While it is not a vessel you will see anytime soon on U.S. port patrol, the BladeRunner speed boat from IceMarine could offer some technological cues to designers seeking to deliver an ultra fast boat with outstanding handling characteristics, a trait evident even in rough seas.
Concurrent with marine industry consolidation on the ship owning, building and supply fronts, increasingly innovative vessels concepts are originating from in-house design teams sitting with the major equipment manufacturers. Single-source supplier
For the past several years, John G. Alden of Florida has been increasing its sales activity in the offshore tug and barge market. The increases have been primarily due to the knowledge and efforts of David Parrot, a 14- year veteran of the Alden organization.
The formation of Supplier's Marine & Industrial Inc., "Purveyors to the Industries," has been announced by Kevin Patrick Smith, president of the firm. The new company will provide turbine renewal, pump, diesel engine and electrical parts to the marine
The trend toward upgrading output and efficiency of marine diesel engines, as well as improving their ability to burn heavy residual fuels with high sulfur content, has placed increasing demands on the petroleum industry to improve their products.