The 26 m Incat Crowther catamaran, Cat Cocos Isle of La Digue has successfully completed sea trials following its launch from shipbuilder Richardson Devine Marine's Hobart, Tasmania, shipyard. On trials, the vessel demonstrated the efficiency of Incat Crowther’s hull form by exceeding fuel economy predictions.
The 26 m vessel is the third Incat Crowther designed vessel for the operator, Cat Cocos Inter Island Boats Ltd of the Seychelles., and was designed with the specific goal of reducing capital expenditure and operating costs.
The main passenger deck seats 163 passengers in mostly forward-facing seats, with tables located in booth arrangements for those seats near to the bar aft. There is a forward door with access to foredeck which features bench seats for passengers.
There are three toilets aft, as well as a large luggage room immediately adjacent to a crew gate, allowing quick and easy loading.
An external stair aft leads to the upper deck where there are 48 outdoor seats and an upper deck cabin featuring 16 first class seats. This cabin also houses a mini-bar.
The vessel is powered by twin MTU 12V2000 M70 engines. Each produces 1,055hp @ 2100 rpm. Propulsion is via ZF gearboxes through to 2 x 5-bladed propellers. Whilst the vessel reached a top speed in excess of 30 knots on sea trials, its fully loaded operational speed of 26 knots is achieved at only 70% MCR, resulting in an extremely fuel efficient solution to the client’s operational demands.
Length Overall: 26.6 m
Length Waterline: 24.9 m
Beam: 8.0 m
Draft Max: 1.7 m
Depth: 2.8 m
Fuel: 8,000 liters
Fresh Water: 500 liters
Sullage: 500 liters
Service Speed: 26 knots
Maximum Speed: 30 knots
Main Engines: 2 x MTU 12V2000 M70
Installed Power: 2 x 787kW @ 2100 rpm
Propulsion: 2 x Propellers
Generators: 2 x Kohler 40EFO7D, 50kVA/40kW, 50Hz
Construction Material: Marine Grade Aluminum
Flag: Seychelles Flag USL 1C
May 25, 2011