Strategic Locates In North America


Cummins Vessel Reference #560

An artist's rendering of the new vessels.


The Henderson Australia-based boat builder Strategic Marine has operated a boat building facility in Singapore for a number of years. In May and June they launched a pair of the 40-meter crew boats there. In February this year they held the official opened a new yard in Vung Tau City Vietnam. At the same time their new yard, a joint venture with Servicies Industriales Navales, in Mazatlan Mexico has a pair of 52 by 10-meter (170.6 X 32.8-foot) crew boats under construction for a 2009/10 delivery.


The boats are being built for Blue Marine ( to meet a Pemex supply contract in the Gulf of Mexico. They are the largest crew boats that Strategic has built at any of their locations to date and will have 223 square meters (2400 sq. feet) of open cargo deck space. Seating for 60 rig workers will be in the forward cabin.



Stern view of the new vessels as they appeared in June of this year.


The new boats have a complete suite of Cummins engines. Main engines for each vessel will be four Cummins 16-V turbo-charged and after-cooled KTA50-M2s each delivering 1800 HP at 1900 RPM into Twin Disc MGX6848-SC gears to turn propellers. The main engines are fitted with titanium plate-type heat exchangers. A Cummins 6BTA engine will power the Wesmar hydraulic bow thrusters. A second 6BTA will power the 99 kW generator-sets to provide ship’s power.


Delivery of the first vessel is scheduled for this fall with the second to follow in early 2010 .


For more information:


Strategic Marine Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Estero Urias S/N, Col. Urias
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico, C.P. 82099
Web: Phone: 52 669 991 12 95
Fax: 52 669 991 12 99

Waldemar Marchetti Sobrinho
Marine Business Manager – South America
& Mexico
Cummins Inc.
Phone: 55 11 2186 4778
Mobile: 55 11 7609
São Paulo, Brazil
E-mail: [email protected]

Olmedo Farfan
Marine Application Engineer
Cummins Inc.
4500 Leeds Ave
Charleston, SC 29405
E-mail: [email protected]

Alan Haig-Brown

Alan Haig-Brown

Over 30 years as an author for global commercial marine and fishing publications backed with hands-on experience on commercial fishing boats and coastal freighters makes Alan Haig-Brown uniquely qualified to provide vessel reference articles for Cummins Marine. You can find him in shipyards around the world, and on his own website,

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