Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the second in a series of 74’ Towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA.
The Susan J Gundlach is 74’ long with a 32’6” beam and an 8’6” draft. Designed by Marine Design, Inc. of Gulf Breeze, Florida, the vessel is capable of pushing fully loaded fuel barges at 10 knots. Its 2000 horsepower is provided by Cummins K38M, tier II 12 cylinder marine propulsion engines and drives 74” Kahlenberg propellers through Reintjes WAF 562 reverse reduction gears. Ship’s power is generated by two 85 KW Cummins generators.
There are comfortable accommodations for six personnel plus the Captain. One unique feature is the fuel and fresh water stores for a vessel of this size, 30,000 and 11,400 gallons, respectively.
Shortly after delivery of the Susan J Gundlach, and its predecessor the Eugenie J Huger, Canal Barge Company exercised their option for two more identical vessels to be delivered in the first and second quarter of 2014.
Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. (Horizon) specializes in the design and construction of ships, boats, and barges up to 300' in length and 1500 tons launch weight for domestic and international clients.