Delaware pilots order fourth Gladding-Hearn launch

Delaware pilots order fourth Gladding-Hearn launch

(SOMERSET, Mass.) – The Pilots’ Association for the Bay and River Delaware has ordered another pilot boat from Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding. It will be the association’s fourth Chesapeake-class launch and 11th pilot boat built by the shipyard since 1957. Delivery of the new vessel is scheduled for 2024. Since the Chesapeake class was introduced by Gladding-Hearn in 2003, 28 have been…
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Michigan pilots add third boat from Gladding-Hearn

Michigan pilots add third boat from Gladding-Hearn

(SOMERSET, Mass.) – Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding has delivered by road transport a new pilot boat to the Lake Pilots in Port Huron, Mich. Huron Pride, a Resilient-class high-speed launch, is the pilots’ third boat built by the Somerset, Mass., shipyard since 1979. Designed by Ray Hunt Design, the jet-driven, all-aluminum launch measures 42.5 feet overall. It has a 14-foot beam and…
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