Blount Boats building Chicago tour boat

Shoreline Sightseeing operates a number of water taxi tours to Chicago attractions Shoreline Sightseeing operates a number of water taxi tours to Chicago attractions

DECEMBER 14, 2016—This past summer, Blount Boats, Inc., Warren, RI, signed a contract to build a 100 ft x 35 ft steel passenger tour boat for Shoreline Sightseeing Co., Chicago, IL.  The new vessel was designed by Seacraft Design, LLC, Sturgeon Bay, WI. The proposed 300-plus passenger, Subchapter K vessel will operate as an architectural tour boat in partially protected waters.steel slide

Propulsion will be supplied by two Volvo D13 MH, 400 hp diesel engines, ZF W325 gearboxes, 2.933:1 ratio and two 44 in. diameter, four-blade propellers. It will also be equipped with two 65 kW John Deere generators.

It will have a speed of 11 knots.

Construction on the steel-hulled vessel i well underway.

This is the second vessel being built by Blount for Shoreline Sightseeing and delivery is set for spring 2016.

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