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Close to 700 registered bidders participated online and in person at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers’s last sale of the year in Newark, N.J. More than $4.8 million was sold to online bidders alone during the sale. The auction represented a complete dispersal of Disch Construction due to the passing of Warren Disch.
Disch Construction specialized in shallow water dredging in New Jersey and the surrounding area. The contractor provided cleanup services in the aftermath of super storm Sandy.
Highlights of the auction included:
• An 82.8 by 39.9 ft. (25.3 by 12.1 m) dredge rig barge (Manitowoc Shipbuilding) with a Marion M111 crane
• A 500 cu. yd. (382.2 cu m) 112 by 45 by 8 ft. (34.1 by 13.7 by 2.4 m) dredge rig barge (Port Weller Dry Dock Ltd.) with a Marion M111 crane
• A 2,750 cu. yd. (2,102.5 cu m), 171 by 46 by 46 ft. (52.1 by 14 by 14 m) hopper barge (Senesco)
• Two 2,200 cu. yd. (1,682 cu m), 171 by 43 by 16 ft. (52.1 by 13.1 by 4.8 m) hopper barges (Wiley Manufacturing Co.)
• A 70 by 26 by 4.5 ft. (21.3 by 7.9 by1.3 m) steel crane barge (Union Dry Dock & Repair)
• A 53.8-ft. (16.3 m) tug boat (Diesel Shipbuilding Co.)
• A 48.8-ft. (14.8 m) tug boat (Bellinger Shipbuilding Co.).
Kevin Kobus, Ritchie Bros., vice president of group operations, U.S. East, said the sale marked the end of a good year for Ritchie Bros.
“It was a very good sale to demonstrate the global marketing reach of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. We were able to attract bidders from 48 states and 37 foreign countries. It was an exciting sale for a unique set of marine assets and a good way to end a record breaking year for Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.” For more information, please visit www.rbauction.com.