Thursday, November 18, 2010

USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter – A Green Offshore Weapon Platform

The CGBlog tips us off to new designs for the next generation of Coast Guard cutters. The OPCs or Offshore Patrol Cutters, have been designed with the seemingly contrasting priorities...

November 18, 2010
Total Views: 26


Re-engaging Your Senses – The Future Of Integrated Bridge Design

Do you miss the ticks of the analog gyro repeater? Today’s gyro compasses are more functional and easy to interface with modern electronics but they lack the ticks which were...

November 18, 2010
Total Views: 12

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Dockwise Super Vessel Design – Larger Than The Blue Marlin

From mega-yachts to mega-rigs, Dockwise is the company most often called when vessels need to be moved long distances at sea but with offshore projects growing in size even the company’s...

November 12, 2010
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Longreach & SeaKettle – Dyson Innovation Award Winners

Today, it seems like the most innovative designs are being funded privately by wealthy individuals, leaving corporations lagging in the R&D department. From James Cameron’s announcement to explore Challenger Deep...

October 6, 2010
Total Views: 17

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Skysails – Plus – Top 10 Green Ship Designs

From the gCaptain Archives: In honor of the EPA’s Pollution Week, let’s take a look at an archived post on Skysails. But first, here is a brief update into the...

September 26, 2010
Total Views: 1093

Monday, August 16, 2010

Interesting Ship of the Week – The USS Independence (LCS 2)

The design for Independence (LCS 2) is based on a high-speed trimaran that can make more than 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph) and has a range of 10,000 nautical miles. It was delivered...

August 16, 2010
Total Views: 438

Monday, July 26, 2010

Plastiki – Catamaran Made of Plastic Soda Bottles

UPDATE: July 26, 2010 – gCaptain first reported on the Plastitki, a 60-foot catamaran made out of 2-liter soda bottles, over a year ago and we are now happy to...

July 26, 2010
Total Views: 202

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bridge Designs – 5 Most Ambitious of Today

History is littered with bridges designed to do the impossible. One example, Euroroute (pictured above), would literally take drivers through the White Cliffs of Dover to an island five miles...

June 23, 2010
Total Views: 288

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Why Yachts?? The Megayacht Designed By Hermès

Why Did Hermès Design A Megayacht? While I certainly can not answer that question I can give you details on the yacht Hermès designed which is appropriately name “Why”. Gizmag...

March 28, 2010
Total Views: 13

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Plans For World’s Largest Yacht Unveiled

We can’t help but be fans of mega yachts here at and over the years have done a fair share of covering them on the blog.  Whether it’s the...

February 4, 2010
Total Views: 331

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Transporting Wind Turbines by Ship

One hundred and forty turbines, destined for the Greater Gabbard Wind Turbine Park off the east coast of England, are being transported in 36 shipments onboard the BBC Chartering and...

December 8, 2009
Total Views: 463

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tsunami Infographics – Best Of The Web

Photo by mchaconcr Is the tsunami a maritime news story? Should gCaptain be providing coverage and at what level? These are some of the questions gCaptain editors have been facing...

September 30, 2009
Total Views: 138

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Engines Installed on Austal’s Next Generation Trimaran

Austal’s next generation 102-metre high speed trimaran has had its unique three-engine layout successfully installed ahead of the vessel’s launch next month. The vehicle-passenger ferry, which is being built at...

September 9, 2009
Total Views: 8

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Superyacht Conversions – From Workboat To Luxury Yacht

During the years I spent as a cadet on SUNY Maritime‘s training ship Empire State, I could not begin to tally up the hours spent chipping, wire wheeling, priming and painting.  But...

August 27, 2009
Total Views: 756

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Interesting Ship – Trans Sea Lifter

The Trans Sea Lifter, or TSL, is a uniquely innovative barge carrying system for short sea shipping that, according to their website, can execute 5 to 7 times the number...

August 20, 2009
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Secrets Behind Cruise Ship Cutaway Illustrations

Ever wonder how graphic designers create cutaway illistrations of ship? clues us into the secrets HERE. Once you learn about the process click HERE to see close up images...

August 18, 2009
Total Views: 91

Thursday, July 16, 2009
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Engineering News

Interesting Ship – Austal’s Auto Express 102 High-Speed Trimaran

Austal, the world’s largest builder of fast ferries and makers of the revolutionary trimaran Benchijiqua Express that inspired the design for the USS Independence (LCS 2), brings us the Auto...

July 16, 2009
Total Views: 42

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

MSC Splendida Awared for ECO-Friendly Design

This past weekend in Barcelona, MSC Cruises rolled out the 10th ship to join their growing fleet – the MSC Splendida.  At 137,936 tons, the MSC Splendida can carry nearly...

July 14, 2009
Total Views: 4

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cities at Sea: A look at some possibilities

The Seasteading Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating permanent cities at sea as a way to experiment with building new societies without government intereference (as I understand it anyway),...

July 8, 2009
Total Views: 5

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Interesting Ship – Fast Crew Supplier 5009

This weeks Interesting Ship is brought to us by Damen Shipyards with their Fast Crew Supplier 5009.  The idea in the design of the Fast Crew Supplier 5009 series was...

July 7, 2009
Total Views: 78