EBDG Represents AMD Marine Consulting Designs
SEATTLE—Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has signed a licensing agreement with AMD Marine Consulting (AMD) of Sydney, Australia to be their exclusive North American vessel design representative. AMD specializes in high-speed, multi-hull vessel designs. The partnership brings together a wide-ranging collection of vessels and marine expertise.
AMD’s catamaran hull forms are ideal for the high-speed ferry market as well as military and paramilitary vessels, fisheries patrol and rescue vessels. There are over 200 AMD-designed vessels in operation around the world ranging from 15 meters to over 100 meters in length. Most recently, AMD designed the three 43.5 meter passenger ferries for San Francisco Bay’s Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), currently under construction at Dakota Creek Industries.
“EBDG is excited to partner with AMD, the collaboration expands our repertoire of vessel designs available for clients,” states Christina Villiott, VP of Sales and Marketing. “AMD has an impressive portfolio with expansive application opportunities in North American markets.”
AMD Technical Director, Allan Soars comments, “We look forward to working with such a well-credentialed design company that shares our ideals, particularly in regard to ease of construction and efficient, reliable vessel operation.”
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The Marx Bros. Café
Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.