Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Christens Second Passenger Catamaran

Closely following the completion of its first catamaran, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland, Wash., has just christened the Spirit of Alderbrook, its second 72-foot, all-aluminum, high-speed passenger catamaran, this time for the Wes Johnson family of Union, Wash.

Some 600 guests gathered at the Alderbrook Inn for the christening ceremonies.

Powered by two GM Detroit Diesel 12V-92TA main engines of 800 bhp each, the Spirit of Alderbrook (shown above) cruises at 26 knots fully loaded with 200 passengers, and is based in Union, Wash.

The vessel's design is b> International Catamarans Pty. Ltd. of Australia, for whom Nichols Brothers is the sole licensee in the U.S.

Tours of Seattle waters, as well as those of Puget Sound, are conducted by Capt. Lynn Cambell, who has leased the vessel. Deluxe appointments include upholstered seating, large windows for outdoor viewing, and full bar and galley.

Meanwhile, plans are going ahead at the Nichols yard for two more passenger catamarans to be delivered in 1985.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 28,  Nov 1984

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