New Shipbuilding Facility in Cape Town
Veecraft Marine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Paramount Maritime Holdings and African-based global aerospace and technology company Paramount Group, opened its new premises at a ceremony held in Cape Town. Veecraft Marine has manufactured more than 60 maritime platform solutions in various classes since its inception in 2002, totaling more than $130 million of contracts. Leveraging its specialization in the construction of 20 to 30 meter vessels, the company has secured an order book valued at more than $13.5 million.
Hamburg Police Receive New ProZero Boat
Tuco Marine Group closed a deal for new ProZero 8m Center Console Interceptor with Hamburg Police Special Forces.The 8m ProZero CC Interceptor is the short-length successor to the 12m ProZero Interceptor. The 8m Center Console offers a non-stepped, variable deep V-bottom hull featuring a fine forward entry, a flared bow, wide chines and lifting strakes/spray rails.Itr is constructed from carbon fiber composites to yield a low total weight, high performance, fuel efficiency and extended range. The ProZero boats are capable of reaching speeds in excess of 40 knots under full loading conditions.
Royce to Power High-speed Italian Naval Vessels
The construction of two new high-speed multipurpose vessels (UNPAV) for the Italian Navy has recently begun at Intermarine’s Sarzana shipyard. Rolls-Royce has won the contract to supply engines and waterjets to power and propel the two new vessels, which will be used by the Operational Incursion Group (Gruppo Operativo Incursori or G.O.I), the Special Forces of the Italian Navy, for maritime traffic control, combating human trafficking, counter terror and antipiracy operations and crisis evacuations.
Volvo Penta Names Brown Commercial Marine Sales Director
Dave Brown has joined Volvo Penta of the Americas as director of commercial marine sales. In this new position, Brown will provide strategic and administrative direction and leadership to support overall segment growth. His primary focus will be to secure and maintain effective business relationships with governmental agencies, OEMs, dealers and customers in the marine commercial engine market. He will report to Marcia Kull, vice president of marine sales for Volvo Penta of the Americas. Brown has a 17-year background in business development and sales.