Bender Delivers Tour Boat 'Amarya' To Nigerian Government

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., of Mobile, Ala., recently delivered the 78-foot tour boat Amarya to the Government of Nigeria.

The vessel will be operated as a V.I.P. harbor tour boat by the Federal Ministry of Transportation, with her home port being Lagos.

Thoroughly modern in her propulsion and electronics, she carries a complement of four crew with berths, and seats up to 30 guests in comfort and style. Throughout the interior a complex closed circuit television system provides security for the Minister and guests.

The focal point of the interior is the spacious lounge which features a hand-painted mural depicting some of the rich history and art of Nigerian culture.

The Amarya has an overall length of 78 feet, beam of 22 feet 6 inches, depth of 10 feet and a draft of 6 feet.

Her cruising speed is 12 knots with a maximum speed of 14 knots

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 30,  Nov 1984

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