Built in 2018, by Conrad Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #492) as the Wachapreague for the Vane Brothers Company of Baltimore, Maryland.
Designed by Greg Castleman of Castleman Maritime of Clear Lake Shores, Texas. She is the fifth Articulated Tug and Barge for the Vane Brothers Company. And, the third to be designed by Castleman Maritime, and constructed by Conrad Industries for the company.
Named for Wachapreague, Virginia. Which is a town in Accomack County, Virginia. The town has a total area of 0.3 square miles, all of it land.
Powered by two, Tier III compliant, Cummins QSK-60M diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 873 reduction gears, at a ratio of 7.087:1. Turning two, 102(in), four bladed, fixed pitch, bronze propellers. For a rated 4,400 horsepower.
Tug's electrical service is provided by two, 125kW Cummins generator sets. Driven by two, Cummins QSB7-DM Diesel engines. With a third 60 kW emergency generator, driven by a Cummins QSB7-DM diesel engine.
The tug's towing equipment consists of two deck capstans, one mounted on the bow. And, one mounted on the stern. The capstans were supplied by Coastal Marine Equipment Incorporated of Gulfport. Mississippi.
Outfitted with a Beacon-Finland JAK 700 coupler system. The tug is "married" with an 80,000(bbl), 405(ft), by 74(ft), by 32(ft), double hulled barge, the Double Skin 803. That was constructed simultaneously at Conrad Industries of Morgan City, Louisiana for the Vane Brothers Company.