Sans Souci

Although the french-named vessel, Sans Souci was “adopted” by Bald Head Island and refurbished, she kept her original name, which translated means without care or worry, or carefree. The name not only reflects the general lifestyle of Bald Head Island, but happily coincides with the name of an early 18th-century rice plantation on the Lower Cape Fear River.

Builder Lafco Industries, Lafayette, LA – 1976
Length 72ft
Beam 22ft 5in
Draft 5ft 6in
Hull Material Aluminum
Engines Two Cummins KTA 19A-M3 (640 HP each)
Max Speed / RPM 16 Kts / 1810 RPM
Fuel Capacity 1800 Gallons
Fuel Burn Rate 22.9 GPH