January 14, 2010
Two 130-ft crewboats sold overseas
Following the sale of a crewboat on the West Coast the last week of 2009, Marcon International Inc. of Coupeville, Washington, reports that the two 130' crew boats "Miss Anita" and "Stephanie McCall" were sold to private overseas interests during the first week of 2010. Both U.S. flag, quad-screw aluminum crewboats were working in the Gulf of Mexico through Fall 2009 when they were returned to the leasing company by the operator.
Though Marcon's announcement does not disclose any names, both boats were still listed on the Seacor Marine website as of yesterday.
"Miss Anita" is powered by four GM12V71TIs producing a total of 2,040BHP and a speed of abt. 16 to 20kn. "Stephanie McCall" is powered by four Cummins KTA19M3 engines producing a total of 2,720BHP and a speed of abt. 19 to 22kn. The 130' x 26' x 11.5' depth "Miss Anita" was built in 1989 by Breaux's Bay Craft. She is rated for 58 passengers and has berths for 10 crew, a clear deck of 27' x 21.5', and a fuel capacity of 10,293g. The 130' x 26' x 10' depth "Stephanie McCall" was built in 1991 by Gulf Craft Inc. She is rated for 73 passengers and has berths for 8 crew, clear deck of 67' x 20', and fuel capacity of 9,720g.
Marcon acted as sole broker in the transaction.
Despite the economic crisis, Marcon booked 45 sales and three charters in 2009. Two additional sales are pending for first quarter 2010, in addition to three newbuildings overseas.