Latest Developments In Fuel-Efficient Engines High fuel costs and lower grades of marine fuel continue to dominate the thinking of diesel engine manufacturers as well as vessel owners and designers. Engine designs reflect these concerns as
A Facilities Review ALUMINUM BOATS Aluminum Boats, Inc., is a new shipyard in south Louisiana that is rapidly earning a reputation for high-quality construction and repair of aluminum boats at reasonable prices. As the name indicates, the shipyard
The twin-screw harbor utility boat Pelican, was recently christened by Balehi Marine Inc. of Lacombe, La., for the vessel's owner Martin Marietta at a NASA slip. The ceremonies were attended by Mike Gnau, project engineer; Guy Keller, contract administrator; J.
The two major factors influencing diesel engine design and development continue to be the soaring fuel costs and deterioration in the quality of marine fuels. While most diesel designers are working to modify existing models to achieve lower specific fuel consumption,
Selecting the appropriate propulsion or auxiliary power system for a vessel is one of the most difficult and important tasks facing the naval architect, marine engineer and vessel owner. With so many marine diesel engines on the market—low-speed,
National Marine Service Incorporated, St. Louis, Mo., recently announced that R.J. (Tex) Ritter has joined its Shipyard Division as a sales representative in its Houston offices. From this base, he will represent National Marine's shipyard, diesel engine rebuild/repair,
Three managers have been named to new positions with Zapata Gulf Marine Corporation's domestic operations, Larry T. Rigdon, vice president-North American operations, has announced. Based in the Harvey, La., office, B.B. Breland has been named manager-tugs and barges.
Tom Frazier I I I , formerly vice president of sales, has been named senior vice president of sales and marketing at American Commercial Barge Line Company (ACBL), a unit of the Inland Waterways Services division of Texas Gas Transmission Corporation.
Seabury C. McGown has been elected vice president-contracts of Uniflite, Inc., fiberglass boat manufacturer of Bellingham, Wash., and Swansboro, N.C., with responsibility for governmental marketing, bidding, and contract administration and other commercial boat business,
Whether or not the current decline in oil prices is a temporary condition, most manufacturers of marine diesel engines are still concentrating on further improvements in specific fuel consumption, as well as on the ability to burn heavier grades of fuel.