MarineLog Podcast with Ron Wille of All American Marine

In this edition of Listen Up!, MarineLog speaks with our very own Ron Wille, Business Development Manager here at All American Marine (AAM).

Wille joined the AAM in 2018 but has had a ten-year working relationship with the company, having previously spent 15 years working at Kenai Fjords Tours in Seward, Alaska. His maritime career also includes experience on tugboats that specialized in commercial ship assists and commercial towing in South Central Alaska.

Listen to the podcast below – just clicking that orange play button – where Ron discusses topics such as trends in the maritime industry, why a custom-built vessel is better in the long run, and what projects More

All American Marine Launches First of Two 78’ Catamarans for Great Western Attractions

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM), together with Great Western Attractions (GWA), is pleased to announce the launch of the first of two 80’x 27’ aluminum catamarans for operation as a passenger excursion vessels in Puget Sound. Designed by Teknicraft in Auckland New Zealand, these identical Subchapter T certified vessels were constructed at All American Marine’s state-of-the-art 57,000 square foot facility on Bellingham Bay. These vessels will be a part of GWA’s multi-faceted tourism experience based in downtown Seattle. The second, sister ship will be launched in June.

GWA selected industry leaders AAM and Teknicraft Design, widely acknowledged for designing and building high quality and fuel-efficient aluminum vessel designs at a great value. These new vessels More

All American Marine to Complete Construction of the First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vessel in the U.S.

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has been awarded a contract by SWITCH Maritime (SW/TCH) to complete the aluminum construction and outfitting of a 70’ 84-passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered, electric drive (“e-ferry”) that will operate in the California Bay Area (referred to as the ‘Water-Go-Round’ project).  Prior to transfer to AAM, the project had begun at Bay Ship & Yacht shipyard in Alameda, CA where the aluminum hull and superstructure had been started. This is the first hydrogen fuel cell vessel in the US, representing a monumental step in the maritime industry’s transition to a sustainable future. The e-ferry is being developed to demonstrate a pathway to commercialization for zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell More

All American Marine Completes 80’ Patrol Vessel for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

All American Marine (AAM) has completed construction and launched an innovative aluminum catamaran. This vessel will serve an integral role in patrolling both Texas state and federal waters for the law enforcement division of Texas Parks and Wildlife. The 80’ x 27’ (OAL) Captain Murchison features twin CAT C18 ACERT D Engines, with Hamilton Jet HM 521 waterjets and is built to USCG Subchapter T standards. The state-of-the-art hydrofoil assisted vessel, from Teknicraft Design, will combine innovative design features critical to modern maritime law enforcement. One revolutionary feature is the inclusion of Teknicraft ’s Rapid RHIB launching system. This feature integrated into the stern of the vessel, will increase safety and reduce the time and manpower More

All American Marine Awarded Phase I Deal to perform Service Life Extension Program on fleet of USCG 47’ Motor Life Boats

Bellingham, WA January 29, 2020

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has been named the West Coast shipyard by Birdon America, Inc., for Phase I of a contract to perform a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) on a number of United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) fleet of Motor Life Boats (MLB). AAM is currently working on two MLB’s at its shop, with a plan to ramp up to 8 MLB vessels each year during Phase II. Birdon America was awarded the prime contract to perform Service Life Extension work on all MLB’s in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Fleet.

The current in-service MLBs were designed by the USCG and built from 1997 to 2003. The 47-foot MLB is the Coast More

All American Marine Awarded Multi-Vessel Contract with Major Marine Tours

February 4th, 2020

It’s been a busy start to 2020 for All American Marine, Inc. (AAM), who has won another contract to build two sister vessels for Major Marine Tours, based in Seward Alaska. These 87’ x 32” Teknicraft Aluminum catamarans, will be certified USCG Subchapter “T” for 150 passengers. The quad-jet vessels will expand Major Marine Tours’ fleet of wildlife and glacier cruise vessels that visit Kenai Fjords National Park.

These semi-displacement catamarans were developed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft Design in Auckland, New Zealand.  The design integrates the signature Teknicraft symmetrical and asymmetrical combined hull shape.  The advanced hull design is complemented by Teknicraft’s signature integration of a wave piercer positioned between the catamaran sponsons More

Red and White and Green All Over – Enhydra Achieves 35% Fuel Savings

In September 2018, Red and White Fleet welcomed Enhydra, built by All American Marine, the newest and largest addition to the fleet. Enhydra is the first 600-passenger hybrid-drive vessel operating in the United States. We are proud to have built such a beautiful vessel, and that this boat was ablie to achieve higher than expected fuel savings after it’s first year. Read more at the link below!

All American Marine launches 77’ Research Vessel for Duke University

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has completed construction and launched an aluminum research and survey vessel for Duke University. The Duke University Marine Lab (DUML) is a hydrofoil-assisted catamaran and is an exemplary arrangement from Teknicraft Design. AAM is the exclusive builder of Teknicraft Design hulls in North America.

The new 77’ x 26.5’ vessel was based upon two successful Teknicraft Design vessels AAM built for NOAA. Teknicraft’s patented hydrofoil-assisted hull design is proven to have industry-leading low-wake wash energy and fuel economy. The vessel is powered by twin Tier 3 CAT C18 “D” ACERT engines, rated at 803 bhp/2100 rpm. The vessel has a cruising speed of 24 knots. The vessel has liveaboard accommodations for 14 More

Congratulations to Harbor Breeze Cruises!

All American Marine is proud to be the preferred catamaran builder for Harbor Breeze Cruises, and their continued success over the years! Our innovative operators are leading the way in their respective industries, and we look forward to what the future holds for the Harbor Breeze crew! Check out this great video from the Banc of California on their Marquee Client.

All American Marine delivers Lady Swift to Kitsap Transit

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) has completed construction and delivered the last of three low wake and high-speed passenger vessels built for Kitsap Transit based in Bremerton, Wa. The Lady Swift, an aluminum catamaran coupled to a composite superstructure and a dynamic carbon fiber hydrofoil, was delivered to Bremerton on Friday, July 26, 2019.  The vessel was designed by Teknicraft Design Auckland, New Zealand and will operate on Kitsap’s current cross-sound ferry route between Bremerton and downtown Seattle, alongside the recently delivered Reliance.

The design of the new 78’ x 28’ vessel was based upon the successful ultra-low-wake Rich Passage 1 (RP1), built by All American Marine in 2011.  AAM, the exclusive builder of Teknicraft Design in More