Alu Marine shipyard, Port Launay, Couëron, France, has successfully delivered a new pilot boat to the Rouen based Seine pilots.
To improve the quality of their services, the Seine pilots chose to invest in a lighter, faster and economical pilot boat, which consumes less fuel.The boat is therefore one of the first workboats to equipped with a Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Propulsion System) 450 and was designed wtih the collaboration of naval architectural firm Geronimo Naval Design with the specifications being carefully studied to optimize performance and reliability, while minimizing running costs, especially fuel consumption.
The aluminum hulled craft is capable of rapid turnarounds at a service speed of 30 knots.
Hull length 11.96 m
LOA 12.37 m
Overall beam, including fenders 4.16 m
Draft below keel 0.55 m
Draft including propulsion 1 m
Engines 2 x Volvo D6 (2 x 330 HP)
Propulsion Volvo IPS 450
Maximum speed 35 knots
Running speed 30 knots
Fuel consumption at 30 knots 2 x 43 liters / hour
Range at 30 knots 15 hours, 440 miles
Fuel capacity 2 x 660 liters
May 3, 2012