Built in 1981, by Sidney Henry Boat Builders Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana (hull #81-027) as the Zip I for Z.M. Incorporated of Morgan City, Louisiana.
In 1995, the tug was acquired by tug Daigle Towing Company of Belle Chasse, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Uncle Albert.
In 2015, she was acquired by IntraTug (the Intracoastal Tug and Barge Company) of Maurice, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Zip It.
In 2021, IntraTug (the Intracoastal Tug and Barge Company) became part of the Intra Marine Group of Lafayette, Louisiana. Where the tug retained her name.
Originally powered by two, Detroit Diesel 12V-71 diesel engines, rated at 900 horsepower.
She was later repowered with two, Cummins K-19 M1 diesel engines. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,200 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW, Detroit Diesel generator sets. The tug's capacities are 9,000 gallons of fuel, 150 gallons of lube oil, 100 gallons of hydraulic oil, and 7,000 gallons of potable water.