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Pushboats, Tugs & Assist Vessels
Gladding-Hearn Delivers for Michigan Pilots designed Deep V hull. It is powered by twin Cummins
QSM11 diesel engines, each delivering 602 Bhp at 2300 rpm and a top speed of 25 knots. A Humphree intercep- tor, with automatic trim optimization, is installed at the transom. Diesel capacity is 690 gallons, which, shipyard of? cials say, will provide a range of at least 350 miles at an economical speed of about 20 knots. The wheelhouse, ? ush-mounted to the deck amidships and with forward- leaning front windows, is out? tted with Llebroc seats and a settee and is heated by two Heatercraft 40,000 Btu units.
The forecastle also includes a 40,000 Btu heater, along with a settee, portable head, and built-in storage cabinets.
Outside of the wheelhouse, the handrails and foredeck are heated by a 120,000 Btu diesel-? red heater. There are
The Lake Pilots Association in Port Huron, MI, has ac- boarding platforms on the roof and port and starboard on cepted delivery of a new Chesapeake Class pilot boat from the foredeck. At the transom are throttle and steering con-
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation. The trols, and a winch-operated, rotating davit over a recessed all-aluminum pilot boat features the C. Raymond Hunt- platform for rescue operations.
The Chesapeake Class Pilot boat … at a Glance
Vessel Name: HURON SPIRIT LOA: 52.5 feet Gears: (2) Twin Disc MGX 5114A Quick Shift
Delivered: 13-Nov-16 Beam: 16.7 feet Propellers: (2) Bruntons 30" 5-blade NiBrAl
Nav. Equipment: Furuno Depth: 8.5 feet Engine Controls: Twin Disc EC300 Quick Shift
Engines: (2) Cummins QSM11 Diesel Draft: 4.8 feetSteering: Seastar hydraulic; Humphree's Interceptor
Speed (loaded): 25 knots Hull: monohull Heating System: Espar 120,000 Btu Hydronic
Horizon, Hornblower Blowing and Going on Citywide Ferries
Horizon Shipbuilding has been awarded ? ve (5) ad- ditional citywide ferries by HNY Ferry Fleet, LLC. The award brings the total ferries Horizon is building to thir- teen (13) and completes the initial nineteen boat citywide ferry contract. Two of the ? ve vessels will be delivered as part of the 2017 package, with the remaining three sched- uled for delivery in 2018. Horizon has ten (10) hulls un- der production and the vessels are currently on schedule, with the ? rst boat slated to be delivered in the spring of this year. According to Horizon, one of the primary rea- sons that the Citywide Ferries project remains on schedule is Horizon’s award-winning GORDHEAD management software, which allows the shipyard and its clients to re- main closely connected throughout the vessel building tors to “Work Live and Play” when the system launches in process. Designed by Incat Crowther, the option ferries are Summer 2017. Expected to service over 4.6 million pas- of the “River” class design and have an overall length of senger trips per year, Citywide Ferry will provide critical 85’-4” with a 26’-3” beam. The all-aluminum vessels will transportation links for areas currently underserved by achieve a speed of 25 knots. Citywide Ferry, operated by transit and connect them to job centers, tech hubs and
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