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BILL GOBEL
Photo by: Harley Marine Services Incorporated

Built in 2016, by by Conrad Shipyard Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #C-1146) as the Bill Gobell for Harley Marine Services Incorporated of Seattle, Washington.

Powered by two, Tier IV compliant, GE L250 diesel engines. With Reintjes WAF 1563 reduction gears, at a ratio of 4.746:1. Turning two, 116(in) pitch, by 110(in) diameter, four bladed, fixed pitch, stainless steel propellers. For a rated at 4,070 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, John Deere 6068TFM 363OSL1607 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 100,000 gallons of fuel, 7,390 gallons of water, and 975 gallons of lube oil.

The tug is outfitted with an Articouple FRC 55 coupler system. She is "married" with the 404(ft), by 76(ft), by 27(ft), 80,000(bbl) barge, the Dr. Robert J. Beall. That was constructed in 2014. By the Zidell Marine Corporation of Portland, Oregon for Harley Marine Services Incorporated of Seattle, Washington.

The tug is outfitted with an Articouple FRC 55 coupler system.


  • Vessel Name: BILL GOBEL
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1273792
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: C-1146
  • Ship Builder: CONRAD INDUSTRIES
  • Year Built: 2016
  • Length: 111.3
  • Hailing Port: PORTLAND, OR.
  • Hull Depth: 17
  • Hull Breadth: 36
  • Gross Tonnage: 261
  • Net Tonnage: 177
  • Owner:
    WINTRUST ASSET FINANCE INC
    WINTRUST COMMERCIAL FINANCE DIVISION 2801 NETWORK BOULEVARD SUITE 505
    FRISCO, TX 75034
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    CONRAD SHIPYARD LLC, CONRAD SHIPYARD LLC, CONRAD SHIPYARD LLC, CONRAD SHIPYARD LLC, WINTRUST ASSET FINANCE INC, WINTRUST ASSET FINANCE INC