‘Royal Star’: New era, same reliability

USA: The reliable Cummins six-cyliner in-line marine diesel is among the most popular engine on commercial fishing boats from Seattle’s classic long line halibut schooners to Gulf of Mexico Shrimpers.

In southern California the 26-metre by 7.3-metre ‘Royal Star’, a sport fishing boat out of San Diego, has run up a lot of hours on a pair of these legendary engines. Extended fishing trips with an enthusiastic group of recreational fishermen have routinely taken the ‘Royal Star’ well into Mexican waters and, on occasion further south in Central America.The boat was built by Ted Dunn on a Poole hull into which he incorporated many of his design concepts. These included, in addition to the original Cummins engines, integral, structural and mechanical features in a manner that separates the ‘Royal Star’ from several similar vessels operating in southern California.

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