Royal Star

ROYAL-STAR-Exterior 2

General Specifications

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NameRoyal Star
BuilderBlount Boats Inc. (CS-152)
USCG CertifiedYes
USCG Dry DockApril 2021
USCG Official Number 524689
Route CertificationLakes, Bays and Sounds
Passenger Capacity650
Gross Tonnage98
Net Tonnage67
Speed (approx.)Cruising: 10 kts @1400 RPM
Max: 12 kts @2000 RPM
Hull Depth10.75′
Freeboard Depth4.3′
DraftWater: 8′ Air Draft: 37.5′
Displacement192.50 LT
Hull MaterialSteel
Deckhouse MaterialSteel
Tank CapacitiesFuel: 4,500 gallons
Waste: 1,000 gallons
Potable Water: 1,000 gallons


  • Control station with engine instrumentation (i.e., tachometer, engine oil pressure, high water bilge alarm)
  • Continental electric over hydraulic jog steering with hydraulic power assist
  • Wing station – port and starboard
  • MTU electric clutch and throttle controls
  • Fog bell
  • Air horn
  • Lever operated searchlight
  • Three Sperry rudder indicators
  • Windshield wiper
  • Helm seat
  • Two Shure SEA 16 VHF/FM marine raedios with antennas
  • Furuno 1942 Mark 2 64-mile radar system
  • Simrad model NSS12EV03 48-mile radar system
  • Simrad model A180 Global Positionining Sytem (GPS) with AIS
  • Ritchie Powerdamp magnetic compass with ighted binnacle
  • Aiphone three station intercom system
  • QSC model CX302V and QSC model CX602V amplifiers, Symmetrix Jupiter 8, Bogen speakers

SALON (Main Deck)

  • Twenty fixed tables and 56 chairs


  • Stainless steel handwashing sink
  • Stainless steel three compartment sink
  • Four glass drying racks
  • Two stainless steel ice bins
  • 54 cubic foot undercounter refrigerator
  • Two compartment steamer

DECK (01 Deck)

  • Two 11.5′ double side benches forward
  • Three 11.5′ double sided benches aft
  • Ten tables with 48 chairs

DECK (02 Deck)

  • 8′ double sided bench
  • Three 23′ double sided bench
  • Two 9.5′ PFD storage components


  • Two 40.0 kW Northern Lights model M40C3 three phase generators each powered by a Luger 60 hp 3.3-liter diesel engine (tier 3) 1,800 RPM diesel engine NEW 2016)
  • Hours: Port 6,611, starboard, 5,986 August 2020
  • Ship to shore power switch
  • 60 AMP/240 VAC shore power service
  • 120 VAC/12 VDC lighting
  • 120 VAC duplex outlets
  • Six 12 VDC 8D enclosed heavy-duty batteries
  • Four group 27 batteries
  • Battery isolation switch per engine
  • Mastervolt 30-amp automatic battery charger with DC meter per engine
  • Mastervolt 25-amp automatic battery charger with DC meter for the generators
  • Internationally approved navigation lights (i.e., port light, starboard light, stern light, masthead light, anchor light)


  • 5/16″ steel plate hull
  • 3/16″ steel plate deckhouse
  • Seven compartments formed by six transverse bulkheads
  • Boarding: amidships starboard & port
  • Deck fittings:
    • Electrical: Engine Room
    • Waste: Amidships port
    • Water: Amidships
    • Fuel: Amidships


  • Two 6-cylinder turbo charged 600 HP MTU Series 60 marine diesel engines (tier 2), fuel filters, keel cooled – NEW 2015
  • Hours: August 2020 – Port 12,814 starboard 12,815)
  • 3″ Gorman Rupp pump black water system
  • Two Quincy air compress and tanks
  • Fuel transfer pump
  • Two wall mount heaters on the main deck
  • Forced fan ventilation with duct system on the main deck
  • 30-gallon water heater


The vessel is equipped with two heads and each contains:

  • Female head contains 3 partitioned Microphor toilets, 2 sinks
  • Male head contains 1 partitioned Microphor toilet, 2 urinals, 2 sinks


  • 656 type I adult size personal floatation devices
  • 66 type I child size personal floatation devices
  • 3 life rings with lines
  • Zodiac 30-person inflatable buoyant apparatus (IBA)
  • Seventeen life floats with a capacity of 340-persons
  • 375 lb. CO2 fire suppression
  • One B-I fire extinguisher
  • Four B-II fire extinguishers
  • Pyrotechnic distress signals
  • 3 fire stations including: UL approved rubber lined hoses with brass or bronze fittings, brass or bronze nozzles, brass or bronze hose bibs.
  • Fire axe
  • Danforth style anchor with chain and nylon line
  • Electric windless
  • Man overboard cradle
  • First aid kit


  • Exterior coating: Coating
  • Exterior decks: Nonskid
  • Interior decks: Carpet
  • Interior Bulkheads: Coating

Accommodations & Layout

The Vessel’s main deck is arranged with cargo doors forward of amidships port and starboard.  The heads are forward with the beverage bar aft of amishships along the centerline.  A staircase accessing the main and 01 decks is situated between the bar and heads.  The 01 deck provides an enclosed cabin forward with open deck space with benches forward & aft.  The wheelhouse is located on the 02 deck along with open air bench seating for passengers.


The M/V ROYAL STAR is in fair condition.  Repairs for her next USCG dry dock

  1. Port side aft port hole side shell penetration
  2. Side shell penetration under port hole by port engine room door
  3. Port Lazarette and engine room gunnel (side shell, inside of rub rail).  Determine extent of wastage at side shell in way of port aft rub rail – approximately 8-15 feet length of wasted material.
  4. Port aft main deck pitting/holes/deterioration noted in port lazarette, aft engine port room bulkhead side frame, and passenger cabin life jacket box deck (immediately over engine room).
  5. Rusted through bit on foc’sle
  6. Port & Starboard overhead lip and door frame rusted through for weathertight doors
  7. Missing gasket material on weathertight doors 01 deck forward
  8. Engine room vent closures need method of sealing
  9. Remove carpet from main deck stanchions to decrease potential fire load


CCTV equipment, soda refrigerator