Master Boat delivers another Rotortug to Seabulk

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Master Boat Builders (MBB) on Thursday announced that Hermes, an advanced Rotortug (ART 90-98US), was delivered to Seabulk earlier this month. The vessel was designed by Robert Allan Ltd. and built at MBB’s yard in Coden, Ala.

Hermes has an overall length of 98.5 feet, beam of 43.5 feet, and bollard pull of 80 tons. It features three Caterpillar 3512E main engines, EPA Tier 4 certified and each producing 2,375 hp, along with two Schottel SRP 430FP z-drive thrusters. It is the sister vessel to Nike, which was delivered to Seabulk in 2021.

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“The Hermes is the latest addition to our fleet and joins Nike, her sister ship commissioned from Master Boat Builders last year. Hermes demonstrates Master Boat Builders’ advanced workmanship and ability to deliver modern, cutting-edge marine technology. We look forward to continuing to deliver service excellence and offering our customers a safe and versatile towing option,” said Daniel Thorogood, chief executive officer of Seabulk.

“As an advanced Rotortug, Hermes utilizes the latest technology for safe, dependable operations,” said Garrett Rice, president of Master Boat Builders. “Master Boat Builders is proud of our partnership with Seabulk and will continue to deliver top-of-the-line tugs for their growing fleet.”

Hermes will provide ship assists in the Port of Mobile while servicing Seabulk’s customers, particularly shipyards and container liners. The tug is built to meet U.S. Coast Guard regulations and is classed through the American Bureau of Shipping, including escort notation.

– Master Boat Builders

By Rich Miller