Commuter Boat To Operate Between Kennedy Airport And Manhattan The Avondale Boat Division, New Orleans, La., of Avondale Industries, Inc., has received an order for a high-speed 400-passenger Surface- Effect-Ship (SES) catamaran that will be operated by Tri-State Marine Transport, Inc.
—Free Literature Offered— Perkins North America of Wayne, Mich., recently introduced an exceptionally compact, Rolls-Roycedesigned engine as part of a major entry into the commercial marine diesel market. The new 8HD400T design is an 8-cylinder,
Norwegian shipbuilder Fjellstrand of Omastrand recently delivered the first of a new generation of high-speed, low-noise level passenger ferries. Christened the M/S Fjordprins, the 127-foot catamaran is the result of an extensive program of tests
Fjellstrand A/S of Omstrand, Norway, recently completed the 96-passenger crewboat Asie III. An all-aluminum, semi-planing catamaran with asymmetric hulls, the vessel was handed over to the owner in Omstrand, then shipped as deck cargo to Singapore, where it was christened.
Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, delivered 30 large commercial vessels during the first six months of 1980. For that period, Halter president Floyd J. Naquin reported deliveries of 17 supply vessels, seven crewboats, five tugs, and one utility/fireboat
The Rodolf, a 48-foot surfaceeffect ship built by Bell-Halter, New Orleans, La., for the Portland (Oregon) District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has begun a Gulf and Atlantic Coast tour to demonstrate its operational and hydrographic surveying capabilities.