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BOUCHARD BOYS
Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1975, by VT Halter Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana (hull #438) as the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. for the Bouchard Transportation Company of Melville, New York.

In 2015, the Bouchard Transportation Company, renamed the tug as the Bouchard Boys.

Powered by two, sixteen cylinder EMD diesel engines. Turning two, cast steel, fixed pitch propellers. She is a twin screw tug, rated at 3,900 horsepower.

The tug's electrical service is provided by two 99kW generator sets. Her capacities are 81,475 gallons of fuel, and 8,501 gallons of potable water.


  • Vessel Name: BOUCHARD BOYS
  • USCG Doc. No.: 565304
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 7400481
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Registry
  • Call Sign: WSE9678
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 438
  • Ship Builder: HALTER MARINE NEW ORLEANS
  • Year Built: 1975
  • Length: 100.4
  • Hailing Port: NEW YORK, NY.
  • Hull Depth: 13.4
  • Hull Breadth: 31.2
  • Gross Tonnage: 199
  • Net Tonnage: 135
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    MORTON S. BOUCHARD, JR., MORTON S. BOUCHARD, JR.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    TUG MORTON S BOUCHARD JR INC, TUG MORTON S BOUCHARD JR INC, TUG BOUCHARD BOYS CORP, TUG BOUCHARD BOYS CORP