Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), Seattle, has partnered with Silverback Marine, Tacoma, Wash., to design a compact tugboat that can be transported by truck over the road.
The 25'10 ⅞"x14'6" truckable tug has a draft of 3'4". The tug can be easily transported to job sites with enough power and maneuverability to perform push-assists. With 500 hp, the tug will produce a bollard pull over 12,500 lbs. and has a still water range of 60 nautical miles pushing approximately 10,000 lbs. at 4.1 knots.
The design is available with either electric, hybrid, or outboard propulsion options and can be further customized to fit a specific operation. The tug can be used in a fleet as an alternative to a traditional, larger vessel and offers flexibility unavailable in standard designs. This vessel can be operated with a one-person crew and does not require compliance with Coast Guard Subchapter M regulations.
Silverback Marine builds commercial, aluminum workboats for the marine industry.