Desco Marine Launches Its 100th Cummins-Powered Boat
Desco Marine, St. Augustine, Fla., reached two milestones this past December with the launching of the Singleton Fleets 56.
The 73-foot vessel is the 2,200th wood shrimp boat built by Desco, and the 100th Desco boat powered by a Cummins K-series marine diesel engine.
Paul Kahlenbeck, vice president- Industrial Marketing, Cummins Engine Co., commemorated the occasion by p r e s e n t i n g a plaque to Desco president Tom Collins during launching ceremonies attended by some 500 Desco and Singleton Fleets personnel and industry representatives.
Henry C. Singleton Jr., president of Singleton Fleets, Inc., Tampa, Fla., received a scalemodel Cummins marine engine desktop display to commemorate Singleton's purchase of the 100th Desco boat powered by a Cummins K-series engine. Making the presentation was William D. Blizzard Sr., Cummins Florida, Inc., Desco's Cummins engine supplier.
Singleton Fleets 56 is the 10th consecutive new Singleton vessel to be powered by a 1,150-cubicinch s i x - c y l i n d e r Cummins Kseries marine diesel engine. A Cummins KTA-1150-M, rated 470 hp at 1,800 rpm, powers the Sin- gleton Fleets 56. The previous nine Singleton vessels are powered by Cummins KT-1150-M engines, rated 365 hp at 1,800 rpm.
Desco builds eight wood shrimp trawlers per month in hull sizes ranging from 62 to 73 feet. The company also builds 12 fiberglasshulled boats each month at its St. Augustine yard. Desco's wood boats are built in standardized designs, making it possible for fleet owners and operators, like Singleton Fleets, to reduce inventory and repair costs. The company points out that Desco shrimp boats and fishing trawlers are at work around the world.
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- Desco Marine Launches Its 100th Cummins-Powered Boat page: 9
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