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Barge Weight Capacity

Wondering what size of barge you need for your next marine project? The following barge weight capacity charts will help you assess your needs and allow us to service you better in sourcing the barges you need.

Deck Barges Inland River Construction

Barge Size Approximate S/T Freeboard
120’ x 30’ x 7’ 365 S/T 2’
140’ x 40’ x 9’ 875 S/T 2’
195’ X 35 X 10.6’ 1415 S/T 2’
250’ X 54’ X 11’ 2985 S/T 2’

Hopper Barges Fiberglass Lift Covers (Tonnages will vary based on barge construction)

Barge Size Rake/Box Coaming 9’ 10’ 11’ 12’
200’x 35’ x 13’ BOX 4’ 1614 S/T 1833 S/T 2053 S/T 2272 S/T
200’ X 35’ X 13’ RAKE 4’ 1506 S/T 1720 S/T 1935 S/T 2151 S/T
Barge Size Rake/Box Coaming 10’ 11’ 12’ 13’
200’x 35’ x 14’ BOX 5’ 1881 S/T 2100 S/T 2319 S/T 2537 S/T
195’ X 35’ X 13’ RAKE 5’ 1494 S/T 1702 S/T 1912 S/T
200’ X 35’ X 13’ BOX 5’ 1646 S/T 1846 S/T 2083 S/T

Ocean Deck Barges: Approximate S/T Capacity & Freeboard

Barge Size 3' Freeboard 5' Freeboard
140’x 40’ x 9’ 710 S/T 385 S/T
155’ X 55’ X 9’ 1080 S/T 585 S/T
160’ X 54’ X 12’ 1905 S/T 1375 S/T
180’ X 54’ X 12’ 2200 S/T 1600 S/T
200’x 50’ x 13’ 2500 S/T 1820 S/T
260’ X 72’ X 16’ 5692/5780 S/T at loadline

Crane Barges*

Barge Size Crane Size Commonly Used
120’x 30’ x 7’ 50 tons (or less)
120’x 35’ x 8’ 75 tons (or less)
195’x 35’ x 10’6" 100 tons (or less)
110/120’ x 40’ x 7’ 100 tons (or less)
140’ x 45’ x 9’ 150 tons (or less)
110’ x 50’ x 7’ 150 tons (or less)
120’ x 50’ x 7’ 175 tons (or less)
160’ x 50’ x 8’ 250 tons (or less)
100’ x 54’ x 7’ 250 tons (or less)
100’ x 54’ x 7’ 250 tons (or less)
160’ x 54’ x 9’ 275 tons (or less)
120’ x 55’ x 7’ 250 tons (or less)
120’ x 60’ x 8’ 300 tons (or less)

*Safety First: Proper crane placement, matting, and safe operation should be the #1 priority any crane operation.

The above information is for general use only. Barge design, age, current condition, and individual characteristics will determine final barge capabilities.