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PAYTON GRACE MORAN
Photo by: Captain Brian Fournier

Built in 2015, by Washburn and Doughty Associates of East Boothbay, Maine (hull #111) as the Payton Grace Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.

Designed "in house" by Washburn and Doughty. The tug is based upon the yard's previous 92(ft) by 32(ft) designs. The increased length and beam of the design allowed for increased horsepower. While maintaining the maneuvering characteristics and handling capabilities. She was the twenty-sixth tractor tug built for the Moran Towing Corporation by Washburn and Doughty. And, the thirty-seventh tractor tug placed in service for the Moran Towing Corporation.

Powered by two, Tier III compliant, twelve cylinder, medium speed, two cycle, EMD ME12G7C-T3 diesel engines. Though Lufkin MV1600S gearboxes, at a ratio of 1:1.110. With Schottel SRP 1515 FP "z drives" for a rated 6,000 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided two, Tier III compliant, 99kw/120/208 VAC, three-phase John Deere 6068TFM76 generators. The tug's capacities are 40,000 gallons of fuel oil, with 3,300 gallons for fuel overflow. 1,000 gallons of lube oil, 175 gallons of gear oil, 175 gallons of hydraulic oil, 105 gallons for coolant holding, 2,200 gallons of grey water and or treated sewage, 4,000 gallons of potable water, 15,000 gallons of ballast water, and 1,000 gallons of dirty oil.

The towing gear, consists of a Markey DEPC 48 electric hawser winch, mounted on the bow. And, a Markey CEWC 60 electric hawser capstan aft.


  • Vessel Name: PAYTON GRACE MORAN
  • USCG Doc. No.: 1258193
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • IMO Number: 9778337
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise, Unrestricted Registry
  • Call Sign: WDH7992
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 111
  • Ship Builder: WASHBURN AND DOUGHTY ASSC.
  • Year Built: 2015
  • Length: 86
  • Hailing Port: WILMINGTON, DE.
  • Hull Depth: 14.5
  • Hull Breadth: 36
  • Gross Tonnage: 192
  • Net Tonnage: 130
  • Owner:
    MORAN TOWING CORPORATION
    50 LOCUST AVENUE
    NEW CANAAN, CT 06840