Shipyards around the world are facing increasingly stringent environmental rules and regulations, adding additional expense to a business sector with an already reputed thin bottom line. Nonetheless, to stay in business shipyards must continuously enhance their capabilities and compliance,
Bragging rights for the title of most prolific cruise ship builder has lately centered on Italy and Finland, Fincantieri and Kvaerner Masa Yards to be exact. While the Italian contingency has pulled ahead of late, the Finnish shipyard located in
Charles H. Rains, president of St. Augustine Trawlers in St. Augustine, Fla., recently announced the signing of a contract to construct an 85-foot by 24-foot steel trawler for Salvatore and James Bramante of Boston. Designed by John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc.