Aluminum Boats Delivers 150-Passenger Excursion Boat To Maryland Tours

Aluminum Boats, Inc. of Crown Point, La., recently delivered the Baltimore Sentinel, a 63- foot-long by 20-foot beam, 150-passenger excursion boat, to Maryland Tours, Inc. of Baltimore, Md.

The new vessel made the 2,000-mile delivery trip from its south Louisiana shipyard " ... absolutely trouble-free, without even a minor problem," general manager of Aluminum Boats Salvador J. Guarino, said.

The Baltimore Sentinel is the latest addition to Maryland Tours' fleet of six excursion boats that offer tours of Baltimore Harbor, Fort McHenry, and other points of interest along Maryland's eastern shore.

The main deck enclosed cabin configuration with additional topside open-air seating gives the boat added flexibility for private charters.

The vessel is powered by two Cummins 6BTA engines with a ZF combination clutch and "V" drive gear arrangement equipped for keel cooling.

A Cummins 30-kw generator supplies the electrical power as well as providing power for the bowthruster.

The pilothouse features a single station Wagner hydraulic steering system and Morse engine controls. Incorporated in the main console is an electronics package which includes a Regency VHF, a Datamarine Fathometer, and a Bogen entertainment system.

Passenger viewing is enhanced by large aluminum- framed safety plate sliding windows, and six tons of Ruud air conditioning and heating make the boat suitable for all seasons operations.

The boat's builder, Aluminum Boats, Inc., was recently acquired by Trinity Industries, Inc.

of Dallas, Texas, which owns and operates the Trinity Marine Group.

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