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Vessel Build & Maintenance

Special boats spice up Diedrich workload
A research ship, a bunker boat and a police launch have lent variety to a busy workload at one of Germany’s leading small ship and boat repair yards this summer. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Funny Girl gets safety revamp
The 68.57m long Heligoland passenger ferry Funny Girl is back in service on the north German coast after extensive modernisation – its second major revamp since entering service 44 years ago. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Waterjet conversion for AG Ems
Island ferry operator AG Ems – the first German shipowner to convert an existing passenger ship to LNG dual fuel propulsion - has now carried out another unusual and complex conversion by replacing the old generation waterjets on its high speed catamaran Nordlicht. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sailing Ship veteran's three-year restoration
The 106 year old four-masted barque 'Peking' is coming home to Germany from New York in July for restoration and renovation expected to last some three years and cost about €26 million. 19 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Why crane when you can wheel?
According to US manufacturer Wheelift, Self-propelled Modular Transporters as Automatic Guided Vehicles (SPMTs as AGVs) are becoming more popular for handling heavy loads in shipbuilding and repair. 02 Jun 2017 - Maritime Journal
Marine antifouling alternative
UK based Silicon Products (SP) Marine has launched a new and innovative means of keeping a boat clean which it says provides a completely new alternative to anti-fouling paint. 15 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Fassmer repairs biggest police boat
The biggest patrol boat serving river and coastal waters police in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein has undergone extensive regular maintenance and small repairs. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
German yards demonstrate big ship versatility
Germany’s leading repair and conversion yards have demonstrated their versatility again with a flurry of big ship repair and refurbishment projects at a time when the future of the sector is far from certain. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
German passenger ship revamped after fire
The 38.9m former excursion ship 'Adler Princess', rendered largely useless by extensive smoke damage in a fire in Hamburg last year, has now been completely renovated and given a new lease of life. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Dredger in time for Elbe deepening
Being built at home for Germany’s Federal Waterways and Shipping Administration (WSV) is its biggest trailing suction hopper dredger to support future operations on the busy River Elbe. 12 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
‘Spirit of Rathlin’
Arklow Marine Services, Arklow, Ireland has recently delivered the new 27m ‘Spirit of Rathlin’ ferry which has been designed to replace the existing ‘Canna’ and is set to operate between Ballycastle and Rathlin Island off the Co Antrim Coast. 11 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Maritime Partner delivers workboat to The Norwegian Coastal Administration
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) and Norwegian boatbuilder Maritime Partner have celebrated the delivery of the last of two all-round workboats ordered by the NCA last September. 11 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Stormer Marine wins Dutch Police tender
After a long and intensive tender process, Netherlands-based boatbuilder Stormer Marine has won a 20 boat order for the Dutch Police in the IPC-category. 10 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Hamburg firefighter is biggest ever
The keel has been laid in north Germany for what officials say will be “a ship of superlatives” and the biggest specialist fire-fighting vessel in the history of the Port of Hamburg. 09 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
New launches join Hamburg tour fleet
A second new port passenger launch with advanced eco-friendly features was entering service on Hamburg’s more than 40 square kilometer port network in June. 09 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Boxship LNG conversion is a first
Scheduled to last more than a month mid-year in Bremerhaven, Germany, was what is being billed as the world’s first conversion of a container ship to LNG dual fuel propulsion. 09 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Metal Shark stocks up
A US-based boat builder has launched a stock boats programme in a bid to reduce lead times. 03 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
VPLP design launches Oceanwings
Drawing on extensive experience in the field of rigid sail development, France’s VPLP Design has developed a two-element wingsail for commercial craft which is furlable, reefable and entirely automated. 03 May 2017 - Maritime Journal
Maritime Partner enters tour boat market
Norwegian boatbuilder Maritime Partner has signed a contract with Geiranger Fjordservice (GFS) to deliver an Alusafe Cat 24 developed for sightseeing in the Geiranger fjord. 24 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
From Hobart to Denmark
A new generation fast ferry has left Incat Tasmania’s yard in Tasmania on her delivery voyage to Denmark via the Panama Canal. 21 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal