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C. Raymond Hunt Associates Celebrates 50 Years

(Photo: C. Raymond Hunt Associates)

C. Raymond Hunt Associates, a boat design firm that continues to expand on the legacy of its founder, C. Raymond Hunt, to produce innovative boats with rugged seaworthiness, is now celebrating its 50th year. “Ray Hunt was a genius, able to intuitively know how boats work and with the courage to experiment,” said C. Raymond Hunt Associates President, Winn Willard. “We have taken Ray's ideas and applied them, honing our expertise and knowledge from the days of the early deep-v hulls. Now we have an 11-meter RIB on virtually every large ship in the U.S.

Royal Caribbean Prices Public Offering

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has priced the public offering of 10,800,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $46 11/16 per share. Of the 10,800,000 shares offered, 10,000,000 shares are being sold by the company, and 800,000 shares are being sold by a selling shareholder. The company has granted to the underwriters of the offering an option to purchase up to an additional 1,620,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments. As previously announced, the company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, including capital expenditures. The offering will be made to investors in the U.S. by managing underwriters Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co., Banc of America Securities LLC, William Blair & Company, A.G.

Gladding-Hearn to Build Pilot Boat for Bahamas

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has begun construction of a new St. Johns class pilot boat for Freeport Harbour Company in the Grand Bahamas. Freeport Harbour Company provides tugboat and pilot services in cooperation with the Grand Bahamas Port Authority. Delivery is scheduled for November. The all-aluminum high-speed launch, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates in Boston, measures 52.6 ft overall, with an 17 ft beam and 4.8 ft draft, and is expected to reach a top speed of 25 knots. The deep-V hull will be powered by twin Caterpillar C-18 diesel engines, each producing 671 Bhp at 2100 rpm and turning a 5-blade propeller. The gear boxes are Twin Disc model MGX5135A Quick Shift. The launch will be equipped with a 12kW Northern Lights generator.

Gladding-Hearn New Launch for the Bahamas

Photo courtesy Gladding-Hearn

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered a new “St. Johns” Class pilot boat for Freeport Harbour Company on  Grand Bahamas. Freeport Harbour Company is a member of the Hutchison Port Holdings Group, which operates the Freeport Container Port, Grand Bahamas Airport and provides pilot services. The all-aluminum high-speed launch, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, measures 52.6 ft overall, with an 17-ft beam and 4.8-ft draft, and has a top speed of 27 knots.

SeaArk Delivers Commander Patrol/Rescue Boat

Marine 7, a 21-ft. Comander center console patrol/rescue boat

SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently delivered Marine 7, a 21-ft. Commander center console patrol/rescue boat to the Town of Hempstead Bay Constables in Point Lookout, NY. This boat is responsible for patrol, rescue, law enforcement and fisheries/conservation enforcement on the South Shore of Long Island in the waters within the Town of , Jones Inlet and the . The SeaArk 21-ft. Commander is based on a widely proven hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, , and is constructed of all-welded marine-grade aluminum.

Gladding-Hearn Launches Vessel for Northeast Pilots

The Northeast Marine Pilots took delivery of a new Chesapeake-class launch from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The vessel joins the pilots’ four-boat fleet, operating from Newport, Rhode Island. With a deep-V hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the all-aluminum pilot boat measures 53 feet overall, with a 17-foot beam and a 4.8-foot draft. The new launch features twin Caterpillar C-12 diesels, each rated at 454 Bhp at 2,100 rpm. Loaded top speed is about 21 knots. The engines turn 5-blade NiBrAl propellers via Twin Disc MGX-5114A marine gears with 2:1 reverse/reduction ratios. The vessel is equipped with a 12kW Northern Lights genset. The launch includes heated handrails and decks to prevent ice build-up in the winter and wide side decks.

Colombian Navy Pilot Boat Delivered

Photo courtesy Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered the first of six Chesapeake Class pilot boats for coastal and offshore patrol operations and port security, provided by the Colombian Department of the Navy. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the all-aluminum deep-V hull measures 56.6 feet overall, with a 17.8-foot beam and 3-foot draft, and has a top speed of 27 knots. The launch is powered by twin MAN R6-800CRM diesel engines, each delivering 800 Bhp at 2,300 rpm. The engines turn Ultra Jet UJ-452 water jets through ZF 360 gears.

Gladding-Hearn Delivers Calcasieu Pass Pilot

Photo courtesy Gladding-Hearn

In America, deep-V hulls are synonymous with the late C. Raymond Hunt who founded the firm with current president John Deknatel in the 1960s. The design was, conceived and patented by C. Raymond Hunt in 1963. The sharp entry forward keeps pounding to a minimum. There is no deep forefoot to cause bow steering and broaching. The V-shape is carried all the way to the transom, which results in evenly distributed displacement and lateral plane. Since 1978 C. Raymond Hunt Associates have collaborated more than 40 times with Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding to design and build tough…

Gladding-Hearn Delivers

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered the first of six Chesapeake Class pilot boats for coastal and offshore patrol operations and port security, provided by the Colombian Department of the Navy. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the all-aluminum deep-V hull measures 56.6 ft. overall, with a 17.8-ft. beam and 3-ft. draft and has a top speed of 27 knots. The launch is powered by twin MAN R6-800CRM diesel engines, each delivering 800 Bhp at 2,300 rpm. The engines turn Ultra Jet UJ-452 water jets through ZF 360 gears. The boat is equipped with a 16kW Alaska Diesel genset. At the transom is a winch-operated, rotating davit over the water-level recessed platform for rescue operations.

New Pilot Boat Delivered to Sabine Pilots

Port Arthur (Photo: Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding)

Sabine Pilots in Port Arthur, Texas has received a new all-aluminum pilot boat, Port Arthur. With a deep-V hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the Chesapeake class pilot boat was built by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation of Somerset, Mass. The vessel measures 53.6 feet overall, with a 17.8-foot beam and a 4.8-foot draft. The launch is powered by twin Caterpillar C-18s diesels, each rated at 715 Bhp at 2,100 rpm. Loaded top speed is 28 knots. The engines turn five-blade NiBrAl propellers via Twin Disc MGX-5135A Quick Shift gear boxes.

Gladding-Hearn Builds New Boat for Delaware Pilots

Close sister vessel previously delivered to the Delaware pilots. (Photo courtesy of Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding)

The Delaware pilots association has ordered its third pilot boat of the popular Chesapeake class from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. Delivery of the new 53-footer is scheduled for 2015, and will mark the sixteenth of this class built by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard, since introduced in 2002. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the all-aluminum pilot boat measures 52.6 feet overall, with a 17-foot beam and 4.8-foot draft, and will have a top speed of 26 knots.

Texas Pilots Order Vessel from Gladding-Hearn

Sabine  Pilots in Port Arthur, Texas has ordered a new pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The pilots’ first launch, built by the Mass.-based shipyard, is scheduled for delivery in late 2015. With a deep-V hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, the all-aluminum Chesapeake class pilot boat measures 53.6 feet overall, with a 17.8-foot beam and a 4.8-foot draft. The launch will be powered by twin Caterpillar C-18s diesels, each rated at 715 Bhp at 2100 rpm. Loaded top speed will reach 28 knots. The engines will turn 5-blade NiBrAl propellers via Twin Disc MGX-5135A Quick Shift gear boxes. A Humphree Interceptor trim tab system, with automatic trim control, will be installed at the transom. The vessel will be equipped with a 12kW Alaska Diesel genset.

Gladding-Hearn Delivers 400th Vessel

Photo: Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

Cape Fear Pilots Association of Southport, N.C. has taken delivery of its second St. John’s Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. This vessel marks the Somerset, Mass. shipyard’s 400th boat built since its founding 1955. The new all-aluminum launch, an updated version of the pilot’s first St. John’s Class delivered in 2001, features a deep-V hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates. It measures 52 feet overall, with a 17-foot beam and a 4.8-foot draft. It is powered by twin Caterpillar C-18 diesel engines, each producing 479 Bhp at 1,800 rpm.

Volvo Penta IPS for New Tampa Bay Pilot Boat

Photo: Volvo Penta

The new Chesapeake-class MKII launch delivered this month by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding to the Tampa Bay Pilots Association features integrated engine and drive from Volvo Penta. The new 52.7-ft. 28-knot pilot boat, designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, is powered by twin Volvo Penta D11 six-cylinder 503 hp diesel engines with IPS2 drives and Volvo Penta  EVC electronic steering and control system. Each of the IPS pods has two counter-rotating forward-facing props that pull the boat through the water rather than pushing it.

Gladding-Hearn Delivers Pilot Boat to Delaware Pilots

Photo: Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

The Delaware pilots association has taken delivery of its third pilot boat of the popular Chesapeake Class from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The delivery marks the fifteenth pilot boat of this class built by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard, since its introduction in 2002. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the all-aluminum pilot boat measures 52.6 feet overall. It has a 17-foot beam and 4.8-foot draft, and a top speed of 25 knots. The new launch is powered by twin Volvo Penta D16 diesel engines, each delivering 651 Bhp at 1800 rpm, with ZF 500-1-A gear boxes.

Harvey Gulf to Acquire ACO's Offshore Vessels and Related Assets

Photo: Abdon Callais Offshore, LLC

Harvey Gulf International Marine, LLC and Abdon Callais Offshore, LLC (ACO) have executed a definitive agreement whereby Harvey Gulf is to purchase substantially all of ACO’s assets and business. Purchase includes 48 offshore supply vessels (OSVs), of which four are currently under construction. With its roots in the Callais family tracing back to 1945 and under the later leadership of Harold J. Callais followed by his sons, ACO has long been recognized in the industry as a high quality marine transportation company providing multiple sized…

Intelsat Proposes Public Offering of Common Shares

Intelsat Global Holdings S.A. announced that it has commenced the distribution of preliminary prospectuses in anticipation of its proposed initial public offering of 21,739,130 common shares and proposed concurrent public offering of 3,000,000 Series A mandatory convertible junior non-voting preferred shares (the "Series A preferred shares"). The offerings are being made pursuant to a registration statement on Form F-1 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company has granted the underwriters in the initial public offering of common shares a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,260,869 common shares. The company has granted the underwriters in the public offering of Series A preferred shares a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 450…

Pilot Boat Order for Gladding-Hearn

Cape Fear Pilots Association, Southport, N.C., has ordered a second St. John’s Class pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. This vessel has special meaning for Gladding-Hearn because since it will be the 400th boat built since the shipyard’s founding in 1955. Delivery is planned for later this year. The new all-aluminum launch, with a deep-V hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates, measures 52 feet overall, with a 17-foot beam and a 4.8-foot draft. It will be powered by twin Caterpillar C-18 diesel engines, each producing 479 Bhp at 1800 rpm. Top speed is expected to reach 23 knots. The EPA Tier 2-rated engines will turn 5-blade Ni-Br-Al propellers via Twin Disc MG 5114A-7 Quick Shift gear boxes. A Northern Lights diesel generator will provide 9kW of output.

SeaArk Completes Haiti Coast Guard Boats

40’ V Dauntless (Photo courtesy SeaArk Marine, Inc.)

SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently completed the first two boats of a five boat contract for the Haiti Coast Guard. The vessels were purchased through the Global Peace and Security Fund, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). The contract included SeaArk Model 40-ft V Dauntless Class vessels. Length, o.a. Length, w.l. Displacement lbs. The vessel and her crew are tasked with law enforcement…

New Gladding-Hearn Order from Maryland Pilots

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has received a new pilot boat order from the Maryland pilots. Delivery of the new 53-ft in 2010, will mark the shipyard’s eleventh Chesapeake Class pilot boat since it was introduced in 2002. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, the new all-aluminum pilot boat measures 52.5-ft overall, with a 16.6-ft beam and 4.7-ft draft, and will have a top speed of 25 knots. The deep-V hull will be powered by twin Detroit Diesel Series 60 engines, each delivering 600 Bhp at 2100 rpm, with Twin Disc MG514A gear boxes. The engines will turn 5-blade Bruton, NiBrAl propellers through three-inch shafts. The launch is equipped with a 9kw generator.

Twelve Good Boats, Kirby Marine

Photo courtesy Jeff L. Yates photo courtesy of Cummins Marine

Already the operator of the largest fleet of inland tank barges on U.S. inland waters, Kirby Marine Transportation, has recently added twelve more push boats to its fleet. The twelfth in a series of sister vessels was delivered from Raymond and Associates of Bayou LaBatre, Ala. in late July 2010. All twelve of the 1700 hp boats are 76 by 35-ft in length. Each boat is powered by a pair of Tier 2 compliant Cummins K38-M diesels rated for 850 hp each at 1800 rpm. The engines turn big 76 by 56-inch five-blade props through Twin Disc TD MT540 gears with relatively large ratios of 7:1.

Galtex Pilots Third Boat From Gladding-Hearn

Photo courtesy 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.

Bermuda Orders New Boat From Gladding-Hearn

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has taken a new boat order from the Bermuda Department of Marine and Ports Services to replace the pilot/rescue boat, Saint David, built by the shipyard in 1986. Delivery is scheduled for 2011. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates and classed to Lloyds Register, the high-speed, all-aluminum pilot/rescue boat measures 61 ft over-all, with an 18-ft beam and a 6-ft draft. Designed and built to serve as a pilot boat, the vessel will be equipped for offshore search and rescue missions as well, with a rescue well recessed into the transom, a tow bitt and 12-ft inflatable tender, and  accommodations for a stokes litter basket stretcher.

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