Glosten is an employee-owned full-service consulting firm of naval architects, marine engineers, electrical engineers, and ocean engineers. Founded in1958, the firm specializes in commercial and public sector vessels including tugs, barges, dredges, research vessels, passenger/car ferries, and special purpose platforms. Consulting and design services include hull, structural, mechanical, and electrical systems design, as well as construction management. The firm has developed specialized expertise in hydrodynamic analysis, climatology, and risk analysis to serve vessel operators, marine civil engineers, and contractors performing challenging in-water projects.
Glosten was enlisted to adapt an existing design to meet the specific requirements of the client, J.E. McAmis. Designed and built for tough, water-based digging, the Aquadigger uses a 10-cubic-yard bucket that can dig a level cut 65' deep. The barge is capable of working in 6-ft. seas.
Developed with input from experienced towboat operators, the Glosten HT-67 is designed for versatility of service in inland and near coastal waters. Pairing this ‘harbor-size’ hull with a powerful 1500 horsepower ASD propulsion system imparts the HT-67 with exceptional barge handling capabilities (whether pushing ahead or working alongside) and a responsive character ideal for light ship work in confined areas. Outfitted with a tow winch and pin box/roller assembly (optional), this tug can tow astern as efficiently as a conventionally shafted tug of equal horsepower, and handle barges unassisted on arrival and departure.
The propulsion engines can be either Cummins QSK19-M, 750 hp at 1,800 rpm or MAN LE 434, 750 hp at 1,800 rpm. Both engines are EPA Tier 3 compliant.
Glosten, with support from Samson Rope Technologies, has developed an emergency towing solution designed to reduce risks associated with the use of conventional systems, and increase the probability of establishing and maintaining a secure connection in heavy weather. EVATSTM was designed to address safety and reliability concerns associated with conventional methods of connecting to the bow of a disabled vessel. It achieves this goal by integrating design features such as: distribution of line loads over multiple attachment points on the foc'sle deck; rapid deployability / recoverability; and compatibility with covered foc'sles.
Naval Architects / Marine Engineers