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Artist's rendering of how the passenger vessel Glacier Seas will look in service.
Westport Yard Building Fiberglass
Passenger Vessel For TravAlaska
TravAlaska, the West family's cruise and tour firm headquartered in Seattle, will take delivery of a new passenger vessel from Westport
Shipyard this spring. The 90-foot boat Glacier Seas will be the first commercial hull from a new adjusta- ble mold the Westport, Wash., fi- berglass vessel builder installed in 1985.
Following trials in April, TravAl- aska will put the new boat into ser- vice on Prince William Sound. The firm maintains an operating base in
Anchorage, and now has offices in all major Alaskan cities.
The first vessel to be owned by the Seattle travel firm, the Glacier
Seas was designed by naval archi- tect Jack Sarin of Bainbridge Is- land, Wash. TravAlaska president
Charles G. West said the boat will be licensed to carry 130 passengers.
She will be fitted with bars on both enclosed decks and a full galley for preparation of meals. Half of the seating will be integrated into ban- quettes—dinette type benches and tables; the other half will involve individual contoured chairs. A walk- around bridge, open to the top pas- senger cabin, will be equipped with extensive electronic equipment, in- cluding a large color radar.
Propulsion will be provided by twin 930-bhp Deutz B/AM 816 die- sel engines driving Coolidge stain- less steel propellers via Reintjes re- duction gears supplied by Karl Sen- ner, Inc. The vessel will incorporate a steel stem and strengthened lami- nations along the chine for ice pro- tection.
Westport Shipyard builds Airex fiberglass vessels ranging from 55 to 120 feet in one of the most automat- ed fiberglass yards in the U.S. The new mold used by the shipyard involves a standard but stylishly raked bow, and adjustable jigs that can produce modifiable hull lines and transom. The first hull out of the mold was a 108-foot yacht that went to British Columbia for com- pletion.
Westport will also deliver another 90-foot passenger vessel this month
January 15, 1986 15 to Catalina Express Lines in South- ern California. This will be the fourth vessel Westport has built for that ferry and excursion boat opera- tor.
For full information and free lit- erature on Westport Shipyards ser- vices and capabilities,
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Simrad, Inc. Opens U.S.
East Coast Branch Office
Simrad, Inc., headquartered in
Seattle, Wash., has announced the establishment of a branch office in the New York metropolitan area, which has been created in order to more efficiently promote Simrad products in the Eastern portion of the U.S. and Canada.
Simrad is a leading manufacturer of a complete line of marine elec- tronics, navigation, instruments and systems for the commercial, off- shore, fishing and naval markets.
The new office, in addition to the existing branch office in Houston, provides Simrad with three loca- tions in the United States. Initial staffing will include Bjorn Carls- en, manager East Coast branch of- fice, and Philip Thompson, man- ager hydrography.
The address of the new Simrad
East Coast branch office is: Simrad,
Inc., Suite 400, 50 Charles Lindberg
Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553.
Phone (516) 222-9246. Telex 6973229.
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Todd-Seattle Receives $6.5-Million Order
For Vessel Overhaul
Todd Pacific Shipyard, Seattle,
Wash., was awarded a $6,497,592 firm-fixed-price job order under a master ship repair agreement for the overhaul of the USNS Observa- tion Island, a Military Sealift Com- mand, U.S. Flag, missile range in- strumentation ship.
The work will be performed in
Seattle and is expected to be com- pleted early this year.
Fifteen bids were solicited and two offers were received. The Mili- tary Sealift Command, Washington,
D.C., is the contracting activity (N00033-85-H-0033).
IBM Awarded $45.5-Million
International Business Machines
Incorporated, Manassas, Va., is be- ing awarded a $45,532,820 modifica- tion to definitize a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee letter contract for integration of thin line towed array functions into the AN/
BQQ-5C(V) sonar. Work will be performed in Manassas (95 percent) and Owego, N.Y. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed in Decem- ber of 1988. The Naval Sea Systems
Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-84-C- 6256).
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