Boat Pride Onboard New Seahorse Marine Supply Boat
Nothing speaks to the quality of a boat more strongly than her skippers pride of command. That pride is clearly evident when Capt. Philip Gaudet shows a guest through the M/V Capt. Rudy an immaculate new boat from Bollinger Shipyards Lockport Louisiana facility. At 165x36-feet with an 12-foot molded depth, this is an expanded version of Bollingers successful 145-foot mini supply boat with the greater part of its length aft of the three story deck house. However entering the galley from the 110x30-foot cargo deck one finds oneself in an ample but cosy galley and mess area.
Down from there takes one to the engine room where the boats main engines, a pair of 1000 HP Cummins KTA38 M0 delivering a combined 2000 HP at 1800 RPM hold the central place in an equally immaculate and well laid out engine room. Forward of the main engines a Cummins N14 drives a 270 BHP Schottel bow thruster. Electrical power is provided by a pair of Cummins 6CTA-powered 99 kW generators. A walkway leads aft between the liquid mud tanks with combined capacity of 1250 barrels. Tankage is built in for 57,200 gallons of fuel, 64,200 gallons of potable water and 44,000 gallons of methanol or jet fuel. The deck can accommodate 506 long tons of cargo.
Tanking his guest up to the spacious wheelhouse, further reason for Capt. Gaudets pride is apparent in the spacious pilot house with well laid out DP-linked fore and aft controls. From the aft controls the visibility aft to the stern is clear and unobstructed. Designated a mega-mini supply boat, the craft is named for Capt. Rudy Lefort who captained the first Bollinger 145-foot mini supply boats, The new boat carries the same level of innovation and pride in both its design and its captain.
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