Eastern Marine Contracted To Build Scallop Trawler

Eastern Marine, Inc., the diversified Floridabased shipbuilding firm, recently signed a contract with James A. Odlin, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, to build an 88-foot steel scallop trawler vessel.

This latest addition, which will join Odlin's fleet in early 1986, has been designed by John W. Gilbert Associates, Boston, Mass. The principal characteristics of the Odlin trawler are an 88-foot overall length, 23-foot breadth, and a 13-foot depth. In addition, the vessel will have a 10,900-galion fuel capacity, 1,860-gallon freshwater capacity, a 300-gallon hydraulic capacity, and an iced fish hold capacity of 5,300 cubic feet.

The vessel will have accommodations for seven.

The single main engine will be a Caterpillar, model 3412, rated 620 bhp at 1,800 rpm driving a Columbian 65-inch diameter, four-bladed propeller through a Caterpillar 7231, 6:1 reverse reduction gear. The generating power will be furnished by two John Deere/Northern Lights, 30-kw generator sets, model M4219-D.

When completed, the Eastern Marine-built trawler will operate within the harsh and demanding waters of the Northern Atlantic.

Eastern Marine, located in Panama City, Fla., is engaged in the design and construction of commercial fisheries vessels, cruise ships, ferries, inland and offshore tugs, towboats and barges, offshore support vessels, U.S. Military, and governmental agencies specialized ships and barges.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 98,  Nov 1985

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