J&B Manufacturing, Chauvin, La., delivered the new aluminum 50’x15’x7′ shallow water offshore crewboat Mister P to J&B Boat Rental in November.
Main propulsion comes from a pair of Cummins Tier 3 QSL 9 diesel engines, producing 450 hp at 2,100 rpm each. The mains connect to 30’x38′ Michigan Wheel 4-bladed propellers through ZF 325A marine gears with 2:1 reduction ratios. The propulsion package will give the new crewboat a running speed of 27 knots.
The rear cargo deck measures 16’x10′ and can carry up to 6,000 lbs. of freight. Inside, Mister P can haul a two-person crew and up to 27 passengers.
Ship’s service power comes from a Phasor 15 kW genset. Capacities include 500 gals. of fuel and 200 gals. potable water. ZF manufactured the Micro Commanded controls and Hy Nautic supplied the steering system.