The Latest Launch from a Maine Workboat Builder

Washburn & Doughty’s latest 93-foot Z-drive docking/escort tug slid down greased ways into the Damariscotta River on Saturday, March 9.

Built for Seabulk Towing, Inc., a subsidiary Seacor Holdings, Inc., Athena will serve Seabulk’s fleet as a dock and escort tug in Port Everglades, Florida.

Designed by Bruce Washburn, Athena is a versatile, state-of-the art, azimuthing stern-drive tug. For power there are twin Caterpillar 3516B marine diesels that together deliver over 5,000 horsepower. The tug features a forward escort winch and a stern wire winch for conventional towing operations. Athena will be commissioned in Port Everglades in May.

Washburn & Doughty, of East Boothbay, is well underway with the construction of a second 93-footer for Seabulk Towing. Apollo is scheduled for delivery late this summer.