Construction of Harley Tug No.2 has begun at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB). Harley Marine Services recently placed an order at NBBB construction of two 100 ft x 40 ft, Z-drive, ship-assist tractor tugs.
Following Tug No. 1 in construction Tug No. 2 for Harley Marine Services is scheduled for delivery in July 2013. Currently NBBB is in the design and construction phase of this project.
LOA – 100′
Beam – 40′
Main engines – Two (2) Caterpillar 3516C Diesel Engines
Propulsion – Rolls Royce Z-Drives (producing 90+ Ton Bollard Pull for exceptional maneuverability)
The delivery of the second tug is scheduled for mid-summer 2013.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, August 29, 2012; Image: nicholsboats