(December 14, 2015) Blount Boats, Inc. signed a contract on June 30th to build a 100 x 35 foot steel passenger ferry boat for Shoreline Sightseeing Co., Chicago, Illinois. The new vessel was designed by Seacraft Design, LLC, Sturgeon Bay, WI. The proposed 300-plus passenger, Sub-Chapter K vessel will operate as an architectural tour boat in partially protected waters.
The vessel will be powered by twin Volvo D13 MH, 400hp diesels with twin 65 kW John Deere generators, ZF W325 gearboxes, 2.933:1 ratio and 44” diameter, 4-blade propellers.
This is the second vessel being built by Blount for Shoreline and delivery is slated for spring 2016.