#622- 22.3' x 7.1'- Small Buoy Tender
(photos courtesy of Lyman Morse)
This design was developed for buoy and waterway maintenance operations in the lakes of Maine. The design mission was to replace the department's 36 year-old fiberglass vessel with a boat of similar dimensions, albeit relatively small for shouldering the maintenance burden of Maine's 1,000+ freshwater buoys. The preference for small size was dictated to facilitate trailering and launching at remote and primitive ramps. Despite its relatively small size, the boat routinely carries a cargo of 2,500# consisting of buoys, anchors and chain. The buoys and gear are worked via a davit at the side hull cutout. A bow thruster is used to help keep the boat on station.
The first of these designs was built by Lyman Morse Fabrication in Thomaston, Maine.
Wt. as rigged:
Wt. Bare Hull:
22' - 3"
7' - 1" (w/o rub rails)
4,155# (twin 115 hp outboard)
2,600# (w/ console & seating)
3.25" x .250"
.190" Flanged Shelf
4.5" x .375"
Stock Weight (approx):
Blank Plate: 3,151# (w/ consoles) Extrusion: 402#