michelle
Lady Michelle is a semi-displacement hull design with 28 ft. (8.5m) beam and is capable of 19 knots and is powered by two Caterpillar 3512B main engines which develop 2,250 hp each. The shallow draft of 7.5 ft., enabling it to gain access to many ports uncommon for a yacht of this size. A 16,100 gallon (62,460 L) fuel tank will allow a large cruising range of approximately 4,200 nm at 10 knots (with 10% fuel reserved). Designed by Trinity's head designer Geoff van Aller, Lady Michelle has been designed and built with special consideration for European operations. It will accommodate an owner's party of ten in five staterooms and a crew of nine in five cabins, there is also an additional day room with a full bath that can accommodate an additional two guests if required.
U.S., Spain Team To Develop New Warship
Proving the depth of efforts to internationalize business, the Advanced Frigate Consortium (AFCON) announced its intention to design, develop and market a new class of corvette-size ships to meet the emerging needs of international navies. The main players in the consortium include IZAR of Spain, Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems and General Dynamics Bath Iron Works of the U.S. The corvette ship class will be designed with advanced platform, propulsion and combat systems including superior anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-submarine warfare capabilities. The AFCON team will work with international navies to design and develop an affordable, high-performance warship tailored for use in a nation's anti-air, anti-submarine, and anti-surface warfare operations.
Sauter Carbon Offset Design presents the Champion of Green Power
Faster and far greener than any Megayacht in her class, a Carbon Neutral Emax Megayacht that maximizes ecology, energy, efficiency and economy to achieve a 50 to 100% reduction in fuel consumption and GHG emissions. Employing the Daimler EPA “on road” turbo compound engines, the solar hybrid Ark Angel LSV delivers the cleanest marine propulsion system in the world. At 28knots fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by 50%. Richard Sauter head of design commented “I consider the Ark Angel the Champion of Green Power…
Hull Vane on New Patrol Vessel for Port of Rotterdam
Hull Vane on New Patrol Vessel for Port of Rotterdam Shipyard Kooiman recently started building a new 25-meter patrol vessel for the Rotterdam Port Authority. The vessel will be delivered in the summer of 2017. The order followed a public tender process in which several shipbuilders competed with their designs. The design incorporates several innovations to improve the efficiency. Public tender The principal focal points in the tender were the vessel’s complete life-cycle costs, a minimal amount of emissions and a minimum of wave formation.
Foreign Flagged Ferry for Pacific NW Route
WSF is the world’s largest ferry system based on the number of vehicles carried each year and the third largest in the world based on the 23,000,000 passengers served each year. WSF operates mostly domestic ferry routes in Puget Sound, Washington USA, but also operates a ferry route from Anacortes, Washington to Sidney, B.C. Canada (the “International Route”). WSF is seeking information on the purchase/sale availability of a foreign flagged ferry that WSF would operate on the International Route, contingent upon no intermediate stops in the San Juan Islands or elsewhere in the U.S. Direct sailing time would be approximately two hours one way. • Able to complete two Anacortes, WA – Sidney, B.C. • Sized for American vehicles. WSF standards 18.5’ long/8.5’ wide/8.5’ tall.
HydroComp NavCad Released
HydroComp NavCad is software for resistance and propulsion that can be found in the toolbox of naval architects and marine professions from around the world. First introduced in 1988, NavCad has undergone numerous upgrades in its 25-year history, but HydroComp says none of the previous upgrades are more significant than those found in this newly released version of NavCad. More than just an upgrade for current users, the new NavCad establishes a framework for ongoing feature development and improvements in the user experience. The design for this framework was first sketched out in early 2010.
MAN Rollo Supplies Engines for Hybrid Patrol Boat
In April this year, MAN Rollo supplied two engines for the RPA8 hybrid patrol boat, which Kooiman Shipyard was commissioned to build by the Port of Rotterdam Authority. When putting out a tender for the patrol boat, the Port of Rotterdam Authority defined a number of principles, including the cost of ownership, emission reduction and minimising wave generation. The tender also specified that the innovative patrol boat would be equipped with a hybrid propulsion system combining diesel electric and diesel direct power…
Sea Machine: Unmanned Autonomous Workboat
Press release- The Sea Machines V2 is a heavy-duty autonomus workboat built for offshore and nearshore operations. The semi-displacement hull provides open-ocean stability for surveying or USBL communications and the powerful propulsion system delivers more than 20 knots and 3 tons bollard pull when needed. With a pilot house and helm, the V2 is designed for operators who desire an autonomous vessel that can also be manually-driven as a conventional boat. The V2 is outfitted with our ACS control system which allows operation of the vessel in three primary gradations of autonomy…