Despite recent concern about overcapacity in the cruise industry, new and refurbished luxury liners and cruise ferries continue to enter the market with more and more berths in an effort to attract firsttime and repeat cruisers. However, according
At the recent International Ship, Machinery and Marine Technology Trade Fair (SMM) in Hamburg, West Germany, the Paul Lindenau shipyard of Kiel introduced a novel design for a catamaran sail-cruiser. Designed over a two-year period by naval architect J.
A routine oil and filter change in the tight quarters of the engine room onboard a boat is normally a messy and awkward job. Buckets of used lube oil and filter cartridges must be lugged up the narrow galley stairs for disposal and new oil and filters must be carried down the stairs,
On June 4, a unique French hovercraft made its inaugural "flight" across the English Channel between Dover, England, and Calais, France. The vessel is powered by five marine gas turbines manufactured by the Avco Lycoming (Stratford, Conn.) Division.
Despite a fall in the overall number of vessels forecast to be delivered Irom shipyards until 2007. the value of the propulsion systems installed in newbuilds is expected to show a rise from 2004, reaching nearly $5-billion by 2007 on the strength of increasing power requirements.
The world's first luxury SWATH design cruise ship, the SSC Diamond Radisson, recently cleared her first hurtle, completing her threeday sea trials with "flying colors," according to Finnyards Oy, her builder. "The trials were an outstanding success,
B. James Lowe, president of Tacoma Boatbuilding Company of Tacoma, Wash., has announced that details of a contract valued at $110 million with Gulf Pacific Cruise Lines of Houston for construction of an 800-passenger cruise liner have been finalized.