Robert Allan Ltd. and Sanmar Denizcilik A.S. have reached a milestone in their ongoing relationship: scheduled to be launched later this year, a RAstar 2800 will mark the 150th tug that Sanmar has built to a Robert Allan Ltd. design.
This milestone tug is the first of six custom designed for Svitzer’s new “Silver Bullet” project.
The cooperation between the two companies began in 1995, with a series of small 18m tugs designed and built for Sanmar’s own fleet. Sanmar’s rate of deliveries has since escalated dramatically, as the builder delivered its 80th tug to a Robert Allan Ltd design six years ago on the occasion of the latter’s 80th anniversary in business. The collaboration has since grown to include several classes of tugs, from the high performance RAstar escort tugs, through the workhorse RAmparts class, to the innovative VectRA VSP tug design. Ranging in size from 15 m to 34 m, these tugs have been delivered all over the world; from Australia
, the Middle East and all points between.