NOVEMBER 9, 2016—Marine Log has announced the winners of its annual Best Ships Awards. The award winners are annually profiled in Marine Log’s December issue, and are selected based on their innovative features and design and incorporation of breakthrough technologies. The dozen vessels selected for this year are no exception, showcasing everything from hybrid technologies to alternative fuels to outrageous water slides.
This year’s winners (listed alphabetically) are:
1. Atlantic Pioneer, crew transfer vessel, Atlantic Wind Transfer, built by Blount Boats
2. Blue North, freezer longliner, built by Dakota Creek Industries, Blue North
3. Carnival Vista, cruise ship, built by Fincantieri, for Carnival Cruise Lines.
4. DLV 2000, derrick lay vessel, built by Keppel Singmarine, McDermott (shown in image above)
5. Donna J. Bouchard/B. No. 272, Articulated Tug Barge, built by VT Halter Marine, Bouchard Transportation Co.
6. Elizabeth Anne, tugboat, built by St. Johns Ship Building, for Vane Brothers
7. Harvey Stone, multi-purpose field support vessel, built by Eastern Shipbuilding, Harvey Gulf International Marine
8. Koningsdam, cruise ship, built by Fincantieri, Holland America Line.
9. Lindanger, tanker, built by Hyundai Mipo, Westfal-Larsen
10. Polaris, icebreaker, built and designed by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard
11. Vision of the Fjords, sightseeing vessel, built by Brodene, The Fjords
12. Woods Hole, car ferry, built by Conrad Shipyard, The Steamship Authority
YOU CAN NOMINATE A FAN FAVORITE
In addition, we'd like you to nominate one vessel that we might have overlooked as a “fan-favorite” award winner. Choose a vessel that you think is worthy of recognition and cast your vote by simply writing us. Let us know the vessel name, vessel owner, and its shipbuilder along with your reason for nominating the vessel. The "fan-favorite" winner will be featured alongside the 12 winners above in the December 2016 issue of Marine Log. We should receive your entry to us no later than 10 AM EDT on November 25.