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June 24, 2008

Marcon brokers crewboat sale

Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington reports that the U.S. flag, 120 ft crewboat, the "Mr. Jack", was sold to private Panamanian buyers by Jambon Boat Rentals LLC of Golden Meadow, Louisiana.

"Mr. Jack" was built in 1978 by Gulf Craft, Inc. of Patterson, Louisiana orginally as a 100 ft aluminum crewboat, but was lengthened slightly along with the addition of a new house at Progressive Shipyard in 1992. Presently it is 120 ft x 26 ft x 9 ft, with a current U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection for 54 passengers and a crew of five. The boat can carry 50 tons of deck cargo on the 45 ft x 22 ft open aft deck. "Mr. Jack" also carries 2,800 gallons of fuel and 10,000 gallons of fresh water in its below deck tanks.

The boat is powered by four Detroit Diesel 12V71TI engines providing total of 2,100 BHP with a top speed of abt. 22 knots. Electrical power is provided by a pair of 30 kW / GM3-71 generators. Vessel carries a full complement of navigation equipment.

The new owners will be delivering the vessel on her own bottom to Panama.

The vessel has had a long series of owners over the years and has borne the previous names of "Seminole", "Thunderbolt", "Seabulk Aransas", "Marsha-G", "Christy Jett", and "Capt. Tim".

This is the fifth crewboat sold to the buyer in the last month and the first vessel sold from the seller. Marcon acted as sole broker in the transaction.

Marcon International, Inc. has sold or chartered a total of 34 vessels and barges to-date this year. Sales of several additional tugs and barges are pending.

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