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Significant Small Ships of 2008

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Significant Small Ships of 2008 describes a wide variety of the most innovative, trend-setting and interesting commercial craft up to 100m in length delivered in 2008 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 2008 provides a wealth of information in a readable format, and features approximately 28 of the most innovative and important commercial designs completed last year worldwide.


Significant Small Ships of 2008 can now be ordered, and is available in printed or USB format.

Ref: SSC08 Publication Price - £30 (RINA Member £25)



Significant Small Ships of 2008

Vessels included in this issue of Significan Small Ships are as follows: 

  • America: powerful ship-handling escort tug for North AmericaSignificant Small Ships 2008
  • Apex: improved design ocean-going escort tug from Gondan
  • Ark Tori: powerful anchor handling tug supply vessel
  • Atlantida Azul: all-weather Interceptor pilot vessel for Port of Sines
  • Caspian Breeze: aluminium fast crew supplier vessel for Caspian region
  • Don Osiris: axe-bow fast crew supplier for Mexico
  • Dong Hai Lu Dao: high-speed aluminium passenger catamaran ferry
  • Esnaad 710: multi-task offshore standby vessel for Arabian Gulf
  • Greatship Anjali: anchor handling tug supply vessel from Colombo
  • Handy One: sturdy icebreaking tug from Great Lakes Shipyard
  • Hirta: innovative new fishery patrol vessel from Remontowa
  • Iliria: first in series patrol craft for Albanian Coast Guard
  • Island Constructor: impressive DP3 multi-purpose offshore vessel
  • Island Wellserver: breakthrough in offshore vessel construction
  • Los 116: highly specialised pilot craft from Dockstavarvet
  • Maria De Maeztu: first in series of versatile salvage tugs for Spain
  • Messico: first in new series of quiet offshore support/escort tugs
  • M/Y Sea Force One: first innovative 54m megayacht designed by AMY
  • PB Fitzroy: strong Ramparts 2800-A class tug for Australia       
  • Police 5~10: new high-speed medium patrol craft
  • Shinas: speedy diesel-powered vehicle-passenger ferry from Austal
  • Smit Bubyan: aluminium crew/pilot vessel from Strategic Marine
  • Solway Spirit: 15m alloy wind farm catamaran
  • Svitzer Waterston: high-performance offshore terminal support tug
  • Taha Dua and Taha Satu: twin sister fast crew suppliers for Malaysia
  • Vivax: impressive reverse tractor tug from Sanmar of Turkey
  • Wave Ranger: versatile fast rescue workboat from Alnmaritec

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