Belle Chasse, La.-based C&C Marine and Repair LLC has delivered the 2,600-hp Ned Brooks, the fourth in a 15-boat series that C&C Marine and Repair is building for Metairie, La.-based Maritime Partners LLC.
The 84'x34' towboat was designed by Entech Design LLC, Kenner, La., with the 3-D modeling and production drawings done by C&C Marine and Repair’s in-house engineering department.
The towboat is outfitted with two Cummins QSK38-M1 main engines, provided by Cummins Mid-South, that are paired to two Reintjes WAF 665 reduction gears, supplied by Karl Senner LLC. The vessel’s steering system HPU and monitoring system were all supplied by Rio Marine and Hydraulic. The vessel is equipped with a pair of Cummins QSB7-DM 99kw generators, also provided by Cummins Mid-South.
The towboat has six beds. A soft-core joiner system, provided by Marine Interior Systems, was installed in the accommodation spaces for added comfort and fire safety. The navigation and communication package, provided by Wheelhouse Electronics, includes Furuno radar equipment, transducer, satellite compass, AIS system, loud hailer, as well as a Standard VHF radio, Alphatron swingmeter, Young weather sensor, and Intellian Satellite TV antenna. The vessel is equipped with two Carlisle and Finch 1,000-watt searchlights, and a pair of Patterson 40-ton winches provided by Donovan Marine.
The next boat in the series is scheduled for delivery to Maritime Partners in mid-June, with subsequent towboats scheduled for delivery every two months.
C&C Marine was established in 1997 on 80 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. The company designs and builds towboats, dredges, barges, offshore supply vessels, along with a variety of other marine vessels. The company also offers a full range of barge repair and paint services.