About Us

 

  • The Helenka B, formerly known as the Surfbird (left), began her long career on the seas as a mine sweeper in the U.S. Navy in World War II. The Helenka B received three Battle Stars for service in World War II, two for the Korean War service, and eight for the service during the Vietnam War.
    ​Today, she boasts a total length of 176 feet with 3248 square feet of cargo deck space.  She has a steel-high nickle boiler plate hull and a reinforced gate, for loading and unloading, which is 16 feet wide by 16 feet high to handle your largest equipment.  When we are not able to get it through the gate, we will hoist it by crane.  The Helenka B can take on 300 tons of cargo and deliver it to your destination safely and securely.  None of this would be possible without her Caterpillar 3412 Diesel Reduction Engines coming in at a combined 850 horsepower.  She is 83 gross tons without cargo and and is permitted to transport 5 people including crew. 
    ​ She has a draft of 6.5 feet and has a 4 point anchor.  She has off-loaded some of the largest, most unusual and awkward cargo in places without a dock or even towns.  Her crew can handle anything.   She has a current USCG Certification and all of the necessary endorsements. All safety gear is up to date and certified.