Kvichak Delivers 2nd 50’ Pilot Vessel to Crescent River Port Pilots


Seattle, WA – – – Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, recently delivered the second 50’ x 15.5’ pilot vessel to the Crescent River Port Pilots (CRPPA) of Louisiana. The M/V River Pilot was christened at a ceremony held in September in New Orleans before the vessel was delivered to its homeport in Pilottown, LA. River Pilot will be operating on the Mississippi River between Pilottown and New Orleans with the Samuel A. Church which was delivered by Kvichak in May 2012.

Designed by Kvichak Marine, the all-aluminum vessel is powered by twin Detroit Diesel 60 series engines rated for 600 BHP coupled to Twin Disc MG5114SC marine gears. are the chosen propulsors. This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and a top speed of ~ 32 knots. The vessel has a Wing Hybrid fendering system and a roof boarding platform specifically designed for the CRPPA.

Additional vessel features include:

•Overall length: 52.25’

•Draft (RFS): 2.75’

•Top speed: ~32 knots

•Northern Lights 9 kW generator

•2 crew and 10 passengers

•Climate controlled pilot house

•Beam, overall: 15.5'

•Fuel capacity: 500 gallons

•Furuno navigation system

•Fresh water capacity: 15 gallons

•Wing Hybrid fendering system

•500 lb MOB Davit w/12 VDC winch

For additional information please contact Kvichak Marine Industries, 469 NW Bowdoin Place, Seattle, WA,

98107 USA; telephone (206) 545-8485; FAX (206) 545-3504; E-mail: sales@kvichak.com;

website: www.kvichak.com

By Professional Mariner Staff