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Significant Small Ships of 2015

Editor:  Martin ConwaySign Small Ships 2015 - sample two page spread


Significant Small Ships of 2015 includes a wide variety of the most innovative, trend-setting and interesting commercial craft up to 100m in length delivered in 2015 by ship and boatyards worldwide.  Each vessel presentation comprises of a full page, with colour photograph, a detailed technical description, the main particulars in tabular form and a list of major suppliers.

Significant Small Ships of 2015 provides a wealth of information in a readable format, and features 28 of the most innovative and important commercial designs completed last year worldwide. 


Significant Small Ships of 2015 can now be ordered, and is available in printed or CD-ROM format.

Ref: SSC15 Publication Price - £31.50 (RINA Member £26)



Significant Small Ships of 2015

The newbuildings featured in this year's volume of Significant Small Ships include:Significant Small Ships 2015

  • Alusafe 1100 FIC: Speed freak of a patrol craft makes debut in prototype form
  • Alya Mccall: Offshore crew/supply transfer vessel concept goes large
  • Alysée: Customised mussel farming craft
  • August Naerø: Low-noise, first entry in Dockstavarvet’s IC 20 M class
  • Benreoch: CTV designed for smooth interactions with offshore platforms
  • Clean Harbour 1 & 2: Hong Kong’s first domestic diesel-electric container vessels
  • Curtis Marshall: Compact dive support vessel, optimised for offshore wind work
  • Ernst Meier-Hedde: SAR and fire-fighting craft
  • Gobbler 290: Revolutionary tank-free oil skimmer prototype
  • Gustaf AF Klint: Unique ‘clear sweeping’ vessel
  • Heliotrope 48: Pleasure cat built to blend high comfort with high performance
  • Iceni Venture: First South Boats IOW South Cat 23 crew transfer vessel
  • Idar Ulstein: Latest high-tech addition to Norwegian Sea Rescue’s fleet
  • Karoline: First battery-powered fishing boat
  • L’escapade: French hybrid power passenger boat
  • London Titan: Multipurpose boat for maintenance, support and dredging work
  • Maplin: First hydrographic survey vessel from CTruk
  • Neil Armstrong: New oceanographic survey vessel
  • Ocean Eagle 43: Trimaran offshore patrol vessel with monohull-style motions
  • Ormsö: Ice-breaking double-ended car and passenger ferry
  • Ossoy: first medium-sized AHTS class constructed by Sinopacific
  • Pelican Pride: Economic offshore FSIV with additional creature comforts
  • Prince Job I: New multipurpose OSV for African offshore fields
  • RT Emotion:  First hybrid tug to operate within German waters
  • Sistac Vitoria: Monohull dive support vessel hits Brazilian offshore waters
  • Tai Pari: First of two customised China-built tugs with optimised Z-drives
  • Trearddur Bay: First craft to install VLJ propulsion technology
  • Trident: Versatile research vessel for academic projects and training
  • Umoe Ventus: Wind farm support craft combining hovercraft and cat technology
  • Yeniçay 1: ‘Big sister’ to RAL’s previous RAscal 1500 class

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