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The articulated tug and barge expands into offshore waters

Dag Pike examines how the tug and barge concept, so popular on North American inland waterways, has grown into a viable proposition for deep water transport to and from the US and elsewhere. Transportation of goods by towed barge has been a feature of the American coastal trade for a long time. Barge transportation offers lower costs, and despite its slow speed and possible weather it has grown into a major industry that accounts for much of the fuel transportation around the US coastline. Now tug/barge systems are expanding into international waters and challenging conventional shipping. The basic tug/barge concept is simple – a tug tows the barge astern on a wire towline. Such a system has obvious disadvantages including weather limitations and risks, slow speeds and the difficulty in maintaining time schedules. Push towing has been a feature of the US inland waterways for years. An advantage of using…

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Chris-Craft Launch 22

Chris-Craft Launch 22 is small, spacious and stylish, made for water-sports of all kinds. Accommodating a group of up to 8 passengers, the Launch 22 combines incredible Chris-Craft details with quick acceleration and agile handling. A wide, flared hull creates the space for a large U-shaped bow pit, and a 3-person aft bench makes it ideal for socializing, sunbathing and relaxing. Length overall 23’5″ 7.14 m Waterline length 21’8″ 6.6 m Beam maximum 8’3″ 2.52 m Dry weight 4,109 lbs 1,823 kg Fuel capacity 58 gal 219.6 ltr Water capacity 9 gal 34 ltr Maximum persons 8 If you want to commissioning this model please contact us at info@savyboat.com

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