Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been awarded a contract for the construction of multiple 75-foot semi-displacement USCG Subchapter-T passenger catamarans for Westar Marine Services in San Francisco, CA. The first vessel will commence production in the spring of 2017.
Twin Volvo D13 turbo diesel engines with Volvo IPS3 drives will provide efficient propulsion for the aluminum catamarans achieving a service speed of 25 knots and exceptional close quarters maneuverability. Engine, steering and joystick maneuvering controls in both the raised pilothouse and the upper level aft steering station will provide captains with optimal visibility for bow and stern operations.
The new 75’ catamaran crew boats will be capable of carrying 28 passengers and 20,000lbs of cargo to and from anchorages and piers within San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay and the Sacramento River Delta as well as offshore.
Westar Marine Services has been headquartered in San Francisco since 1976 with a Seattle operation for the past 5 years offering a diversity of services including marine construction support, tank barge assist and escort, specialty barge services, ship store’s deliveries, and water taxi services. Westar is a women-owned and operated company with a champion reputation for outstanding customer service. The new vessels will allow Westar to expand their cargo and passenger carrying capabilities for their wide and varied customer base.
Moose Boats designed the cabin superstructure and general arrangement in-house with collaborative input from Westar. Incat Crowther in Lafayette, Louisiana will provide naval architecture services for the final design and USCG Subchapter-T compliance.
The contract to build the 75-foot catamarans for Westar Marine Services exemplifies the synergy created from the September 2016 merger of Lind Marine and Moose Boats. The Lind/Moose merger has also introduced a new production facility with deep-water access on Mare Island’s Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, CA expanding Moose Boats’ capabilities to include larger commercial craft into its highly respected product line.
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