Ferries
Liuzhou Yinliu Hotel Management Co. Ltd., China, has ordered a first-of-its kind luxury sightseeing ferry from Afai Southern Shipyard (China). To be built to Damen Ferry 3508 design, the 35 m aluminum-hulled ferry will be…
Washington State’s transportation system—including Washington State Ferries—faces enormous funding and maintenance challenges. Last year, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire convened the Connecting Washington Task Force in order to create a 10-year plan for maintaining and…
Incat Crowther, Terrey Hills, N.S.W., Australia, is to design a 45 m catamaran ferry for Coastal Fast Ferries of Tanzania. It will be the fourth vessel to be designed by Incat Crowther for the operator…
Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), Seattle, WA, recently won a contract to design a new 150 ft. steel ferry for the Beaver Island Transportation Authority. The 150-passenger, 24-vehicle ferry will be operated by the Beaver…
Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, WA, has recently been awarded a contract to build a 64 ft 6 in, 150-passenger catamaran ferry for the Chemehuevi Transit Authority of Lake Havasu, California.  The vessel will operate as…
Austal has secured an order valued at around Euro 35 million for a highly efficient medium speed ferry for French Polynesian operator and existing customer, SNC Aremiti Ferry. The 80 m vehicle-passenger catamaran is scheduled…
The Port of Los Angeles has gotten U.S. Coast Guard approval to retrofit its 42-year-old harbor tour boat, the Angelena II, with hybrid propulsion. When the work is done, later this spring, the Angelena II…
The Navy has just gotten $210 million worth of high speed cats for $35 million. The U.S. Maritime Administration reports that it has now transferred the former Hawaii super ferries Huakai and Alakai to the…
ABB is to provide an energy management system for an environmentally-friendly cruise ferry. The LNG-fueled vessel is to be delivered to Viking Line in 2013. It is being built at STX Finland's Turku shipyard.The new…
STX Finland's Rauma shipyard has delivered the car-passenger ferry NB 1368, the Spirit of France,  to P&O ferries. Her sister ship, the Spirit of Britain was delivered from Rauma Shipyard one year ago.The ship will…
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