Lantana Boatyard To Build 134-Foot Alaskan Landing Craft Of Krogen Design

Lantana Boatyard has been awarded a contract for the construction of a 134-foot landing craft, according to Robert Zitner, vice president of operations.

The vessel was designed by James S. Krogen & Co., Inc. of Miami, Fla., for Kenneth Arndt, president of the Krystal Corporation in Homer, Alaska. Construction will be to ABS standards, and the vessel will be fully certified and classed Maltese Cross A-1D, Maltese Cross AMS, with capabilities for both liquid and dry bulk cargo. The 134-footer was developed for transporting heavy machinery and equipment in the remote areas of Alaska.

Made of welded steel construction, she can also be used as a mini tanker, as she has a cargo oil capacity of 106,000 gallons of Grade D product when not carrying her 275 tons of deck cargo.

A number of similar vessels are in varying planning stages at Lantana Boatyard, where specialization for the design and construction of vessels of this type is in progress. These vessels are offered by the company in sizes ranging from 120 to 160 feet in length.

For further information, contact Frank Ferri (305) 585-9311, or write Lantana Boatyard, 808 North Dixie Highway, Lantana, Fla. 33462.

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