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Significant Small Ships of 2016

Editor:  Martin ConwaySignificant Small Ships 2016 - sample page


Significant Small Ships of 2016 includes a wide variety of the most innovative, trend-setting and interesting commercial craft up to 100m in length delivered in 2016 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 2016 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 2016 can now be ordered, and is available in printed or USB format.

Ref: SSC16 Publication Price - £32 (RINA Member £27)



Significant Small Ships of 2016

The newbuildings featured in this year's volume of Significant Small Ships include:Sigs Small Ship16

  • Ahto-14: Smooth and stable wave-piercing pilot boat
  • Al Mubshir: Compact, lightweight and cost-efficient naval logistics and support vessel
  • Albert Nile-1: Modular ferry for Ugandan waters
  • Atlantic Pioneer: First offshore wind farm support vessel to be built in the US
  • Bøkfjord: Green craft with a double remit of buoy/beacon maintenance and oil spill recovery
  • CRC Galaxy: Multi-role, shallow-draught RIB, enabling crew transfer, dive support and survey work
  • Electra: Scientific research vessel with an emphasis on stability and seakeeping
  • Embla: Tough ‘workhorse’ RIB based on innovative ÖK Hull formula
  • Evolution: Dive support vessel combining rugged workboat and classy yacht features
  • Fosna Triton: Customised ocean farming boat
  • Galactica Super Nova: Opulence meets efficiency in fast displacement hull form superyacht
  • Harvey Stone: Multi-purpose/multi-mode offshore support vessel
  • Holmøy: Advanced stern trawler, optimised for both trawling and transit modes
  • Luisa Neri: Advanced tug with special winch for improved safety and flexibility
  • MTV 55: Composite catamaran with aeroplane-influenced saloon
  • Noordzee: Hybrid tug for the Royal Netherlands Navy
  • Pacific Titan: Plough-equipped tug, designed to undertake dredging support
  • Petra-1: Crew boat with enhanced roll angle tolerance
  • Protector: Fireboat optimised for minimal wake and good seakeeping capabilities
  • QE IV: Carbon fibre-built passenger tandem cat to handle a treacherous deep ocean route
  • Ratayapibanbancha / Arcarachwaratorn: Arresting patrol boat duo for the Royal Thai Police
  • Red Jet 6: First UK-built fast ferry in more than 15 years
  • Sea Power: Environmentally friendly and low-noise/low-vibration ATB unit
  • Selkie: Compact dredger, customised to access narrow harbours in North-East Scotland
  • Shi Zi Yang 7: High-speed Hong Kong ferry keeps it simple
  • Skansen: Bigger and better multi-purpose workboat to replace 1975 Norwegian stalwart
  • St Francis: A firefighting platform and a mobile pumping station in one craft
  • T. Servis 1: Speed, space and push in one compact tug
  • Telstar: Eddy Tug concept vessel matches clean electric power with high manoeuvrability
  • Tempest: Semi-displacement catamaran CTV, designed to balance seakeeping and transit speed
  • Vision of the Fjords: Hybrid tour boat keeping Norwegian fjord pristine
  • Zeeleeuw: Multi-function patrol boat matches low fuel burn with low noise

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