C&C Marine Delivers Third Towboat to Marquette Transportation


By The Maritime Executive 09-17-2018 07:04:41

Belle Chasse, LA based C&C Marine and Repair has delivered to Marquette Transportation Company the m/v Jerry Jarrett, the third in a series of new 6,600 horsepower, 160’ x 50’ triple-screw z-drive towboat. The m/v Jerry Jarrett is being delivered just four months after the second towboat in the series, m/v Chris Reeves, was delivered and only seven months after the first boat in the series, m/v Cindy L. Erickson, was delivered by C&C Marine and Repair on February 16, 2018.  After delivery of the second towboat, Marquette Transportation Company quickly exercised the option for a fourth towboat. 

The m/v Jerry Jarrett was designed by CT Marine, based in Portland, ME. The unique design includes three Cummins QSK60-M main engines that are paired to three Steerprop SP25D azimuthing z-drive thrusters. The triple azimuthing z-drive configuration allows for optimal speed, power and maneuverability. In addition, the z-drives operate at lower engine loads to boost fuel efficiency.

The vessel offers accommodations for 13 crewmembers.  The vessel’s superstructure is supported on a bed of springs for added crew comfort, and a soft-core jointer system was installed in the accommodation spaces for additional comfort and fire safety.

Josh Esper, Executive Vice-President of Marquette Transportation Company said, “We have been very pleased with the results. C&C Marine and Repair has exceeded our expectations on both quality and production.” The fourth towboat for Marquette Transportation Company is scheduled for delivery this December.

C&C Marine and Repair was established in 1997 and is located in Belle Chasse, LA, on 80 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway.  The company designs and builds towboats, offshore supply vessels, dredges, and barges, along with a variety of other marine vessels.  The company’s facilities are designed to perform all new construction under roof and perform barge repairs on land.  

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