Four US flag crewboats sold overseasVessel & ROV News // June 18, 2008
Marcon International of Coupeville, Washington has reported the sale of four US flag, 110ft x 24ft aluminum hulled crewboats from Stanco Boat Rental Ltd. of Freeport, Texas to private operators in Panama.
The four vessels, Milky Way, Brenda Lee, Twix and Kit-Kat, are all being delivered promptly on their own bottom directly to the buyer.
Three of the vessels are sister-boats, built by Breaux Bay Craft in Loreauville, Louisiana, in 1979 and 1980. Each of these vessel has capacity for about 38 tons of deck cargo plus seating for 59 passengers and accommodations for a crew of five.
The fourth vessel Brenda Lee was built at Gulf Craft of Patterson, Louisiana in 1982. She has aft deck cargo capacity of 40 tons, passenger seating for 55 and accommodations for up to seven crew members.
All four are quad screw boats powered by four GM 12V71TI diesel engines producing about 2,050bhp @ 1800 RPM. All vessels have ships power provided from twin 30kW generators powered by GM3-71 diesels. The vessels were all US Coast Guard certified and fitted with full navigation aids.
The buyers have requested that they not be named for commercial reasons.
Marcon acted as sole broker in the transaction.
To date this year, Marcon International has sold or chartered 31 vessels and barges.
Ten more sales, of both US and foreign vessels and barges, are expected to conclude within the next 60 days.