‘Blount Boats is a multi-generation family company that has built hundreds of boats, including passenger and vehicle ferries, fast commuter boats, dinner excursion boats and small cruise ships. Most recently, we were contracted to construct the first crew transfer vessel for the newly emerging offshore wind industry in the United States. This vessel will be used to ferry technicians and construction workers out to Deepwater Wind’s five wind turbines off Block Island, Rhode Island.
We see the offshore wind industry as a business opportunity and appreciate that ocean planning expedited the siting process. In addition to the renewable energy sector, our diverse client base represents a variety of other ocean industries and users such as marine transportation, tourism and recreation. A planning process that engages stakeholders and strives to eliminate unnecessary conflict will facilitate multiple sectors to co-exist while maintaining ocean health.
We support ocean planning because we understand that successful offshore industries are good for Rhode Island’s economy and good for our business.’
© Richard Davidson