Kings Craft Delivers Matmar Drill III, Third Of Four Crewboats From Yard

The 38-foot aluminum crewboat Matmar Drill III was delivered recently by Kings Craft, Inc., Florence, Ala., to Matagorda Marine Drilling Company of Corpus Christi, Texas. She is the third of four aluminum vessels built at the yard for the same owner.

All four boats are 38 feet long by 13-foot beam and 6-foot midship depth. The vessels are powered by twin Detroit Diesel 6-71 GM engines with MG-507 Twin Disc 2:1 ratio hydraulic gears.

Propellers are 28-inch-diameter with 2-inch stainless-steel shafts.

Two independent tanks provide the vessels with over 300 gallons of fuel. The engines are keel cooled with Fernstrum #D848 keel coolers and have dry exhausts fitted in the lazarette with through transom pipes.

Controls are by Morse with hydraulic steering, and the radar is by Raytheon, Mark II 3400 Model.

The boats can make speeds of 25 knots and carry 12 passengers.

Kings Craft has been building aluminum boats for more than a dozen years for the government, c o m m e r c i a l , and overseas accounts in the 25 to 75-foot range, but is equipped to build them up to 110 feet in length.

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