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Marine Travelift Promotes Johnson

Jason Johnson was promoted to North American

Sales Manager for Marine Travelift, Inc. in Sturgeon

Bay. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in

Marina Management from the Maine Maritime

Academy and serves on the International Marina

Institute Advisory Committee.

PortVision Appoints Perduto

PortVision appointed James Perduto as Director of

Transportation and Government Business

Development. Perduto earned a Bachelor of Science in

Marine Transportation Management and a Master of

Science in International Transportation Management from New York Maritime College.

ZF Marine Personnel Changes

ZF Marine announced the following personnel changes to their North American distribution organi- zation: Roland “Bubba” Benoit – Account Manager,

Commercial Craft; Jay Denckla – Account Manager,

West Coast; Josh Foster – Technical Representative;

David Gonzalez – Account Manager, Southeast US and CMC (Caribbean, Mexico and Central America);

Arjen Hoogendijk – Project Manager, Commercial

Craft; Jonathan Lucco – Account Manager,

Propulsion; David Santos - Segment Manager,

Commercial Craft; Keith Stanley – Account Manager,

Mid-Atlantic; Gary White - Sales & Applications

Manager, ZF Marine Electronics LLC.

Gladding-Hearn Gets Order for Fire Island Ferry

Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has received an order for a new high-speed ferry from

Fire Island Ferries, Inc., on the south shore of Long

Island in New York. The vessel’s delivery is scheduled for June 2011. The new 387-passenger, all-aluminum mono-hull ferry is a further refinement of a vessel

Coast Guard Awards Response Boat

Replacement Contracts

Coast Guard crew aboard a 25-ft response boat. U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Jones

On Feb. 4, the U.S. Coast Guard awarded two fixed price Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) con- tracts to begin replacement of the current Response Boat-

Small (RB-S) fleet, which is nearing the end of its ten-year service life. The contracts were awarded to Metal Shark

Aluminum Boats of Jeanerette, La., and SAFE Boats

International of Port Orchard, Wash. Under the terms of the contract, each builder will produce a minimum of one boat, based on a proven hull design, to be delivered in June of this year.The Coast Guard will test and validate each boat this summer. Based on the results of the down-select process, the Coast Guard will select one boat that provides the best overall value to the government and order addi- tional boats from the builder of the selected design.

The maximum potential value of the contract awarded to Metal Shark Aluminum Boats is $193.1m, with a ceil- ing for ordering up to 500 boats. The maximum potential value of the contract awarded to SAFE Boats International is $180.1m, also with a ceiling for ordering up to 500 boats. The company not selected for additional RB-S pro- duction will only receive payment for the boat submitted for validation under this award.

Of the 500 boats expected to be procured, up to 470 will be delivered to shore units throughout the Coast Guard to perform port and waterway security, search and rescue, drug and migrant interdiction, environmental and other law enforcement missions. Up to 20 boats may be ordered by Customs and Border Protection, and ten by the U.S.

Navy. The RB-S replacement is one of the largest boat buys of its type for the Coast Guard.

The latest iteration of the RB-S will have an approximate length of 25 ft, be capable of at least 40 knots, a minimum range of 150-nautical miles and a crew of four.

ISMA 2011 New officers. Harley

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