Kvichak constructs and delivers a 25’ – 8” push boat to Seattle City Light

Seattle, WA – – Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc. recently constructed and delivered a 25′ — 8″ pushboat to Seattle City Light for operation with the service barge at the Diablo Dam in the North Cascades.
This Kvichak Marine design is constructed of marine grade aluminum alloy plate and extrusions. Two vertical push knees are located at the bow. The knees are padded by 6″ D-section rubber. A 1,500 lb davit with manual winch is mounted on the stern.
The pushboat is powered by twin John Deere 330 hp turbo charged diesel engines with stainless steel props in enclosed nozzles, allowing for speed of 8 knots while pushing the barge.
Length overall: 25′ — 8″ Beam, molded: 14′ — 0″ Draft, ready for service: 3′ — 5″ Weight, full load: 25,102 lbs Crew: 3 Fuel: 480 gallons Bollard Pull: 10,280 lbs Speed, pushing barge: 8 knot.
For additional information please contact Kvichak Marine Industries, 469 NW Bowdoin Place, Seattle, WA, USA; telephone (206) 545-8485; FAX (206) 545-3504; E-mail: sales@kvichak.com; web site: www.kvichak.com.
By Professional Mariner Staff