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SHARON C.
Pictured as: the Hoss (Intracoastal Marine Incorporated) Photo by: Birk Thomas

Built in 1962, by the Wiley Manufacturing Company of Port Deposit, Maryland (hull #599) as the Chauncey for C.G. Willis Incorporated of Paulsboro, New Jersey.

In 2002, the tug was acquired by Waterway Transport Incorporated of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Where she was renamed as the Sharon C.

In 2012, she was acquired by Intracoastal Marine Incorporated of Chesapeake, Virginia. Where the tug was renamed as the Hoss.

Powered by two, Caterpillar 398 diesel engines, with Lufkin reduction gears. She is a twin screw towboat, rated at 1,800 horsepower.

Her electrical service is provided by two, 40kW, Detroit Diesel 3-71 generator sets. The tug's capacities are 20,000 gallons of fuel, 500 gallons of lube oil, and 5,000 gallons of water.


  • Vessel Name: SHARON C.
  • USCG Doc. No.: 290076
  • Vessel Service: TOWING VESSEL
  • Trade Indicator: Coastwise Unrestricted, Recreational
  • Call Sign: WDC6733
  • Hull Material: STEEL
  • Hull Number: 599
  • Ship Builder: Wiley Manufacturing Co.
  • Year Built: 1962
  • Length: 83.7
  • Hailing Port: NORFOLK, VA.
  • Hull Depth: 9.9
  • Hull Breadth: 28.1
  • Gross Tonnage: 247
  • Net Tonnage: 168
  • Previous Vessel Names:
    CHAUNCEY, SHARON C.
  • Previous Vessel Owners:
    C.G. Willis Inc., WATERWAY TRANSPORT LLC, INTRACOASTAL MARINE INC