"Hey Babe" is a 46-foot Sportfisher, custom built to fish the distant offshore grounds of Apalachicola, Florida. She was built by the Newton Boat Company in Slidell, LA and was placed into service in November 2001. Her net weight is 12 tons, she has a 16-foot beam and draws 3 feet. She is powered by twin 450 horsepower Cummins diesel engines and cruises up to 30 miles an hour. She has two helm stations with hydraulic steering. The vessel is operated as a "six pack", in compliance with Coast Guard regulation. The boat has the latest state of the art electronics including 32 mile dual radar, dual Furuno GPS with chart plotter and C-Chip Map, dual Furuno color video sounder, single side band radio and dual VHF radio.