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Marine News September 2022 Volume 33 Number 9

Marine News (ISSN#1087-3864) (USPS#013-952)

Editor’s Note

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Shipbuilding and repair has always been a challenging business, and today’s U.S.

CEO shipyards have no shortage of obstacles

John C. O’Malley • [email protected] making their jobs even more dif? cult, from

Publisher & Editorial Director

Greg Trauthwein • [email protected] crippling labor shortages to unpredictable pricing ? uctuations and hard-to-navigate


Eric Haun • [email protected] supply chain issues. But it’s good to know

Tel: 212-477-6700 that many yards are winning solid busi-

Contributing Writers ness despite these challenges. After all, the

Tom Ewing, Don Gale, Jim Kearns, Barry Parker, Jeff Vogel world is relying on the maritime industry,


Production & Graphics Manager and vessels need to be built and serviced

Eric Haun, Editor,

Nicole Ventimiglia • [email protected] to maintain security, transport people and [email protected]

SALES keep the vital ? ow of commerce moving.

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

This issue includes a feature story on a

Terry Breese • [email protected]

Tel: 561-732-1185 Fax: 561-732-8414

California shipyard that does all of the above. Marine Group Boat Works

Advertising Sales Managers has mastered the art of balancing yacht repair with commercial and gov-

Lucia Annunziata • [email protected] ernment vessel repair and a little bit of newbuild activity. This edition also

Tel: 212-477-6700 ext 6240 Fax: 212-254-6271 features an op-ed from one of the leading names in U.S. shipbuilding,

John Cagni • [email protected]

Bollinger Shipyards president Ben Brordelon, who calls for more steady

Tel: 631-472-2715 and predictable government funding to help shipyards build and maintain

Frank Covella • [email protected]

Tel: 561-732-1659 Fax: 561-732-8063

America’s national and domestic security assets. Another builder covered

Mike Kozlowski • [email protected] this month is Silverback Marine, a relatively young company looking to

Tel: 561-733-2477 Fax: 561-732-9670 bring fresh blood—and ideas—to the workboat sector.

Gary Lewis • [email protected]

As I write this, the Marine News team is digging in to produce our an-

Tel: 516-441-7258 nual MN100 awards edition, which recognizes 100 of the leading names in

Managing Director, Intl. Sales the North American maritime industry. Be sure to check back next month

Paul Barrett • [email protected]

Tel: +44 1268 711560 Fax: +44 1268 711567 to see who made the cut.


Manager, Marketing

Mark O’Malley • [email protected]


Esther Rothenberger • [email protected]

Tel: 212-477-6700 ext 6810

Manager, Info Tech Services

Vladimir Bibik


Kathleen Hickey • [email protected]

Tel: 212-477-6700 ext 6320


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