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Gold Coast Yachts' Catamaran

Completes First Month Of Operations

Gold Coast Yachts of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, announced its 59-foot (18 m) wave piercing dis- placement power catamaran Edge has success- fully completed its first month of operations in the exposed channel conditions of St. Maarten.

The twin Lugger 425-hp diesels and Hamilton 362 jets are providing a 26 knot full load cruise speed and 30 knot top speed for Pelican

Watersports' daily ferry runs to Saba and St.

Barth's. Edge, the largest wave piercer built by

Gold Coast Yachts, is based on the success of earlier 39-foot (11.9 m) prototypes. A 43-foot (13.1 m)flybridge version will be builtthis spring.

For more information on Gold Coast Yachts,

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Ingalls-Built Stout Completes

At-Sea Testing

Stout (DDG 55), the second Arleigh Burke (DDG 51)-Class Aegis guided missile destroyer built by Ingalls Shipbuilding division of Litton in Pascagoula, Miss., completed her initial at- sea testing in the Gulf of Mexico in late Janu- ary.

The 504-foot (154 m) long, 8,300-ton de- stroyer will undergo additional at-sea testing, including missile-firing exercises, before deliv- ery later this year. For more information on

Ingalls Shipbuilding,

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Elliott Bay Design Group Designs New

Fire Boat For City Of Oakland

Elliott Bay Design Group was awarded a contract from Sea-Fab to design a new-genera- tion fire boat for the City of Oakland. Said Sea-

Fab vice president Mickey Cook, "We thought of Elliott Bay because of their fire boat exper- tise." The design for Oakland calls for a 60-foot long (18 m) aluminum boat, with a beam of 20 feet (6 m) and a draft of four feet (1 m). The new vessel will have a speed of 16 knots, powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3408B main propulsion engines (535-bhp each at 2,100 rpm) and two Cat 3408s (490-bhp each at 2,100 rpm) to drive the fire pumps. Firefighting equipment will include four FirePro monitors, Aurora horizontal split- case fire pumps and six hydrants. For more information on Elliott Bay Design Group,

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Interior Buildouts

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St. Louis, MO 631 47

Telephone: C31 4] 621 -2536

FAX: C31 4] 621-1 952

Telex: 44-7224

Alan Fleischer, President

Al Spaete, Mgr., Sales Si Service


FAST (Fixed Activated Sludge Treatment) remains the standard for marine sewage treatment. The system meets and exceeds the most stringent requirements worldwide. It is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard, Environ- ment Canada and the British Department of Trade.


In the same tradition, FAST's Oil/Water Separator sets a new standard for disposal of oily wastewater. It is the only certified separator which will break chemical emulsions.

The Separator converts gray emulsions into clear water and black oil. The water will meet the most stringent requirements established by any known marine or land authority worldwide. The oil will support combustion.

With this unit aboard, machinery, decks and bilges can be cleaned with detergents with no danger of violating regulations.


We also offer you a comprehensive inventory of spare parts for quick delivery worldwide, plus expert field service personnel on constant call for on-the-spot assistance anywhere.

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