Pilot Boats

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 tradition 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

Two 56 foot Camarc Design pilot boats for the Port of Los Angeles are currently under construction at Vigor's Vancouver Aluminum fabrication facility. Learn more.

Principal Characteristics


19m All-Weather Pilot Boat

Length (Overall)

62’3" (19m)

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


(2) Cummins QSK-19, 800 hp each


ZF 2000A


(2) NiBrAl 5-bladed fixed pitch propellers


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