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Ship and Boatbuilding

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
Ares shipyard expands commercial offerings
Located in Turkey in the Antalya Free Zone, Ares Shipyard has been focussing its new construction work mainly in the military sector with designs up to 100 metres in length. Now the yard is developing a range of designs using established design teams to expand its offerings into the commercial sector. 10 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Double order for rebranded shipyard
The largest fast passenger ferry order for a UK shipyard in over 25 years has been confirmed by London operator MBNA Thames Clippers. 10 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
9m Sealegs amphibian comes to Europe
The New Zealand amphibious RIB builder Sealegs has launched a larger 9m version of its distinctive amphibious RIB, and the first example is en-route to the UK distributor. 10 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Shemara Refit acquires SMS
The UK luxury motor yacht specialist, Shemara Refit LLP, has acquired the boatbuild and vessel repair expert, Southampton Marine Services (SMS). 05 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Wave piercing pilot boats
In recent years, various boatbuilders have begun to offer pilot boat designs with wave piercing bows, under a variety of names and often different marketing back-stories, but are they actually much different in their seakeeping abilities to their more traditionally hulled alternatives? We travelled to Baltic Workboats in Estonia to find out how one of these new designs actually feels on the water. 03 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Titan LNG pontoon
Several Eastern European builders have been asked to quote for the fabrication of a pontoon that will form the basis of a new LNG bunkering facility in Amsterdam. 03 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Luerssen acquires Blohm+Voss
Bremen-based shipyard Luerssen has acquired Blohm+Voss shipyard to strengthen its portfolio in the repair and refit activities for vessels. 03 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Insight for ship designers
The Nautical Institute has launched a second edition of its popular 'Improving Ship Operating Design' book. 03 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Larger aluminium panels
Norway-headquartered aluminium specialist Sapa announced at SMM 2016 its launch of super-large and light friction stir welded panels extruded with marine-dedicated 5083 aluminium alloy. 03 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
'Klein Fritzchen' swells tour fleet
The latest excursion launch to join third-generation family shipping company Rainer Abicht Elbreederei in Hamburg will not be the latest for very long because two further ships are already under build for delivery in just a few months time. 30 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Next generation Damen water bus
Damen is set to launch its first composite Water Bus shortly as its first prototype is set to undergo sea trials. 29 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
SHIPLYS research project
The European Commission has granted €6.2m for a new research project called Ship Lifecycle Software Solutions (SHIPLYS). 26 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Carson Interceptor RIBs
The new Interceptor range of RIBs which is being developed by UK-based manufacturer Carson RIBs will be based on a new hull concept that is claimed to offer exceptional performance. The moulds for the new designs are currently being built at the new Probond facility located at Buckie in Northern Scotland with the prototype scheduled for launch by the end of the year. 26 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Praise for Heidelberg newbuild
The first new passenger excursion ship on Germany’s Neckar River for almost half a century has gone into service out of Heidelberg and come in for swift praise for its modern design and low fuel consumption. 20 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal
Two more join EMO service fleet
Northern European service specialist Ems Maritime Offshore (EMO) has taken two further wind farm vessels into its growing fleet – one a catamaran newbuilding and the other a SWATH CTV it has operated since it was built for other interests six years ago. 20 Sep 2016 - Maritime Journal