Busy times at C & G Boat WorksYard News // September 26, 2007
C & G Boatworks is currently crowded with newbuild crewboats.
Following hard on the heels of the recently delivered crewboat Gayla Graham, C & G Boat Works currrently has multiple vessels in all stages of construction with still more on the order books.
The firmís 12-acre yard in Mobile Alambama is packed with vessels, with four crewboats currently lined up along the riverside in various states of completion with several more hulls coming together in the fabrications sheds behind them.
Scheduled for delivery in October are JoLynn Tide and Cheryl Tide. These are numbers 10 and 11 in a series of the 175 x 34 footers for Tidewater Marine. These vessels are classed as Sub-Chapter L with smaller passenger capacities but larger cargo capacities.
Powered by four Cummins KTA50-M2 engines generating a total of 7,200hp, the boats are licensed to carry 36 passengers as well as fresh water and larger tanks of fuel. They are also capable of carrying liquid mud. Both these vessels are fitted with drop-down azimuthing bow thrusters.
Also scheduled for a late fall delivery is Alioth, a crewboat for Rigdon. This is one of four 7,200hp, 165-foot Sub-Chapter T boats for Rigdon Marine.
The crewboat will carry 80 passengers, and four Cummins KTA50-M2 engines with Reintjes gears will power them.
Also under construction is another Rigdon crewboat. This vessel, Hammerhead, is one of six 55m (180ft) fast supply vessels so designated because of the Sub-Chapter L classification that allows them to carry cargo while limiting them to 36 passengers.
Powered by four Cummins KTA50-M2 engines each delivering 1,800hp to Reintjes gears, these vessels are capable of carrying large quantities of liquid mud, fuel and water to the rigs at speeds over 20 knots.