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.
Hamilton Jet has released a new wateijet model, the 400 mm HJ403 - replacing the popular HJ391 model. According to the manufacturer, the new unit will offer many benefits over other propulsion systems for high speed work and patrol boats with power inputs up to 900 kW.
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.
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., recently delivered the fourth of nine 32-foot Fast Response Vessels to Foss Environmental Services, a division of the Foss Maritime Company of Seattle. These oil-spill response boats will be
Regie Voor Maritiem Transport (RMT), the state-owned ferry company of Belgium, has purchased two Jetfoils for passenger service between Ostend, Belgium, and Dover, England, from Boeing Marine Systems, Seattle, Wash. The Jetfoil Model 929-115s
Robertshaw Controls Company of Knoxville, Tenn., is offereing free literature describing VC-230/231 actuators that feature a 30-squareinch molded Buna-N diaphragm with nylon reinforcement and deliver dependable on/off or throttling action for control valves.
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
As part of the ongoing effort by the aluminum industry to eliminate potential problems in the selection of aluminum alloys for the marine market. The Aluminum Association has reserved the HI 16 and H321 tempers for wrought products in the 5xxx
The German corporation of Renk Tacke, a subsidiary of MAN B&W, has won an order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to build the largest marine planetary gear unit the company has yet produced. The unit is intended for a VLCC tanker which will
Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. has received contracts totaling $23,725,000 from the U.S. Navy, providing ship's service auxiliary power for three classes of vessels. Stewart & Stevenson will supply Detroit Diesel Allison, gasturbine- powered,