New Lobster Boat Under Construction in North Carolina

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

October 3, 2016

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Custom Steel Boats, Inc. of Merritt, N.C., in collaboration with Ted & Todd’s Marine of Beaufort, N.C., announced a new construction project. Custom Steel Boats is building a 70-foot steel hull lobster boat, Two Dukes, for Captain Eric, Inc of Seaville, N.J. The vessel will be used in the waters off of New Jersey as well as North Carolina to catch lobster.

 
The vessel was designed by DeJong and Lebet in Jacksonville, Fla. to meet the needs of the customer. After design approval by the owner the vessel was computer lofted by Boksa Marine Design located in Lithia, Fla.
 
The first of three loads of steel for the vessel was delivered from Metals USA in Mobile, Ala. on May 6, 2016. The team at Custom Steel Boats began construction immediately and the vessel is now in the construction phase.
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