Polar Barge

MetalCraft Marine

The Polar Line of innovative catamaran barges is the cost-effective answer to your marine transportation needs.

Polar Barge
Standard Configuration
Max speed10.6 knots
Cruise Speed10 knots
Weight38.2 MT
Fuel Cap.400 gal
EnginesTwin Volvo TAMD4111
GeneratorNorthern Lights 30kW
Polar Barge

Polar Barge

The cost-effective answer for multi-task marine contractors.

  • Costing far less than conventional construction, the modular vessel can be disassembled for shipping, fitting on two trucks with total load width of only 8'6".
  • The barge can be built up to 80 feet long by 32 feet wide, and the vessel can be configured as a car ferry. a buoy-tender, or for general purpose haulage.
  • Adding a portable accommodation unit or office/lab prepares the vessel for multiple missions.
  • Propulsion can be gas or diesel with shafts or stern drives, waterjets, or even outboards mounted on brackets.
  • The vessel can be rigged with a bow ramp, knuckle-boom crane or I-beam for loading and unloading heavy equipment.
  • The main deck panels are removable. allowing access through the deck for recovery operations.

Standard Features

  • 1/4" plating on hulls
  • Full length grounding barldoubler plates
  • Four additional grounding bars per hull
  • Eight watertight compartments
  • Can be completely disassembled, with maximum load width of 8'6"
  • Moveable on two transports
  • Removable deck panels
  • Twin Swim Platforms
  • Raised wheelhouse with 360 degree vision
  • Fuel tankage
  • Eight 12-inch cleats
  • Fore and aft two bins
  • Coast Guard approved navigation lights


  • Bow & Stem Ramp
  • Knucklebooni crane
  • Full-length I-Beam Lift
  • Beam and Length to Customer Spec
  • Full handrails
  • Painting above and below waterline
  • Wheelhouse insulation
  • Removable accommodation or office/lab units
  • Propulsion options: I/O, OB, IB, jet
  • Generator
  • Electronics: Radar, GPS, VHF
  • Spot and Plod Lights
  • Fendering in wood, aluminum or rubber