Maritime Partners accepts new towboat

Maritime Partners, of  Metairie, La., has taken delivery of the M/V Jennifer Lee, a 2,600 horsepower towboat from C&C Marine and Repair LLC, based in Belle Chase, La. 

The 84-foot by 30-foot by 11-foot vessel, designed by Entech Design, was completed on November 20 of last year. 

Jennifer Lee is powered by twin Cummins 1,300 hp QSK38-M1 engines with four Hung Shen blade fixed-pitch propellers from HS Marine Propulsion fitted on 8-inch shafts. 

The vessel’s electrical requirements are met by two 99 kW QSB7-DM marine generators supplied by Cummins Mid-South.

The towboat has two Reintjes WAF 665 Karl Senner reduction gears and an engine cooling system with grid coolers provided by Michigan-based R.W. Fernstrum & Co., which also supplied the boat’s keel coolers.

Rio Controls & Hydraulics provided the boat’s steering system, as well as its the engine alarm and monitoring systems. 

Jennifer Lee has four accommodation compartments – two single-man and two two-man – with six berths total, and three bathrooms.

Crew accommodations feature soft-core joiner technology from Marine Interior Systems for enhanced sound dampening and fire safety. 

Wheelhouse Electronics supplied the navigation and communication equipment, which includes Koden radar equipment, a Standard VHF radio, an Alphatron swing meter, a Young weather sensor, and an Intellian satellite TV antenna.

Atop the pilothouse, the towboat features a pair of Carlisle & Finch 1,000-watt searchlights, while a pair of Patterson 40-ton winches from Donovan Marine are fitted on deck.

Jennifer Lee is the last vessel in a series of 15 Entech-designed towboats that C&C Marine & Repair has built for Maritime Partners. 

Maritime Partners provides leasing and financing options for both the brown- and blue-water vessel markets. 

The firm oversees a fleet valued at around $3 billion, made up of more than 1,850 vessels including inland towboats, tank and dry cargo barges, and tankers.