|Greater Scott is a 160-footer built by Neuville Boat Works for Texas Crewboats.|
The 160-by-30-foot Greater Scott was delivered from Neuville Boat Works, New Iberia. La., to Texas Crewboats, Freeport, Texas, in January. She is the seventh boat in the fleet of the company founded by Elliott Cundieff in 1979.
|Good communications are important for operations and crew and passenger comfort. A cell phone booster enhances wireless signals for personal calls.|
2.5:1 ratio, and turning four-blade HyTorq 45/46 nibral propellers from Jefferson Propeller. Her speed is 25 knots. Thrustmaster supplied the 75-hp electric-over-hydraulic 24-inch tunnel bow thruster.
|Larry Morton, the lead captain, at the wheel, with Capt. Calvin Kirkland in the background.|
The passenger compartment has seating for 68. The crew is quartered in four staterooms: one each for the captains and two with bunks for the engineer, deck hand and trainees.
|The boat is powered by four Cummins KTA-38M2 main engines driving Twin Disc MGS 6650 gears. Total horsepower is 5,400.|
table, and there is a 26-inch LG in each of the captain’s cabins.
“I like the electronics package and the amount of room in the cabins, and the beds,” said Capt. Calvin Kirkland. “Elliott made it very accommodating for the crew and the passengers.”
There is a growing demand for fast turnaround crew boats that can transport rig workers and a substantial amount of cargo between deepwater rigs and the oil-supply ports. Texas Crewboats is building a sister to Greater Scott at Neuville, named Sea Angel. Calvin Kirkland will be the lead captain on her when she is delivered in September.