Kvichak Marine delivers Pilot Boat to the Savannah Pilots Association

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Seattle, WA – – – Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, WA, recently delivered P/V Georgia, a 64' all-aluminum Pilot Boat to the Savannah Pilots Association of Savannah, GA.  Georgia is the second vessel built by Kvichak for the Savannah Pilots.
Designed by Camarc Design, UK, Georgia is powered by twin MTU 12V2000 engines rated for 1450 BHP each with Hamilton 521 waterjets and ZF 3050 marine gears.  This combination allows for excellent maneuverability with a top speed of ~35 knots.
For over 140 years the Savannah Pilots Association has safely guided vessels on the
25 ½ mile journey from the sea to the port of Savannah.  They require vessels with excellent sea keeping ability and maneuverability even in the worst of sea conditions.  After operating a Kvichak vessel for nine years, they knew Kvichak would deliver.

Additional vessel features include:
Overall length – 64’
Beam, overall: 19’
Top speed: ~35 knots
Fuel capacity – 1200 gallons
D-rubber / aircraft tire fendering
Complete electronics package
(2) Phasor K4 30kW Gensets
Day galley & pilot accommodations
2 crew, 7 pilots
500 lb SWL capacity rescue davit
E/R ventilation by Delta “T” Systems
Main engine exhaust by
Marine Exhaust Systems, Inc.
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