Built in 1983, by McDermott Shipyard of Amelia, Louisiana (hull #274) as the Jaramac 63 for the J. Ray McDermott Company of Houston, Texas.
In 1993, the tug was acquired by Tidewater Marine Incorporated of New Orleans, Louisiana. Where she was renamed as the Mac Tide 63.
In 2004, she was acquired by Hornbeck Offshore Transportation of Covington, Louisiana. Where the tug was renamed as the Liberty Service.
The tug was acquired as part of a purchase program that included her sister vessel the Mac Tide 62. She underwent an extensive renovation including the addition of an upper wheelhouse that allows for a height of eye of 71(ft) above minimum draft.
In 2013, Hornbeck Offshore Transportation's tug division was acquired by the Genesis Marine Company of Houston, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
In 2015, the Genesis Maine Company renamed the tug as the Genesis Liberty.
She is powered by two EMD 16-645 E7B diesel engines turning two four bladed, fixed pitch ducted 120(in)/3,040(mm) propellers for a rated 6,140 horsepower.
Her electrical service is provided by two 125kw / 250kw generating 480V/60 Hz/3-Phase generators. Driven by two Detroit Diesel 8V-71 generators.
The tug's towing gear consists of an INTERcon DD-225/82155 double drum, side by side towing winch outfitted with 3,500(ft) of 2(in) diameter towing cable.