Kvichak Marine Industries recently delivered P/V Yellow Rose, a 77.8 ft x 21.6 ft Pilot Boat for operation by the Houston Pilots on the Houston Ship Channel – the largest landlocked port in America. The vessel is designed to operate as a pilot launch transporting pilots to and from a shore side dock and the Houston Pilot’s SWATH, and to perform pilot transfers to commercial vessels.
Designed by Camarc Design, UK, the all-aluminum vessel is powered by twin Tier II Cummins QSK-38 engines rated for 1,400 bhp each, which are coupled to ZF 4600 transmissions driving twin Hamilton 651 waterjets. This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and a top speed of about 29 knots when fully loaded.
Additional vessel features include:
Lengh, o.a. 77.8 ft
Beam, o.g. 21.6 ft
Draft (RFS) 3.5 ft
Fuel capacity 1,770 gal
Fresh water 50 gal
Rescue platform & A-frame
Day galley & crew accommodations
Northern Lights M55C2 55kW Genset
Complete electronics package