The latest achievement in the development of the Wartsila Diesel engine range is the Wartsila Vasa GD, a new gas-diesel engine that can operate on a wide variety of fuels, from poor quality heavy fuel to high quality hydrocarbon gases. The Vasa
Freeport Shipbuilding & Marine Repair, Freeport, Fla., is constructing a 110-foot steel-hulled yacht designed by the late John Brever of Florida, with interior by Dallasbased CD A. The vessel will be christened Alpha Centauri when delivered to Star of Texas, Inc.
Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., has laid the keel for a ferry for the Neuman Boat Line Company of Sandusky, Ohio. Constructed of American Steel, the doubleended ferry will be 101 feet long, with a 34 V2- foot beam. Marine architect Timothy Graul of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
New Engine Diagnosis And Trend System Also Displayed MAN B&W Diesel GmbH recently held an international press conference and demonstration in Augsburg, West Germany, to present its latest addition, L48/60, to its largebore medium-speed diesel engine family,
A review of some notable conversions of inland/offshore vessels featured during 1985. HARVEY TROJAN Avondale-Harvey The Harvey Quick Repair Division of Avondale Shipyards in Harvey, La., during 1985 completed an extensive overhaul and re-engining of
G.J. Mount has been elected vice president of Bulkfleet Marine Corporation, a Houston, Texasbased company engaged in the marine transportation of liquid and bulk materials, according to a recent announcement. Mr. Mount will be based in the company's
Geonav, a shipboard computer distributed by Magnavox, displays nautical charts with coastline and other information the navigator requires. Designed as an integrated navaid, the computer interfaces with Loran and satnav receivers, autopilots, and