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A few of our Vessels:
Press Release from 2003
The 80' Dinner Cruise Vessel WILLAMETTE
STAR has just been lengthened to 98' by adding an 18' long
The vessel was originally built by SkipperLiner in 1995 for its current
Owner, Portland Spirit Cruises. The
engineering for this conversion was done by DEJONG & LEBET, INC., Naval
The 80' Dinner Cruise Vessel WILLAMETTE STAR has just been lengthened to 98' by adding an 18' long midsection. The vessel was originally built by SkipperLiner in 1995 for its current Owner, Portland Spirit Cruises. The engineering for this conversion was done by DEJONG & LEBET, INC., Naval Architects,
analysis of the cost of lengthening vs. construction of a new vessel was done by
the Owner. Portland Spirit President
Dan Yates determined that for their particular situation, the lengthening
project was economically preferable. Part
of this analysis was based on the ability to complete the project in sixty days,
and be back in operation to start the spring season.
vessel was capable of seating 70 persons for dinner.
The new vessel can seat just over 100 people for dinner.
Many clients at Portland Spirit were requesting events that required the
100 person dining capacity, so the vessel fits a particular niche for the
Owners. The 18' lengthening
increased the Second Deck enclosed area by 10', with the remaining 8' on the
Second Deck being added to the open passenger deck aft.
The lengthened vessel remains a Subchapter T vessel at less than 100
The vessel was
cut in half just forward of the Engine Room bulkhead. The 18' section included a
void space that added two new tanks to double the capacity of the potable water
and sewage. Other major projects
included in the conversion were the following:
Addition of the Second
Addition of Walk-In
Cooler in the Galley
Addition of Custom Buffet
Renovation of Interior by
Addition of CO2
System to Engine Room
The vessel was
re-certified for 150 passengers plus 10 crew on Partially Protected Waters.
The Second Deck capacity is no longer limited by the Stability Letter.
fabrication for the conversion project was completed by Diversified Marine in
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