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full service Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Services, logistics and project management. With this acquisition, and the experience we have acquired with international projects in Russia and Korea, we are now able to offer our customers "cradle to grave" service-from determining vessel and equip- ment requirements, to building or retrofitting the vessel, to executing on all aspects of the project. Foss is now looking at developing a hybrid tug boat - the first of its kind. We are still in the R & D phase, but are putting our resources into the kind of innovation-particularly in preserving the environment-that will be required in the future. What is your annual R&D expenditure? Can you go into detail regarding the focus of current major R&D projects? GF Foss is continually looking at the F EATUR ED O NLINE AU CT IO N Foss recently unveiled its new logo, the first new Foss logo in more than 20 years Partially Completed SWATH Hull Auction Details............................................ Bidding Begins: December 6, 2006 at 9AM ET Bidding Ends: December 7, 2006 at or after 5PM ET* *Check Lot Catalog for Specific Lot Closing Times. On Location Preview: By Appointment Only. Preview Location: Florida, USA Featured Items............................................. » Steel SWATH (Small Water Plane Area Twin Hull) Hull: Partially Completed 237' L, Ideal For Offshore Casino, Gulf Offshore, Research Vessel, Cruise Ship, With: (2) Conventional Shaft & Propeller Units With Ansaldo 1500-HP 750-Volt 900 RPM DC Motor, Lufkin Model DFL 1800-HG Reduction Gear, Fixed Pitch 300kW 750-Volt DC Electric Bow Thruster Motor (In Port Pontoon), 350kW AC Diesel Emergency Generator » Generator Sets: (4) Detroit Diesel Model 16V-149TIB (Never Installed) » Chillers: (2) Carrier Model 30HXA186RY-600 » Chiller Pumps: (4) Goulds 300GPM » Air Compressors: (2) Quincy Model D325-7.5 » Crane: American Model R-20 35-Ton For further information or preview appointment, please contact Bill Hlady Phone: 1-248-514-3336 Email: WHlady@DoveBid.com Customer Service 1-800-665-1042 Email: CustomerService@DoveBid.com www.DoveBid.com CA BOND #69567717 next technological advancements. One example is the half a million dollars we will invest over two years to develop our new ocean tug boat. Our most exciting new R&D project at the moment is our hybrid tug project that I mentioned before. We are committing resources and time into developing the capabilities to bring to the market a hybrid tug that will have many environmental and health-related benefits such as reduced emissions, lower fuel consumption, and noise reduction. We are very optimistic that we will be able to put our first hybrid tug into production at our shipyard in the next year. How have industry and/or customer demands and changes significantly affected the product and service offerings of Foss Maritime? GF There have been two significant customer demands that have significantly affected our service. First has been the need for new equipment to effectively handle the ever-growing mega ships. The growth in our customers' ships, and therefore the need for tugs with high power at low speeds, has forced a real paradigm shift away from Voith tractors toward Dolphin tugs. We have followed our customers' lead by developing technologically advanced compact tugs with high horsepower and high thrust to handle huge ships in tight waterways. Second, our customers' focus on safety has made an impact on our business. For more than a century, the "Always Ready" motto has been Foss Maritime's guiding light. Our number-one priority has been delivering the services we promised on time, and how well we did that was the measure of our success. Although we have maintained our 100+ year commitment to responsive customer service, Foss is now participating in an industry-wide culture change. Our major customers have initiated a paradigm shift, and are looking, first and foremost, for a strong focus and commitment to safety and the environment. Our customers are now measuring Contact Information..................................... A Buyer's Premium is in Effect DoveBid Auctioneer's License: FL #AB387 Automated Fuel Valve Fire Proofing ABS Approved SOLAS Compliant Enables Operation Of MOV Enveloped In Fire Custom Manufactured Per Application User Friendly Removable/Reusable www.insulationsei.com · firstname.lastname@example.org (800) 289-7341 44 · MarineNews · November 2006