Incat Crowther Designs Catamaran Crew Boat

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Photos courtesy Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther announced that the firm has been contracted to design an innovative 91.8 ft Wave Piercing Catamaran Crew Boat to support offshore oil and gas operations.

Developed in conjunction with Topaz Shipbuilding for a large petroleum firm, the vessel features a new layout. As the original inventors of the Wave Piercing Catamaran, Incat Crowther proposed the platform in response to a challenging combination of operational requirements.

The first challenge was to balance a restriction on beam with the requirement to locate an oil spill recovery container transversely on the aft deck. The solution was to have upright topsides aft, like a traditional catamaran. The operators also required a monohull shaped bow that interfaced cleanly with the rig structure, whilst being well clear in all other areas to avoid risk of collisions and injuries. The Wave Piercer’s centre bow is an ideal solution to this requirement. To eliminate the risk of damage to the forepeaks or having them hang up on the rig structure, the vessel’s hull bows have been configured so that they do not extend beyond the outline of the foredeck.

The resultant platform offers excellent functionality, whilst retaining the wave piercer’s offshore capabilities. The vessel features a large aft-deck with container mounts, Effer 155M deck crane and more than 50 square metres of usable deck space.

Passenger access is via side gates at the forward end of the cargo deck. This transverse passenger thoroughfare is protected from the cargo space by large cargo barriers, allowing passengers and cargo to be loaded concurrently in a safe and efficient manner.

The vessel will be powered by a pair of Caterpillar C32 Acert engines, each producing 1193kW at 2100rpm. These engines will drive Hamilton HM651 waterjets. The vessel’s service speed will be 28 knots, with a maximum speed of 30 knots.

The port main engine will turn a FFS 250x350HD FiFi pump that feeds a foredeck mounted fire monitor.

Incat Crowther believes that its commitment to continual evolution and improvement in its products has allowed the company to develop this unique design to meet its client’s specific requirements. A second vessel with a higher capacity is also under construction at Topaz Shipbuilding.

Length, o.a.    90.5 ft
Length waterline    75.5 ft
Beam, o.a.    24.6 ft
Draft, hull    4.6 ft
Depth    10.5 ft
Construction    Marine grade aluminum

Fuel oil    2,640 gal
Fresh water    1,320 gal
Sullage    1,320 gal
Passengers    36
Crew    5

Speed (service)    28 knots
Speed (Max)    30 knots
Main Engines    2 x Caterpillar C32 Acert D Rating
Power    2 x 1193kW @ 2100rpm
Propulsion    2 x Hamilton HM651 Waterjets
Generators    2 x Caterpillar C2.2

Flag UAE
Class / Survey DNV

Maritime Today

The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter November 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds


AMC’s Tempest in the Water

Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) lowered the new Crew Transfer Vessel Tempest into the water for the first time on November 16, 2015, on time and on schedule for handover mid December.

Gulf and Hendry Marine Consolidate Operations

Gulf Marine Repair Corporation, a southeastern tug-barge shipyard, announced it is consolidating operations with Hendry Corporation, its affiliated company and fellow shipyard,

Volvo Penta IPS for New Tampa Bay Pilot Boat

The new Chesapeake-class MKII launch delivered this month by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding to the Tampa Bay Pilots Association features integrated engine and drive from Volvo Penta.


Maersk Venturer to Drill for Total

Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer with oil major Total. The contract covers one exploration well (estimated duration

Shipping Industry Supports Global Climate Change Deal

The global shipping industry, represented at the United Nations Conference in Paris by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), fully supports a global deal on climate change.

DNV GL Approval for DSIC's LNG-fuelled VLCC Design

DNV GL has presented Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company Limited (DSIC) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for a new LNG-fuelled very large crude

Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0767 sec (13 req/sec)