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Master Boat Builders to Construct New Tugboat for Bay Houston Towing

Bay Houston Towing Co. Tugboat Being Constructed by Master Boat Builders
Bay Houston Towing Co. Tugboat Being Constructed by Master Boat Builders

Published Jul 25, 2022 3:34 PM by The Maritime Executive

[By: Master Boat Builders]

Master Boat Builders, Inc. today announced that it has executed a contract to build a new tugboat in its Coden, Ala., yard for Bay Houston Towing Co. of Houston, Texas. Master Boat Builders currently has three tugs under construction of a different design for Bay Houston Towing Co.

Naval architect and marine engineering firm, Robert Allan Ltd. designed the tugboat, which will meet United States Coast Guard Sun-M regulations and will be classed through the American Bureau of Shipping. 

The tugboat will have an overall length of 98’-6” feet, beam of 42’-5”, and produce a bollard pull of over 80 metric tonnes. The vessel will feature two Caterpillar main engines (3516E), EPA Tier 4 certified and each producing 3500 HP, along with two Schottel Z-Drive thrusters (SRP 510FP), and a Markey Machinery Company bow winch (DEPCF-48-100).

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.