Built in 2008, by C & G Boatworks, INC of Mobile, Alabama (hull #101) as the Capt. Jimmy T. Moran for the Moran Towing Corporation of New Canaan, Connecticut.
She was the first tractor tug built for Moran by C & G Boat works.
The tug was designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants of Seattle, Washington. The tug was originally designed for work in the Panama Canal however, that contract was never developed.
The Moran Towing Corporation took an interest in the design, with the provision that an extra 8(ft) could be added for more engine room space.
The tug is powered by two MTU 16V4000 diesel engines, with Lufkin MV1600S marine reduction gears at a ratio of 2:1 turning two Schottel SRP 1215 "z-drives" with 94(in) four bladed propellers for a rated at 5,100 horsepower.
She is outfitted with a 50 horsepower electric Markey DEPC-48 winch on her bow. The winch is further aft from on the bow than some other tugs. This improves the tug's escort capabilities. With the winch moved aft, the bow staple moves back. The intention is to position the center of the of the skeg (on the underside of the hull) and the staple point as close as possible so if something goes wrong, the boat will snap back into a head position instead of trying to pull the stern around.
The tug also features a raised poop deck at the stern, and a shorter deckhouse.