Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding
SOMERSET, Mass. – January 9, 2017 – Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered the first of three new sightseeing vessels for Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, Inc., in New York City. This follows the shipyard’s delivery of three sister ships to the company in 2009. Like the earlier vessels, the new 600-passenger all-steel vessel, designed by DeJong and Lebet, N.A., in Jacksonville, Fla., measures 165 feet in length and features a 34-foot beam. With a top speed of 14 knots, the vessel is powered by twin Cummins QSK-38M1 diesel engines, delivering a total of 2600 hp and connected to ZF W3355 gear boxes, spinning 60-inch, 5-bladed bronze propellers. For dockside maneuvering, the vessel is equipped with a 125 hp Wesmar bow thruster, powered by an electric motor. Two 140 kW generators supply the ship’s service power. The vessel carries 8,200 gallons of fuel and 4,000 gallons of potable water. For more information, contact Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Peter Duclos, 508-676-8596, firstname.lastname@example.org, 168 Walker St., Somerset, MA 02725.