Master Marine delivers first of four boats for Waterfront Services


The following is the text of a news release from Master Marine

(BAYOU LA BATRE, Ala.) — Master Marine has delivered M/V Miss Deborah, the first of four 67-by-28-foot fleet boats for Waterfront Services Co.

Each boat will be powered by a pair of Laborde Products S6R2-Y3MPTAW Mitsubishi 803-hp Tier 3 diesel marine engines to be operated at 1,400 rpm coupled to Twin Disc MG 5321 5:1 ratio gears and E300 electronic controls, with R.W. Fernstrum Inc. keel coolers. Electrical power was also provided by Laborde Products with two Northern Lights M65C13.2S 65-kW Tier 3 electronic-controlled generators.

A pair of Sound Propeller Services 70-by-48-by-7-inch, four-blade stainless-steel propellers provided thrust through two J&S Machine Works 7-inch ABS Grade 2 propeller shafts with all Thordon bearings, Thorplas bushings and shaft seals. Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics Inc. provided the steering system and a pair of Quincy F325 reciprocating air compressors.

Schuyler Maritime provided 11-by-18-inch rubber fendering around the entire perimeter of the vessel along with the push knees, with MMI-installed weld caps between all fenders. R.S. Price & Son provided the Mitsubishi mini-split heat pump HVAC system on all interior spaces with Blakeney Marine providing all custom woodwork and interior finishes. Donavon Marine provided the large aluminum Diamond SeaGlaze windows and Dales Welding and Fabricators supplied the aluminum exterior doors.

Dickson Marine Supply provided a pair of Wintech 40-ton deck winches and New World Inc. provided all of the electronics and communications for the vessel.

All of the boats will be set up with 10,400 gallons of fuel, 4,359 gallons of potable water and 9,500 gallons of ballast water along with providing a maximum working draft of 7 feet 9 inches.

By Professional Mariner Staff