Atlantic Marine Awarded $12.6-Million Contract To Build Three Sternwheel Dinner Vessels

Atlantic Marine, Inc. of Jacksonville, Fla., has signed a $12.6-million contract with Steamboat Development Corporation of Davenport, Iowa, to build three 102-foot sternwheel casino dinner vessels. Delivery will begin in the first quarter of 1991.

Designed by John W. Gilbert & Associates, Inc. of Boston, Mass., the vessels will each have three Caterpillar 3412 marine engines rated 671 bhp at 1,800 rpm for propulsion power. Two engines will drive shafts and propellers through a reverse reduction gear with clutch. The centerline engine will drive three hydraulic pumps. Two pumps will power the paddlewheel hydraulic motors. The third pump will provide power to the bow thruster hydraulic motor. The vessels will also have two Caterpillar 3412 500-kw generator sets to provide shipboard electrical service.

The 1,200-passenger casino dinner vessels will be berthed in Iowa and will cruise the Mississippi River for dining and gambling excursions.

Atlantic Marine, Inc. is located at the intersection of the St. Johns River and the Intracoastal Waterways.

Established in 1964, Atlantic constructs all types of vessels including ferryboats, research vessels, tugs, barges and fishing vessels for the American and international market.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 59,  Jul 1990

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