EBDG, Silverback Marine partner on truckable tugboat

(SEATTLE) – Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has partnered with Silverback Marine to design a compact yet mighty tugboat that can be transported by truck over the road.

The truckable tug has an overall length of 25 feet, 10⅞ inches, a beam of 14 feet 6 inches, and a draft of 3 feet 4 inches. This vessel design offers a tug that can be easily transported to job sites with enough power and maneuverability to perform push-assists.

Elliott Bay Design Group photos

With 500 horsepower, the tug will produce a bollard pull over 12,500 pounds and has a still water range of 60 nautical miles pushing approximately 10,000 pounds at 4.1 knots.

The design is available with electric, hybrid or outboard propulsion options and can be further customized to fit a specific operation.

This 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 U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter M regulations.

Silverback Marine, based in Tacoma, Wash., builds aluminum workboats for the marine industry.

– Elliott Bay Design Group

By Rich Miller