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It was a combination of things that led this client to us. They were looking for a sophisticated commuter with the capacity to ferry 15 people to their island retreat on Lake Ontario. Their research led them to a C. Raymond Hunt designed hull because of their proven ride and seaworthiness. They were also looking for a higher level of finish than is typically found in Coast Guard certified passenger vessels. An extensive study of available boats on the market left them unable to tie together the list of specific features they were after.
A subsequent web search produced the press release on Peregrine, hull 1 of the Monhegan 42 launched in 2013. This got their attention and they did their due diligence on us which revealed that we have built 17 C. Raymond Hunt hulls over the years. The Monhegan 42’s hull shape fit their draft and beam restrictions as well. This led to the next step of the site visit and a test run on Peregrine. As impressed as they were with the facility and crew, they were blown away by the performance of and attention to details on Peregrine. The sea trial and follow up meetings with the LM team gave them the confidence in our ability to produce exactly what they are looking for
We are psyched about this project; it is our first venture into the USCG certification process and we anticipate it leading to more projects that require this extra level of documentation and research. Steve Crane and our composite team will be sending sample panels representing hull laminates to be lab tested for physical properties – all according to the ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) high-speed vessel standards. They will specifically be looking at tensile and compression strength and modulus, sheer strength perpendicular and parallel to warp, interlaminar shear strength, glass content and ply by ply analysis, core to skin bond line and shear strength composite. Fireproofing and fire retardation is a focus throughout the yacht as well. The hull topsides, hull bottom inner and outer skins and sandwich core will be infused with Hetron FR992, a low viscosity, and unpromoted, flame retardant patented epoxy vinyl ester resin. Electrical, mechanical and safety systems are being scrutinized for compliance with the CG requirements for “Subchapter T” small passenger vessels. In other words, this commuter will be built for safety, strength and durabilty. Water tight bulkheads, larger cockpit scuppers, taller bow rail, wider passage entry and doors are a few of the required updates.
The comfortable upholstered bench style settee seating with custom armrests on either side of the pilothouse will give a casual feel for the 11 passengers seated inside and facilitate conversation along the way to the island. Those who prefer a little fresh air can chose to sit in open seating in the C shaped transom seat or find a little more shelter in the seating along the aft bulkhead. There will be purpose built luggage and briefcase shelving below along with a spacious head. The accommodation spaces will have yacht quality finish with a combination of varnished mahogany and white laminate surfaces. Passengers will be kept comfortable with 30000 BTU of Air conditioning and reverse cycle heating for the late fall runs on the lake.
The boat will be outfitted with a pair of Cummins Marine Diesel QSB 6.7 480 HP engines that will produce a top speed over 30 knots and cruise in the high 20s. Side Power bow and stern thrusters will provide maximum control during tight handling maneuvers required on the route. The Humphrey Interceptor trim tab system will give great dynamic control of running trim with variable passenger loads.
Length: 3m 43sDescription