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Kvichak delivers pilot boat

Written by Nick Blenkey

Savannah-Pilot-boatSEPTEMBER 9, 2013 — Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, WA, recently delivered P/V Georgia, a 64 ft x 19 ft all-aluminum pilot boat to the Savannah Pilots Association of Savannah, GA. Georgia is the second vessel built by Kvichak for the Savannah Pilots.

Designed by Camarc Design, U.K., Georgia is the second vessel built by Kvichak for the Savannah Pilots and is powered by twin MTU 12V2000 engines rated for 1,450 BHP each with Hamilton 521 waterjets and ZF 3050 marine gears. This combination allows for excellent maneuverability with a top speed of around 35 knots.

For over 140 years the Savannah Pilots Association has safely guided vessels on the
25.5 mile journey from the sea to the port of Savannah. They require vessels with excellent sea keeping ability and maneuverability even in the worst of sea conditions.

“After operating a Kvichak vessel for nine years, they knew Kvichak would deliver,” said Kvichak.

Additional vessel features include:
Fuel capacity – 1200 gallons
D-rubber / aircraft tire fendering
Complete electronics package
(2) Phasor K4 30 kW gensets
Day galley & pilot accommodations
2 crew, 7 pilots
500 lb SWL capacity rescue davit
E/R ventilation by Delta “T” Systems
Main engine exhaust by Marine Exhaust Systems, Inc.

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