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Vessel Conversion and Repair
SHIPBUILDING & REPAIR “The 4,200 horsepower Elizabeth Anne Class tugboat is the ultimate workhorse, bringing exceptional power and performance to Vane’s growing ? eet. We are thrilled with the results coming out of St. Johns Ship Building, and we know that our crews appreciate the comfort, safety and ef? ciency that are built into each new towing vessel.” – Vane Brothers President C. Duff Hughes
Credit: Maritime Assoc. of NY/NJ of the barges we use in our Southern Fleet,” reports Demske, ing exceptional power and performance to Vane’s grow- “We were happy to make a lasting business connection.” ing ? eet,” says Vane Brothers President C. Duff Hughes.
After a meeting of the minds with Ganoe, General Man- “We are thrilled with the results coming out of St. Johns ager, Bobby Bar? eld, and Senior Project Manager, Steve Ship Building, and we know that our crews appreciate the
Torok, Vane suggested that SJSB build eight newly de- comfort, safety and ef? ciency that are built into each new signed 4,200 horse power Elizabeth Anne Class tugboats. towing vessel.”
They were to be innovative and special, named as they Designed by Frank Basile, P.E. of Entech Designs, LLC, were for Elizabeth Hughes, who is Vane Brothers’ Vice the Elizabeth Anne Class tugboat is a close cousin to Vane’s
President, the mother of President C. Duff Hughes and Basile-designed Patapsco Class tugboats, 15 of which were the wife of former Vane Chairman Charles F. Hughes Jr. produced between 2004 and 2009. Measuring 100 feet
For its part, Vane is effusive in its endorsement of SJSB long and 34 feet wide, with a hull depth of 15 feet, the products and service. “The 4,200 horsepower Elizabeth model-bow Elizabeth Anne has two Caterpillar 3516 Tier
Anne Class tugboat is the ultimate workhorse, bring- 3 engines, each generating 2,100 horsepower at 1,600 rpm.
The tug, New York was modi? ed after assembly to included the elimination of the double-drum towing winch, tow span, and deck sheaves in favor of an innovative Beacon Finland
JAK-400 Hydralok AT/B coupling system.
An aerial view of St. Johns Ship Building, south of Palatka, Florida
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