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Marine News December 2020 • Volume 31 Number 12 12 RIBs: Turn Up the Power The market for rigid in? atable boats is running at high speeds.

By Barry Parker 12 18 Digital Twins: Rivers, Oceans,

Harbors Recreated A con? uence of events is driving the latest round of developments in simulator productivity and impact.

By Tom Ewing 22 Top Boats of 2020 Marine News showcases North America’s best new workboats to enter service in 2020.

18 22 4 Editor’s Note 10 Column 38 Tech File Wasted Words USCG’s 47 MLB

By Randy O’Neill By Alan Haig-Brown 6 By the Numbers MarTID 2020 Training Report 36 Innovative Products 40 Tech File of 2020 Workboat Controls 8 Column MN highlights the top new tech Cheer the Year!

making workboat operations safer, 42 Products

By Tracy Zea greener and more ef? cient.

On the Cover

Niagara Falls tour boat operator Maid of the Mist recently put into service the U.S.’ ? rst newbuild all-electric passenger vessels. James V. Glynn & Nikola Tesla are featured among Marine News’ top boats of 2020.

Maid of the Mist Birdon America Maid of the Mist Maritime Pilots Institute Metal Craft Marine

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