Built in 2013, by Central Gulf Shipyard Incorporated of New Iberia, Louisiana (hull #103) as the Cheryl Lee Settoon for Settoon Towing Incorporated of Pierre Part, Louisiana.
In 2017, the tug was acquired by Savage Marine Services Incorporated of Salt Lake City, Utah. Where she was renamed as the Savage Perseverance.
In 2020, Savage Marine Services Incorporated was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Mitsubishi S12R III diesel engines. With Reintjes reduction gears, at a ratio of 5.57:1. Turning two, stainless steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 2,400 horsepower.