The rapid momentum of American shipbuilding-, initiated with the enactment of legislation in 1970 (the Merchant Marine Act of 1970), designed to restore the United States to a position of prominence and substance among world maritime powers, continued to accelerate in 1973.
The Hood Military Vessel Group (HMVG) has been awarded a $2.5 million procurement contract to build fiberglass target practice vessels for the U.S. Navy. It is the second Navy contract awarded to the firm in two months. The base contract is for the production of five 56-foot target drones.
Known as G5 Oltramonti, the Bigliani Class V Series patrol boat was launched on July 16, 2003 at Intermarine shipyard in Sarzana, Italy. The launching ceremony, which featured the boat's Godmother, Annaniaria Oltramonti, was also attended by representatives from Guardia di Finanza,
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently announced the signing of three new vessel contracts. Westferry, Inc. of New York has ordered an 85-foot by 20- foot by 4-foot 11-inch all-welded, aluminum, passenger commuter vessel for operation on Great South Bay, Long Island.
The Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded a contract valued at $690,000 for five 50-foot utility boats to Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash, according to James J. Doud Jr., president. These utility
Willard Marine Inc., and MetalCraft Marine Inc., have launched and tested the first Aluminum/FRP hybrid RIB. The new development is also the first identical standard U.S. Navy 730 hull ever built in aluminum. Coupled to the heavy duty MetalCraft built aluminum hull is a standard one-piece,
Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) has signed a contract with the UAE Armed Forces to complete major combat system upgrades for a series of six missile patrol boats in the UAE Navy's existing fleet. Valued at more than $50 million, the contract will
The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded two contracts with the aggregate value of $3,244,414 for construction of 33 radio-controlled target boats and repair parts to Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat and yacht manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash.
Western Gear Corporation, Lynwood, Calif., announced that it has received a contract valued at $8 million at time of shipment, for eight advanced marine reduction gear units. The gears will be used for main power propulsion in the U.S. Navy's new guided missile frigates of the FFG-7 class.
A 42-foot explosive ordnance disposal training boat valued at $218,500 has been ordered by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command from Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer of Bellingham, Wash., and Swansboro, N.C., according to James J. Doud Jr.