USA: Kvichak Marine Wins Pilot Boat Contract

Kvichak Marine Wins Pilot Boat Contract

Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, WA, was recently awarded a contract to build a 64′ all-aluminum Pilot Boat for the Savannah Pilots Association of Savannah, GA.

For over 140 years the Savannah Pilots Association has safely guided vessels on the 25 ½ mile journey from the sea to the port of Savannah. They require vessels with excellent sea keeping ability and maneuverability even in the worst of sea conditions, again they are turning to Kvichak.

Designed by Camarc Design, UK, the 64’ x 19’ vessel is powered by twin MTU 12V2000 engines rated for 1450 BHP each with Hamilton 521 waterjets and ZF 3050 marine gears. This combination will allow excellent maneuverability and a top speed of ~33 knots.

Delivery is scheduled for September 2013.


Press Release, March 1, 2013