The 2,600-horsepower, 84- by 34-foot towboat was designed by Kenner, La., based Entech Design LLC, with the 3D modeling and production drawings being carried out by C&C Marine and Repair’s in-house engineering department.
Main propulsion power is provided by two Cummins QSK38-M1 main engines, supplied by Cummins Mid-South, paired to two Reintjes WAF 665 reduction gears, provided by Karl Senner LLC. The vessel’s steering system HPU and monitoring system were all provided by Rio Controls and Hydraulics. The vessel is equipped with a pair of Cummins QSB7-DM 99 kW generators, also provided by Cummins Mid-South.
The towboat offers a total of six beds. A soft-core joiner system, provided by Marine Interior Systems, is installed in the accommodation spaces for added comfort and fire safety.
The navigation and communications package, provided by Wheelhouse Electronics, includes Furuno radar equipment, transducer, satellite compass, AIS system, loud hailer, as well as a Standard VHF radio, Alphatron swingmeter, Young weather sensor, and Intellian Satellite TV antenna. The vessel is equipped with two Carlisle and Finch 1,000-Watt searchlights, and a pair of Patterson 40-ton winches provided by Donovan Marine.
The next boat in the series is scheduled for delivery to Maritime Partners in mid-June 2021, with each subsequent towboat being delivered every two months.