Photo provided by the Dutchies Association
After a long wait the team at Dutch Harbor has released the Luxe Motor, an early 20th century barge with integrated GTFO capability. The ship has a list of features (go to the jump for the list), among which are a working crane and a live in cabin.
Analyse Dean, Dutch, Ape, and Rez Grey each had a part in the craft, which is already making it’s way into the lucrative river trade.
“We anticipate a ten percent increase in shipping from this year’s new boats,” said a representative at the Waterbank Maritime Union. “That means more activity at ports and more work for crews.”
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A string of new boats are out from Rubber Bunny, Astral Tek, and Bandit (in world only), and boating enthusiasts are beside themselves with rumors that more great boats are on their way. Feral Marine is prepping for one (or is it it 3?) releases, Bandit has two more slated for summer (three if the crab ship finally breaks dry dock), and other manufacturers are racing to hit the summer boating market.
“This summer is the summer of water craft,” yelled the owner of Boating Monthly from his chair in a recently released hover boat. “Hang on for more goodies!”
A visitor to Dutch Harbor stitched together a couple pics to show how the famous boating center is becoming a mercantile destination. GTFO vessels are now coming and going and a new commercial island has been formed to much applause.
Locals of Dutch Harbor and commuting workers are hailing the newest development on the island sales center, saying it’s about time.
“You don’t know how long we’ve been here without a single restaurant,” said one local. “Dutch once started a recycling drive and he’s never had to by metal again for his projects. We’ve been living on canned food for years!”
Visitors and locals can now buy food at the Dutch Harbor Terminal building and a local snack stand, all alongside a new deepwater dock and a ferris wheel.
“We’re sorry to see some of our favorite customers go,” said a spokesperson for Waterbank Fish Company, “but we are sure that they will return to our fine seafood products very soon.”
Smuggling runs have been increasing into Juneau, yet local authorities couldn’t care less.
“They [Juneau police] don’t care at all. It’s all, GTFO this, and GTFO that,” whined one General Store owner. “Here, let me get you some GTFO fried chicken, or some GTFO iced coffee. It makes me sick!”
“We’re pretty excited about GTFO,” admitted a local constable. “You should see all the new things coming into the area!”
Dutch Harbor has doubled its GTFO docks, making the shopping and boating hub one of the most traveled destinations in the wider Blake area. Visitors have also reported that the island has added more stores and finally opened some of the tunnel network under the island to the public.
There are only a few hours left at the White Star Airport Safety Show (link), yet many are hailing it as a tremendous success. The massive show has taken over the airfield with more products and services than can be counted. Major manufacturers like Shergood Aviation, HD, Feral Marine, SZYM, and Amok are some of the booths visitors can see there along with a number of new products.
Interestingly, there are also a number of product previews like the Feral Marine Tempest, a Shergood VIP EC 135, and others.
Use the above link to visit before it closes.
Please see the correction in the comments from kind reader Crim