Munson Introduces Fast, Low-Wake Boat Designed For Harbor Commuter Routes

Munson Manufacturing Company of Edmonds, Wash., recently introduced a fast, fully enclosed, low-wake passenger boat for use particularly in harbor commuter runs. The 30-knot, 30-passenger vessel, the HST Reliable, was put into service by Harbor Trans, Ltd., between Marina Bay in Quincy and Boston's Long Wharf.

The boat traverses the course between Boston and Marina Harbor, a development of both residences and offices on the South Shore, in about 15 minutes.

The vessel is powered by Volvo/Penta in- board/outboard engines, an arrangement that has already proven easy to service and repair.

Bill Munson, president of the Northwestern aluminum boat-building firm, said that the vessel developed for Harbor Trans should have wide application in many harbors. The Harbor Trans boat uses one of Munson's standard Hammerhead hulls, but the bottom configuration and layout were worked out with Munson engineers.

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