Marcon International, Inc.
Sales Report 2002
The 106.25' x 26' x 13.3' Research Vessel 'Wm. A. McGaw', built in 1984 by Waller Marine, Mississippi, was sold by longtime owner Ocean Enterprises, Ltd. to SNS Consulting, Ltd. of the Bahamas. The buyer plans to sail the vessel from the US West Coast via the Panama Canal to the Bahamas where she will be slightly modified and employed as a survey and support vessel. The vessel’s hull was originally started as a fishing vessel. Following the failure of the original owner, the unfinished hull was purchased and completed as a research vessel complete with an A-Frame. The McGaw is powered by a single CAT D398TA with a total of 850 HP driving a single fixed pitch propeller. The vessel gains superior maneuverability by way of her 222 HP 360 degree jet type bow thruster which was installed when she was originally built. The McGaw has worked for over 15 years on a wide variety of projects on the West Coast of North America from Alaska to Mexico. Marcon has been involved with the marketing of her for charter or sale since she arrived on the West Coast following her delivery. Marcon acted as sole broker in the transaction.
Raytheon Company of Portsmouth, RI has sold their 118’ x 36’ x 12.5’ research vessel ‘Sub Sig II’ to Superport Marine Services Ltd. of Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, Canada. The vessel, which has limited ice breaking capability, has been working for the U.S. Navy performing offshore oceanographic and geophysical support primarily on the U.S. East Coast and deepwater. The Purchaser operates a marine repair yard and charters their vessels to the Canadian government and to offshore oil/gas companies for survey work. They intend to use the vessel for survey, grab sampling, bottom coring and for safety standby vessel services to offshore companies working the oil/gas platforms.
Taurus Marine, Inc., of San Francisco, California has purchased the 65’ crew boat “Jeffrey Arvid” for service as a
water taxi in vessel was Loreauville,
the San Francisco Bay area. The all aluminum built in 1969 by Breaux’s Bay Craft, Inc. of
certified by the U.S. Coast and is powered with two
Guard carriage of 49 passengers GM12V71TI turbo-charged main
engines. acted as
Clear deck aft for cargo the sole broker in the sale.
Details believed correct, not guaranteed. Offered subject to prior sale of charter.