Peruvian shipyard wins order for two pilot boats

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Two new boats will be built to same in-house design as Alessandra, pictured here.

Peru’s Doig Marine SA shipyard has recently booked an order to design and construct two pilot boats for Callao-headquartered DP World subsidiary Cosmos Agencia Marítima SAC, which provides pilotage services along the Peruvian coast.

The two new boats will be repeats of the Alessandra, previously delivered to the same customer. That vessel has proven to have good stability and maneuverability along with low fuel consumption, due to the wave-piercing bow type.

Like the Alessandra, the new boats are designed in house by the shipyard’s own design department.

“We have achieved, a very good compromise between speed and thrust, so that these boats can also be used for line-handling,” says Doig Marine’s Managing Director, Rafael Doig.

The 14 meters long by 4.1 meters (46- by 13.5-foot) beam boats will each be propelled by two Cummins QSB6.7 engines, each delivering 248 horsepower.

Wave piercing bow design gives enhanced fuel economy
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