Hargrove-Designee! Tour Boat Delivered By Hike Metal Products

An international effort has produced a luxurious new tour boat for 30,000 Island Cruise Line of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.

Designed by J.B. Hargrave, Naval Architects, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Fla., and built by Hike Metal Products Ltd. of Wheatley, Ontario, the new Island Queen V has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.

Designed to carry 592 passengers on three decks, she has a length of 116 feet and a beam of 28 feet, displacing 166 tons. A double chine is incorporated in the hull to maintain stability while reducing the wake to a minimum, allowing the vessel to pass through the many narrow passages and restricted channels in the area without disturbing the shoreline. Skegs are fitted port and starboard to aid in drydocking the vessel with limited facilities.

The vessel is propelled by two Caterpillar 3408 TA diesel engines with Caterpillar 7211 reversereduction gears. A MARCO T80 hydraulic bow thruster is also fitted, and all are controlled by Kobelt pneumatic controls. Electrical power is supplied by two Kato generators driven by Caterpillar 3304 engines.

In addition to one open and two enclosed passenger decks, the Island Queen V includes a spacious wheelhouse, owner's lounge, fully equipped snack bar, and four rest rooms. Six-foot-wide aisles, large windows, upholstered seats, and open observation areas forward and aft on each deck contribute to passenger comfort on the threehour, 12-knot cruise around Parry Island and among many of the 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay.

The Island Queen V is the third vessel designed by Hargrave for 30,000 Island Cruise Line, joining a 106-foot aluminum vessel carrying 400 passengers and an 88-foot steel vessel carrying 300 passengers.

The 88-foot boat, Sea Prince II, was also built by Hike and was placed in service in 1979.

J.B. Hargrave, Naval Architects, Inc. is a naval architecture, marine engineering, and consulting firm located at 2051/1> Sixth Street, West Palm Beach, Fla.

33401. The firm o f f e r s design services for both pleasure boats and commercial vessels.

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