Marcon brokers sale of crewboats to MexicoVessel & ROV News // July 12, 2013
Marcon International reports the sale of two 105ft x 22ft x 8ft aluminum crewboats by a private US-based owner to Mexican buyers.
The triple screw, sister-vessels were built in 1981 and 1982 by Swiftships Inc in Lafitte, Louisiana. Both are powered by three turbocharged GM 12V71TI diesels, generating a total of 1,530 bhp @ 2,100 rpm, which propels the boats at a speed of 20–25 knots. Capacities include about 34 LT of cargo on an open 43ft x 17ft cargo deck aft, 2,400 gallons of fuel and 1,000 gallons of fresh water. Air conditioned seating is provided for 45 passengers, plus accommodations for a crew of four with a full galley and head.
The two vessels were dry-docked, refurbished and reclassed under an IACS society by the new owner before being transported on their own bottom to Mexico where they will be employed in local oilfield support.
These were the fourth and fifth crewboats which Marcon has brokered to this buyer over the last 24 months. One additional sister-boat is expected to close within about 45 days. Marcon acted as sole broker in both this, and the previous transaction. Buyers and sellers have requested names be kept confidential due to commercial reasons.
To date, Marcon has concluded a total of 13 sales and charters this year. Several additional transactions are pending and expected to close within the next 30 days.