Crewboat Sold to European Buyers
Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington infomred that Tidewater Marine International Inc. has sold their 41.2m x 8.2m x 3.5m depth / 2.38m draft, high-speed, aluminum crew / supply vessel “Patrice Tide” to private European operators. Built by Breaux Brothers Enterprises, Inc. of Loreauville, Louisiana in 2002, the vessel is powered by four 1,007bkW Cummins KTA 38M2 diesels totaling 5,400BHP driving four 44” x 46” fixed pitch props. This produces a speed range of 15 – 30kn on abt. 100 – 260gph, and range of abt. 1,721nm at economical speed. Vessel’s maneuverability is enhanced by a 150HP tunnel bow thruster.
The 233.7mtdw, Vanuatu-flagged vessel has a deck cargo capacity of abt. 182.9mt on a 22.9 x 7.0m, 1.9t/m2 clear deck aft and a total of 72 persons on board. The vessel is classed ABS + A1, HSC Crewboat + AMS, Unrestricted Service through March 2017. “Patrice Tide” had been working in Angola, West Africa for Sonatide Marine Services Ltd. of Angola and was lying in Walvis Bay, Namibia at the time of sale.
Marcon International acted as sole broker in the transaction and has handled over 20 sales for Tidewater since we sold the 136’ first generation supply boat “Low Tide” in 1983 to Honeywell, Inc. Marcon has also represented the Buyers in purchases of approx. half dozen crewboats during the last fifteen years. This is the 7th crewboat Marcon sold this year and the 99th crewboat sold over the last 33 years. We hope to report on #100 shortly.
So far Marcon International Inc. has concluded 33 sales and charters brokered in 2014. Transactions on several additional vessels and barges are pending, and five tugs, one AHTS and two barges continue to be fixed on previously arranged long-term charters.
Marcon has handled the sale or charter of 1,357 vessels and barges worldwide since opening the doors in 1981 – including 79 platform supply vessels, 75 AHTSs totaling 354,868BHP, 99 crewboats, 31 research / survey vessels,
20 utility boats, 19 seismic vessels, 9 dive support vessels, one drill ship and 303 tugs totaling 944,329BHP in addition to others.