Northwind Marine Boats in S/E Asia Offshore
A pair of Northwind Marine’s rough-water diesel-powered A/RIB vessels are operating in the tumultuous seas off the and , servicing floating oil production vessels as far as 60 miles from any beach. They are naval architect designed 36-foot Tow Master Vessel Support Boats—aluminum/rigid-hull, inflatable work boats featuring air-foam collars.
Singapore-based Rubicon Offshore International, Ltd took delivery of the two 36-foot, diesel-powered A/RIBS this summer and put them into use in Southeast Asian oil fields. The boats feature increased buoyancy to operate in rough seas offshore.
The Northwind-supplied boats are powered by twin Yanmar 6LY3-STP 440 horsepower intermittant duty diesel engines. The engines are hooked to 292 water jets through ZF280-PL marine transmissions with a 1.214 to 1 ratio. The Yanmar electronic control package includes multi-function LCD display, binnacle controls, and the CAN-BUS-NMEA 2000 electronic control system. The inflatable hybrid foam collar gives the boats a beam of 12’1”. The hull has a deadrise of 20 degrees and a draft of 1’10”. A fuel cell holds 250 gal. Displacement is 16,000 lbs.