Built in 1982, by Superior Boat Works Incorporated of Greenville, Mississippi (hull #160) as the Nicole Brent for the Brent Transportation Company of Greenville, Mississippi.
In 1998, she was acquired by the Kirby Corporation of Channelview, Texas. Where the tug retained her name.
Powered by two, Cummins KT2300 diesel engines. With Twin Disc reduction gears, at a ratio of 6.06:1. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,600 horsepower.