H o r i z o n Delivers Z - D r i v e Tug

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. recently delivered Belle Watling, a 72-ft. (21.9 m) Z-drive tug to Dixie Towing of Jacksonville, Fla. The first azimuthing tug to be built at the Bayou La Batre shipyard, Belle Watling was delivered 30 days ahead of its contractual delivery date.

Glowacki Engineering of Jacksonville provided the contract design for Dixie Towing; Horizon's design staff completed detail design.

The boat features a separate engine control room forward of the engine room. The Glowacki design provides for good deck stowage space and stowage below deck. The pilothouse is designed for 360-degree visibility and for working under a bow overhang when engaged in docking operations. The narrow pilothouse width is designed to enhance alongside and docking operations.

Glowacki Engineering has prepared an 85-ft. (25.9 m) Z-drive design exclusively for Horizon, which is similar in concept to Belle Watling. Horizon hopes to market its new 85-ft. (25.9 m) 1,800-2,000 hp design at a very competitive price.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 14,  Mar 2001

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