First Coast S h i p b u i l d i ng Constructing $ 1 2 - M i l l i on Luxury Y a c h t For C l i p p e r Cruise

Clipper Cruise Line recently announced that construction of its Yorktown Clipper is proceeding on schedule, with service slated to begin in March 1988. After being launched in November, the luxury yacht is being outfitted for an early March christening.


Cruise Yacht Ponce De Leon Now Being Built At Marine Fabricators For Florida Gulf Coast Corporation

The cruise yacht Ponce de Leon, the first ocean-class passenger vessel built in the United States in more than 30 years, is now under construction in the Marine Fabricators Inc. shipyard, approximately 30 miles south of Jacksonville, Fla., on the Saint John's River.

Nichols Bros. Launch Sternwheeler Cruise Ship

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Whidbey Island and Seattle-based American West Steamboat Company, owned by Henry Hillman, Jr., CEO of Oregon Rail Corp., have launched the newly constructed overnight sternwheeler cruise ship Empress of the North.

Los Angeles SNAME Discusses Liquid Level Gauging By Radar

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers gathered for a recent meeting aboard the converted cruise ship Princess Louise berthed in Los Angeles Harbor. The subject of the e v e n i n g ' s technical paper,

M a l t a Drydock Awarded $10-Million Contract To Upgrade P & O Cruise Ship

P&O Cruises has announced the signing of a $10-million contract with Malta Drydocks to upgrade the liner Sea Princess prior to her joining the Los Angeles-based Princess fleet. In addition to major refurbishing of passenger areas, the ship will be

Seven Seas Voyager Will Boast Dolphin Podded Propellers

Seven Seas Voyager, the new 50,000-gt cruise ship under construction at T. Mariotti Shipyard in Genoa, Italy for Radisson Seven Seas, will be among the first ships to house the new Dolphin podded propulsion system jointly developed by STN Atlas Marine Electronics and John Crane- Lips.

Norwegian Line Unable to Remedy Leaky Sprinklers on the Norway

Norwegian Cruise Line canceled the weekly sailing of its ship Norway on May 29 because of leaks in the fire sprinkler system, thwarting Caribbean vacation plans for more than 2,000 passengers stuck in Miami. The Norway had been scheduled to leave

Celebrity Cancels Summit And Infinity Sailings

Celebrity Cruises will send two ships, Summit and Infinity, into unscheduled drydocks March 29 and April 13, respectively, to repair propulsion pods. Both ships are operating safely but at a lower cruising speed. Summit will cancel a March 29 sailing from Fort Lauderdale,

Cruise Vessels To Be Built In Agreement Between McDermott/Swathtech

A letter of intent to construct a series of U.S.-flag SWATH cruise ships was recently signed by McDermott Marine Construction of Morgan City, La., and Swathtech America of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and now it has been reported that a contract may be signed to build four vessels.

MTU Enters The Medium Speed Fray With The 8000

MTU Friedrichshafen plans to introduce a new 20V 8000 engine at this year's SMM. Able to produce 9,000 kW at 1,150-rpm, the model is the company's most powerful — moving MTU into the realm of medium-speed engines. The 20V can be utilized as main propulsion for large yachts and workboats,

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