Kvichak to Build 72’ Pilot Boat

Press Release
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Photo: Kvichak Marine Industries

Kvichak Marine Industries was awarded a contract to build a self-righting 72’ all-aluminum pilot boat, Astoria, for the Columbia River Bar Pilots (CRBP) of Astoria, OR. The continued success and reliability of the Columbia and Chinook lead CRBP to once again choose Camarc, Ltd., of the U.K. as the designer and Kvichak Marine as the builder for the Astoria. 

The pilots operate the vessels over the bar at the mouth of the Columbia River. Known for its extreme weather and turbulent waters, the Columbia River Bar is where the Columbia River collides with the Pacific Ocean. The resulting conditions require reliable, stable, and at times self-righting pilot boats that safely and successfully transport pilots to and from the ships, tankers and tugs that navigate across the Bar. 

Power for the 75.5’ x 21.5' Astoria is provided by twin MTU 16V2000 M70 marine diesel engines rated for 1410 BHP @ 2100 RPM and twin ZF 3050 electric shift transmissions.  The engines are coupled to a pair of Hamilton 651 waterjets.  Top speed is >29 knots; cruise speed is ~25 knots. 

Delivery is scheduled for February 2014.



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