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.   

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.