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Geo Shipyard Delivers M/V Hoover & Truman

January 6, 2011

Photo courtesy Geo Shipyard, Inc.

Photo courtesy Geo Shipyard, Inc.

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 (GRMN) 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
Crew    1
Cargo Capacity    3000 lbs
Certification    USCG Certified Sub Chap T, Lakes, Bays & Sounds

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