Snow and icy streets failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the more than 500 people who recently gathered in Annapolis, Md., at Key Auditorium, St. John's College, for the Third Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium. Papers were limited to only eight this year,
Amid a festive celebration, the new McNeil Island ferry (shown above), built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Inc. of Whidbey Island, Wash., was christened recently at the Nicbols dock on Whidbey Island. The new ferry was built, only after years
Hi Tech Boat, Inc., the new subsidiary of Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently entered into a contract with Fire Island Ferries of Bay Shore, L.I., N.Y., to supply a super-fast commuter boat of revolutionary new construction. The vessel,
Rodriquez Cantieri Navali has built a reputation for building fast, sleek ships. Sam Crockford, marketing director, explains how the yard keeps its orderbooks full. Touted in the pages of the trade press, including MR/EN, for more than a decade
After a moderate start at the end of the 1970s, KaMeWa AB of Sweden is now experiencing a spreading interest in the water jet (WJ) for vessel propulsion. Commencing with the delivery in 1980 of two WJ units of 1,600 hp each for the Apollo Jet,
Closely following the completion of its first catamaran, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, Wash., has just christened the Spirit of Alderbrook, its second 72-foot, all-aluminum, high-speed passenger catamaran, this time for the Wes Johnson family of Union, Wash.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corp., which launched its first high-speed passenger ferry designed by Australian marine architect Philip Hercus just over a year ago, has announced the sale of its fourth International Catamaran (INCAT) to TNT Hydrolines, Inc.