McAllister Towing is excited to announce that it has signed a contract for the construction of two 93’x38’ tier IV, 84 metric ton bollard pull tractor tugs with the option for two more. These tugs will further enhance McAllister’s East Coast fleet with the ability to service its customers largest ships and bring McAllister’s tractor fleet to 39 tugs with a total of over 182,000 horsepower.

The new 6,770-hp tugs will be powered by 3516E Tier 4 Caterpillar engines with twin Schottel SRP 490 Z-drive units and Markey winches on the bow and stern. Sister vessel EILEEN MCALLISTER achieved over 84 metric tons during her ABS bollard pull certification and McAllister anticipates the same or better performance.

Hulls 135 and 136, are being built at Washburn & Doughty Associates (W&D) in East Boothbay, Maine, with the first boat slated for delivery in November of 2022, these will be the 3rd and 4th tugs built at W&D for McAllister. This will bring the total tugs in McAllister’s fleet built at W&D up to seven.

Martin Costa, McAllister’s Engineering Manager, said “We look forward to once again working with the professionals at Washburn & Doughty. They are always accommodating and we really appreciate the “in-house” aspect of their work. We anticipate another great building experience with this outstanding maritime family company.”