BECKY THATCHER

General Specifications

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NameBECKY THATCHER
StylePaddlewheel (faux)
BuilderDubuque Boart & Boiler Company
HullDisplacement
USCG Official Number291372
USCG CertifiedYes
USCG Dry DockMarch 31, 2024
Passenger Capacity292
Gross Tonnage78
Net Tonnage53
Speed (approx.)Cruising:3 mph @ 1,100 RPM Max 5 mph @ 1,800 RPM
Built1963
LOA120′
LWL83.1’
Beam24.4’ (35’ over guards)
Hull Depth4.8′
Draft Air35’7”
Route CertificationRivers
Hull MaterialSteel
Deckhouse MaterialSteel
Tank CapacitiesFuel:1192 gallons
Waste:1140 gallons
Potable Water 1158 gallons

WHEELHOUSE

  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, ammeters, hour meters)
  •  Manual steering system. Wheel, cable, sheeves
  • Morse clutch and throttle controls
  • Fog bell
  • Kahlenberg dual trumpet horn
  • Carlilse Finch lever-controlled searchlight.
  • Furuno model FA-150 AIS
  • Standard VHF/FM marine radio and antenna
  • Standard Horizon model GX-1500S VHF/FM marine radio with antenna
  • Furuno model 1945 radar system
  • Jastram rudder indicator
  • Dell model D11s computer and monitor
  • Murphy alarm system
  • Windshield wiper
  • Aiphone intercom
  • Tascam model CD-200BT internal communication unit
  • Atlas Sound model AA200PHD professional mixer
  • Helm seat
  • Captain setee

SALON (MAIN DECK)

  • 24 tables ( 42”x24”)
  • 3 tables (19”x24”)
  • 102 padded stacking chairs.
  • Dance floor
  • Atrium
  • Stage

SNACK BAR (MAIN DECK)

  • Stainless steel food prep counter
  • Bavarian model JJ825 pretzel warming unit
  • Popcorn machine
  • Nacho cheese dispenser
  • Hot dog warm
  • Coffee machine
  • Tea machine

GALLEY (MAIN DECK)

  • Stainless steel three partition sink
  • Avantco four bay steam tray and warming unit
  • Carter Hoffman warmer
  • Alto-Shaam warmer
  • True refrigerator
  • Microwave oven
  • NSF Machines model AFC-3D(S) dishwasher
  • AO Smith 20-gallon water heater

BEVERAGE BAR (MAIN DECK)

  • Laminate top
  • Two stainless steel three partition sinks
  • Two Cornelius model 2123-IT stainless stee ice bins
  • Atosa stainless steel cooler

SALON (01 DECK)

  • 20 tables (42”x24”)
  • 15 tables (19”x24”)
  • 110 padded stacking chairs.

BEVERAGE BAR (01 DECK)

  • Laminate top
  • Three partition stainless steel sink
  • Cornelius model 2123-IT stainless steel ice bin
  • Stainless steel cooler

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

  • 90 kW Caterpillar model SR-4 generator powered by a Caterpillar model 3304 PC marine diesel engine with fuel filter, seawater strainer and seacock.
  • Hours – 2,784 December 2023
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 100 AMP/ 240 VAC shore power service
  • 50’ 100 AMP/ 240 VAC power cord
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Three 12 VDC 8D enclosed heavy- duty batteries.
  • Perko battery isolation switch
  • 3 Constatvolt Energenius automatic battery charger
  • 3 Carrier model 50CD006520 5 ton air conditioning unit
  • 1 York D1EB060A25B 5 ton air conditioning unit
  • 1 Goodman model 2.5ton air conditioning unit restrooms and galley
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)

HULL, SUPERSTRUCTURE AND DECKS

  • ¼” steel plate hull
  • Seven watertight compartments formed by six transverse bulkheads.
  • Gangway
  • Two faux smokestacks
  • Two exhaust stacks aft
  • Faux paddlewheel
  • Deck fittings:
    • Electrical: star
    • Waste: port/star
    • Water: port/star
    • Fuel: amidships p/s

MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT AND ENGINE DETAILS

  • Two 6 cylinder 3306 DI 180 hp @ 1800 RPM Caterpillar marine diesel engines, fuel filters, seawater strainers with seacocks
  • Engine hours:2 ,918 port, and 2,920 starboard December 2023
  • Twin Disc model MG-504 2.95:1 reduction gear
  • 2.75” stainless steel propeller shafts
  • 34” x 28 four blade bronze.
  • 40.5” tall by 39” long rudder blades
  • Engine room insulation
  • Champion 5-gallon head pressure tank
  • Speedaire compressor with receiver

HEADS

  • The vessel is equipped with two heads:
  • Male head: on toilet two urinals, sink, toilet paper and paper towel dispenser
  • Female head: three toilets, two sinks, toilet paper and paper towel dispenser

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

  • 302 type I adult size personal flotation devices
  • 31 type I child size personal flotation devices
  • Three 30” life rings one with line
  • One 10-B:C, two 2-A and one 40-BC fire extinguishers
  • AED
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • Two fire stations including: two 2” UL approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, two brass or bronze nozzles, two brass or bronze hose bibs. The bilge pump system operates the fire system also.
  • Fire axe
  • Danforth style anchor

FINISH

  • Exterior decks: Nonskid
  • Interior decks:
  • Salon: Carpet
  • Heads: Vinyl
  • Galley: Non-Skid
  • Bar: Nonskid
  • Wheelhouse: Carpeting
  • Headliner: Acoustical tile
  • Interior Bulkheads:
    • Salon: wall covering
    • Heads: Glass Board
    • Galley: Painted Steel

Accommodations & Layout

The vessel is arranged with a centerline dual entry door off the bow, snack bar to port, beverage bar to starboard, open dining seating, the dance floor centerline with the stage abaft of such, along the aft bulkhead the male head is to port, the female head and the galley on starboard. Internal access between the main and 01 decks is aft port and starboard aft of amidships. The 01 deck is arranged with dining seating and a beverage bar aft. Access between the 01 and 02 decks is via exterior stairways aft on port and starboard. The 02 deck is arranged with faux smokestacks forward, wheelhouse forward of amidships and open-air space for passengers.

Remarks

The BECKY THATCHER is in operating condition.

Exclusions

These items are on lease and not offered with the Vessel:

  • Bavarian model JJ825 pretzel warming unit
  • Popcorn machine
  • Nacho cheese dispenser
  • Hot dog warm
  • NSF Machines model AFC-3D(S) dishwasher