Best Ships Of 2016 Elizabeth Anne
The Ultimate Workhorse
Largest Ship in its Fleet for the U.S. Carnival is upping the FUN with the latest addition to its fleet, the Carnival Vista. The 3,934- passenger ship is the largest cruise ship in Carnival Cruise Lines’ 24-ship fleet. It measures 1,062 ft x 122 ft x 27 ft, and features 15 decks. The ship, built at Fincantieri’s Monfalcone, Italy shipyard, features plenty of at-sea firsts—including the first brewery on a North American-based cruise ship; a stateof-the-art IMAX Theater (the first of its kind at sea), as well as a 3D Thrill Theater; and a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction, SkyRide. In addition, Carnival Vista features what Carnival calls the most elaborate water park in the fleet that includes a 455 ft long Kaleid-o-slide. The ship also includes the Family Harbor—new staterooms designed specifically
for families, that provide 24-hour access to a lounge with games, movies and more. There is also a place for adults to hide away with the Serenity Adults-only Retreat, Cloud 9 Spa Staterooms & Suites and the Havana Bar & Pool. The ship is fitted with ABB Azipod XO podded electric propulsion systems and complete electrical power plants. ABB also provided generators, main switchboards, a remote control system and distribution transformers. Power is provided by five MAN Diesel & Turbo 48/60CR engines, generating a speed of 23 knots—this makes Carnival Vista the first Carnival Cruise Lines vessel powered by MAN engines. Carnival Vista will operate year-round on a six- and eight-day Caribbean service.
Vane Brothers has added a number of new tugs to its fleet this year, but the 4,200 hp Elizabeth Anne was the one that started it all. Described as the “ultimate workhorse” by Vane Brothers President C. Duff Hughes, the Elizabeth Anne brings greater power and performance to the Vane fleet. Built by St. Johns Ship Building, Palatka, FL, the Elizabeth Anne is the first, in both the class that bears her name and in a series of eight tugs, being built by the yard for the Maryland-based operator. The Elizabeth Anne Class tugs are designed by Frank Basile, P.E. of Entech Designs, LLC. The Elizabeth Anne measures 100 ft long x 34 ft wide x 15 ft and features a model bow. The vessel is powered by two Caterpillar 3516 Tier 3 engines, each generating 2,100 horsepower at 1,600 rev/min. And is equipped with two John Deere PowerTech 4045, 99 kW generators and a John Deere 4045 generator, teamed with an Allison transmission, driving the chain-driven Intercon DD200 towing winch. Karl Senner, LLC, Kenner, LA, provided the tug with Reintjes marine gears. The tug is also equipped with the latest in solid-state, Simrad electronics.
M/V Woods Hole
New Ferry Injects Youth to Steamship Authority Fleet
The long-awaited M/V Woods Hole
ferry made its debut earlier this year when it was delivered by Conrad Shipyard to the 18 Marine Log // December 2016
Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamship Authority. The 235 ft x 64 ft x 18 ft ferry was designed by Seattlebased Elliott Bay Design Group. The ferry, which can carry 384 passengers and 55 automobiles or 10 eighteen-wheel tractor-trailers, will begin operations Summer 2017. The vessel, equipped with WiFi stations, state-of-the-art radar, communications and navigation systems will operate two routes: to and from Martha’s Vineyard and Woods
Hole; and between Hyannis and Nantucket. The vessel’s main propulsion power is supplied by two EPA Tier 3-compliant, 2,680-hp MTU 16V4000 engines connected to Hundested controllable pitch propellers. Controllable pitch was chosen to allow propeller pitch and shaft RPM combinations that provide excellent low-speed maneuvering responsiveness and optimized fuel efficiency at all speeds. The M/V Woods Hole will operate at a service speed of 12 to 14 knots.