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Aluminum Boats Delivers

Sleek 140-Foot Dinner Yacht

The Caterpillar-powered Anita Dee II, built by Aluminum Boats, Inc., can cruise at speeds up to 12 knots.

Aluminum Boats, Inc., Crown

Point, La., has delivered the Anita

Dee II, an elegant, all-aluminum, 140-foot, 350-passenger dinner yacht to Tee Dee Enterprises, Inc.,

Chicago, 111.

Looking more like a stylish me- gayacht than a commercial charter boat, Anita Dee II is available for group charters, private parties, wed- ding receptions, corporate func- tions, and other events from her berth at the Navy Pier.

Her owners have owned and oper- ated smaller charter vessels in Chi- cago for over 12 years.

Tee Dee's president, Anita Difi- glio, for whom the boat is named, said, "I wanted this boat designed and built to Coast Guard standards with the look and feel of a luxury megayacht, not that of a converted ferry or crew boat. That's why I chose Aluminum Boats, Inc. They have the design and construction experience, and Sal Guarino (gen- eral manager) really went out of his way to meet our requirements."

Designed by Aluminum Boats,

Inc., its parent company, the Trini- ty Marine Group, and yacht design consultant Alfred (Jay) Coyle

Jr., Anita Dee II maximizes space on the two primary passenger decks by eliminating stanchions or sup- ports.

The spacious main deck includes intimate and group seating, through-the-bulkhead bar, rest- rooms, large galley and owner's stateroom. Additionally, the main deck also includes a full walk- around and a covered aft deck with seating and roll-up weather cur- tains.

The second deck has seating for 152 diners, a large buffet and wait- er's station and additional rest- rooms. It also includes the pilot- house with port and starboard wing control stations, another double duty bar serving the diners inside and the covered aft deck outside, and stairs to the flybridge and main deck.

Atop is the flybridge which in- cludes a lounge with seating for 62, an open dance floor and band stand, bar, and promenade area. A helipad is also on the flybridge along with a skylight to the dinner deck which doubles as a 16-foot long cocktail area.

Below decks, Anita Dee II has four staterooms with private baths which can accommodate eight guests. This deck also contains sep- arate crew quarters.

The Anita Dee II is 140 feet in length, has a 33-foot beam, and draft of less than 5 feet 6 inches. Her shallow draft allows her to operate in the Intracoastal Waterway, nor- mally inaccessible to vessels her size. A skegs protects her props and rudders.

Built to U.S. Coast Guard stand- ards under subchapter T rules and regulations, the new boat is powered by two Caterpillar 3408TA diesel engines driving through Twin Disc reverse reduction gears.

The boat's hull and superstruc- ture were fabricated at Equitable

Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, a sis- ter shipyard to Aluminum Boats,

Inc., in the Trinity Marine Group.

The Anita Dee II will operate in

Chicago during the summer to mid-

Main engines (2) Caterpillar

Gears Twin Disc

Generators Caterpillar

Steering system Al George

Engine controls Kobelt

Air compressors Quincy

Bowthruster Arcturus

Shafts Aquamet

Propellers Federal

Strainers Groco

Bilge pump Jabsc

Fire pump Crown

Freshwater pumps Deming

Sanitation pumps Barnes

A/C & heating Lemoine'

Radar Furuno

VHF Standard International

Fathometer Datamarine

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Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., from mid-No- vember to mid-March.

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Compass Ritchie

Navigation lights Aqua Signal

Engine room lighting Pauluhn

Horn Kahlenberg

Fairing All American Body Shop

Blowers Hartzell

Potable water filter system . . . Pure-Pro

Water closets Kohler

Sanitation flushing Burks

Macerator Hydromatic

Windows B.J. Aluminum

Life floats Jim Buoy

Life jackets Stearns

Bell Perko

Pilot chair Eacco Marine

Batteries Gould

Battery chargers Sentry




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