Kvichak to build pilot boat for Savannah

Seattle – Kvichak Marine Industries Inc., Seattle, was recently awarded a contract to build a 64′ all-aluminum pilot boat for the Savannah (Ga.) Pilots Association.  
For over 140 years the Savannah pilots have safely guided vessels on the 25 1/2 mile journey from the sea to the port of Savannah.  They require vessels with excellent seakeeping ability and maneuverability in the worst of sea conditions.
Designed by Camarc Design in the UK, the 64’x19′ vessel is powered by twin MTU 12V2000 engines rated at 1,450 hp each that turn Hamilton 521 waterjets through ZF 3050 marine gears. This combination will provide excellent maneuverability and a top speed of over 33 knots.
Delivery is scheduled for September 2013.

Additional vessel features include:

 

• Overall length – 64′

• Beam, overall: 19′

• Top speed: 33 knots

• Fuel capacity – 1,200 gallons

• D-rubber / aircraft tire fendering

• Complete electronics package

• (2) Phasor K4 30kW Gensets

• Day galley & pilot accommodations

• Two crew, seven pilots

• 500-lb. SWL capacity rescue davit

• E/R ventilation by Delta “T” Systems

• Main engine exhaust by Marine Exhaust Systems Inc.

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