FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
by Charilee Crespo
29m Utility Cat Design in Progress
Second Contract From Offshore Unlimited for Incat Crowther
26 February 2010: Incat Crowther is designing a 29m utility catamaran for Offshore Unlimited.
The vessel will be built at Richardson Devine Marine in Hobart, Australia.
The high speed catamaran workboat will be capable of carrying 50 tons of deadweight. The aft deck has a cargo capacity of 24 tons and includes a large moon pool for exploration services, securing points for 2 x 20 foot containers, a Heila deck crane and a removable hydraulic 5 ton A-Frame.
This is the second contract received from Offshore Unlimited after the success of Unlimited, a 24m utility catamaran also designed by Incat Crowther.
The new cat will feature a towing hook that will allow the vessel to undertake lightweight tug duties. The main deck includes a galley, lounge and crew mass area, along with two officer cabins. Wash facilities are also on board.
Additional crew cabins are located in both the port and starboard hulls. The upper deck wheelhouse features crew and passenger seating and well equipped work stations. Two-wing control stations are fitted forward on either side with a tender/rescue boat situated within easy reach of the deck crane.
The vessel will have a capacity of 50 personnel, including the vessel’s crew.
The vessel will become part of the fleet owned and operated by Offshore Unlimited, a Tasmanian company providing vessels to Australian waters with operations out of Dampier, WA and Mackay, Queensland.
The utility catamaran is expected to launch sometime early this year.
Offshore Unlimited provides a comprehensive range of offshore services including offshore installation re-supply, seismic ship re-supply, standby, dive & ROV support, crew transfer, scientific research and chase boat services.
Length overall: 28.90 m
Length waterline: 26.40 m
Beam: 8.50 m
Draft hull: 1.20 m
Fuel capacity: 2 x 15,000 liters
Fresh water capacity: 1,500 liters
Service speed: 26 knots
Deadweight: 50.0 tons
Installed power: 2 x 1450 BHP
Main engines: 2 x Caterpillar C32 ACERT
Propulsion system: Propellers
Accommodation: Passenger capacity: 12 (NSCV 2A) or 30 (under alternative classification)
Survey: Marine and Safety Tasmania (NSCV 2A)
Construction material: Marine Grade Aluminum
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