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Glacier Bay Yacht Tours, Inc. of
Seattle will take delivery this month of a Nichols Brothers Boat Builders 370-passenger catamaran, Glacier
Bay president Robert Giersdorf has announced. Nichols Brothers is building the 86-foot, high-technolo- gy catamaran, designed by Interna- tional Catamarans, Ltd. of Austra- lia, at its Whidbey Island yard.
This order followed the highly successful introduction of a Nichols catamaran in Alaska's Inside Pas- sage by Glacier Bay Yachts this past summer using the leased catamaran
Gold Rush, which Nichols com- pleted for the San Francisco-based
Blue and Gold fleet last spring.
The new catamaran, a virtual twin of the Gold Rush, will be named Glacier Express. She will be certified to carry upwards of 370 people at speeds of more than 30 knots. The vessel will be fully air conditioned and have extensive gal- ley facilities capable of handling both lunch and dinner on longer full-day excursions. She will accom- modate up to 250 people for "sit- down" dinner service.
The Glacier express will operate out of Juneau, Alaska, from May to
September, and will be based in San
Diego during the fall and winter.
Current plans call for one-day ex- cursions between San Diego and En- senada, Mexico, with the service called the Baja Express.
Simultaneous Drydocking Requires
Separation Of 70,000-Ton Drydock
At Penn Ship
The versatility of the Pennsylva- nia Shipbuilding Company was challenged as two vessels required drydocking at one time. The chal- lenge was answered by separating the one drydock into two sections and drydocking both vessels.
According to Joseph E. Wise, senior vice president of marketing, "We have been telling everyone we could do it and now they can see it for themselves."
Kriesels Named Manager
Of Marine Sales For
Catamaran to be named Glacier Express will be virtual twin to Gold Rush shown, built for
Blue & Gold Fleet.
Nichols Brothers Delivering
Catamaran To Glacier Bay Yachts
Peter C. Kriesels
Peter C. Kriesels has been ap- pointed manager-marine sales for
The Falk Corporation of Milwau- kee. In his new position, he will report to Terry L. Ball, director of sales, marine and special products.
A graduate of Automotive College in Aspeldoorn, Netherlands, Mr.
Kriesels joined Falk in August 1985. He brings with him 21 years of marine experience, most recently as director of sales, North America, for
Krupp MaK Diesel, Inc.
The Falk Corporation, a subsid- iary of Sundstrand Corporation, is a major manufacturer of marine and industrial power transmission ma- chinery.
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Triple 'A' Receives $4.1-Million Contract
For Enterprise Hull Repair
Triple "A" Shipyard, Hunters
Point Site, San Francisco, Calif., was awarded a $4,150,000 firm- fixed-price contract for drydock costs and services for the emergency hull repair of the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). The work will be per- formed in San Francisco and is expected to be completed early this year. The Supervisor of Shipbuild- ing, Conversion and Repair, San
Francisco, is the contracting activity (N00024-85-H-8240).
The ships drydocked were the dredge, Rio Orinoco, and the USNS
Pennsylvania Shipbuilding Com- pany is one of the U.S.A.'s largest and most versatile shipyards en- gaged in the construction, conver- sion, overhaul and repair of all types and sizes of naval and commercial vessels. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capital Marine
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