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Towboats, Tugs & Barges
New Launch for
St Johns Bar Pilots
Gladding-Hearn pilot boat since 1962.
Designed by Ray Hunt Design, the all-aluminum launch measures 35 feet overall. It has a 13-foot beam, including the foam collar, and a 3-foot draft. The deep-V hull features a steep 24-degree dead-rise at the transom that increases to a very ? ne entry forward. A ? at chine and multiple spray- rails provide an ef? cient running surface and de? ect spray away from the collar to produce a dryer ride and reduce col- lar maintenance. The perimeter of the launch will be ? tted with large foam-collar fendering system. A heavy-duty pipe
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding guard will be installed behind the engines.
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, The new vessel is powered by twin Cox CXO300, 300hp has received an order from the St. Johns Bar Pilots for a diesel outboards, each turning a 16-inch stainless steel pro- new high-speed launch. The newbuild, to be based on the pellor. Fuel capacity is 300 gallons. A Zipwake interceptor
Somerset, Mass. shipbuilder’s 40-foot Resilient Class pilot trim-control system will be installed on the transom. Top boat introduced in 2005, is scheduled to be delivered to speed will reach over 35 knots. A Northern Lights 5 kW the Florida-based pilots in mid-2024—the pilots’ fourth generator will produce electricity.
A ferry servicing California’s Angel Island State Park will be converted to operate as the state’s ? rst zero-emission, electric propulsion short-route passenger vessel beginning in 2024.
Paci? c Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced it is partnering with the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry Com- pany (Angel Island Ferry) to support the electri? cation of
The Angel Island vessel.
PG&E’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Fleet Program helps me- dium- and heavy-duty ? eet customers easily and cost-ef- fectively install charging infrastructure via comprehensive construction support and ? nancial incentives. Through the collaboration with Angel Island Ferry, PG&E plans to bolster electricity transmission to the ferry terminal and support the installation of charging infrastructure to help power the 59-foot, 400-passenger vessel for its ferry ser- vice, sunset cruises and chartered events.
California-based Green Yachts has been selected to trans-
Angel Island Ferry form The Angel Island to an electric propulsion vessel.
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