C&G Boatworks continues Tidewater building programmeYard News // April 29, 2004
The last two vessels in this order will delivered in the spring of 2005.
The 175ft x 34ft vessels look like conventional crew boats but are designed with internal tankage for liquid mud as well as fuel and water in their 14ft moulded depth hulls.
With ample deck cargo space and seating for 36 passengers, these are versatile boats that combine supply vessel type cargos with crew boat speeds.
Four Cummins V-16 cylinder KTA50 main engines generate 1,800hp each at 1,900rpm and turn four-bladed propellers through Reintjes ZWAF742 gears to push the aluminum hulls at 22 knots with 100 tons of deck cargo.
Four Cummins 6CTA8.3 auxiliary engines provide electrical power, pumping power for the mud and fire fighting as well as hydraulics for the bow thruster.
C&G is building these boats at its Mobile yard while continuing with other build projects at its site in Bayou La Batre.