Blount Marine Delivers 192-Foot Dinner/Excursion Boat M / V Spirit Of Boston
Blount Marine Corporation, Warren, R.I., recently announced the delivery of the M/V Spirit of Boston to Holiday Cruise II, Inc., a subsidiary of Cruise International headquartered in Norfolk, Va.
The 192-foot-long by 35-footwide dinner/excursion boat carries a crew of 75 who are responsible for vessel operations, gourmet food ser- vice, and entertainment. The vessel will operate in Boston Harbor and is certified for 600 passengers on three fully enclosed, carpeted, climatecontrolled decks. The ship provides a luxurious change of pace for dining, weddings, company functions, and special events.
The Spirit of Boston will join six other ships built by Blount for Cruise International. They are based in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington and New Jersey.
Luther H. Blount, president and founder, has specialized in building dinner boats. While visiting France in the late 1960s, he studied the operation of the Bateaux Mouches, one of the first dinner boat enterprises, which began in Paris in the early 70s. The Bateaux Mouches served as a model for Blount's first dinner boats, the Lebateaux fleet which operated out of Washington, D.C., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
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