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Moore Shallow Shuttle 23

Moore Boat LLC recently delivered the ? rst of three very stable platform, the vessel offers a central ergonomic all new aluminum Moore Shallow Shuttle 23 RIB’s to focused helm, bench seating with storage, leaning helm

Seacrets, Jamaica USA after the vessel’s successful comple- seat, and abundant lighted storage. Within the small helm, tion of various sea trials and the U.S. Coast Guard’s ? nal the life ring, throw line and man overboard strobe have simpli? ed stability test. Designed in house with the assis- been integrated to save space and aid in rapid deployment. tance of CDI Marine’s Band Lavis Division, the Shallow The motor box is gas-assist, allowing for easy servicing of

Shuttle is a unique water taxi with a Coast Guard small the vessel’s mechanics. The bilge air exhaust plenum is illu- passenger (subchapter T) approved capacity of fourteen minated and constitutes just one of the many highlighted (twelve passengers, Captain and one Mate). The vessel has details of the build. The Shallow Shuttle has been Coast been designed to operate in the shallows of the Assawoman Guard approved to be constructed with a full canopy built

Bay ef? ciently moving patrons from other vessels to the over occupants, should the customer deems that necessary.

beach of Seacrets, a large entertainment complex located Moore Boat LLC creates vessels and hull forms that ? ll in Ocean City, MD. a void in the marketplace. Capable of operating in shal-

The Moore Shallow Shuttle 23, the ? rst of a new series of low areas – with particular emphasis on the inland water- boats from OceanCity-based Moore Boat, utilizes a full 5086 ways where dredging is at best spotty, and knowing the aluminum hull form boasting a 0.5” keel and a heavily rein- challenged ability of local waterways to secure funding forced, six chamber in? ated collar. Powered by a single gas for dredging in an atmosphere that rewards cargo tonnage

Mercury Sport Jet, the boat is capable of speeds approaching and not necessarily need – Moore Boats are designed and 40 miles per hour with the unique ability to transverse sand- perform well in shallow water while remaining more than bars with depths as shallow as 4 inches. Notably – statically capable in more challenging sea states. The Moore Shallow and lightship – the boat has a draft of only 10 inches. Shuttle 23 embodies that corporate philosophy.

Intended as a purpose-built water taxi and boasting a

Moore Shallow Shuttle 23 at a glance …

Length (in? ated): 23’ Fuel Capacity: 40 gallons Propulsion: Mercury Sport Jet 250HP

Beam (in? ated): 9’4” Storage: twin glove boxes Hull Material: 5086 Aluminum (.5 keel)

Top Speed: 36 knots Static Draft: 10 inches Storage: Forward port/stbd under bench

Max No. of Persons: 14 Lighting Package: Lumitec Collar (6 chambers): DIB Boats

Planing Speed: ~ 7 MPH Gauges: Mercury Smart Craft Certi? cation: USCG Subchapter T vessel

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