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Built in 2011, by DonJon Shipbuilding of Erie, Pennsylvania (hull #108) as the Ken Boothe Sr. for SeaJon, llc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

SeaJon, llc is a fifty/fifty partnership between DonJon Marine of Hillside, New Jersey and Seacor Holdings of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The unit was constructed at the reactivated shipyard in Erie, Pennsylvania. The yard is one of the largest on the Great Lakes. Owned by the Erie Western Port Authority, the yard is leased to SeaJon, llc.

Powered by two MAK 8M32C diesel engines, with Lufkin marine reduction gears at a ratio of 4.55:1, turning two Berg five bladed, 14(ft)6(in) diameter, variable pitch, propellers for a rated 10,800 horsepower.

The tug's capacities are 97,000 gallons of diesel fuel, 81,000 gallons of ballast water, and 3,278 gallons of potable water. The tug's engines are configured to burn both heavy fuel oil, and conventional marine diesel fuel. This was according to the builder's specifications.

The tug is fitted with a Hydracon ATB coupling system, designed by VanEnkevort Tug and Barge. To be matched with a 740(ft) self unloading barge (constructed alongside the tug) named SeaJon ATB.

  • Vessel Name: KEN BOOTHE SR.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1232691
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDF6728
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 108
  • Ship Builder: DONJON MARINE CO INC
  • Year Built: 2011
  • Length: 129.9
  • Hailing Port: ERIE, PA.
  • Hull Depth: 26
  • Hull Breadth: 50
  • Gross Tonnage: 1250
  • Net Tonnage: 832
  • Owner:
    2200 ELLER DRIVE
    PO BOX 13038