Seattle shipbuilder Snow Boat Building has been awarded a contract to build two Camarc Design 50-foot pilot boats for the Crescent River Port Pilots’ Association in Louisiana. These all-aluminum vessels boast enhanced fuel efficiency and excellent seakeeping capabilities utilising our refined hull design, as well as our pilot-specific popsure fender system to ensure safe boarding operations.
With twin Volvo Penta D13-800 EPA Tier 3 marine diesel engines and twin Hamilton Jet HJ403 waterjets, these boats will be able to manoeuvre with high performance and reach a top speed of 35 knots. The boats will be tasked with safely guiding billions of dollars of precious cargo in and out of one of the largest river ports in the world.
Hull length: 15.0m (49’ 3”)
Length overall: 16.5m (53’ 11”)
Beam overall: 5.0m (16’ 8”)
Draft: 0.95m (3’)
Fuel: 2300L / 600 gallons
Freshwater: 250L / 55 Gallons
Engines: Twin Volvo D13-800 EPA Tier 3, 800hp at 2,300 rpm
Propulsion: Hamilton Jet twin HJ403 waterjets
Controls: Two station AVX with express controls
Marine gears: Twin Disc gear MGX5136SC
Speed: 35 knots (max), 32 knots (cruise)