MAILBOAT NAME: M/V Betty K VI
PAST NAMES: none
DIMENSIONS: 1,457 gross tons, 1,070 tons capacity (deadweight), described as a pallet carrier.
CONSTRUCTION: by DTSG Sava Shipyard, Macvanska Mitrovica, Serbia, IMO # 8801216 – presently flagged to Panama
YEAR BUILT: 1988
EARLY CAREER: Florida to Nassau
OWNERS: Betty K Line, Nassau, Bahamas (managers listed as MMS Americas, Palm Beach, Florida, USA)
The vessels were named after the two daughters of Trevor Kelly, owner of the Kelly Lumber Company, who had started the service in 1920. The Miami agents were Saunders & Mader, who had also represented the Queen of Nassau and a number of other small ships in this service, and Nassau agents were Albury & Company. More than eighty years later, Betty K Agencies Ltd of Nassau would introduce the sixth and seventh ships of that name, the 1,457-ton Betty K VI in 2004 and 2,028-ton Betty K VII in 2006.”