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.