Desco Marine Chosen To Build 107-Foot Steel Fishing Boat

Tom Collins, president of Desco Marine, Inc. of St. Augustine, Fla., recently announced that the yard has been chosen by Malvin Kvilhaug to build a 107-foot steel fish boat for his Michigan Fishing Corporation.

The contract is for a combination scallop dredge and stern dragger to be named Contender.

The 107-foot-long by 26-foot beam Contender will be the largest steel fishing boat ever built in St.

Augustine. She will have accommodations for 12 crew members plus a captain's stateroom. Main power will be an EMD 645C coupled to a Reintjes WAV 1830 3:1 reduction gear turning a Kaplan-type propeller with Kort nozzle. Fish hold capacity is 7,000 cubic feet. She will cruise at 12 knots with a range of 3,000 miles. The vessel will be homeported in New Bedford, Mass.

The Contender's transversely framed, steel hull was designed to ABS standards. Construction will be witnessed by an ABS Worldwide Technical Services inspector, and delivery is scheduled for early 1985.

Desco Marine is a modern shipbuilding and repair facility whose capabilities include steel boats up to 200 feet, fiberglass boats from 29 to 90 feet, and wood boats to 73 feet.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  Dec 1984

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