The EDDY 30 concept has been developed to provide a viable and attractive alternative to a large number of existing tug designs. The Bollard Pull performance has been determined based on requirements from modern ports based around the globe. 

With indirect line pull forces of over 120 tons, the hull shape of the EDDY 30 design allows for excellent indirect towing performance, and can be certified as an escort tug. In combination with the SafeWinch or a Render-Recovery winch the design rivals its sometimes much larger competitors.

The spacious engine room lay-out allows for additional equipment and systems, such as an oil spill response or Fifi-1 installation. Also the hull allows for more installed power, giving a higher Bollard Pull performance. 


see specifications

Bollard Pull

50 - 80


Total installed



Service speed



Specification EDDY 30

Type of Vessel

Hybrid Harbour & Terminal Tug with escort capability and pusher stern



Optional: AUT-CCS, AUT-IMS, ERS, Green Passport, FIFI1, CLEANSHIP

Main Particulars

Length o.a.: 30,65 m

Breadth o.a.: 13,40 m

Draught operational: 4,75 m


Max speed: 13,5 knots

Transit speed @ 1x generator: 9,2 knots

Bollard Pull: 65 tons


Main engines: 2 x Mitsubishi S16R, 1610 kW

Aux. engines: 2 x Schottel PEM Electric motors, 460 kW

Generator sets: 2 x Scania DI 16, 568 kW for hybrid propulsion

Thrusters: 2 x Schottel SRP 3000 PTI, 2400 mm diam.


Crew: 7 

Cabins: 5 (each with individual sanitary facilities) ILO and MLC 2006 compliant


Towing winch: Kraaijeveld SafeWinch 1750 kN BHP, 30 tons @ 9 m/min pull

Fendering: Double 800 mm Cill. fender around bow, 500 mm fender all around vessel

Harbour generator: 1 x Sisu 49 CTAG, 89 kWe

Tank capacities

Fresh water: 30 m3

Fuel: 80 m3

Water ballast: 0 m3

Nautical / Communication equipment

Radar system: 1 x X-Band, 1 x S-Band

GMDSS: Area A3


To reach the indicated Bollard Pull of 65 tons, the EDDY 30 design has over 4.100 kW installed power, of which 920 kW is delivered through the electrical motors which are mounted on the thrusters. These electrical motors alone, already deliver a Bollard Pull performance of 23 tons!

This diesel-electric setup allows for very precise manoeuvring and an effective low-power operational range, which reduces fuel consumption and emissions during free sailing, idle or passive assist operations. Additionally, the propulsion allows for reverse thrust, which effectively means that the rotation of the propeller can be reversed, further increasing manoeuvrability.

With a spacious MLC-approved accommodation for 7 persons, a large open bridge, spacious working decks, walkways and engine rooms, crew comfort and safety has been a priority throughout the engineering process, which is clearly visible in the end-product.