Atlantic Marine Delivers 74' Combination Trawler John Gregory

The John Gregory, a new 74- foot combination trawler, has been delivered by Atlantic Marine, Inc., Ft. George Island, Fla., to owners Manly R. and Diane Willis of Virginia Beach, Va.

The vessel, modified by the addition of a stern ramp, will be used for bottom trawling from Virginia up the Atlantic Coast to New England. Designed to carry a crew of four, the trawler has a 20-foot 6-inch beam and a molded depth of 11 feet 6 inches.

A Caterpillar 3408 engine supplies 365 hp at 1,800 rpm, with Twin Disc reduction gear MG 514C, 6:1 ratio. The fish hold volume is 2,400 cubic feet, and the new vessel has a 1,800-gallon freshwater capacity and 17,500- gallon fuel oil capacity.

A t l a n t i c Marine, Inc. builds steel-hulled boats for fishing and offshore supply purposes, featuring inverted-hull assembly for stronger seam welds. The shipyard is located on the St. John River entrance to the Port of Jacksonville, two miles from the Atlantic Ocean.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 24,  Feb 15, 1980

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