Serodino Builds to Own Account

Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Photo courtesy of Serodino Inc.

Tennessees Serodino, Inc. recently built one of their popular Tiger class push boats for their own use. The M/V Charger, like others in the class, is 51.5 by 22.5 ft with a 5.5 ft draft. The hull is constructed of 3/8-inch plate with 1/2-inch plate over the propellers and bilge knuckles. Designed in house, the boat is a sister to a number that the company has built over the years.

A pair of updated Tier 2 compliant QSK19-M main engines each powers this most recent version of the vessel. The engines each deliver 600 hp into Twin Disc MGX-5222-DC gears with 4.03:1 reduction. The two 52 by 40-inch four-blade Nibral props are mounted on 4.5-inch shafts. Pilothouse levers control the four flanking and two main rudders all of which are powered by hydraulics off the main engines.
The superstructure is constructed of 3/16-inch plate with 2 x 2-1/2 x 1/4-inch angle framing.  Doors are metal and windows are aluminum with safety glass panes.  Quarters for two are insulated, paneled, heated and air-conditioned and have rubber floor covering.
The first deck is 15 by 23 ft and contains basic quarters including a built-in stove, sink and refrigerator; a modest head with shower, and a U.S. Coast Guard approved marine toilet with Owens Septic System for up to a four man crew.
The second deck is 8 x 8 with bunks.  The pilothouse is the same dimension with full instrumentation, vessel control, and remote alarm systems.  There is a 42-inch mechanical room between the second deck and the pilothouse that creates a 27-ft eye level. The Charger has two 40 kw John Deere-powered gen sets.
Tankage is provided for 5800 gallons of fuel, 1800 gallons of water and 155 gallons of lube oil.

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