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EBDG Wins Contract To Repower And Modify Spirit of Endeavour

Alaska Sightseeing/Cruise West (AS/CW) of Seattle has awarded a contract to Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) for engineering services on the repowering and modification of M/V Spirit of Endeavour. The 207-ft. (63-m), 107- passenger vessel is scheduled to begin Seattleto- Alaska Inside Passage service in April 1997.

AS/CW operates eight small passenger vessels to Alaska and West coast destinations, including Canada's Inside Passage, California wine country, Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, and the Columbia/Snake Rivers. The contract calls for EBDG to provide contract and detail engineering for major equipment replacements and vessel enhancements required to prepare Spirit of Endeavour for her new role.

The naval architecture and marine engineering firm will also provide stability testing and analysis to comply with SOLAS regulations. Repowering will be done with a pair of 1,500- bhp Caterpillar 3512 DITA diesels, coupled with Reintjes WAF-741 3.039:1 reduction and reversing gears. These will drive 56-in., 4-blade nozzle propellers by Nautican of Vancouver, B.C., along with Nautican's triple rudder system. Also to be installed are two CAT 3408B DITA diesel gensets with 350-kW generators, a 60- kW emergency genset and a new emergency switchboard. A fog sprinkler system by Novenco-HiPres of Denmark will be fitted throughout the accommodations and public spaces.

Significant hull modifications will be made, with the addition of a bulbous bow and a stern fairing designed for wave reduction and increased fuel efficiency. The modifications are being designed in conjunction with the University of British Columbia, with tank testing for designed optimization conducted at B.C.

Research. Work has commenced on the vessel at Seattle's Pacific Fisherman boatyard, and is expected to be completed this fall.

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