Pilot Boats

Three boats for Columbia River Bar Pilots
  • Customer: Port of Duqm Company SAOC
  • Industry: Transportation and Logistics
  • Type: Shipbuilding / Workboats
  • Year: 2015

Proven performance, cost effective design and exceptional quality. Those are the hallmarks of the pilot boat boats built by Kvichak Marine for more than thirty years. Today that proud traditions continues under the Vigor name and pilots around the world continue to depend on our boats to ensure the safety of various ports, waterways and the communities that surround them.

Our most recent Camarc-designed delivery is two 62' All-Weather Pilot boats to the Port of Duqm Company SAOC, Sultanate of Oman. Other customers include:

  • Columbia River Bar Pilots in Astoria, OR
  • Savannah Pilots Association in Savannah, GA
  • South West Alaska Pilots Association in Homer, AK
  • Crescent River Port Pilots in Belle Chasse, LA
  • Houston Pilots Association in Houston, TX
  • West Coast Launch Ltd. in Prince Rupert, B.C. Canada
  • Tymac Launch Service Ltd. in Vancouver, B.C. Canada
  • Dutch Pilotage Organization, The Netherlands

Vigor pilot boats are available in a variety of sizes. The following principal characteristics pertain to the Port of Duqm boats.

Type: 19m All-Weather Pilot Boat
Length (Overall): 62’3" (91m)
Beam (Overall): 19’7” (6.0m)
Draft (Operating): ~3’ 0” (.91m)
Fuel Capacity: 1,050 gal (39751l)
Water Capacity: 66 gal (250l)
Top Speed (Approx): ~20 knots
Engines: (2) Cummins QSK-19, 800 hp each
Transmission: ZF 2000A
Propulsors: (2) NiBrAl 5-bladed fixed pitch propellers
GENSETS: Onan 50 kW
  • Popsure Fendering
  • 2 Crew, 8 Pilots
  • Lamor MSRm1411 manual boom reel
  • Lamor Minimax 60 oil skimming system
  • Lamor GTA 70 transfer pump
  • Lamor LPP 38 hydraulic power unit
  • (1) 250 kg SWL capacity rescue davit
  • Palfinger PK11001 MC deck crane
  • Furuno navigation package

Images from this Project

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Three boats for Columbia River Bar Pilots
Three boats for the Dutch Pilotage Organization
Crescent River Bar Pilots pilot boat
Pilot boat for Savannah Pilots Association
Engine room photo of Savannah Pilot boat
Interior helm photo of Savannah Pilot boat