Steve, what does an FPB64 measure out to for tonnage (USCG rules)?


Rick de Castro

Have not yet seen a USCG tonnage calc Rick.

Posted by Steve Dashew  (February 17, 2011)

6 Responses to “Tonnage”

  1. Pete Rossin Says:

    Hi Steve

    Iron Lady (64-3) just received her measurements as a red ensign boat (BVI). They put her at 22.74 tons.

  2. Steve Dashew Says:

    Hi Rick:
    I checked with the Owner’s of Avatar and she measured 65 gross and 52 net.

  3. Rick de Castro Says:

    Thank you…I always find it interesting how different measurement schemes come up with wildly different answers. Keeps the bureaucrats employed, I guess.

    It’d really be something if Sarah-Sarah had a significantly different measurement :)

    Gerard J. Stoop Reply:

    22.74 (metric) tons is 50,133 lbs and 22.74 RGT is 63,672 lbs, take your pick …
    See :

  4. Igor Kolodotschko Says:

    Why are you not building the range in steel? Is it just weight? At what size will steel come into play?

    Steve Dashew Reply:

    Steel is higher in maintenance because of the paint/rust equation, much heavier, and when all things are considered, more costly.