Gulf C r a f t Delivers 150-Passenger Party Fishing Boat

Gulf Craft, Inc., Patterson, La., recently delivered a 100-foot, 150- passenger party fishing vessel to Ronger Fishing Fleet, Sheepshead Bay, N.Y.

The M/V Super Ranger is 100 feet long, has a beam of 25 feet, draft of 5.5 feet and a hull depth of 5.5 feet. She is powered by three Detroit Diesel model 12V71TI diesel engines, coupled to Twin Disc 514C, 2:1 reduction gears, producing 720 shp each at 2,300 rpm. The three V12s produce speeds of up to 27 mph. Electrical power is provided by two 30-kw KATO generators driven by a Detroit Diesel model 3-71 diesel engines. The propulsion package and generator were supplied by Kennedy Engine.

The Super Ranger features a full service galley in the forward section of the main deck cabin and a bait and tackle center in the aftsection of the main deck cabin, with combination bench and dinette seating in the remainder of the cabin. Heating is provided by Modine units throughout the main cabin, pilothouse, and engine room.

The aft deck is equipped with a large refrigerated box which is used for storage of bait and fish. Rod holders outline the entire bulwarks, while bench seating wraps around the entire exterior section of the cabin.

The pilothouse is equipped with a duplicate set of the most modern electronics ranging from the VHF radio to the color scope fish finder.

Electronics included are two ICOM VHF radios, one Cybernet CTX- 1000 loudhailer, one Cybernet CMS-4000 stereo unit, one Furuno autopilot, one Lowrance Computer sonar, two Furuno radars, two Furuno LC-90 lorans, one Dytex seawater temperature gauge, one ICOM single-side band radio and a Furuno color scope fish finder.

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