Blount Marine Yard Delivers Dinner Cruise Vessel 'Bay Queen'

Capable of seating more than 450 at dinner, the Bay Queen is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry 600 passengers. With an overall length of 145 feet, beam of 32 feet 4 inches, and depth of 9 feet 4 inches, the vessel offers two fully enclosed, carpeted decks, and a third deck that provides unlimited viewing.

The bridge deck, which offers exterior seating, also affords passengers a panoramic view.

The new vessel is powered by two 8V92 Detroit Diesel engines, and has two 99-kw 8.2T Detroit Diesel generators. Admeasuring slightly less than 100 tons, the boat attains a speed of 11 knots.

Owned by Blount Leasing Corporation, the new Bay Queen will be operated by Rentacruise, Inc., also of Warren. This new vessel replaces last year's Bay Queen, which has been recently sold to interests in Toledo, Ohio, and is to be renamed Arawana Queen.

The new vessel can accommodate two separate charter groups simultaneously, and has been designed with a second deck embarkation point, made possible by a Blountdesigned bow landing system. For passenger entertainment, a stage for bands and a dance floor have been installed on the second deck.

For cruising comfort, the Bay Queen is fully air conditioned and heated, with full-service bars available on both the upper and lower decks.

Blount Marine Corporation of Warren, R.I., recently completed the dinner boat Bay Queen, designed to accommodate dinner dances, luncheons, private charters, Bay Island cruises, and other day and evening tours of Narrangansett Bay.

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