Kirby Vessel Launched

The first of two Kirby ocean-going vessels constructed at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders was successfully launched yesterday, May 2, 2017. Hull S186 is equipped with a Nautican propulsion system comprising all elements aft of the gearbox companion flange: the shafts... Read more » Read more...

Kirby Vessels First to Have Completely Integrated Nautican Propulsion, Shafting and Steering System.

Nichols Brothers Boat Builders are constructing two ocean towing vessels for Kirby: Hulls S186 and S187. Both vessels are equipped with complete propulsion systems supplied by Nautican, comprising everything aft of the gearbox companion flange: shafts and bearings, Nautican IPU... Read more » Read more...
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South American Shipyard Launches First Tug

Nautican Units Offer Proven Performance Gains in Shallow Water Applications

An international collaboration came together in the construction of a new river pusher tug. Concordia of the Netherlands designed the RP6000 tug for the Japanese and South American owned Astillero Tsuneishi Shipyard, using Nautican high-efficiency nozzles and Nautican’s triple-rudder design. This is the first tug for the Astillero Tsuneishi Shipyard, established in a remote region of Paraguay in 2008. Read more...
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Edgar Kotokak

First Application of Integrated Nautican Nozzles and Rudders Drives Improved Performance

Nautican installed customized, high-efficiency nozzles and triple rudders on the pusher-towing tug, the Edgar Kotokak. This refit significantly increased the vessel’s thrust, maneuverability and fuel efficiency, generating significant cost savings. Additionally, by supplying the nozzles and rudders as an integrated unit, Nautican reduced shipyard installation time and cost. Read more...