Moose Boats, Petaluma, Calif., is about 75% complete with the construction of a new 75'x24'x10' crew transport/ship stores vessel for Westar Marine Services, San Francisco.

Designed by the Moose Boats and Incat Crowther with a draft of 5'6", the unnamed aluminum boat will be powered by a pair of Volvo IPS900 diesel engines connected to Volvo IPS3 Z-drives with nibral props through Volvo marine gears. The propulsion package will give the new boat a running speed of 27 knots.

The new boat was designed by Moose Boats and Incat Crowther. Moose Boats photo

The new boat was designed by Moose Boats and Incat Crowther. Moose Boats photo

Volvo will also supply the IPS controls and steering system. Onboard electrical power will come from a 20-kW Northern Lights genset. The 20'x20' rear cargo deck has a 20,000-lb. capacity. The inside cabin will be able to carry a crew of three and up to 28 passengers.

Capacities will include 1,200 gals. of diesel fuel and 150 gals. fresh water. Ancillary equipment will include a 4,000-lb. capacity hydraulic boom crane. The electronics suite will feature Raymarine Axiom Pro multifunction navigation radar and sonar and Icom M604 VHF radios.

The new vessel will be delivered in 2019 and carry a USCG Subchapter T certification.


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.