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Sylte Shipyard delivers new Catherwood Sea Imp XI

By BCShippingNews 25 May 2017
Industry, friends and family welcome new Catherwood tug

Following last year’s successful launch of the David J for Jones Marine, the team at Sylte got right back to work, and, keeping true to their track record of one vessel per year (more or less), launched a new twin-screw tug for Catherwood Towing on May 27, 2017.
The Sea Imp XI, designed by AG McIlwain, is 16.31 metres in length with a breadth of 6.71 metres and a draft of three metres. It features two Caterpillar C-I8 engines with 600 bhp each and two Caterpillar C4.4 (50Kw each) auxiliary engines. The winch is from Westec Equipment International (with a 1,800-foot main line); the steering is Jastram’s Non Follow up Jog and the hydraulics design was done by Hydra-Mech Systems. Yvonne Bonderoff provided the blessing for the vessel which will now undergo sea trials and final touches before entering into service along with Catherwood’s other 13 vessels.

1. The Sea Imp XI is readied for launch.
2. Propellers of the Sea Imp XI.
3. The propellers put into perspective (thanks...
4. A few last-minute adjustments.
5. Getting in position.
6. Supreme Structural Transport provided the la...
7. Annette Russma (Sylte Shipyard) with Mike De...
8. Darryl Jones, whose David J was launched las...
9. Tom Fontana (Ledcor) with Captain and Mrs. P...
10. Warwick Green and his son (Jastram).
11. Douglas and Lisa Sylte.
12. Paula Catherwood with her Mother.
13. The Sea Imp IX - also built at Sylte Shipya...
14. Watching the launch...
15. The Sea Imp IX and the Sea Imp X.
16. Readying for the launch.
17. Launching the Sea Imp XI.
18. Launching the Sea Imp XI.
19. The launch.
20. The Sea Imp IX and the Sea Imp X.
21. Annette Russman with her grand daughters Ol...
22. Ryan Catherwood Ed Cromar and Kelly Catherw...
23. Merle McKenzie, Shelley Chapelski and Darry...
24. Quite a crowd was on hand for the launch (t...
25. Christening the vessel was Yvonne Bonderoff...
26. Ernie Catherwood (thanks to Ryan Catherwood...
27. Ernie Catherwood and Yvonne Bonderoff (than...
28. The Sea Imp XI christened (thanks to Paula...