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Significant Small Ships of 2004

Author: Cheryl SaponiaSignificant Small ships 2004 - page layout

Year: 2005

Ref: SSC04

Abstract: In February 2005 The Royal Institution of Naval Architect published Significant Small Ships of 2004, following the success of the previous editions and the lead set by Significant Ships, now in it's fifteenth year of publication. A total of 29 new vessels have been selected for inclusion, each being singularly significant or the first in a series - and these have been divided into categories - fast ferries and passenger vessels, tugs and workboats, fishing, offshore patrol etc: This mixed but fascinating selection of vessels, all between 25m and 100m, have been hand picked by the same editorial team that produces Ship & Boat International, RINA's own leading small ship publication, and is backed by its world-renowned resources.

The publication covers a wide variety of the most innovative, trend-setting and interesting commercial craft up to 100m in length delivered during the year by ship and boat yards worldwide. Each vessel presentation comprises a full page width colour photograph, a detailed technical description, the main particulars in tabular form and a list of major suppliers.

Significant Small Ships of 2004 can now be ordered, and is available in printed or USB format.

Ref: SSC04 Publication Price - £27 (RINA Member £23)



Significant Small Ships of 2004Significant Small Ships 2004 cover

Significant Small Ships of 2004 includes the following newbuildings:

  • Aremiti 5: Tahitian cat for vital ferry route
  • Batello Ecologico: Craft assists environmental clean up
  • Black Tor II: New passenger ferry for Padstow harbour
  • Breuil: The Airbus carrier
  • Di Bartolo: New patrol craft series for Italian customs
  • Esvagt Corona and Esvagt Capella: Unique emergency vessels for the North Sea
  • Flagman: First sophisticated Russian tug
  • Indee: Brand new tug design for port operation
  • Jonathan Rozier: New design of offshore support vessel
  • Kassir, Dastoor and Mahroos: Boats on patrol in the Gulf
  • Lake Express: First vehicle and passenger ferry to operate in USA
  • Lexington: New cutter suction dredger
  • Libas: New hull form for trawler
  • Luzolo: Offshore craft for deep water duties
  • Marie Celeste Lauro: First of new cats delivered
  • NB 534: Security craft for littoral and inland water way operations
  • Prince Rock: Workboat largest in builder's range
  • Prinses Máxima and Prins Willem Alexander: SWATH ferries for The Netherlands
  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Fatih Sultan Memet 1: First deliveries of a new design
  • Rheinenergie: Unique theatre ship catamaran for Rhine sailing
  • Skandi Captain: Multi-purpose field supply vessel
  • Spirit of Skye: First of new Spirit class operating in Scotland
  • Supernacho and Canarias: New tugs with comprehensive duties
  • Terra Marique: Revolutionary heavy transport barge
  • Vea: Polish-built fishing vessel for Norway
  • Viking Avant: Supply vessel with specially redesigned areas
  • Vissolela: New multi-functional support vessel 63
  • Whaling City Express: Quick build for all-aluminium cat

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