Two Incat Crowther Boats Under Construction

(Press Release)
Friday, May 04, 2012

Two Incat Crowther 55m Catamaran Crew Boats, to be named SEACOR Lynx and SEACOR Leopard, are under
construction at Gulf Craft LLC in Louisiana, USA.

 

The vessels’ operator, SEACOR Marine, is a progressive company that pioneered the use of fast catamarans in the offshore industry with the commissioning of SEACOR Cheetah in January 2008, and SEACOR Cougar in April 2009. The operator intends to push the boundaries even further with these larger, faster vessels, by offering increased capacity and comfort.


The vessels will each be powered by four MTU 16V4000 M73L main engines, which will drive Hamilton HT-810 water jets. The vessels will have the capacity to reach speeds in excess of 46 knots.


Extensive seakeeping studies were performed to develop a design that not only improved passenger comfort, but also increased operational efficiency. The result is a vessel that reduces motions by an average of 20%, with vertical acceleration reduced by 40%.


As with Cheetah and Cougar the cargo deck is lined with hardwood inserts, and protected by heavy duty cargo rails at the sides. An optional landing rig for surfer class vessels can be fitted amidships. The vessels will have the capacity to carry 150 tons of deck cargo.


The combination of four reversing jets and 2 retractable azimuth thrusters, coupled with a Kongsberg control system, provides the vessels with dynamic positioning in a wide operating area. The vessels will have DP3 capability.


The main deck passenger cabin seats 150 at an increased pitch, whilst comfort is further enhanced with increased luggage space and additional toilets. The main passenger cabin also houses a snack bar. The upper deck wheelhouse features forward and aft control stations. Outside are fire monitors and rescue boat. As well as excellent forward and aft visibility, direct stairs are provided to the foredeck for quick and safe mooring operations. The hulls accommodate 14 crew in a mix of officer and non-rated cabins. The port hull features galley and mess facilities.
 

Incat Crowther is proud of the relationship with SEACOR Marine, who is proving an ideal partner in progressive, forward-thinking vessel design. It is anticipated that these new Crew Boats will further push the boundaries and enhance the services offered by SEACOR Marine.
 

SPECIFICATIONS - 58m CATAMARAN CREW BOATS
 

PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS
Length Overall                                            190’ / 57.9m
Length Waterline                                       176’ / 53.6m
Beam Overall                                              41’ / 12.5m
Draft (hull)                                                    5’ 8” / 1.7m
Depth                                                         14’ 4” / 4.4m
Construction                       Marine grade aluminium
 

CAPACITIES
Fuel Oil                          23 200 gallons / 87 820 litres
Fresh Water                     4400 gallons / 16 650 litres
Sullage                                  700 gallons / 2 650 litres
Passengers                                150
Crew                                             14
Deck Capacity                            150 t
Deck Strength                             2.6 t/m²


PROPULSION AND PERFORMANCE


Speed (Max)                             46 knots
Main Engines                           4 x MTU 16V4000 M73L
Power                                        4 x 2880kW @ 2050rpm
Propulsion                                4 x Hamilton HT-810 Water jets
Generators                               2 x Cummins QSM11, 290ekW
DP Capability                           DP-3
 

REGULATORY


Flag                                           Marshall Islands
Class / Survey                         ABS ✠A1 HSC Crewboat ✠ AMS DPS-3 (Fire Fighting Capability)





 

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

People & Company News

Petrobras Downgrade Shakes Market

Moody's shocked bond investors this week with a surprise two-notch downgrade that put Brazilian oil company Petrobras in junk territory. The move was seen by some investors as overly assertive,

Brightoil Reports Steady Growth in Interim Results

Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited announced its interim results for the six months ended December 31, 2014, reporting steady growth over the period.   During the period,

Davie Building LNG-powered Ferries

Canadian shipbuilder Davie held a keel laying ceremony for MV Armand-Imbeau II, marking the beginning of the hull assembly for this first of two sisterships under

Shipbuilding

Ferus Smit to Launch Newbuild Bulker

Ferus Smit will launch newbuild bulk carrier Arklow Breeze on Friday, March 20 at Westerbroek.   Arklow Breeze is the sixth and last vessel of a series to be

Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid Tug Delivered to Multraship

Multraship took delivery of a Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tug vessel, built at Damen Shipyards Galaţi, in Romania. The delivery is part of Multraship’s fleet expansion program,

HHI to Add Massive Heavy Lift Vessel

Hyundai Heavy Industries to add 10,000 ton heavy lift vessel to its offshore facility-building infrastructure legion   Shipbuilder and offshore facilities contractor Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.

Offshore

Hercules Offshore Shares Fall 33%

Drilling contractor Hercules Offshore Inc's shares fell as much as 33 percent to a record low on Friday, a day after Deutsche Bank cut its price target on the company's stock to $0.

Brightoil Reports Steady Growth in Interim Results

Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited announced its interim results for the six months ended December 31, 2014, reporting steady growth over the period.   During the period,

Mexico Approves 5 Shallow Water Areas in Round One Oil Tender

Mexico has approved the terms for five shallow water areas containing around 355 million barrels of oil equivalent as part of its Round One tender to open up the country's oil fields,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.3417 sec (3 req/sec)