Built in 1981, by Bayou Black Shipyard Incorporated of Gibson, Louisiana (hull #8) as the Delta Christie for the Delta Mud and Chemical Company of Houma, Louisiana.
In 1986, the tug was acquired by the South Texas Towing Company Incorporated of Port Lavaca, Texas. Where she was renamed as the Tiffany J.
In 1992, she was acquired by Dixie Marine Incorporated of Houston, Texas. Where the tug was renamed as the Navidad.
In 1998, the tug was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where she retained her name.
Repowered in 2008, the tug is driven by two Cummins QSK19 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.48:1. She is a twin screw, towboat, rated at 1,320 horsepower.