Rodriguez delivers Mitsubishi-powered towboat

Written by Marine Log Staff
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M/V Amelia Ray

The 64- by 28-foot towboat M/V Amelia Ray recently delivered to L&L Marine Transportation by Rodriguez Shipbuilding, Bayou La Batre, Ala., features twin Mitsubishi S6R2-Y3MPTAW Tier III main diesel engines, producing 803 hp at 1,400 rpm, coupled to Twin Disc 5321 gears and supplied by Laborde Products Inc., Covington, La.

“We’ve worked with Laborde Products on several new builds through the years, so, as expected, the Amelia Ray job had no snags from the engine supplier,” said Joseph Rodriguez, owner of Rodriguez Shipbuilding. “The owner of the Amelia Ray, Mr. Lee Leboeuf was a pleasure to work with. His team of personnel were first class in every respect and got the job done. We look forward to working with this group again in the future.”

“The in-line six-cylinder Mitsubishi S6R2 engine has a displacement of 30 liters, which puts it in a heavy-duty league of its own to meet the demands of our customers,” says Laborde, noting that the Amelia Ray engines are the 28th pair of Tier 3 S6R2 Mitsubishi engines it has delivered to date, providing reliability time and time again.

The mechanically-controlled Mitsubishi heavy-duty engines are built with a dedication to providing simple and dependable engines for the marine markets.

Laborde Products is the distributor for Mitsubishi, FPT, Yanmar, Hatz, Steyr, and PSI engines. Laborde provides service service, training, and parts support from its offices in Covington, La., and Houston, Texas.

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