The following is the text of a news release from Kvichak Marine:
(SEATTLE) — Kvichak Marine recently delivered two all-aluminum 36.6-foot crew/pilot boats to West Coast Launch Ltd., which operates year-round as a water transportation company in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. Some of their clients are the Pacific Pilotage Authority, Airport Authority, Canada Border Services Agency and the Maher and Ridley Terminals. They also service the local First Nations villages on a charter basis for their communities. As well as commercial transportation, West Coast Launch Ltd. has been operating as Prince Rupert Adventure Tours for the past 20 years. They offer whale watching and grizzly bear tours to the famous Khutzeymateen sanctuary.
Lelu and Kitson will join the current five vessels already operating in their fleet. They hope to be well prepared for the growth of Prince Rupert and the demands for transportation with the LNG industry.
The vessels are powered by twin Volvo D11 diesel engines rated for 510 bhp and ZF 205 marine gears. The engines are coupled to Hamilton 322 waterjets providing a speed of 35 knots.
Additional vessel features include:
• Length (overall): 39’ 11”
• Length (molded): 36’ 6”
• Beam (overall): 13’ 6”
• Draft: 2’ 4”
• Fuel capacity: 240 gallons
• Speed (design load): ~35 knots
• Cargo capacity (aft deck): 1,000 lbs
• Seating: One crew and 12 passengers
• Cabin heat
• Duramax D rubber fendering
For additional information, contact Kvichak Marine Industries, 469 NW Bowdoin Place, Seattle, Wash.; telephone (206) 545-8485; fax (206) 545-3504; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.kvichak.com.