Rodriguez Starts on New Lift Boat
C & S Lift Boats have ordered a 145 x 110-ft. lift boat with a 12-ft. molded depth from Rodriguez Boat Builders of Bayou La Batre, Ala. The main engines will be a pair of Cummins KTA38M1s, each delivering 1,000 hp at 1,800 rpm. The vessel’s hydraulic engines will be powered by a pair of KTA19M4 engines each rated for 700 hp at 2,100 rpm while electrical demands will be met by a pair of Cummins 6CTA8,3DM engines powering 175 kW generators.
The boat, designed by A. K. Suda of Metarie, La., will have jack-up legs 265 ft. long with 102-in. diameter. The boat will have a 100-ton and a 50-ton deck crane and will be capable of a 500 ton deck load. Accommodation on the ABS-classed lift boat, to be named Jacob, will be provided for 48.