Boats & Barges

Osage Marine Receives New Boat, A Second To Come

Master Marine, Inc., a shipyard located at Bayou La Batre, Ala., has delivered the first of two vessels to Osage Marine Services, Inc., St. Louis, Mo. Named the mv. Charlie T, after retired Consolidated Grain & Barge executive Charlie Threlkeld, the boat is 67 feet long by 28 feet wide.

The Charlie T In St. Louis Harbor.

Designed by Entech Designs LLC, the new vessel is powered by a pair of Laborde S6R2 Mitsubishi Tier III engines rated 803 hp. at 1,400 rpms. The engines are coupled to Twin Disc 5321 gears. Laborde also provided two Northern Lights 65 kw. Tier III, electronic-controlled generators for auxiliary power. Fernstrum keel coolers were installed.

A pair of Sound 70- by 48-inch, four-blade stainless steel propellers provide thrust through two J & S Machine Works 7-inch ABS Grade 2 propeller shafts. The shafts have Thordon bearings and Thorplas bushings and shaft seals. RIO Controls and Hydraulics supplied the steering system for the two 7-inch main and four 7-inch flanking rudders. Gulf Coast Air & Hydraulics provided a pair of Quincy F325, reciprocating air compressors and ventilation fans.

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Schuyler Maritime furnished the 18- by 12-inch rubber fendering around the perimeter of the vessel and the push knees. The Daiken mini-split, heat pump HVAC system is from Outfitters International. Blakeney Marine provided all custom woodwork and interior finishes, while Donovan Marine provided the large Bomar aluminum windows and Dales Welding supplied the aluminum exterior doors.

Deck equipment includes a pair of Wintech 40-ton winches. New World provided all the electronics and communications equipment. Unlimited Control & Supply installed the alarm system.

The Charlie T can hold 10,400 gallons of fuel, 4,359 gallons of potable water and 9,500 gallons of ballast water at a maximum working draft of 7 feet, 9 inches. The vessel has three staterooms for six crewmen, one full- and one half-bath, and a full galley arrangement.