NEWS All American Marine Delivers Eco-Tour Cat All American Marine delivered a 83 x 29 ft. Teknicraft hydrofoil-assisted catamaran that will operate glacier and wildlife tours in Seward, Alaska. The 150 passenger vessel was built under contract for Kenai Fjords Tours, a division of Alaska Heritage Tours and a member of the CIRI Alaska Tourism Corporation. The Aialik Voyager is inspected and certified under USCG Subchapter T regulations and was completed and delivered ahead of schedule. Service will begin from Seward in late April. The Aialik Voyager is was inspired by the 83-ft. Valdez Spirit which All American Marine built for Stan Stephens Cruises in 2005. The Aialik Voyager was designed to provide uncompromised views from two decks. The upper deck includes an outdoor observation area with exterior seating, while the main deck features a wrap around exterior walkway with rain shelter. The vessel offers wide aisle ways, low clearance door sills, and a gradual ramp that sweeps up to the fore deck so that all passengers can access the same view. The semi-displacement catamaran was developed by Teknicraft Design of Auckland, New Zealand and integrates the signature Teknicraft symmetrical and asymmetrical combined hull shape, bow wave piercer, and patented hydrofoil system. The Aialik Voyager boasts fuel economy and burns approximately the same gallons per nautical mile from 17 knots up to 27 knots. The fuel efficiency of this new vessel will save the operator a conservatively estimated $150,000 per season in fuel expenses. The Aialik Voyager is powered by twin C32 Caterpillar engines, each delivering 1400 bhp at 2300 rpm. The propulsion package includes ZF 2500A transmissions and Osborne 5-blade propellers. Wesmar V2-HR bow thrusters were integrated to assist with close-quarter maneuvering. Fully loaded, Aialik Voyager reaches a top speed in excess of 30 knots and cruises efficiently at 27 knots. to restructure the Panama Canal's pricing system for the next three years was approved. Following the decision made by the Board, Mr. Kuzniecky submitted the proposal to the Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama, which later provided final approval on the proposal. Barker Named Interlake President The Board of Directors of The Interlake Steamship Company announced that Mark W. Barker has been elected President. He succeeds James R. Barker, who will remain as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mark Barker has most recently been Interlake's Vice President and Treasurer. He has also served as Interlake's Director of Engineering, Assistant Vice President, and Fleet Engineer. Previously, he held assistant engineer positions aboard several Interlake ships. A graduate of the State University of New York at Fort Schuyler, he received his M.B.A. from the Case Weatherhead School of Management, Cleveland, OH. AWO Elects New Chairman The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO) elected Mr. Royce C. Wilken as Chairman and H. Merritt Lane as Vice Chairman on April Anchors,chains & fittings in stock in our 60,000 sq ft 3 Acre NJ Warehouse Stud Link Anchor Chain 1"-1/4" through 2"-1/2" DIA, w/ABS Swivels w/Common Links Kenter Links Danforth & Stockless Anchors New w/ABS Mako Alloy Towing Shackles w/ABS Certs & Non-Rotating Pins Tow Plates, Pear Links & Much More EAST COAST ANCHORS Bilco - Doran - Shaw Group of Companies 1285 Central Ave Hillside, NJ 07205 1-800-345-3028 Fax: 908-355-5544 Ph: 908-355-1101 Web: www.bilcogroup.com 12 · MarineNews · May, 2007
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