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VISION
Conceptual rendering by: Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering

Built in 2018, by the Nichols Brothers Boatbuilders Incorporated of Freeland, Washington (hull #S183) as the Vision for Savage Marine Services of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She was the second of two, Ocean class Articulated Tug and Barge units designed by Ocean Tug and Barge Engineering of Milford, Massachusetts. And, constructed for Savage Marine Incorporated.

Outfitted with an Articouple hydraulic coupler system. The tug is powered by two, EMD 16-710T3 diesel engines. With Lufkin RHS 3200 reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.3:1. Turning two, 133.82(in), fixed pitch propellers, mounted in kort nozzles. For a rated 8,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, Tier III compliant, 200kW Caterpillar C.7 generator sets. A third, Tier III compliant, 200kW, Caterpillar C.9 generator set. With a mounted fire pump, and one Tier III compliant, 138kW, emergency generator system.

The tug is "married" with a 501(ft) by (96) barge. Constructed simultaneously in 2017, by Vigor Shipyard of Portland, Oregon.


  • Vessel Name: VISION
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1274666
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9820374
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: S183
  • Ship Builder: NICHOLS BROS. BOATBUILDERS (ICE FLOE LLC)
  • Year Built: 2018
  • Length: 132
  • Hailing Port: TAMPA BAY, FL.
  • Hull Depth: 26
  • Hull Breadth: 44
  • Gross Tonnage: 760
  • Net Tonnage: 517
  • Owner:
    SAVAGE MARINE LLC
    901 W LEGACY CENTER WAY
    MIDVALE, UT 84047
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    SAVAGE MARINE LLC SAVAGE MARINE LLC SAVAGE MARINE LLC SAVAGE MARINE LLC SAVAGE MARINE LLC SAVAGE MARINE LLC SAVAGE MARINE LLC SAVAGE MARINE LLC