William H. Byrne has been named executive vice president for sales of Hoffert Marine Inc., by Paul E. Hoffert, president of the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company that is one of the nation's leading suppliers of deck and engine equipment for merchant marine and Naval vessels.
Neil H. Whitehead has been appointed sales engineer f o r the midcontinent region by Alco Power Inc. of Auburn, N.Y. In his new position, Mr. Whitehead will be responsible for the sales and service of Alco POWER BOSS diesel engines and parts in the riverboat and industrial diesel markets.
Wiley Manufacturing, Port Deposit, Md., has completed and delivered to its new owners a passenger and automobile ferryboat, Surry, that will operate on the James River between Glasshouse Point and Scotland, Va. Designed by Coast Engineering Company of Norfolk, Va.
The Henrietta II, a 85-foot by 26- foot passenger vessel built by Superior Boat Works of Greenville, Miss., is now offering sightseeing luncheon and dinner cruises on the Cape Fear River near Wilmington, N.C. The vessel is homeported in Wilmington and is owned by Cape Fear Riverboats, Inc.
An absence of complacency over its position as the global market leader in newbuild construction is demonstrated by Hyundai Heavy Industries' increasing plough-back of earnings into research and technological development. The raised level of annual expenditure on R&D,
Golten Marine Co., Inc., has been licensed as the worldwide supplier and repair shop for Akasaka Diesels Limited of Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese firm joins the distinguished roster of leading diesel manufacturers represented by Golten. The growing list
Outstanding creativity in science and engineering were recently honored by a U.S. congressman and senior Navy officials. Keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD-6) joined Naval Surface Warfare Center commander Rear Admiral Michael Mathis,
The solid rocket booster recovery vessel Independence, built by Halter Marine, Inc. of Moss Point, Miss., was delivered recently to the Lockheed Space and Operations Company, for whom the vessel was built under a contract from Lockheed Shipbuilding.
In accordance with its policy that diversity makes good business sense, Goltens, the 45-year-old worldwide marine diesel service organization, has undertaken a number of projects in fields beyond a strictly marine environment, but in areas in which Goltens is equally at home.
— F r e e Brochures A v a i l a b l e— Detroit Diesel Corporation recently introduced three new generation high-speed engines for the passenger boat, pleasure craft and marine market—the 16V-149TI, 6- 71TI and 3000 Series. The 16V-149TI is a 16-cylinder,