Passenger Vessel

Name M/V Horizon Vessel type Dinner cruise vessel Builder Blount Industries Owner Pegasus Yacht Cruises The 600-passenger dinner cruise vessel; M/V Horizon was delivered to Pegasus Yacht Cruises of New York by Blount Industries on March 5.

Measuring 161 ft. (49 m), Horizon boasts a welded steel, single chine hull with three enclosed dining decks, with all superstructure above the second deck is 100 percent aluminum construction. New Jersey-based Robinson Interiors designed Horizon with old world ambience in mind — its dining room features varnished cherry wood paneling and trim.

The vessel is powered by two owner-supplied Detroit Diesel 16V-92 engines, soft mounted for silent operation with Lo-Rez vibration mounts and couplings.

Electric engine controls by Mathers provide throttle and gear control, while a Murphy alarm panel monitors the propulsion engines. Twin 200 kW Detroit Diesel 6V-92 generators supply electrical power for the vessel's services via a split bus switchboard. A dedicated Detroit Diesel 4-71 engine provides power for a 125- hp, 22-in. diameter hydraulic bow thruster, while steering is achieved by an Autonav Electro-hydraulic steering package with duplicate hydraulic pumpsets.

Two Rheem 18 kW water heaters provide 240 gallons of hot water to all the heads, bars, galley and other onboard services. An 80-ton Dunham-Bush Chiller, with a 60 kW boiler, provides the vessel's HVAC system.

Circle 56 on Reader Service Card Vessel Name Flying Cloud Type High-speed catamaran ferry Builder Derecktor Shipyards Owner The Woods Hole & Martha's Vineyard Steamship Authority Delivered a week ahead of contract schedule, of Flying Cloud, a new Derecktor 134 ft. (40.8 m) high-speed catamaran ferry built by Derecktor Shipyards in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket Steamship Authority provides yearround passenger and vehicle ferry service to the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Service is provided from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven, and Hyannis to Nantucket. Seasonal service is also provided from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard.

Flying Cloud's speed during sea trials was in excess of 39 knots. The boat showed great stability and ride comfort thanks to its dynamic ride control system.

Noise levels are contained on both passenger decks and on the bridge. The Steamship Authority plans to employ this vessel on the Hyannis Port to Nantucket route. Its service speed of 36 knots will allow a crossing time of less than one hour, significantly less than the traditional design ferries, which take over two hours to cover the same distance.

The vessel is powered by Paxman 12VP185 diesel engines driving Kamewa 71SII water-jets that provide a service speed of 36 knots with a full load of 300 passengers. Passenger accommodation is with aircraft quality seats on two decks with 171 passengers seated in a 3-3-3-3 arrangement on the main deck and 129 seated in a 4-4 configuration with a central lounge area on the upper deck. Exterior seating is also provided on the upper deck to allow passengers the option of open-air travel. The boat has a large bar on the main deck, is ADA friendly and has a four-season HVAC system capable of removing moisture from the air and eliminating window fogging. The pilothouse has 360-degree vision and is equipped with the latest and most up-todate navigational equipment, including a night vision system that allows seeing ahead of the boat in total darkness.

A particularly critical issue for the Woods Hole Steam Ship Authority is the wake wash generated by the vessel when operating in the wash sensitive areas at either end of the route.

The extremely low wash characteristics of the vessel assure a particularly low environmental impact.

Circle 21 on Reader Service Card Vessel Name Horizon's Edge Type Dinner/casino Builder Washburn & Doughty Associates Owner Casino Cruises Washburn & Doughty Associates recently delivered its largest vessel to date - the 186 x 38 x 11 ft. (56.6 x 11.5 x 3.3 m) dinner/casino boat Horizon's Edge. Bruce D. Washburn of Washburn & Doughty teamed up with John D.

Gilbert Associates Inc. to design the vessel, which is already in full and successful operation.

Since ensuring the comfort of the 500 passengers on board was a main concern to both the builders and operators, Horizon's Edge was designed to handle offshore conditions with heavy gaming equipment on board.

The vessel, which has a cruising speed of 15 knots, is powered by two Caterpillar 3508B DIT main engines, each rated 1,100 bhp at 1,800 rpm. An American Bow Thruster "Trac Series" dual propeller 28-in. diameter unit, powered by a 200 hp variable frequency electric motor, enhances maneuverability.

Circle 23 on Reader Service Card Vessel name Nina's Dandy Type Dinner Cruise Builder Freeport Shipbuilding Owner Dandy /Cruises A unique dinner cruise vessel, Nina's Dandy, was built for Dandy Cruises for service on the Potomac River in the Washington, D.C. area. The vessel was designed by DeJong & Lebet Naval Architects, and was built by Freeport Shipbuilding, Freeport, Fla.

The 135 x 40-ft. (41.1 x 12.1m) vessel's low profile allows her to access the upper parts of the river, past several low bridges. Nina's Dandy has an air draft of only 16 ft. (4.8 m). It is USCG Certified under Subchapter K for 300 passengers and crew, and measures less than 100 gt.

The vessel's pilothouse is stepped above the main deck, and features a small private room below it, half in the hull, and half above the deck. The second deck is an open observation deck to view the many sights on the DC waterfront. The main deck features large windows to enjoy the views from the comfort of the fully air-conditioned dining room.

Nina's Dandy is powered by a pair of Cummins NTA-855 diesel engines, 350 hp @ 1,800 rpm, with Twin Disc MG-5111 gears, driving a pair of Rice fivebladed propellers. Electrical power is provided by a pair of Cummins 6BTA generators @ 95 kW. A 16 in.

American Bow Thruster, 80 hp, is electrically powered off a third genset. Controls and motors for the bowthruster were furnished by SCR Engineering.

The vessel carries 35 tons of air-conditioning by Marine Air, as well as 6,000 gallons of water, 5,000 gallons of fuel, and 5,000 gallons of sewage.

Nina's Dandy is the fifth dinner cruise vessel designed by DeJong & Lebet delivered in the past year.

The firm currently has two other dinner vessels under construction, and two on the drawing boards.

Circle 24 on Reader Service Card Vessel Name Maui Magic Type All-aluminum catamaran Builder Kvichak Marine Industries Owner Maui Classic Charters Inc.

Kvichak Marine Industries has constructed and delivered Maui Magic, a 54-ft. (16.4 m) all-aluminum catamaran, to Maui Classic Charters (MCC) of Kihei, Hawaii for operation out of Maalaea Harbor in Maui.

After donating the Lavengro, a 1926 schooner, to The Northwest Schooner Society of Seattle, MCC decided to build a new vessel in order to maintain their fleet size. The company chose a catamaran design from Morrelli & Melvin, of San Diego, Calif, and Kvichak Marine as their builder. Maui Magic has a beam of 17 ft. (5.1 m), and is USCG approved for 71 passengers plus a crew of four. Powered by twin Cummins 6CTA diesel engines, driving 28-in. stainless steel propellers through ZF IRM 305A marine gears, Maui Magic will cruise at about 20 knots with a top speed of about 22 knots.

Maui Magic will travel to Molokini Crater and the rugged Maui coastline for snorkeling and sightseeing tours.

Additional Maui Magic features include: an upper deck with a passenger capacity of 18; swim platform; boarding ramp; 400 gallon fuel capacity; and two marine heads. Maui Magic is the second Morrelli & Melvin catamaran Kvichak has delivered to Hawaii. Their first delivery was the 54 x 14 ft. (16.4 x 4.2 m) Ocean Explorer for Pacific Whale Foundation, also of Kihei. Kvichak is currently constructing a third 54 x 14 ft. (16.4 x 4.2 m) catamaran built to a Morrelli & Melvin design for Atlantis Submarines.

The vessel was to be delivered in December 2000.

Circle 25 on Reader Service Card Vessel Name C-Angel Type Motor yacht Builder I n t e r m a r i n e Owner Private C-Angel, the first 95-ft. (28.9 m) raised pilothouse motor yacht built at Intermarine Savannah's full-service shipyard, was launched during ceremonies in August and was delivered to its owner, an experienced yachtsman, in November. Intermarine and Michael Peters Design provided the naval architecture of the yacht, and Pavlik Design Team is credited with the interior design and decoration.

The C-Angel's lower deck features a three-cabin layout, accommodating six persons, as well as quarters for the captain and two crewmembers. The owner's cabin and head span the vessel's entire 21-ft. (6.4 m) beam. The main deck features a formal dining room amidship, a salon aft and a fully equipped kitchen forward. Twin MTU/DDEC 12V2000 engines deliver a cruising speed of 20 knots and a top speed of 22 knots. Other standard equipment includes a Naiad 302 stabilizer, a Naiad/HPS 38 hp bow thruster and twin fixed pitch propellers.

C-Angel is fully classified by American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) requirements for Maltese Cross A1 Yachting Services, AMS.

C-Angel, the fifth fiberglass vessel launched by Intermarine, follows the recently delivered 118-ft. raised pilothouse vessel, Savannah. C-Angel will be followed into the water by the end of this year by a second 118-ft. raised pilothouse and another 95-footer.

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