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NAVASOTA
Pictured as: the McKenzie Waxler (SCF Waxler) Photo by: Captain Ted

Built in 2009, by Marine Builders Incorporated of Utica, Indiana (hull #255) as the McKenzie Waxler for SCF Waxler Transportation Incorporated of St. Rose, Louisiana.

In 2014, SCF Waxler Transportation Incorporated renamed the tug as the SCF Express.

In 2016, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Navasota.

Powered by two, Cummins KTA50-M2 diesel engines. With Haley reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.864:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 3,200 horsepower.


  • Vessel Name: NAVASOTA
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1214811
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted
  • Call Sign: WDE5847
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 255
  • Ship Builder: Marine Builders Inc.
  • Year Built: 2008
  • Length: 95
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 10
  • Hull Breadth: 35
  • Gross Tonnage: 313
  • Net Tonnage: 212
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MCKENZIE WAXLER, SCF EXPRESS
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SCF WAXLER BARGE LINE LLC, SCF MARINE INTERNATIONAL BARGES LLC, SCF BARGE LINE LLC, KIRBY INLAND MARINE LP