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Texas City Pilot Boat

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023

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The pilot boat Texas City was the first waterjet pilot boat designed by Ray Hunt Design. For pilot boat applications, waterjets offer shallow water capability, reduced downtime when compared to conventional underwater gear (which is subject to damage from grounding and debris), and increased manueverability alongside ships and docks. Waterjets also allow uniform engine loading which results in both longer life between overhauls, and reduced vibration levels.

Volvo Penta diesel engines and propulsion solutions are based on our century-long marine experience and the collective expertise of the Volvo Group. This means a thoroughly tested and proven multi-platform technology and innovations that provide performance, reliability and maximized uptime. Powered by triple Volvo Penta IPS III Pod drives with D13 EPA Tier III Diesels (3) x 800 BHP the Texas City will consume approximately 30% less fuel than existing 70 Texas Class boats delivering substantial Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings and a significant reduction in carbon emissions. 

One of the main benefits of Volvo Penta propulsion solutions is the impressive fuel economy and reliability. This means that you can keep your fuel expenses and total cost of ownership down, while resting assured that you've made a truly effective choice when it comes to environmental care. To learn more about Volvo Penta Pilot and Rescue Boat Propulsion Engines. Customised Service Agreements, Extended Coverage and Warranty & Package Options consult your local Authorised Volvo Penta Dealer or follow the website link below.

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Don Morton Power & Propulsion
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70 Humphries Terrace, Kilkenny SA 5009
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35 Woodlands Terrace, Edwardstown SA 5039
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Ashbrook Diesel Pty Ltd 
14 Elizabeth St, Port Macdonnell SA 5291
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Can Do Marine 
38 Chatfield Terrace, Wallaroo SA 5556
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