(BELLE CHASSE, La.) — C&C Marine and Repair has delivered the towboat Ned Brooks to Maritime Partners, the fourth in a 15-boat series that C&C is building for the Metairie, La.-based company.
The 2,600-hp, 84-by-34-foot towboat was designed by Entech Design based in Kenner, La., with 3D modeling and production drawings done by C&C’s in-house engineering department. The design includes two Cummins QSK38-M1 main engines, provided by Cummins Mid-South, that are paired to two Reintjes WAF 665 reduction gears, provided by Karl Senner LLC. The vessel’s steering system HPU and monitoring system were all provided by Rio Marine. The vessel is equipped with a pair of Cummins QSB7-DM 99-kW generators, also provided by Cummins Mid-South.
The towboat offers a total of 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 & 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 each subsequent towboat being delivered every two months.
– C&C Marine and Repair