Gladding-Hearn starts construction of Circle Line newbuilds; Strategic delivers advanced wind farm crew transfer cat

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Gladding-Hearn starts construction of Circle Line newbuilds
March 31, 2015—Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, recently began construction of the first of three new sightseeing vessels for New York City’s Circle Line Sightseeing Yachts, Inc. Delivery of the first new vessel is scheduled for 2016. The new 600-passenger all-steel vessels will measure 165 feet in length, with a 34-foot beam and a 22.6-foot air-draft, enabling them to pass under the low bridges on the Harlem River.

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