Big Bee : 1946 Model Bow Tug, built by Arnold V. Walker in Pascagoula, MS.
Design hull speed ~ 9.5 kits
Cruise speed @ 1400rpm, 7.5 kts
Fuel burn @ cruise ~ 9.5 gallons / hour
Steel hull and superstructure. She was built like a tank.
Completely refit to be a live-aboard with all the amenities and comforts of home.
Everything was replaced.
Engines: Twin Cummins 6CTA-8.3 420hp with less than 200 hrs each.
Gearboxes: DI-Industrial Marine DMT170HL. 4.43 / 1 ratio. Geared for torque.
Generator: Southeaster 15kw, 120/240 (powered by Kunota engine)
Keel cooled, dry exhaust
Fuel: 2500 gallon with 50 gallon day tank system (dual filtration before reaching engines)
Water: 150 gallon potable, with 5 gallon accumulator and 30 gallon water heater.
Sanitation: ElectroScan Type 1 MSD. Also a Type III MSD with 35 gallon holding tank.
Magnasine 24v 4kw inverter/charger
50 amp and 30 amp shore power connections
50 amp and 30 amp isolation transformers
660 amp hour, 24 v house battery bank
Master berth forward with king bed.
Full size (4.5’ x 11’) bathroom with full standing shower stall for two people.
Guest room aft.
All living spaces air conditioned and heated
Bilge pumps with high water alarms.
Dewatering pumps, with high water alarms.
Two Icom VHF marine radios
Icom AIS transponder
Full galley with three burner propane stove and fuel size fridge/freezer
In galley dining for 4
New steering, engine and transmission controls
The list goes on and on…….many more pictures available as well as before and after photos.
Big Bee is a Coast Guard documented vessel now listed as recreational.
Everything on her is no more than 4 years old.
We currently live on her full time, and while we absolutely love her, we are now ready for the next adventure.
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