Suderman and Young taps Alabama yard for tug newbuildings

Photo: Master Boat Builders

Houston-based towage operator Suderman and Young has selected Master Boat Builders of Alabama for the construction of two new tugs in a series.

The tugs will each have an LOA of 85 feet (25.9 metres), a beam of 38.5 feet (11.7 metres), and two Caterpillar 3512E 2,213hp (1,650kW) engines that will deliver a bollard pull of over 57 tons (52 tonnes).

The vessels were designed by Robert Allan Ltd to comply with ABS class rules.

See more stories from this month’s Tug and Salvage Week here.

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