In the summer, Connor Industries/Stanley Boats delivered a new Stanley 32 Bullnose aluminum, multimission vessel to an unnamed owner. Designed by the builder, the boat measures 32'7"x10'6" and weighs 9,200 lbs. (lightship).

The boat has a number of responsibilities, and it can get to each one of them quickly. The 32 Bullnose is powered by three 300-hp Mercury Verado 4-bladed outboards that give the boat a running speed of 60 mph. The steering system is an integrated electro-hydraulic power steering system, and the controls are Mercury DTS.

The new boat features a 12' cargo deck, a crew/passenger capacity of 12, tankage for 210 gals. of fuel, and a Raymarine electronics suite.

Ken Hocke has been the senior editor of WorkBoat since 1999. He was the associate editor of WorkBoat from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, he was the editor of the Daily Shipping Guide, a transportation daily in New Orleans. He has written for other publications including The Times-Picayune. He graduated from Louisiana State University with an arts and sciences degree, with a concentration in English, in 1978.