HURRICANE, Murrells Inlet, SC – 1984
The "HURRICANE" was built in 1981 by Lydia Yachts and was powered by three GM 8-92 turbo-diesel engines. She was sold in 1989 and became Captain Arnold "Speedy" Hubert's "SUPER SPEEDY VIII". She was later sold and relocated to Gloucester, MA as the whale watch vessel "SUPER DAUNTY VII". Sadly, this beautiful vessel caught fire in August of 1997 and required the assistance of fellow whale watch vessel "YANKEE SPIRIT" to transfer all 143 passengers to safety. The "SUPER DAUNTY VII" burned to the waterline and sank off Gloucester, MA. Photo courtesy of Captain John Bogan Jr.