Buckton / Birch Work Boats – Production Design


This project consisted of a design check and production drawings based on contract drawings from Capilano Maritime Design for two work boats for Canadian Natural Resources Ltd for use in the Alberta tar ponds. Detailed production and system drawings and lofted parts were produced for Hike Metal Products Ltd. to build two vessels of the same design.



LOA: 10.87 m
Beam: 4.72 m
Depth: 1.8 m
GRT: <15
Vessel Type: Work Boat
Complement: 6 crew
Main Engines: 2 x 160 BHP @2300RPM
Fuel Capacity: 5250 litres
Owner: Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.
Shipyard: Hike Metal Products Ltd.

Machinery and Auxiliary Systems

Powered by two 160 hp John Deere engines, this vessel is fitted with dual propeller nozzles with integrated rudders.


These vessels are fitted with winches and towing equipment for maneuvering  a 22.1m barge.  A crane is also installed on the aft deck.


Constructed of steel, with an aluminum wheelhouse.

Design Drawings

Pond Support Vessel General Arrangement sheet 1


Pond Support Vessel General Arrangement sheet 2


Pond Support Vessel General Arrangement sheet 3

Design Renders