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RIB Technology Makes Stronger, Faster Boats

The business of building better Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) is a serious one, which utilizes and combines some of the world's most advanced materials technologies. Comptetion in the market is stiff, as manufacturer claims and counter claims would indicate.


New Aluminum Marine Alloy Specification Developed

ASTM B 928 "High Magnesium Aluminum-Alloy Sheet & Plate for Marine Service" The recent publication of the new specification - ASTM B928 High Magnesium Aluminum-Alloy Sheet & Plate for Marine Service - is the culmination of a cooperative effort

Blount Marine Yard Completes High-Speed Commuter Vessel

Blount Marine Corporation has announced the completion of the Hitech Express, an extremely lightweight commuter boat built of aluminum, foam, fiberglass, and stainless steel. Making a speed of 31 mph, the vessel completed test runs in Narragansett Bay and is available for demonstration.

'New' High-Speed Ferry Boosts Boston Area Commuter Service

The number of high-speed, round trips available to ferry commuters in South Boston suburbs increased by 40 percent recently with the addition of a 100-foot, 150-passenger ferry boat to the Boston Harbor Commuter Service fleet. The "new" boat, the Sterling,

Trinity Marine Group Acquires Lockheed Shipbuilding Yard

Deal Includes Transfer Of LCU Building Contract Trinity Industries, Inc., recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Halter Marine, Inc., has signed an agreement to purchase the shipbuilding business and certain assets of the Lockheed Shipbuilding Company in Thunderbolt, Ga.

Gladding-Hearn Building N.Y. City Harbor Survey Boat

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, The Duclos Corporation, Somerset, Mass., has begun construction of a harbor survey vessel for the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The shipyard is building the relatively compact 55-foot-long by 16- foot-beam,

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