SS MISS BELMAR, Belmar, NJ – 1973
The "SS MISS BELMAR" is shown here during a run down Bayou Teche shortly after Gulf Craft Inc. completed her construction in 1973. She was delivered to Captain Al Shinn in September 1973, and she was the first all-aluminum party boat to sail from New Jersey. This vessel introduced a new era of party boat design and construction, and was the first of many Gulf Craft boats to join the New Jersey and New York party fishing fleets in the following years. Photo courtesy of Scotty Tibbs II and Gulf Craft Inc.