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Work boat number of loyal, repeat customers, such as Harley Marine Services of Seattle. "A repeat customer is the sincerest form of flattery." said McMahon. The ship- yard delivered its eleventh tractor tug.

Millennium Star, which is a 105-ft. (32 m) vessel with a beam of 36.8 ft. (11.2 m) and a molded depth of 16.5 ft. (5 in). and is a prime example of Marco's expertise at building the most advanced workboats on the market. According to

McMahon, the demand for advanced

Voith Schneider and Z-drive tugboats continues lo grow, as vessel owners and operators recognize the superior han- dling and flexibility of these vessels.

Marco is eager to serve this burgeoning market, as its 105-ft. tug, which was designed in house, can be built — "if we're pushed" — in about six or seven months with about ten to twelve weeks between deliveries in series production..

Powered by a pair of Caterpillar 3516B diesel engines providing a total

Millennium Star Main Particulars

Length 105 ft. (32 m)

Beam 36.8 ft. (11.2 m)

Depth 16.5 ft. (5 m)

Marine engines 2 x Caterpillar 3516B

Power 4,400 hp

Winches Burrard Iron Works

Hydraulic tow pins Smith Berger Marine

Z-drives Ulstein I650H

Electric Harris Electric

Electronics Radio-Holland

Radios Stephens

Radars JRC

GPS Furuno

Gyrocompass Anschutz

Autopilot Robertson

California Main Particulars

Length 104 ft. (31.7 m)

Beam 29.5 ft. (9 m)

Depth 12.5 ft. (3.8 m)

Marine engines 2 x Caterpillar 3508B

Power 2.200 hp

Propellers Sound Propeller

Gears Twin Disc

Electric Harris Electric-

Speed 14 knots

Radars. GPS Furuno

Chart plotting Transas

Radios SEA

Gy rocompass Sperry

Autopilot Litton

Loudhailer Rav 430


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SEE US AT WORKBOAT BOOTH #2341 2900 SW 42nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood, FL 33312

T: 954-327-4857 F: 954-327-4877,

Wartsila is a global engineering company focusing on power generation, marine propulsion and industrial applica- tions. Wartsila offers two strong brand names, Wartsila and

Sulzer. The activities include designing, manufacturing, mar- keting, and servicing of Wartsila and Sulzer engines. Wart- sila offers engineering and provision of main engines and auxiliary engines from 0.5 to 66 MW for all vessel types total engine room solutions, integrated propulsion systems and global service.

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SEE US AT WORKBOAT BOOTH #1857 1 625 N. Miami Avenue, Miami, FL 331 36

T: 305-374-5115 F: 305-374-1535,

Inflatable life rafts, life jackets, and other marine safety equipment.

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The Work Force Specialists

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We Deliver: • Quality Personnel • Insurance to meet your needs • Quick Response Time • Professional coordination • Safety Trained Workforce • Extensive Marine Experience

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