Built in 2008, by Eastern Shipbuilding Group Incorporated of Panama City, Florida (hull #957) as the Reid McAllister for McAllister Towing and Transportation of New York, New York.
She was the seventh tug designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Washington for McAllister Towing and Transportation. And, the seventh tractor tug built by the Eastern Shipbuilding Group for McAllister Towing.
The Reid McAllister was the twenty-third tractor tug to enter service for the McAllister Towing and Transportation Company.
The Reid McAllister as well as the Gregg McAllister. Were designed to be shorter in length, then their predecessors. This was done as to allow the tugs access to smaller, and narrower berths. While offering optimal maneuverability.
Powered by two, Tier II compliant, Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines. Driving a pair of Schottel SRP 1012FP "z drives." For a rated 4,000 horsepower.
Her capacities are 14,000 gallons of fuel oil, 500 gallons of lube oil, and 1,500 gallons of potable water.
The tug is outfitted with remote control, start, and stop capabilities. As well as a full engine room monitoring system, and remote monitoring capability at the helm station. Her fire fighting capabilities include, two fire stations rated at 120 Gallons Per Minute.
The towing gear consists of a JonRie 230 InterTech hydraulic winch, mounted on the bow. Equipped with 350(ft) of 2(in) Quantam 12 Synthetic Rope.