Kvichak Marine Delivers P/V Yellow Rose

Thursday, May 20, 2010
Photo courtesy Kvichak Marine

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
Pop-Safe fendering
Rescue platform & A-frame
Day galley & crew accommodations
Northern Lights M55C2 55kW Genset
Complete electronics package

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