Dutch Pilot Boats Under Construction

Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Photo courtesy Kvichak

Kvichak Marine Industries and Camarc Design, UK have teamed up once again this year in close cooperation with the owner to design and build three 72-ft all weather fast pilot boats, for pilot operation in the ports along the Dutch coast and operated by the Dutch Pilotage Organization ( DPO).

With a 75.1-ft overall length and an overall beam of 22.3 ft, the all-aluminum vessels are powered by twin Caterpillar C-32 ACERT engines, coupled to ZF 3050 marine gears.  Hamilton 651 water jets are the chosen propulsors.  This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and a top speed of about 28.5 knots fully loaded.

To meet the stringent emission regulations set by the authorities of the Port of Rotterdam, each DPO boat will be equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction system and a diesel particulate filter.  The emission performance will have a reduction of 98 percent of particulate matter and 60 percent reduction of NOx and SOx, fulfilling all new requirements by IMO and EU guidelines.

Completion dates are scheduled for January 2010, February 2010 and April 2010.   

Length, o.a.    75.1 ft
Beam, over guard    22.3 ft
Draft (RFS)    3.6 ft
Fuel capacity    1110 gals
Pop-Safe fendering
Rescue platform
Seating for 3 operators & 12 pilots
Floating & removable house


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