Posts Tagged ‘George Gainer’

Captain Gary Beck Phone In

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UPDATE:

This is the 2nd Circuit Order to Bay County to ship Gary Beck for his hearing based on his writ of habeas corpus. What are they going to do??? He is demanding to be released!!!

HAS HABEAS CORPUS BEEN SUSPENDED???

From the Gadsden County Clerk of Court:

Defendant: MARGUERITE MORGAN AS ADMIN OF FSH
Plaintiff: GARY WAYNE BECK JR
Case # 16000378CAA / 202016CA000378AXXXXX
Case Type: CIRCUIT CIVIL
File Date: 5/16/2016
Status: DISPOSED

THIS IS THE ORDER GIVEN TO SHIP CAPTAIN GARY BECK BACK TO BAY COUNTY, FLORIDA BY TODAY JULY 27, 2016 FOR THE JULY 29, 2016 HEARING.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9FMrJI1kgTgSHM3NlRVMk5wSUE/


Gary Beck’s Attorney Pat Faucheux was just killed in a freak motorcycle accident in Tennessee.

Gary Beck writ of habeas corpus

Gary Beck says his release papers are in…..

 Gary Beck’s New Evaluation Dispels All Others Magnificently

PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS CLOSELY, SOMEONE’S LIFE IS AT STAKE.

Gary Beck 06.10.16

THIS IS THE BOGUS EVALUATION THAT GOT GARY IN TROUBLE….AND IT SURE SEEMS TO ME THAT THE COURT MISREAD THAT TOO…

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This document is the basis for the writ of habeas corpus:

Received Statement of Facts
Case Number: 16000378CAA / UCN #: 202016CA000378AXXXXX
Case Type: CIRCUIT CIVIL
Case Status: OPEN
Filing Date: 5/15/2016
Disposition Date:

File Action: OTHER

Case Personnel
Defendant: MARGUERITE MORGAN AS ADMIN OF FSH
Plaintiff: GARY WAYNE BECK JR
Judge: MARTIN A FITZPATRICK
Pros. Attorney:
Defense Attorney:

 Gary Beck also mentioned a case styled Florida State Hospital v. Gary Wayne Beck under Case Number 16000069MHA that I have not been able to locate. Gary said the Judge was William H. Lewis.

 

MORE:

Who waived Gary Wayne Beck’s right to a speedy trial without his knowledge or consent????
Who reopened a 2013 Case???
And closed all other cases????
AFTER THEY HAD GARY BECK DECLARED INCOMPETENT TO STAND TRIAL???
THIS DOES NOT ADD UP…….
10/20/2015 CONSOLIDATED SEQ: 1 – (838021 3B) THREAT OF PUBLIC SERVANT
10/20/2015 CASE CLOSED
10/20/2015 CONSOLIDATED TO 15003999CFMA
10/20/2015 CONSOLIDATED SEQ: 1 – (838021 3B) THREAT OF PUBLIC SERVANT
10/19/2015 DEFENSE ATTORNEY: GRABNER, ANN M ASSIGNED
1 9/24/2015 AFFIDAVIT AND ORDER OF INSOLVENCY FILED
9/24/2015 DEFENDANT CAN POSSESS NO FIREARMS & TO BE RELEASED TO LEO. DEPT OF AGRICULTURE DIRECTED TO SUSPEND CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT PER 790.06(3)
9/24/2015 DEFENDANT MAY NOT ATTEND ANY MEETINGS OR HEARINGS WHERE ALLEGED VICTIMS ARE UNLESS REQUIRED TO BE THERE AS A PARTY TO THE ACTION
9/24/2015 NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM
9/24/2015 BOND SET @ $20,000
9/24/2015 FIRST ARRAIGNMENT SET FOR 10/26/2015 AT 9:00 AM IN CCE/ , JDG: CLARK, BRANTLEY S JR
1 9/24/2015 FIRST APPEARANCE SET FOR 09/24/2015 AT 2:00 PM IN MC/ , JDG: WELCH, THOMAS F
9/24/2015 JUDGE CLARK, BRANTLEY S JR: ASSIGNED
9/24/2015 DEFENSE ATTORNEY: LARAMORE, HERMAN D ASSIGNED
2 9/24/2015 CASE FILED 09/24/2015 CASE NUMBER 15004000CFMA
9/23/2015 ARREST SEQ: 1 – (838021 3B) THREAT OF PUBLIC SERVANT
FROM THE 2013 CASE:

THIS CASE WAS REOPENED…..ALL OTHERS WERE CLOSED……

Judge:
FENSOM, JAMES B
Case Number:
13001322CA
Clerk File Date:
7/17/2013
Total Fees Due:
0.00
Agency Report Number:
Court Type:
Circuit Civil
Uniform Case Number:
032013CA001322CAXXXX
Status Date:
9/22/2015
Booking Number:
Custody Location:
Case Type:
OTHER
Status:
REOPENED
Waive Speedy Trial:
Agency:
Type Party Name Attorney
PLAINTIFF
DEFENDANT

 

Gary Beck is being held against his will at the Florida Mental Hospital in Chattahoochee, Florida. They are also trying to force-medicate Gary.

These are links to recorded phone conversations with Gary Beck.

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9FMrJI1kgTgMVNSLWlGMnJmNTQ

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9FMrJI1kgTgWHVUQXlLSk5fYW8

APRIL 28, 2016

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9FMrJI1kgTgNFpzSWdMTXcya0k

APRIL 29, 2016

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9FMrJI1kgTgUVJZdHByclhrTmM

APRIL 30, 2016

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9FMrJI1kgTgaEw2bmxfX05sdTA

MAY 17, 2016

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9FMrJI1kgTgeFUzdkgzMEN3YXc

MAY 25, 2016

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9FMrJI1kgTgNGdlWDUyLUlZWHM

JUDGE BRANTLEY S. CLARK, JR

https://ballotpedia.org/Brantley_S._Clark,_Jr.

GOV. CRIST APPOINTS CLARK JR. TO 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT COURT

https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1467667651.html

JUDGE JAMES B. FENSOM ( Barron & Redding )

https://ballotpedia.org/Jim_Fensom

 

White Western Men’s Club Has Ties To EVERYTHING BAD….

I posted this comment on the White Western Men’s Club Runs Panama City News Topix thread and it was CENSORED….

REMEMBER TYNDALL DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS, LLC, HUNT ELP MANAGING PARTNER, AND THE LYNN HAVEN FEDERAL FUEL DEPOT SCAM???

http://www.corporationwiki.com/Florida/Panama-City/bluewater-development/61143717.aspx

“From your Panamaed Blog, I started with Emerald Coast Investments link and ended up on Bluewater Development. Seems like we were looking at Bluewater Dev a while back. You can see the path I took below…..Was it Bluewater we were looking at?”

6:37 PM
Bluewater Development Co., Inc. in Islamorada FL – Company Profile
http://www.corporationwiki.com/Florida/Islamorada/bluewater-development-co-inc-4491608.aspx
6:27 PM
119 Cortez Dr Islamorada, FL 33036
http://www.corporationwiki.com
6:17 PM
358 W Nine Mile Rd Pensacola, FL 32534
http://www.corporationwiki.com/Florida/Pensacola/358-W-Nine-Mile-Rd-Pensacola-FL-32534-a1283637.aspx
6:17 PM
Bill Williams – Previous President for Badm Books, Inc.
http://www.corporationwiki.com
6:17 PM
Badm Books, Inc. in Pensacola FL – Company Profile
http://www.corporationwiki.com
6:17 PM
PO Box 2430-1130 Pensacola, FL 32513
http://www.corporationwiki.com
6:15 PM
Jeff Johnson – Previous Director for Hunter Creek Timber Co., Inc.
http://www.corporationwiki.com
6:15 PM
2641 Tinosa Cir Pensacola, FL 32526
http://www.corporationwiki.com
6:13 PM
Robert Lowery – Previous President for Family Life Investments, Incorporated
http://www.corporationwiki.com
6:12 PM
Dan Hart – Previous Chairman for Real Estate Executives Corp.
http://www.corporationwiki.com
6:11 PM
Holiday Title of The Gulf Coast, LLC in Pensacola FL – Company Profile
http://www.corporationwiki.com/Florida/Pensacola/holiday-title-of-the-gulf-coast-llc-5846827.aspx
6:11 PM
Surety Land Title of Florida, LLC in Santa Rosa Beach FL – Company Profile
http://www.corporationwiki.com
6:10 PM
Title Affiliated Businesses, LLC in Panama City Beach FL – Company Profile
http://www.corporationwiki.com/Florida/Panama-City/bluewater-development/61143717.aspx
6:08 PM
Emerald Coast Investments, LLC in Alpharetta GA – Company Profile

DIRECT TIES TO WHITE WESTERN MEN’S CLUB…http://www.corporationwiki.com/Florida/Panama-City-Beach/ml-niro-lc-2331044.aspx

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White Western Men’s Club Runs Panama City

Chicago Title bails on 1430 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida

Chicago Title bails on 1430 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida

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REST IN PEACE COACH PAUL NIX:

Mr. Robert Paul Nix, Sr., 69, of Panama City, passed away Thursday, February 28, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Nix was born July 17, 1943 in Bainbridge, GA to Robert and Ruby Nix. He was an outstanding football player in his high school and college years at Troy State University.

Mr. Nix was instrumental in the creation of the first fraternity at Troy University, Pi Kappa Phi. After graduation from Troy State University, he came to Panama City where he began his professional career as a football coach and teacher at Rutherford High School leaving behind a remarkable association with staff and students.
Mr. Nix next worked at Seaco Electric in increasing positions of management responsibility.He started Bay Construction Company and was a major builder in the area with many examples of his work still present such as the Fire Department Building on 6th Avenue. He started and was president of Corrections Communication, Inc. Mr. Nix was Special Project Manager, Office of the Sergeant at Arms, for the Florida House of Representatives.He was a member of Panama City Jaycees, Military Affairs, Chamber of Commerce, First Friday Club, and Rotary Club.
Mr. Nix served on the Panama City Civil Board as Vice Chairman, Bay County Regional Airport as Vice Chairman, Bay Water Quality Committee, Northwest Florida Regional Housing Authority, Bay County Planning Commission as Chairman, and he was the Founder of White Western Dinner Club. Mr. Nix loved fishing and golf.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ruby Nix. Mr. Nix is survived by his fiancée Georgia Dake of Panama City; son, Robert Nix, Jr. of Panama City; brother, Larry K. Nix and wife Alice of Marietta, GA; two grandchildren: Alek and Brannon Nix; cousin and loyal friend James (Jim) Smith of Tallahassee, FL; two nieces: Laura Gerson and Sharon Nix of Los Angeles, CA; nephew, Greg Nix of Marietta, GA; former wife Ginger Isler; and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Southerland Family Funeral Home with Reverend Clyde Ellis officiating. Family will receive friends at the funeral home, Monday, March 4, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. Pallbearers are: Carroll Howell, Jim White, Wayne Lewis, Ray Kicklighter, Jim Motley, Bayne Collins, Jerry Clemons, Jackie Shores, Willis Holley, Jerry Sowell, Rush Akin, John Pilcher, Guy Tunnell, Mike Amos, and James “Bo” Barrow.Family has asked that donations be made to Covenant Hospice, 107 W. 19th St. Panama City, Florida 32405 in Robert’s name.

UPDATE:  PEOPLES FIRST BUSTED BY FDIC…FINALLY…AFTER DECADES OF RACKETEERING.

http://www.newsherald.com/news/government/fdic-sues-directors-of-failed-bank-1.66944

SINCE HALIFAX MEDIA’S PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD EDITOR MIKE CAZALAS MAY BE CENSORING COMMENTS TO PROTECT HIS MOBSTER BUDDIES YOU MAY HAVE TO GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE AT http://www.facebook.com/david.harbin1?ref=tn_tnmn TO SEE MY COMMENTS.

I got PAMAMAED just after a meeting at Peoples arranged by Rev. Hunt when he and his White Western Mens Club buddies Harry Sanders, Allan Bense, Walt Abbott, Joe Chapman and others were trying to rip off the Junction Station, Inc. truckstop deal. I met IRS Agent Russell Raymond Ervin at THE CLUB and he was later either murdered or sheepdipped to keep him from testifying IMHO. IRS Agent Ervin seized Florida Title on the same day I refused an EXTORTION attempt to purchase assets by CHICAGO TITLE AGENT H.B. James/Gulf Coast Title.
I hope the truth will finally be told.

When I worked for Panama Title, silently owned by Charles Isler, Jr., attorney for Bay Bank, St. Joe and others I found out there are 12 men that run Panama City, Bay County and are heavily involved in what goes on EVERYWHERE ELSE, TOO!  They put on a feed every third Thursday on Highway 77  and whatever they decide every third Thursday night…….HAPPENS FRIDAY MORNING!

Much  later, after I started Florida Title and became a threat to them, I was invited to the White Western Men’s Club by a local preacher, Rev. J. W. Hunt,  I was partners with in the Truck Stop Venture, Junction Station, Inc. on the corner of Hwy. 231 and Hwy. 20 just across the street from the landlocked and poorly planed BP Station and Hardees. My Great-uncle, Ellis L. Jordan owned the Southeast corner with about 30,000 more acres around there.  Worst night of my life. Saw all the people who had given me trouble for years. Met an IRS Agent, Russell R. Ervin that showed up the next day to do an audit. He threatened my life on behalf of the preacher he said they were doing an investigation on and the confidential informant and the IRS Agent in charge had turned up MISSING!.  Also saw Mike Mann, H. B. James, Clinton Foster and others there.

Just months later seized my 12-year-old business, Florida Title Insurance, Inc. when I refused to sell out to competitor “Gulf Coast Title”, agent for Chicago Title, owned by H.B. James and Michael Sharp. They had made a FAIR offer in contract prepared by Hess, but reduced the price to 10K at the last-minute and when I kicked them out of my office the IRS Agent showed up and ran another audit and said I owed 8K and refused to accept 5k that day and put the padlocks on the doors. They sold my business for 7K to James on the same day the Bankruptcy Court refused to accept my petition as Owner and Creditor of the Business.  They knew I was coming from the attorney, Charles Wynn, that had been paid to do the Bankruptcy and bailed and the Clerk was waiting at the door for me when they opened.

Sued under qui.tam. with notice to Justice Department, never heard from anyone until the IRS Inspectors Office did a murder investigation on the IRS Agent that was found dead just days after being served by U.S. Marshals. Never guess who did his autopsy. Filed RICO suit and it took three filings to get it past a crooked Federal Judiciary, Roger Vinson, Lacey Collier and William Stafford, and Bankruptcy Court. Could not appear on behalf of seized family owned corporation or Fictitious Name Company, Florida Title. Had paid attorneys, but they bailed at the last-minute like they do around here when you get PANAMAED!

Chicago Title, owned by Fidelity, is now in our building. Their parent company has tried to monopolize the title industry and many others. They gave New Century a contract to only turn down 2.5 percent of their loans regardless of income verification issues and fraud. There is a 500 page report. I believe Fidelity, Chicago Title, Lawyers Title, et.al.  ran out the competition to shore up their scheme to defraud us on a major scale. Time tells and they even bought our underwriter that was there that day and in on the scheme.

Tyndall Federal Credit Union was in on it too. Their Attorney was in the Firm that represented the Preacher and H.B. James. I was electrocuted while renting the Bank Building at 130 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, Florida. I think they tried to take me out. Jerry Gerde omitted a lot on my deed and tried to extort a settlement. Doctor covered up injuries. Attorneys had allowed adjacent owners to convert property owned by CU to their use. They wanted me out of business from the start.

This is why we are in the shape we are in. No Justice. No Oversight. No Conscience. They have taken away all the checks and balances. We need to enforce the Clayton Antitrust Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act. The RICO Act can be uses on these MOBSTERS, but we must be insured that the Judiciary is not corrupt to change anything..

Funny, the 12 members of White Western put on a feed each month. I was invited the night they served Hardees Roast Beef. We were trying to do a new truck stop, Junction Station, on the northeast corner of Hwy 231 and  Hwy 20 and it was just a scam to rip off the owner of the property by the crooked preacher and his crooked attorneys and his MOBSTER friends at White Western Men’s Club where James Finch and Harry Sanders are 2 of the 12 members. I saved the owners’ property from being stolen from him at the point of a pen.

THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG!!!!! MORE TO COME.

This was just posted by an interested party:

BayneedsFeds

Panama City, FL

Yea, I went a few years back when one of the 12 was retiring. Mr Vickery who owned the Panama CIty coca coal distributer was stepping down. I was a invited guest of my employer and a young guy at the time. I truely thought I had stepped back in slavery times. We were up in the woods as you kow and had nothing but black servants, the roads were lined with Bay COunty Deputies and had a escort when we left, 90% hammered drunk, but the Sheriff made sure that everyone made it to town driving. People like Joe Moore and Tom Lewis were there, the Sheriff of course. Congressmen and state senators were there. IT was truely a site to see who actually ran and still does Panama City and BAy COunty. The LEe Sullivans and Frank McKeithens. Just standing back listening, if someone had wiretaps, and had the balls to procecute, there would be no upper crust left in this area. They were all dirty.

Do some reading here Panamaed

http://insider-magazine.com/inside_the_dixie_…

What REALLY happened to Shannon Evans Farooqui?

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THIS JUST IN:

THIS TIES TO THE ALLEN “FROG” JOHNSON DIXIE MAFIA EXECUTION VIA BALDWIN ROWE TOWNHOMES AND HIBISCUS CONDOS…

I HAVE BEEN TOLD NOT TO DISCLOSE THIS DATA.

MORE:

REMEMBER TRAVIS LEE SANDERS OWNER OF THE TROY, ALABAMA HUNTING LODGE WAS CONVICTED BY THE STATE OF FLORIDA OF LEWD AND LASCIVIOUS ACTS ON A CHILD AND SEXUAL ASSAULT…AND POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

WilliamsvsPoseyJudgment

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UPDATE:

Shannon Evans Farooqui worked for Wells Fargo and was also involved with Miami ICE in the extradition of her illegal Pakistani Husband who had Gold/Jewelry Kiosks at Panama City and Pensacola Florida Malls

I HEAR THEY HAVE OPENED UP THE INVESTIGATION ON THIS CASE AGAIN..IN MY OPINION THIS WAS  A MURDER……..I WONDER IF THE STATEMENT MADE BY JEFF HAIRE REGARDING SHANNON’S ROLEX WATCH AND HER JEWELRY BEING IN POSSESSION OF SOME CRACK DEALER HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT…..SEEMS THAT STATEMENT WAS RETRACTED AND DENIED…..ONE CANNOT TAKE BACK STATEMENTS LIKE THAT MADE TO DISTRAUGHT FAMILY MEMBERS IN LIGHT OF HOW THEY WERE TREATED BY THE CORRUPT FUNERAL HOME THAT DENIED THEM UNLIMITED ACCESS TO THEIR FAMILY MEMBER TO, IMHO, HIDE THE MULTIPLE INJURIES AND SIGNS OF FOUL PLAY.

I HAVE JUST RECEIVED A TREAT OF LITIGATION TRYING TO FORCE ME TO TAKE THIS POST DOWN.

THE COMMENT IS LISTED BELOW…..WITH MY RESPONSE AND QUESTION.

NICHOLAS DEAN DUKE, WHO LISTED  THE SAME $500K  PLANTATION DRIVE HOME WHERE SHANNON WAS LIVING WITH JASON POSEY WHEN I BELIEVE SHE WAS MURDERED , WAS ALSO ARRESTED. WONDER IF RELATED TO BAY COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD SHOOTER CLAY DUKE:

http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Bay-County-FL/Nicholas-Dean-Duke.8398387.html

THIS IS MORE THAN JUST STRANGE…..RHONDA ODEAN POSEY WAS ARRESTED……AGAIN!!!

SHE LISTED THE PLANTATION DRIVE HOME WHERE SHANNON LIVED AS HER RESIDENCE….AGAIN!

SOMETHING IS VERY FISHY ABOUT THE FAILURE TO INVESTIGATE!

2011

http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Bay-County-FL/Rhonda-Odean-Posey.5955286.html

2012

Check out this new mugshot, the party and the address:

http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Bay-County-FL/Rhonda-Odean-Posey.7862099.html

ALL FOUR…

http://mugshots.com/search.html?q=Rhonda%20Odean%20Posey

Is this the Marina Bay connection to Tony Arnone??

There was also a report of a Sailboat that had floundered in that same area……AND the owner of the $452K home, King L. Williams, III of Santa Barbara, CA had a Boat Building Business, OCEAN CHANNEL ADVENTURES INC.,……no one ever identified the boat.

Shannon Evans who authorities identified as  Shannon Evans Farooqui was found by an unknown fisherman in Callaway Bayou near Cook Bayou and very close to her residence at 1126 Plantation Drive that she shared with her live-in boyfriend Thomas Jason Posey who is said to be employed at George Gainer’s Bay Lincoln Mercury Used Car Lot.

Jeremy Mathis is conducting the investigation and has caused Shannon’s family great pain by failing to communicate with them soon after Shannon was found drown in Cook Bayou and even laughing regarding one critical  issue.  Jeff Harris is also involved in the investigation.

Anyone having any information about this case needs to contact the family via this site and the authorities.

Rumors have it that they are considering this case a suicide…..but why did the Medical Examiner not mention that the both sides of her head was black and blue?

I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IS THE CASE.  THERE ARE TOO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS!

IT SEEMS THERE IS A MEDIA COVER-UP GOING ON, TOO!

This is the tax info on the residence:

http://qpublic6.qpublic.net/fl_bay.html?parcel=07364-010-000&extent=1632762+411206+1633494+412086&layers=parcels+parcel_sales+dims+roads+lots+block+subs

Red Flags Flying:

1126 Plantation Deed

Notice

1126 Plantation

This is what the local mulletwrapper reported…you can read between the lines to see what was purposefully omitted:

THIS INFO HAS BEEN PURGED FROM THE ARCHIVES…..

http://www.newsherald.com/articles/information-94280-drive-plantation.html

http://www.newsherald.com/news/bayou-94315-callaway-identified.html

The mugshot from when he was arrested for Domestic Battery you may want to see …..it involves 1600 Marina Bay Drive, Lynn Haven and it seems the case was dropped by Hess for some reason this is all I found:

MUGSHOT PURGED….

THOMAS JASON POSEY | Bay County Mugshots

THOMAS JASON POSEY. Published December 19, 2010. Address, 1600 Marina Bay Drive, Lynn Haven. Age. 37, Race, W, Sex, M, Date, 12/19/2010 … MUGSHOT PURGED….
http://baymugshots.com/2010/12/19/thomas-jason-posey/

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1334958744

It was falsely reported to authorities that Shannon COULD NOT SWIM

She was raised on a lake and had pool access here and these folks seem to be “connected”:

http://www.vrbo.com/44943

This is the guy that owned the Bay Front $500K residence Shannon lived in with Jason Posey…..who worked at Bay Dodge for George Gainer.Jacksonville.com: Luxury tour cat taking shape 4/24/97

By The Times-Union
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Saturday, April 26, 1997Story last updated at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, 1997

Luxury tour cat taking shape

Green Cove boat yard builds $3 million craft

By Beth Reese Cravey

County Line staff writer

GREEN COVE SPRINGS – From a distance, the big catamaran being built at the Clay County Port, on the edge of the St. Johns River, gives little inkling of its glamorous future.

But when the Channel Cat is finished in about six months, it will be worth about $3 million, weigh about 150,000 pounds and be ready to embark on a career as a luxury charter boat off the California coast.

”It is going to be a beautiful thing . . . Quite a ship,” said King Williams, president and chief executive officer of Ocean Channel Adventures Inc., the new company that is building the boat.

When state of the art instruments are installed, he said, the Channel Cat ”is going to look like the Starship Enterprise.”

And when the boat is finished, Williams plans to hold ”the party of all parties” for all the people who played roles in its birth.

Seeing the boat completed cannot come too soon for Williams and the man for whom it is being built – Los Angeles-based investor Charles Munger, who is the longtime partner of investment legend Warren Buffett and is Ocean Channel Adventures’ principal stockholder.

Since construction was first begun on the catamaran last summer, it has been moved twice, from St. Augustine to the Green Cove Springs port, and then to a second Green Cove Springs site, where the boat remains. This year, a dispute with the company that initially started building the boat led Munger and Williams to file a still-pending lawsuit.

Munger and Williams ended up forming Ocean Channel Adventures – the company has about 35 people on the payroll – to get the boat completed on their own, Williams said. And now they are considering[ufcljump]BOAT8Boattaking on other similar boat-building projects at the Green Cove Springs port site, he said.

”We hadn’t intended on starting a boat yard,” Williams said. ”But due to circumstances beyond our control, we were forced to take over the construction of the boat.”

Since the company was formed, he said, there have been inquiries from individuals and the high-speed ferry business interested in having large boats built. Whether Ocean Channel Adventures remains in Green Cove Springs depends on City Hall, he said.

”It depends on whether they want a boat yard right here. I think they believe they do. They have been real good about working with us,” he said.

But some city zoning regulations are hard to follow on an industrial site, he said.

For instance, green space and landscaping requirements led city officials to ask the company to plant 75 trees on its property. But if that is done, Williams said, there will not be enough property left to run a boat yard.

City Council members have said they do want the company to have a future in Green Cove Springs and suggested zoning changes that might make things easier for companies at Reynolds Industrial Park, which includes the port.

When the council approved a site plan for the company at a March 28 meeting, members suggested that some city zoning rules – such as landscaping and green space requirements – might not be as applicable to industrial sites as they are to businesses in the core city.

Such rules, said Councilman Jim Loner, ”can put a bad taste in somebody’s mouth real easy” and lead potential new businesses to go elsewhere.

City Planning Director Teresa Bishop said a development order might be useful for the industrial park, which would ”leave them some flexibility . . . and still protect the city.”

Williams said company officials would make a decision about the future within the next month or two. Meanwhile, he had high praise for the help he has received from local officials so far.

”One of the reasons we like having the boatyard here is all of the cooperation that we have received,” he said.

And he said he wants to keep the business going in Green Cove Springs to provide ”a legacy” for his workers, most of whom live in and around the city.

”These are the most honest, hardest working folks you could ask for,” he said. ”We want to keep people working [not] just going from one job to the next.”

http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/042697/c1boat_c.html