Halter Delivers Two Large-Capacity Crewboats

Halter Marine, Inc., New Orleans, La., recently delivered two of its new l o n g - d e c k 101-foot crewboats to P.T. Bailey, Inc. of Morgan City, La.

The Richard Hill and Steve Partain sport 55-foot-long clear deck areas capable of carrying more than 30 tons of cargo. The deck is 17 feet wide. Other dimensions include a 21-foot beam, 9V.-foot depth and 5Vl>-foot draft.

Each crewboat can also transport up to 55 passengers. A complete galley, mess area and three double-berth staterooms are provided for the crew or for longhaul operations.

A spacious engine room houses three GM12V71TI diesels rated at 510 bhp each to give the aluminum vessel a time trial speed of more than 28 mph. The propulsion engines turn three bronze four-bladed p r o p e l l e r s through Twin Disc MG-514 reverse reduction gears with a 2:1 ratio.

A 500-mile range is possible with the vessels' 2,400-gallon fuel oil capacity. Each also carries 500 gallons of potable water.

Two GM3-71-driven 30-kw generators provide electric power for ship's services and wheelhouse electronics which include a Decca 110 radar and Motorola VHF and SSB radios.

The Richard Hill and Steve Partain were built by Halter Marine's Chalmette, La., division, one of 10 shipyards owned and operated by Halter in the Southeastern United States.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 6,  May 1980 C.N. Watson

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