Thomas Marine Offers 38' Aluminum Crewboat —Literature Available

Thomas Marine's latest offering is a 38-foot 6-inch crewboat which seats up to 22 workmen in a dry cabin plus a crew of three. Speed is 12 knots cruising and 14 knots in a dash.

The crewboat is of 1/4-inch aluminum plate construction heli-arc welded and reinforced. Length measures 38 feet 6 inches, beam 12 feet 6 inches, with a draft of 40 inches. A pair of Detroit Diesels, 4-53, of 140 hp. (keel cooled) provide the power. Marine Gears, Borg Warner 2.5-1 Vee-Drives. The propellers are Columbian 22 by 22-inch, bronze, three blade.

Steering for the crewboat is Hynautic Hydraulic. Keel Coolers by Thomas Marine; shafts are Armco, Aquamet 22. Bearings: Johnson Duramax Nonmetallic. Electric panels: Kes Electric. Radios: Motorola and ICOM. Fathometer: Impulse Digital. Paints: Devoe and DuPont. Controls: Morse.

The hull design is by Thomas Marine, Inc. Keel: full keel, extending below the prop tips. Water tight Bomar hatches. Seating: 22 passengers, plus a crew of 3. Window defrosters and cabin heat by Thomas Marine, Inc. Isolation Transformer by La Marsh. Aluminum by Kaiser.

This is a specialized hull design by Thomas Marine. Variations to the design are possible and an extensive line of workboats, patrol boats, dredge tenders and fishing boats are offered.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 12,  Nov 15, 1983 Pennsylvania

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