January 2021 Marine Log magazine

January 2021

What does the COVID-19 vaccine mean for maritime? Also inside: European maritime, shipbuilding and the supply chain, passenger vessels and the pandemic, and more.

Marine Log’s FERRIES 2020 virtual event attracts record attendance

Marine Log’s FERRIES kicked off its first-ever presentation as a virtual event with over 400 participants—nearly quadruple the event’s attendance in 2019. This year’s event was held virtually due to the COVID-19

Foil-born passenger vessel design promises huge fuel savings

JANUARY 17, 2019 — Glosten and Bieker Boats have joined forces to bring modern composite hydrofoil technology to the passenger vessel market. The result: An ultra-efficient vessel that requires less than half

Royston repowers two Lake Windermere passenger vessels

JULY 24, 2017 — The Queen of the Lake, a traditional wooden launch built in 1949, is one of two well-known passenger service vessels operating at a leading British tourist destination that

Brooke Shields christens new Circle Line boats

JUNE 14, 2017—Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises’ fleet of iconic green, white and red sightseeing vessels are as much a part of New York Harbor as the Statue of Liberty. Over the past

Burger Boats launches Wendella passenger vessel

JUNE 3, 2015 — Burger Boat Company, Manitowoc, WI, recently launched the 89 ft steel passenger vessel Lucia for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Inc, Chicago IL. Lucia, built to a design by Timothy

Pirate boat skipper cops plea in prop washing case

OCTOBER 1, 2014 — A passenger vessel operator has pleaded guilty in a case involving unauthorized dredging by “prop washing,” using a replica pirate ship. Captain David Wayne Luther operates the Belle

Burger books sightseeing vessel order

JULY 29, 2014 — Burger Boat Company is to build an 89 ft (27m) steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, IL. Styled after other vessels in the company’s fleet, it

Australian yard seeks buyer for under-construction cat

MARCH 18, 2014 — Designer Incat Crowther reports that a 25 m catamaran passenger vessel under construction at Aluminium Marine’s Brisbane, Australia, shipyard is available for purchase. The vessel is based on