Launching of the Jane McAllister

April 20, 2023

The tug Jane McAllister is launched at Washburn & Doughty in Maine.

What a great day at Washburn & Doughty as they launched the Jane McAllister. The Jane is the first of three new 93'x38' tier IV, 84 metric ton bollard pull tractor tugs that will be joining the McAllister fleet. These tugs will further enhance McAllister operations in 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.

Stay tuned to see which location she will be arriving at and also on the development of her sister vessels Grace and Isabel.