Washburn & Doughty Announces Signing Of Three Vessel Contracts

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of Woolrich, Maine, has announced the signing of three construction contracts and the company's entry into two new markets—a sail-powered passenger vessel and an offshore lobster boat.

Currently under construction is the 73-foot Bay Lady II, a gaff top sail schooner building for Bay Lady Cruises of Bar Harbor, Maine. Designed by Wallstrom & Watkins Associates of Blue Hill, Maine, the new vessel features a triple chine hull and will accommodate 49 passengers for day sailing in Maine waters.

Built to Washburn & Doughty boatyard standards, which meet or exceed ABS requirements for steel vessels under 200 feet, the Bay Lady II will also be in full compliance with applicable U.S. Coast Guard regulations for carrying passengers for hire, lakes, bays and sounds.

The second contract, with the Palombo Lobster Company of Sandwich, Mass., is for a 65-foot offshore lobster boat designed by Washburn & Doughty. With principal dimensions of 65 by 18 feet by 6 feet 4 inches, this vessel will be longitudinally framed through the midportion, with transverse framing forward. Her main engine will be a Detroit Diesel 8V71 rated 230 bhp at 1,800 rpm. Reverse gear will be a Detroit Allison with 3:1 reduction ratio. Delivery is scheduled for July this year.

The third contract has been signed with Poseidon Fishing Inc.

of Fairhaven, Mass., for a 107-foot scalloper designed by John Gilbert of Boston. This boat will be a first for the U.S. East Coast fishing industry in that all the engines will be manufactured by Deutz of Germany, sold through Fairhaven Marine of Fairhaven, Mass. The main engine will be a Deutz S/ BVM 628, a four-stroke, in-line 6- cylinder engine featuring direct injection. It is rated at 1,264 continuous bhp at 900 rpm. The reverse/ reduction gear will be by Reintjes.

This scalloper will have accommodations for a crew of 16, finished in formica trimmed with mahogany.

Delivery is expected in the fall of 1984.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 9,  Apr 1984

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