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18 Jun 2019

66m Shadow Cat Launched

Photo: Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced the delivery of Shadow Cat HODOR, significant in that it is the first in the Shadow Cat range which for Incat Crowther.Design and naval architecture was by Incat Crowther, project management and technical consultation by Robert Smith of YCTS and construction by Astilleros Armón at their Burela shipyard in Spain.HODOR was customized to carry the specific equipment and supplies to support and enhance the owner’s mothership capabilities, and the design uses engineering of hulls proven in offshore platform service…

05 Feb 2018

Umoe Mandal Unveils New Crew Transfer Vessel

Voyager 38 X (Image: Umoe Mandal)

The new WAVECRAFT Voyager 38 X is designed to reduce transit time, improve crew and passenger comfort, safety and efficiency, expand operational envelop and reduce logistical cost, Umoe Mandal said. Voyager 38X incorporates air-cushion catamaran and Surface-Effect-Ship (SES) technologies with a motion control system that compensates for vertical wave motion to offer comfortable transit and safe access to other vessels and installations offshore. The vessel may be outfitted with a gangway and a SeaSpyder personnel transfer system.

14 Nov 2017

New Passenger Ferry for Seychelles’ Inter Island Express

Photo: Incat Crowther

A new 30-meter aluminum passenger ferry Isle of la Digue built by Richardson Devine Marine is the latest vessel designed by Incat Crowther for the Seychelles operator Inter Island Express. The catamaran newbuild, which required a very shallow draft to afford access to the operator’s confined harbor berth, is the first to feature Incat Crowther’s new generation propeller tunnel to reduce propeller draft and offer a flat transom which can integrate with standard fixed or active interceptor systems, the designer said.

25 Oct 2017

New Ferry Marks a Milestone for Incat Crowther

The Gladding-Hearn built ferry Champion is a milestone launch for marine design firm Incat Crowther (Photo: Incat Crowther)

The latest passenger ferry constructed by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding for Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority signals a milestone delivery for marine design firm Incat Crowther. The 27-meter catamaran Champion marks the 500th vessel designed by Incat Crowther. “To have successfully designed 500 large commercial vessels is no accident,” said Incat Crowther CEO, Brett Crowther. Crowther added, “It’s apt that our 500th vessel is a Gladding-Hearn build. Peter Duclos, Director of Business Development at Gladding Hearn…

21 Sep 2017

Palfinger Marine Debuts New Fast Rescue Boat

Photo: Palfinger Marine

Palfinger Marine said its new generation FRSQ 630 fast rescue boat offers optimal working conditions in rough sea conditions – at competitive pricing. In 2016, Harding Safety and Palfinger Marine merged into one company. Now the first product combining the lifesaving systems expertise of former Harding and the boat expertise of Palfinger Marine's professional boats division is introduced to the market: The new generation FRSQ 630 fast rescue boat. “FRSQ 630 features the best of both our worlds.

27 Oct 2016

“Ottantacinque” Wins German Design Award

Render-Courtesy Fincantieri Yachts

“Ottantacinque”, the concept of the latest-generation luxury mega yacht developed in partnership between Fincantieri Yachts and Pininfarina, introduced last year at the Monaco Yacht Show, won the prestigious annual award of the German Design Council in the category “Transportation” . “Ottantacinque” is a turnkey project, ready to be built, not just a simple concept, a merge of simplicity and functionality, innovation and style, elements which mark the assets of both companies and which are the pillars of the idea of Technology of Beauty.

06 Oct 2016

Windea La Cour Goes to Work

Photo: Ulstein Group

Two years on from the launch of the Ulstein Group’s X-STERN design at the ONS 2014 maritime exhibition in Stavanger, the first vessel to feature the innovative hull line has entered service at the Gemini offshore wind farm. The newly built Windea La Cour incorporates the X-STERN: a pointed stern instead of a conventional transom stern, offering increased comfort and flexibility due to reduced vibrations and slamming, according to Ulstein. These are key assets for the Norwegian-designed and -built vessel…

02 Sep 2016

Incat Crowther Designs another Ferry for Seastreak

(Image: Incat Crowther)

In response to significant growth in passenger volume, New York ferry operator Seastreak has contracted Incat Crowther to design a 45-meter catamaran passenger vessel for its fleet, thus increasing its number of Incat Crowther designed vessels to eight. Incat Crowther has worked with Seastreak to provide an operational advantage in a competitive market. The new vessel will continue this approach and be based on the fleet’s largest ferries, Seastreak Wall Street, Seastreak Manhattan, Seastreak Highlands and Seastreak New York. Passenger capacity is increased to 600.

03 Dec 2015

Sea Machine: Unmanned Autonomous Workboat

Photo courtesy of Sea Machine

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…

12 Nov 2015

Rescue Ship Idar Ulstein Named in Norway

Gunvor Ulstein (Photo: ULSTEIN)

The search and rescue boat Idar Ulstein was named in Ulsteinvik today, becoming the latest newbuild to join the fleet of the Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue. RS Idar Ulstein is also the first vessel in the new Ulstein class, named after ULSTEIN’s long-time CEO. The new vessel Idar Ulstein was named by lady sponsor Gunvor Ulstein in a ceremony in Ulsteinvik. The 22-meter rescue vessel employs powerful twin engines and a water jet to achieve large bollard pull and reach top speeds near 40 knots. “Short response time is essential to saving lives at sea.

24 Sep 2015

Fincantieri, Pininfarina Introduced “Ottantacinque”

Concept of a latest-generation luxury mega yacht.

At the 2015 Monaco Yacht Show held this morning Fincantieri, leading western shipbuilding group, and Pininfarina, standard-bearer of the Italian design for 85 years, introduced the “Ottantacinque” concept of a latest-generation luxury mega yacht. “Ottantacinque” will be a cutting-edge mega yacht, 85 meters long, 2,460 gross tons, with 5 decks, each of which featuring technological solutions and exclusive interior fittings. with the side bulwark, which offer, together with an elevated sun bed, uninterrupted views on the sea.

14 Sep 2015

Silver Ships Delivers Survey Vessel to USACE

Photo: Silver Ships

Silver Ships delivered a 48-ft. Endeavor Survey boat to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District. The vessel will be tasked with surveying the waters in both the Gulf of Mexico and rivers of the New Orleans District. The all-welded aluminum vessel is designed and engineered by Naval Architect Lou Codega, PE of Smithfield, VA and features a hull form designed to handle the short choppy seas of the Gulf Coast regions. The vessel is powered by twin Caterpillar C18 diesel engines at 803 hp each coupled to Twin Disc v-drive gears.

09 Jul 2015

Incat Crowther Designs New Ferries for Singapore

Image: Incat Crowther

A new class of 33-meter catamaran passenger ferries has been designed by Incat Crowther for Majestic Ferries in Singapore, to operate between Singapore and Batam. With four of the vessels already under construction at PT Cahaya Samudra Shipyard in Indonesia, the design targets increased speed, capacity and fuel savings in return on the operator’s investment in the new fleet, the designer noted. Powering each vessel will be a pair of MAN D2862 LE463 main engines driving fixed pitch propellers.

21 Apr 2015

Edda & its Five Star Offshore Accommodations

 Over eight months during 2012 – 2013, we operated the Edda Fides in the Bass Strait between south east Australia and Tasmania on the KTT (Kipper Tuna Turrum) project, the largest domestic  gas  development on the eastern seaboard of Australia at the time.  The charterer was McDermott Australia and the client was Esso Australia where we served as accommodation unit for up to 400 workers doing upgrade on the Marlin B platform. The project started in June 2012 and was successfully completed in Feb

Petter Sundet, Captain of Edda Fortis, discusses with Maritime Reporter & Engineering News the evolution of top-notch accommodation in the offshore environment. Please provide a brief bio. Specifically, how did you come to a career in the marine industry, and ascend to your current position? I first went to sea when I was 16 years old, to see the world. The first years I sailed as a deck hand, then as an ordinary seaman and then became an Able Seaman which was as far as you could go without any formal education. During this time I worked on general cargo ships, oil tankers, and OBO carriers.

02 Mar 2015

Viking Neptun Delivered for Technip

Photo: Fuglefjellet AS

Viking Neptun was delivered from Kleven Verft to Eidesvik on February 17, and the naming ceremony was held in Stavanger on February 28. The vessel’s Godmother, Patricia Pilenko, broke the champagne bottle on Viking Neptun, which will now start operating on charter for Technip in the North Sea. The offshore construction vessel is the largest in Eidesvik’s fleet, and the largest ever built by Kleven Verft. Designed by Salt Ship Design, the vessel is 145 m long and 31 m wide and with accommodation for 150 persons.

20 Oct 2014

KOTUG’s Hybrid Rotortug Arrives in Rotterdam

RT Evolution

RT Evolution, KOTUG’s new hybrid Rotortug, has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam on Saturday, Oct. 18. In the coming weeks, Damen Shipyards Group will complete the final outfitting and testing of this next generation Robert Allan design: the ART 80-32 Hybrid. According to the builder, the 32.9m ART 80-32 Hybrid (13.2m beam) has a max bollard pull of 84t and max speed of 13.7kts. Its total power is 5,295BKW.

28 Jun 2013

Wärtsilä to Supply Propulsion for 24 New Vessels

RT-flex58T, version D engine in the engine room of MV Shansi

Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has been contracted to supply propulsion packages for 24 new vessels being built for the Singapore based China Navigation Co. Pte. Ltd (CNCo). The ships are being built at the Chengxi and Zhejiang Ouhua shipyards in China, and the contracts were signed with Wärtsilä licensee Hudong Heavy Machinery (HHM) in 2012 and during the first half of this year. All vessels will be fitted with electronically controlled Wärtsilä two-stroke common-rail main engine systems…

23 Sep 2013

Sea Trial Performance Analysis Redefined

KND Naval Design of Cape Town, South Africa successfully completed its first in class 10M Advanced Life Support Ambulance and Rescue vessel for Africa. This vessel was designed and built entirely in Cape Town. This project used HydroComp propulsion software to analyze and examine sea trial performance. Naval architect Kobus Potgieter captured a USA styled 1960’s retro ambulance look-and-feel for the boat. He also used “Batmobile” oversized fenders and flowing lines which can be seen in the vessel’s coach and shape of the hull.

16 Oct 2013

Introducing the Fast Surveyboat 7.50

DutchWorkboats and Stema Systems introduced the “Survey-machine” at Europort 2013. This survey boat is in production once it is on location – it is a carefree money maker to her owners. Surveyors keep high standards of data quality and yet are able to keep ahead of dredging, deliver contract surveys in time, survey several projects in a day. The ‘Survey-machine’ provides the tools. Survey-machine is not just a claim. This is an elaborate concept of a trailerable, fast and comfortable survey boat, with built-in and calibrated high-end survey tools.

08 Nov 2013

New Science Vessel for USCG Academy

Michael J. Greeley Spirit of ’61

Viking Welding & Response Marine, Inc. have recently completed a 36’ research vessel, which is being used in United States Coast Guard Academy coursework this fall. Christened the Michael J. Greeley Spirit of ’61, the vessel was largely funded by gifts from the Academy class of 1961 and named after a class member who passed away while a cadet at the Academy. The Michael J. Greeley adds capacity, capability and versatility to the marine research and lab work offerings of the Academy.

13 Jan 2014

TMEIC Receives Order from Georgia Ports Authority

TMEIC has received an order to supply MAXSPEED electrical drive systems upgrade for three Ship-to-Shore Crane at Georgia Ports Authority. The project will be to replace the original DC drives with TMEIC’s TMdrive 10e2 drives and controls. TMEIC will be supplying new AC hoist motors with higher HP that will enable GPA to increase container moves by two containers per hour. “The Georgia Ports Authority continually strives to provide our customers with the most efficient container handling equipment available,” said Chris Novack, GPA Director of Engineering and Facilities Maintenance.

20 Feb 2014

Accommodation and Features are Key for Offshore Housing

HOS Achiever. Photo courtesy Hornbeck Offshore Services

Deepwater operations are increasingly demanding more personnel offshore, often for longer periods of time, placing a greater emphasis on crew accommodation. Now accommodation and special features join safety as the key components for a new range of comfortable, large-scale offshore housing vessels. Emerging in this range is Hornbeck Offshore Services’ HOS Achiever, a ship perceived as relatively normal offshore multipurpose vessel. What’s unique about HOS Achiever, though, is what she accomplishes.

09 Apr 2014

New Incat Crowther Build Underway

Image: Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced that construction has commenced on a 28m Catamaran Utility Vessel. Under construction at Marine Diesel Services, the vessel will be delivered to Nordic Maritime. The new vessel will build on the expertise and experience Incat Crowther demonstrated by vessels such as Unlimited, Limitless, Straight Shooter and Vejunas, resulting in one of the most capable and versatile vessel of its type and size. With seating for 42 day personnel accommodation for an additional 10 overnight personnel…

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