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.
Increased speed, durability and cruising range required for patrol boats is now possible with the "Mean 16" from Stewart & Steven- son. This 2,000-hp high-performance Dieseldrive® was adopted from the proven GM Detroit 16V- 149TIB basic engine.
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,
A trio of 88.5-ft. (27-m) patrol vessels being built by Southampton based FBM Babcock Marine Ltd. have arrived in the Port of Southampton on the back of a heavy lift mother ship. At press time, the trio was scheduled to undergo final testing prior to delivery.
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,
Pettit Paint Company, Inc., Borough of Rockaway, N.J., one of the leading producers and pioneers in the development and manufacture of high-performance and quality coatings for the marine pleasure market for over 60 years, is expanding into the commercial and marine military markets.
Maryland's marine police recently took delivery on four new high-speed 28-foot Uniflite patrol boats to be used in year-round law enforcement and search and rescue operations on Chesapeake Bay and along the state's Atlantic shoreline, according to Maj.