Sanmar Shipyards to build 150th Robert Allan Ltd. Design

July 27, 2016

Robert Allan Ltd. and Sanmar Denizcilik A.S. are pleased to announce a significant milestone in their ongoing relationship. Scheduled to be launched later this year, a RAstar 2800 will mark the 150th tug that Sanmar has built to a Robert Allan Ltd. design. This milestone tug, the first of 6 custom designed for Svitzer’s new “Silver Bullet” project, reinforces the position of Sanmar and Robert Allan Ltd. as world leaders in tug design and construction.


The co-operation between these two companies began in 1995, with a series of small 18m tugs designed and built for Sanmar’s own fleet. It is also noteworthy that Sanmar’s rate of deliveries has escalated dramatically, as they delivered their 80th tug to a Robert Allan Ltd design just 6 years ago on the occasion of the latter’s 80th anniversary in business. Their collaboration has since grown to include several classes of tugs, from the high performance RAstar escort tugs, through the workhorse RAmparts class, to the innovative VectRA VSP tug design. Ranging in size from 15 m to 34 m, these tugs have been delivered all over the world; from Australia to Canada to Europe, the Middle East and all points between.


Robert Allan Ltd is extremely proud of the relationship which has been fostered with Sanmar over the past 20+ years, with both companies sharing the common goal of delivering the best possible quality of tugs to the world market. We look forward to many more years of continued progress.