Kvichak Marine, Industries, Inc. recently constructed and delivered a 25.7 ft push boat to Seattle City Light for operation with the service barge at the Diablo Dam in the North Cascades.
This Kvichak Marine design is constructed of marine grade aluminum alloy plate and extrusions. Two vertical push knees are located at the bow. The knees are padded by six inch D-section rubber. A 1,500 lb davit with manual winch is mounted on the stern.
The push boat is powered by twin John Deere 330 hp turbo charged diesel engines with stainless steel props in enclosed nozzles, allowing for speed of eight knots while pushing the barge.
Length, o.a 25.7 ft
Beam, molded 14 ft
Draft, ready for service 3.4 ft
Weight, full load 25,102 lbs
Fuel 480 gal
Bollard pull 10,280 lbs
Speed, pushing barge 8 kts