Blount delivers tour boat to Shoreline Sightseeing

Written by Nick Blenkey
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AUGUST 3, 2016 — Blount Boats, Warren, RI, shipyard recently delivered the M/V Skyview to Chicago’s Shoreline Sightseeing. Designed by Seacraft Design, LLC, Sturgeon Bay, WI, the steel, Subchapter K passenger vessel has a LOA of 100 ft and maximum beam of 35 ft and is certified to carry up to 318 passengers.It will operate as an architectural tour boat in partially protected waters.

The vessel is powered by twin Volvo D13 MH, 400hp diesels with twin 65 kW John Deere generators, ZF W325 gearboxes, 2.933:1 ratio supplied and commissioned by Allemand Industries, Harvey, LA. The vessel is also equipped with twin 44 in diameter, 4-blade propellers and Kobelt Steering.

The vessel was specifically designed with a recessed pilot house to meet the air draft requirements for navigating the waterways of Chicago.

Special features include hand-crafted mahogany doors, railings and bench seating, full-service bar, 20-keg beer cooler, ladies and men’s heads (heated), 430 pound ice machine and air-conditioning.

Shoreline Sightseeing lower

The M/V Skyview is the second vessel built by Blount for Shoreline Sightseeing.

Vessel Particulars:

Length overall, molded    100’-0”    

Length between Perpendiculars (draft marks) 97’-6”    

Beam, molded    35’-0”

Depth amidships, molded    7’-6”

Displacement, light ship    Approx. 150 long tons

Displacement, fully loaded    Approx. 200 long tons

Draft amidships, light ship    3’-8”

Draft amidships, fully loaded    4’-3”

Air draft, min./ max    14’-2”/ 14’-9”

Passenger capacity, main deck (fixed seating) 318

Fuel Oil capacity    1,800 gallons

Potable water capacity    2,000 gallons

Holding tank capacity    1,500 gallons

Propulsion Two diesel engines, ea. 400 BHP @ 1,800 RPM
         Reverse/reduction gearboxes, 3.95:1 ratio
         44” diameter 4-blade propellers    

Speed, maximum at full load (approximate) 10.4 knots
Gross tonnage (U.S. Regulatory) 90

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