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Ship and Boatbuilding

Multipurpose connectable polyethylene workboat
US-headquartered Lamor says its clever Seahunter modular workboat system has gained international popularity, and is used in many European countries for many commercial purposes. It is manufactured in Norway, Spain and Finland. 10 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
SMS Aquaculture service vessel
Southampton Marine Services has launched its latest vessel, a 23m aquaculture service vessel, at its Ocean Quay shipyard in Southampton UK. 08 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Guardian from Tinn-Silver
Dutch boat builder Tinn-Silver has developed a new larger design of small workboat called the Guardian. 07 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
15m pilot boat
France’s Alumarine Shipyard has begun the construction of a new aluminium 15-metre pilot boat from its 12 to 18 metre AMS range, developed with the architect Geronimo Naval Design. 07 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Thin plate panel line
Finnish manufacturing equipment specialist Pemamek has signed an agreement to deliver a thin plate panel line to Vard Shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. The new delivered solution will ensure a high-quality production of demanding thin plate panels used in building vessels, such as special cruise ships. 03 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Whaly’s workhorse
Dutch company Whaly has been producing small boats made from moulded polyethylene for several years now. These have been hardwearing tough boats designed primarily for the leisure market where they are appealing as a rugged alternative to more conventional craft. 27 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Redbay turns 40
Northern Ireland-based RIB builder Redbay Boats is celebrating its 40th anniversary in style with expanded building facilities and new models. The company, led by Tom McLaughlin started off in a small rented shed building small open wooden boats and then moved into building small GRP angling and sports boats. 27 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
German police boats take shape
The first of three big ocean-going police patrol ships is now under build after years of lobbying by the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) and their supporters to get Government approval and funding to replace obsolete vessels. 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
German newbuild offers pollution control
A new multi-purpose coastal protection workboat being built for delivery to north German authorities this year will double up as a pollution control vessel. 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Retrofit rotorsail
Norsepower Oy Ltd., the Finnish provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the ‘M/S Viking Grace’, an LNG-fuelled cruise ferry. 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Ulstein SX195 for Acta Marine
Norwegian shipbuilder and designer Ulstein Verft AS has signed a contract for the building of a DP2 Construction Support Vessel (CSV) for the Netherlands based Acta Marine B.V. 25 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Low wash on-demand ferries
Tasmanian boatbuilder Incat Crowther has recently announced the launch of ‘Cockle Bay’ and ‘Blackwattle Bay’, a pair of 12m ferries for Sydney’s Bays Precinct area that fill a role somewhere between that of a ferry and a water taxi. 25 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
14m aquaculture workboat
Scotland’s Macduff Shipyards Limited has recently signed over its latest new build, ‘Lily Mae’, to Scottish Sea Farms Limited, Shetland Division. 23 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Sredne-Nevsky adds composites to its repertoire
The Russian shipyard OJSC Sredne-Nevsky (SNS) located in St.Petersburg is one of the few shipyards building vessels in a wide range of materials including steel, aluminium, non-magnetic steel and fibreglass. 18 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
‘Seaspan Swift’ - a new hybrid LNG fuelled and battery powered ferry
France-headquartered international classification society Bureau Veritas has congratulated owners Seaspan as their new emission reducing ferry enters service between the British Columbia mainland and Vancouver Island, Canada. 17 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
FFC15 from Baglietto
The Italian shipyard Baglietto has a long history of building high performance craft to military requirements. Their latest offering in this sector is the FFC15 which is designed primarily as a troop transport but which, the company claims, could have a significant role to play in commercial marine operations. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Venetian workboat
Italian boat builder FB Design specialises in fast patrol boats but has also built some low profile patrol boats for the police in Venice. It was this Venice experience that led some marine contractors in Venice to approach FB Design for ideas about a landing craft type design that could be used for transporting materials and personnel about the city which relies entirely on water transport. 10 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Maritime Partner’s new modular design concept
Norwegian rescue and patrol boat specialist builder Maritime Partner has launched a new modular design concept which will be carried across its full range of vessels. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Air cushion advances
Using an air chamber under the hull to lift a vessel and reduce the drag started with the hovercraft development back in the 1950s. Initially the air chamber was kept in place with flexible skirts but then came the sidewall hovercraft with flexible skirts just at bow and stern. 03 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Tuco to deliver boats for Norwegian fish farming
Two adapted ProZero 15m composite workboats from Danish boatbuilder Tuco have been sold as high pressure net cleaning boats to Norwegian AKVA Group demonstrating the wide potential of this adaptable design. 11 Nov 2016 - Maritime Journal