Lobster Boat To Be D e s i g n e d By B l a n c ke

A contract for the design of an 82-foot offshore lobster pot and longline boat has been signed between Blancke Marine Services of Westville, N.J., and Yank Boat Works.

The all-aluminum vessel is designed in accordance with American Bureau of Shipping Rules, with length overall of 82 feet, beam of 23 feet, depth of 12 feet, and full-load draft of 6 feet 3 inches. Crew accommodations are f o r six, with a separate captain's cabin.

Refrigerated seawater capacity is 5,770 gallons. To assure the highest percentage of live catch, an air injection system has been designed into the lobster tanks.

Two Cummins KT 1150 diesel engines with internal heat exchangers provide propulsion power, driving A q u a m e t - 1 7 s h a f ts through a 3.5:1 reduction gear.

Two General Motors 30-kw generators p r o v i d e electric power.

These are capable of being paralleled automatically. The steering s y s t e m is electro-hydraulic by YVagner.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 4,  May 1980

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