Master Boat Builders Inc. (MBB) announced today that the Hermes, a 98'6"x43'6" advanced Rotortug (ART 90-98US), was delivered to Seabulk earlier this month.

The Rotortug was designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and built at MBB’s Coden, Ala., shipyard. Hermes is the sistership to Nike, which was delivered to Seabulk in 2021. 

“The Hermes is the latest addition to our fleet and joins Nike, her sistership commissioned from Master Boat Builders last year. Hermes demonstrates Master Boat Builders’ advanced workmanship and ability to deliver modern, cutting edge marine technology,” Daniel Thorogood, Seabulk’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to deliver service excellence and offering our customers a safe and versatile towing option.” 

The Hermes is a high-powered, maneuverable vessel that will provide ship assists in the Port of Mobile, Ala., servicing Seabulk’s customers, particularly shipyards and container lines. The tug is built to meet USCG regulations and is classed through the American Bureau of Shipping, including escort notation.

Main propulsion comes from three Caterpillar 3512E diesel engines, EPA Tier 4 certified, and each producing 2,375 hp, along with two Schottel SRP 430FP Z-drive thrusters. The vessel has a bollard pull of 80 tons.

“As an advanced Rotortug, Hermes utilizes the latest technology for safe, dependable operations,” said Garrett Rice, president of Master Boat Builders. “Master Boat Builders is proud of our partnership with Seabulk and will continue to deliver top-of-the-line tugs for their growing fleet.”

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