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Cincinnati Charter Yacht SATISFACTION II Certified by U.S. Coast Guard

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The 85’ charter yacht SATISFACTION II recently completed the process of U.S. Coast Guard Certification under Subchapter T, "Small Passenger Vessels less than 100 Gross Tons". The SATISFACTION II was built by Kelly Boatyard, Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1978. DeJong & Lebet, Inc., Naval Architects, Jacksonville, FL provided Design and Engineerin9 Services for the certification project. These services included tonnage calculations to reduce gross tonnage to less than 100, stability test and calculations, structural plans and calculations, General Arrangement Plans, mechanical and piping system plans, and electrical system plans.

SATISFACTION II is the 12th former charter yacht certification project for DeJong & Lebet, Inc. The need to certify charter yachts, which formerly operated uninspected under bareboat charter agreements, was brought about by determination by the Coast Guard that these bareboat charter agreements were not valid, and the vessels were illegally carrying "Passengers for Hire" without proper certification. Many of the vessels brought up to certification standards were built as long ago as 1926, and have included wood, steel, aluminum and fiberglass hulls.

SATISFACTION II operates out of Cincinnati on the Ohio River. She carries up to 125 passengers on private charters such as corporate parties, cocktail cruises, weddings, etc. She does not do any daily scheduled or walk—on trips. She can accommodate smaller sit—down dinner parties of up to 40 passengers.

SATISFACTION II is constructed entirely of welded steel. The twin screw vessel is powered by General Motors 6V—7lN Diesels. Electrical Power is provided by a Cummins 4BT 55KW genset and a Kohler 20KW genset. SATISFACTION II also features a 35HP Volvo diesel—powered bow thruster.

The certification project was completed mostly at dockside, by the Owner, Ed Mayfield, his crew, and various subcontractors hired to complete specialized tasks. The vessel was hauled to provide for a credit dry-docking and bottom inspection by the U.S. Coast Guard, and add ballast to the bottom of the vessel. Inspection was handled through the Marine Safety Office in Louisville, KY and its Marine Safety Detachment in Cincinnati, OH.

DeJong & Lebet, Inc. currently has three other charter yacht certification projects in the works.




       This page last edited on  07/09/2010