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Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. has completed over fifty unique barge designs, ranging from 130 foot deck and crane barges, to 350 foot double hull oil barges, and to 400 foot loadline deck cargo barges. We work with our clients to develop simple, practical designs that maximize cargo capacity while minimizing cost, be it capital or operational.

Oil barge designs have been a big part of Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.'s recent work. Many of our designs are variants of a design that we developed in 2004 for Harbor Bunkering Corporation. Two 30,000 BBL tank barges, ENTERPRISE and DEFIANT, were products of this initial design effort. Many similar oil barge designs, from 7,000 BBL YON's for the U.S. Navy, to 35,000 BBL barges for Foss Maritime, Seacor, Smit and Vane are derivatives of this simple parent design. If you are looking for a loadline double hull oil barge, 60,000 BBL or less, contact us for a design based on these proven oil barge designs.

"Dumb" barges, as deck cargo barges are affectionately known, are anything but, and Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. has designed scores; from 130 foot crane barges for small construction companies, to transport barges for the U.S. Navy. Our design portfolio currently includes 330 foot and 400 foot loadline monsters, but also more standard 150 foot, 180 foot and 250 foot models. Our barges have been used to move everything from dirt and rocks, to high value cargo such as the Sailing Vessel Hemisphere.