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Significant Small Ships of 2017

Editor:  Martin ConwaySignificant Small Ships 2017 - sample page layout


Significant Small Ships of 2017 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 20167provides 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 2017 can now be ordered, and is available in printed or CD-ROM format.

Ref: SSC17 Publication Price - £32 (RINA Member £27)



Significant Small Ships of 2017

The newbuildings featured in this year's volume of Significant Small Ships include:Significant Small Ship 2017 - Front Cover

  • Adams Lake II: Chain ro-pax ferry for remote Canadian waters
  • Aditya: India’s first solar-powered ferry, cutting emissions, smoke, noise and cost
  • Alusafe 1200 TWJ FRDC: Fast rescue daughter craft with deep-vee hull form
  • Antarctic: AHTS vessel capable of braving the punishing Caspian chill
  • Bap Carrasco: Advanced polar hydrographic vessel, undertaking research in LatAm
  • Bravo 72: Luxury motoryacht concept embodies a lightweight design
  • Carson Interceptor 950: Super-fast patrol boat with a unique stepped hull form
  • Dithmarschen: First of two low-fuel consumption pilot boats
  • Dux: Dual-fuel LNG/diesel escort tug, designed for ops in harsh environments
  • Elphilharmonie: Harbour ferry designed for environmental efficiency
  • Elektra: Finland’s first hybrid ferry and largest passenger/car carrier to date
  • Emmanuel: Purpose-designed salmon harvesting vessel with propulsion redundancy
  • Forth Hope: UK-built medical vessel, delivering heathcare to the Amazon
  • Hydroville: World’s first accredited passenger vessel to burn both hydrogen and diesel oil
  • John L. Behan: Customised US fireboat, intended to “epitomise interoperability”
  • Jupiter Clipper / Mercury Clipper: Low-wash, high-tech ferry catamarans boosting London river transport
  • Klara 1: High-pressure cleaning boat for Norwegian fish farms
  • Lunch Box: Passenger ferry feeding commuter demand across the Big Apple
  • Marcap Tam 1 / Marcap Tam 2: Pilot boats designed specifically for smooth operations in Arabian Gulf waters
  • MO4: Wind farm service craft designed for light transits and heavy loads
  • MS Diamant: Cruise ship with a highly efficient energy and propulsion system
  • Murjan 40: First Damen Multi Cat developed with shallow water dredging capabilities
  • PA72: Light composite, high-speed craft for family and government users
  • RT Borkum: Demonstration and training tug incorporating the Rotortug concept
  • Seacor Puma / Seacor Panther: Next-gen CTVs, boasting expanded deadweight for crew and equipment
  • Sleypnir: Low-draught boat enables deployment in a range of remote areas

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