“Eagle” / “Explorer” – 20.5’ x 9.5’ Mini Tug Jet Skiff for Oil Response

These boats were designed and built for Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response Inc. (CISPRI) of Nikiski, Alaska to be used in spill response training and operations.  These mini tugs are fast, maneuverable, and tow hard.  These skiffs are built on the highly successful Bay Weld Seine Skiff platform with the addition of an enclosed operators console with a heater and electronics to keep the operator comfortable all day long.  The speed of the skiff allows it to deploy quickly and the towing capacity of 3,800 pounds of Bollard pull allows the tugs to tow oil boom and skimmer equipment at the same speed as much larger vessels.


  • Hull Length: 20.5′
  • Overall Length: 23’
  • Beam/Width: 9’6”
  • Hull deadrise at transom:  10 degrees
  • Power: John Deere 6068 @ 330 hp with ZF 280-1 marine gear and Namjet TJ457HT 18″ water jet
  • Fuel Capacity: 180 gallons – two tanks
  • Hull Construction: ¼” 5086 bottom / 3/16” 5086 sides


  • Top speed: 33 mph
  • Cruising speed:  25-27 mph
  • Cruising Range:  360 miles
  • Fuel Economy: 2 mpg @ cruise


  • Accommodations:  Enclosed operators cabin with heat, engine controls, and navigation electronics
  • Electronics compliment:  Garmin electronics system