November 1, 2010
Incat Crowther gets crew boat design contract
Australia's Incat Crowther is to design a 20 m monohull crew boat to be built by VeeCraft Marine in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town, South Africa.
The vessel is characterized by its large foredeck, providing 27 sq m of cargo space. The bow features a passenger boarding area for safe and efficient transfers to offshore facilities. A dedicated passageway at the port side directly accesses the main passenger cabin which has comfortable seating for 25 passengers and a bathroom. A rescue zone is situated over the large aft platform.
Below decks, the vessel has four crew berths, a galley and mess and a bathroom.
Twin MAN 284 LE 413 main engines, each producing 1,000 hp at 2,100 rpm, will give the vessel a loaded service speed of 25 knots and a maximum speed of over 30 knots.
The vessel brings to ten the number of offshore energy service vessels under construction to Incat Crowther's designs.
Length Overall: 19.2 m
Length Waterline: 18.5 m
Beam: 5.5 m
Draft Hull: 1.1 m
Depth: 3.0 m
Fuel: 5,200 liters
Fresh Water: 1,300 liters
Sullage: 300 liters
Deck Area: 27 sq m
Service Speed: 25 knots
Maximum Speed: 30 knots
Main Engines: 2 x MAN 284 LE 413
Installed Power: 2 x 735 kW
Propulsion: 2 x Hamilton HM521 Waterjets
Generators: 1 x Perkins 4.4gM, 48 kVA
Construction Material: Marine Grade Aluminum
Class: Bureau Veritas + HULL MACH Crew Boat Sea Area 2