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Significant Small Ships of 2020

Editor:  Martin ConwayMayflower (Significant Small Ships of 2020)


Significant Small Ships of 2020 includes a wide variety of the most innovative, trend-setting and interesting commercial craft up to 100m in length delivered in 2020 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 2020 provides a wealth of information in a readable format, and features 30 of the most innovative and important commercial designs completed last year worldwide. 


Significant Small Ships of 2020 can now be ordered, and is available in printed or digital format.

Ref: SSC20 Publication Price - £47 (RINA Member £41)


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Significant Small Ships of 2020

The newbuildings featured in this year's volume of Significant Small Ships include:Significant Small Ships of 2020

  • A.P.T. JAMES: First in Austal’s Auto Express 94 high-speed catamaran ferry class
  • BELOV HUMAITÁ: Waterjet-powered dive support boat for Brazil’s offshore sector
  • BOĞAÇAY XXXVIII: First tug to use Caterpillar’s AVD hydro-mechanical hybrid propulsion system
  • BRYGGEN: Zero-emissions ferry, optimised for cost efficiency throughout its lifespan
  • CP329: ‘Unsinkable’ SAR craft for Mediterranean rescues
  • FSD N800: Composite-hulled patrol boat with hybrid-propulsive option
  • H401 / CURIOSITY / CITY FISH: New York ferries with EPA Tier 4-compliant engines
  • HELEN RICE: Multipurpose workboat with significant deck cargo capacity
  • I SEE ONE: First of four lightweight ferries for Maltese hop-on/hop-off services
  • KAGUYA: Japan’s first LNG bunkering vessel
  • KOC AL ZOUR: Multipurpose oil spill recovery vessel for Kuwait
  • LADY COMEAU III: Scallop-fishing vessel with extended range
  • NOÉ: Eco-friendly houseboat for “semi-autonomous living”
  • OLYMPIC PRAWN: Arctic trawler with high standard of onboard comfort
  • PATRIA 22: Tug designed for operations in shallow waters
  • QUEEN BEETLE: Japan’s first high-speed trimaran ferry, operating between Fukuoka and Busan
  • SAOIRSE NA FARRAIGE: Boosted capacity and lower fuel drain for Irish monohull ferry
  • SEACAT WEATHERLY: Offshore support vessel developed for optimal performance
  • SEAWAY GUARDIAN: Ice-class tug for the St. Lawrence Seaway
  • SOLAR ECLIPSE: All-electric catamaran designed to offer unlimited range
  • SUNDERØY: Hybrid-powered factory freezer stern trawler
  • TERROR: Compact support craft aboard RRS Sir David Attenborough
  • THEA JENSEN: Ambulance boat designed for safe patient transfers in remote regions of Norway
  • VICTA: Diver delivery unit capable of surface and submerged operations

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