Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. signed a contract to build a 92 x 32-ft. Z-Drive Tug for the Providence Steamboat Company
. Providence Steamboat Company, located in Providence, RI, operates tugboats on Narragansett Bay and adjacent southeast New England waters
. Engaged primarily in vessel assist work, the company has six tugs with two under construction. The vessel currently being built by Washburn & Doughty is Providence Steamboat’s first Z Drive Tug. Delivery is scheduled for December 2004. The new tug will be powered by two Caterpillar 3516HD main engines each rated at 2,500 hp @ 1,600 rpm. The propulsion units will be Rolls-Royce Aquamaster model US 205 Z Drives with NiBrAl 90.5-in. propellers and Kort nozzles lined with stainless steel.
Ship service power will be provided by two John Deere, Tier 2 emissions certified, 99 KW non-paralleling generator sets.
A Timberland model A180-1-60-EVC electric hawser winch, with level wind and line rendering features, will be located on the forward deck. An Almon Johnson 18” diameter Series 351E capstan, with a 208/3/60 motor, will be located on the aft deck.
Schuyler will provide 17-in. laminated soft loop bow fender and 12-in. black rubber “D” fender for the sides and stern.