Brooklin, Maine, (June 14, 2012) -- Atlantic Boat Company is excited and pleased to announce the newest DUFFY-26 launch has slid down the ways. New York’s Larchmont Yacht Club has taken delivery of their new motor launch, LYC IX.
In 2006, the United States Coast Guard increased the weight per-person ratio for its certified passenger launches, to become effective in 2012. The USCG changed their weight expectation from 140 lbs. per person to 185 lbs. and has many yacht clubs and marinas facing a dramatic reduction in passenger capacity of their existing motor launches; formerly able to transport two dozen passengers at a time the new ruling depletes that capability to approximately 18 persons.
With this new ruling in mind, and knowing that the DUFFY 26 hull, with its rugged construction, fine finish, and ease of maintenance could manage this duty without difficulty, Atlantic Boat Company introduced the DUFFY-26 Launch. An independent marine surveyor, an engineer, and the USCG each performed stability tests to confirm the passenger capacity and seaworthiness of the newly-designed launch.
Larchmont Yacht Club's Waterfront Director, Lincoln White states, "A solid launch tender is what sums up our choice of the DUFFY-26 Launch. Extremely well crafted, excellent customer support, and a beautifully finished product are reasons we chose the DUFFY-26 Launch over other launch manufacturers."
Certified as open launches, canopied launches, and enclosed launches the 24 + 1 passenger DUFFY-26 Launch is built to a high standard to meet our client's needs. Every boat comes standard with all safety and running equipment and is delivered ready for operation. For more information and a complete brochure please feel free to contact us at Atlantic Boat Company or visit our web site.
Download the Press Release: PressReleaseLYCIXLaunch.pdf