New Harley Marine Barges to feature Rapp Marine Deck Equipment

“Rapp Marine has a long history in the maritime industry and we anticipate that their equipment will contribute to the success of these new barges for many years,” said Steve Carlson, VP of Engineering at Harley Marine Services.

In the middle of 2016, Rapp Marine tasked with providing a complete deck machinery solution for two oil tank barges built for Harley Marine Services, the OneDREAM and the All Aboard For A Cure. The OneDREAM and ALL ABOARD FOR A CURE are articulated barges that will be paired with articulated tugs. 

The vessels will work the West Coast trade routes providing petroleum transportation to Harley Marine’s customers.

The two oil tank barges are 430 ft. in length, 76-8 ft. wide beam, and 27 ft. deep, and have an 81,900 BBL capacity. The barges were designed by Elliott Bay Design Group in Seattle, WA, and built at Gunderson Marine in Portland, OR.

Extensive experience

- “Gunderson choose to propose the Rapp Equipment to our customer based on a combination of past history with Rapp, their extensive experience, and basically to provide support for the pacific northwest marine industry,” said Rick Hunt, Director of Marine Project Development at Gunderson Marine.

Rapp Marine has for a long time delivered deck machinery solutions to the workboat market, whether it is a heavy duty tow winch for a high horsepower tugboat, or it is a multipurpose crane for a barge or other work vessel.  Rapp Marine seeks to continue with the growth of its presence within the U.S. tug and barge market, ever evolving to meet or exceed new safety regulations, which translates to requiring rugged, durable that will stand the test of time.

- “Rapp Marine has extensive experience delivering quality cranes and winches, this project for Harley Marine Services is a great example that display our capabilities of providing a completely integrated deck machinery solution for the customer.

We feel privileged to have the opportunity to work with great organizations such as Harley Marines Services, Gunderson Marine, and Elliott Bay Design Group on this project” says Fin Moore, Sales & Marketing Manager at Rapp Marine U.S.

Rapp Marine Deck Equipment to New Harley Marine Barges:

The Rapp Marine equipment on each barge includes a 75 ft. crane, seven winches for anchoring and mooring, and a central hydraulic system to supply the hydraulic users.

The onboard cranes and winches will assist with moving deck machinery including hoses and connection pieces during loading and offloading procedures. The crane is specified to pick up 1,700 lbs at 75 ft. for hose handling.

There are (4) double drum mooring winches and (2) single drum mooring winches designed pull around 5 tons at 1st layer, and hold over 25 tons brake holding force at 1st layer.

The anchor winch is designed to fit 1,200 ft. of 1-3/4” steel wire rope and 60 ft. of 2-1/8” chain, and rated to hold over 90 tons at first layer brake holding force, and pull over 11 tons at first layer.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Johann Sigurjonsson, President, Rapp Marine U.S. Inc.

Mobile: (206) 406-2310, or email:


Mr. Fin Moore, U.S. Sales Manager, Rapp Marine US

Mobile: (206) 454-3536, or email: