SMIT Loire

SMIT Loire Tugboat

Scale Models Weston

Loan No.: L2010.9.1
Date: circa 2000
Materials: Plastic and wood

Provenance: This builder’s model of an ASD Tug 3111 tugboat was built in 2000 at the Damen Shipyards in the Netherlands. The model was delivered to the Houston Maritime Museum from the SMIT offices in the Netherlands. The Loire assists in towing and mooring with a total pulling power of 115 tons. This tug is registered in Nassau, Bahamas and has worked in the Northern Atlantic, including the Port of Rotterdam.

On long-term loan from SMIT Marine Projects- Americas, 2010