Blount Boats is a full service shipyard in Warren, Rhode Island offering innovative services for the marine industry. The shipyard’s customer base is comprised of a variety of commercial and government entities. These include the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, and private vessel operators. Hundreds of Blount built boats have been put into service since its founding in 1949. In June 2017, Blount Boats together with Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) was awarded the contract to design and construct a new passenger-only ferry for Governor’s Island, New York by the Trust For Governors Island. The Blount/EBDG partnership combines their extensive knowledge, skills and experience in the design and construction of ferries. Blount Boats is currently working on a project for the University of Connecticut to extend the mid-body of the R/V Connecticut (76.6 x 26) by 13.5 feet. This project is scheduled for delivery in October 2017. Recent deliveries include the M/V Skyview to Shoreline Sightseeing, Chicago in July 2016. The 100x35, Subchapter K passenger vessel designed by Seacraft Design, LLC is certified to carry up to 318 passengers and is operating as an architectural tour boat in partially protected waters. Over the past 12 months, the shipyard has also completed repair work on seven US Coast Guard vessels including a 42 ft. Near Shore Lifeboat (SPC-NLB), two 45 ft. Response Boat-Medium (RB-M), and a 47 ft. Motor Life Boat (MLB).
Cargo Capacity: 56,000 Diesel; 6 individual storage tanks
Main Propulsion: (2) Cummins QSL9, Tier III, 330HP @1800 RPM
Marine Gear: (2) ZF Marine W325, 4.90:1 Ratio
Propellers: (2) 48" Dia. x 54" pitch, 4-blade
Speed: 8.5 knots Max, (7 knots cruising loaded @ 1600 RPM
Boat Building / Repair