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SMI Wins Contract For Dinner/Cruise Vessel

Larry N. Hairston, senior vice president of marketing of Service Marine Industries, Inc., located in Morgan City, La. and builder of both riverboat and dockside casinos, announced the award of a contract by Winner Boat Tours of Wilmington, N.C. to construct a new 103-foot (31.4-m), 400 passenger dinner/cruise vessel. The twin screw vessel will be powered by 350-hp Cummins Diesel engines and will include a 100-hp electro-hydraulic with bow thruster unit and will be certified in accordance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations. The vessel will also be equipped with complete onboard dining and food preparation facilities, two dance floors and a disco sound system. Winner Boat Tours will be operating the dinner/cruise vessel in Wilmington during the summer months and in Florida during the winter months. Service Marine Industries will deliver the vessel to Winner Boat Tours in July 1994. Total value of the construction contract is in excess of $ 1.5 million. For more information on Service Marine, Circle 44 on Reader Service Card

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