Mexican shipyard lays keel for first Voith Water Tractor

FEBRUARY 11, 2015  — Construction of the first four of nine Voith Water Tractor (VWT) tugs has started at Mexico’s Astimar 20 shipyard with a keel laying ceremony that was attended by

McAllister Towing celebrates its 150th anniversary

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 — McAllister Towing, a fifth generation family tugboat company based in New York City, is celebrating its 150th year in the maritime industry. In 1864, James McAllister arrived in

Baydelta uses SBA 504 financing in tractor tug acquisition

AUGUST 25, 2014 — San Francisco-based Capital Access Group, which specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration 504 financing, reports that Baydelta Maritime secured $10.4 million in total project financing to acquire the

Nine Voith Water Tractor tugs ordered for South Africa

AUGUST 25, 2014—South Africa’s Transnet National Ports Authority has placed what is the largest order yet for Voith marine technology—nine new Voith Water Tractor (VWT) tugs for ports around the country. The

Latest addition to McAllister fleet is JonRie equipped

JUNE 23, 2014 — Built at the Senesco Marine shipyard, North Kingstown, R.I., the recently commissioned tractor tug Buckley McAllister is the latest addition to the fleet of McAllister Towing & Transportation,

Schottel propels new generation of Panama tugs

FEBRUARY 26, 2014 — The Panama Canal Authority has invested in a new generation of powerful tugs with the muscle needed to handle the larger ships of the Post-Panamax era. In the

Harley Marine Services buys BRAtt training tug

JANUARY 19, 2014 — Seattle, WA, headquartered Harley Marine Services has acquired the Azimuthing Stern Drive (ASD) training vessel, BRAtt, from Robert Allen Ltd. The 450 hp BRAtt, which measures just 25.6

Nichols Brothers to build tractor tug for Baydelta

AUGUST 22, 2013—Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Whidbey Island, WA, recently signed a contract with Baydelta Maritime, LLC, San Francisco, CA, for construction of a new 100 ft x 40 ft Z-drive tractor

Harley Marine Z-drive tractor tug arrives in California

JULY 17, 2013 — The first of two Z-drive tractor tugs built by Nichols Bros, Whidbey Island, WA, for Harley Marine Service has arrived in Southern California. The 100 ft x 40

Nichols launches first of two tractor tugs for Harley

MARCH 22, 2013 — Nichols Brothers Boat Builders recently launched the M/V Robert Franco, the first of two tractor tugs for Harley Marine Services, from its Freeland, WA, shipyard. Nichols began construction