The Crew Boats Hoover and Truman , a pair of 36-ft catamaran crew boats were built for Axxis Drilling company to service their inland and near shore drilling rigs. The vessels were designed by Morrelli and Melvin Design & Engineering group in Long Beach, Calif. The boats have seating for 13 passengers. The seats were built and furnished by Sterlings Upholstery in New Iberia, Louisiana. The aft two seat backs on the port side fold down to form a day bed for the captain to rest between trips. The vessel has two roof top HVAC units for comfort and are powered by a Kohler 5 KW generator. The vessels electronics packages are a Furuno 1834, 10-inch color radar and GPS unit, a Garmin GPS unit, a Furuno depth sounder, a FLIRS night vision camera, a Ritchie compass, two Perko 10-inch spot lights and two Icom VHF radios.
The vessel are USCG certified for Lakes, Bays & Sounds for 13 passengers. The vessels are surrounded with aircraft tire bumpers for protection at the docks and at the rigs in inclement weather.
Builder Geo Shipyard, Inc.
Designer Morrelli & Melvin Marine Design & Engineering
Owner Axxis Drilling
Mission Crew Boat
Type of Hull Catamaran
Length, o.a. 36 ft
Beam 12 ft
Depth 3 ft
Draft 2.7 ft
Hull/Superstructure Material Marine Aluminum 5086
Main Propulsion Mercury outboards, 300 hp x 2
Propeller Mercury Stainless Steel
Generator Kohler 5 kW
Speed- 36 knots
Fuel Capacity- 400 gal
Potable Water Capacity 30 gal
Passenger Capacity 13
Cargo Capacity 3000 lbs
Certification USCG Certified Sub Chap T, Lakes, Bays & Sounds