Seakeeping refers to motions of a vessel in waves, but sea-kindliness is a characteristic sought after in most vessels. A sea-kindly vessel is easy on its crew and easy on its gear. Trying to d e f i n e sea-kindly is d i f - ficult. The deep sea
Rodriquez Cantieri Navali SpA won an approximate $57 million contract to build seven 148-ft. (45-rn) double- ended Catamarans (type HC 18) and three 92-ft. (28-m) Catamarans (type MC 25) from Barcas S.A. in 16 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The contract was signed on May 4.
Glacier Bay Yacht Tours, Inc. of Seattle will take delivery this month of a Nichols Brothers Boat Builders 370-passenger catamaran, Glacier Bay president Robert Giersdorf has announced. Nichols Brothers is building the 86-foot, high-technology catamaran,
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Inc., Freeland, Wash., is building a 30-meter (99-foot), 25- knot catamaran for operation by Glacier Bay Yacht Tours, Inc., that will provide luxury passenger accommodations for 49 people in 25 staterooms. The catamaran,