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.
Uniflite, Inc., a major fiberglass boat manufacturer headquartered in Bellingham, Wash., has been awarded a $1,440,000 contract by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command to build 16 Mark IV 50-foot fire-retardant fiberglass utility boats, according to James J.
Carnival Cruise Lines, Miami, Fla., recently paid about $550 million to four shipping companies to acquire majority shares in both Admiral Cruises Inc. and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line (RCCL). The deal makes Carnival the world's largest operator of cruise ships.