Master Boat Builders, Inc. (MBB) today announced that Hermes, an Advanced Rotortug (ART 90-98US), was delivered to Seabulk earlier this month. This Rotortug was designed by Robert Allan Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and built at MBB’s Coden, Ala. yard. Hermes is the sister ship to Nike, which was delivered to Seabulk in 2021.
“The Hermes is the latest addition to our fleet and joins Nike, her sister ship commissioned from Master Boat Builders last year. Hermes demonstrates Master Boat Builders’ advanced workmanship and ability to deliver modern, cutting-edge marine technology. We look forward to continuing to deliver service excellence and offering our customers a safe and versatile towing option,” said Daniel Thorogood, Chief Executive Officer of Seabulk.
“As an Advanced Rotortug, Hermes utilizes the latest technology for safe, dependable operations,” said Garrett Rice, President of Master Boat Builders. “Master Boat Builders is proud of our partnership with Seabulk and will continue to deliver top-of-the-line tugs for their growing fleet.”
The Hermes is a high-powered, maneuverable vessel that will provide ship assists in Port of Mobile servicing Seabulk’s customers, particularly shipyards and container liners. The tug is built to meet USCG regulations and is classed through the American Bureau of Shipping, including escort notation. The vessel has an overall length of 98.5 feet, beam of 43.5 feet, and bollard pull of 80 tons. The vessel will feature three Caterpillar main engines (3512E), EPA Tier 4 certified and each producing 2,375 HP, along with two Schottel Z-Drive thrusters (SRP 430FP).