Brooklin, Maine, August 4, 2011 -- Atlantic Boat Company launched George Morris' new HOLY MOLY, hull number 393 of the DUFFY 35 model.
George approached Atlantic Boat with a challenge: build me a DUFFY 35 able to cruise long-range at 22 knots fully loaded at 80% engine load with large fuel capacity and fuel economy. The main goal was weight reduction, with sound reduction as a secondary goal.
The hull's fiberglass laminate was redesigned from the ground up, engineered to ABS standards; carbon fiber caps on the stringers increased the strength of the stringers while decreasing their weight; the interior cabinetry was built from foam core composite fiberglass and integrated into the structure giving added stiffness; and the deck was re-engineered with a mixture of E-glass and carbon fiber to produce a stiffer, lighter deck and cabin structure.
Powered by a 575hp Cat C9, HOLY MOLY cruises through the water at 24 knots at 80% engine load. She supports 400 gallons of fuel in three fiberglass tanks, 75 gallons of water, and a 70"x35"x24" cockpit fish hold. Built for rod and reel sport fishing there are ten rod holders and two Scotty 2109 electric down-riggers. Her electronics include a Raymarine electronics package with two E120 wide-screen displays, 48" open array Raymarine radar, DSM300 Raymarine sounder w/1000 watt transducer, Raymarine autopilot, Sirius weather satellite, and an AIS monitoring system.
Safety includes an eight-man Zodiac life raft, EPIRB, four survival suits, fire extinguishers, four water-tight compartments below decks equipped with five high-capacity bilge pumps, and a combination layer [8" thick] of fiberglass and high density foam running stem to stern in the bottom of the keel for emergency impact resistance.
HOLY MOLY will reside with her owner in Edmonds, WA, fishing Puget Sound for salmon and halibut.