Belle Chasse, LA based C&C Marine and Repair has delivered to Marquette Transportation Company the m/v Charles Reid Perry, the fourth in a series of new 6,600 horse powered, 160’ x 50’ triple-screw z-drive towboat. The m/v Charles Reid Perry is being delivered just four months after the third towboat in the series, m/v Jerry Jarrett, was delivered and less than twelve months after the first boat in the series, m/v Cindy L. Erickson, was delivered by C&C Marine and Repair on February 16, 2018.
The m/v Charles Reid Perry was designed by CT Marine, based in Portland, ME. The unique design includes three Cummins QSK60-M main engines that are paired to three Steerprop SP25D azimuthing z-drive thrusters. The triple azimuthing z-drive configuration allows for optimal speed, power and maneuverability. In addition, the z-drives operate at lower engine loads to boost fuel efficiency.
The vessel offers accommodations for 13 crewmembers. The vessel’s superstructure is supported on a bed of springs for added crew comfort, and a soft-core jointer system was installed in the accommodation spaces for additional comfort and fire safety.
C&C Marine and Repair was established in 1997 and is located in Belle Chasse, LA, on 80 acres along the Intracoastal Waterway. The company designs and builds towboats, offshore supply vessels, dredges, and barges, along with a variety of other marine vessels. The company’s facilities are designed to perform all new construction under roof and perform barge repairs on land.