Built in 2000, by Quality Shipyards Incorporated of Houma, Louisiana (hull #1228) as the Ray A. Eckstein for the Marquette Transportation Company of Jefferson, Louisiana.
Powered by two, Caterpillar 3612 diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.75:1. Turning two, variable pitch, Avdl, 120(in) by 133(in), stainless steel propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 8,400 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, Caterpillar 3306 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 128,092 gallons of fuel, and 1,000 gallons of lube oil.