Kody Marine of Harvey, La. began construction of a push boat for Blessy Marine. "It will be similar to the Dreama Klaiber and the Walter E. Blessey Jr." says Blessey's Mitch Jones
, "With the same propulsion package and four deck layout, but it is longer and wider." The progression in size has been evolutionary. The Dreama, launched in late 1999, is 95 x 30 x 12.5 ft. and the Walter, launched in mid-2002, is longer and wider at 110 x 32 x 11.5 ft. Now the new boat will add still more to the dimensions to become 120 ft. long with a 34-ft. beam and a 12.5-ft. molded depth. Jones explains that the additional beam gives the boat a shallower draft while the increased length gives improved performance. All three vessels are built with the same proven main engine package of a pair of 16-cylinder Cummins (CMI)
KTA50 M2 engines, delivering a total of 3,200 hp (2,388 kW) for continuous duty at 1,800 rpm.